A Fluid Spine, A Fluid Mind

Did you know that the spine is a channel for consciousness and influences the way you think, feel, and experience your world? A healthy spine is supple, flexible and adaptable. It’s fluid rather than rigid, or solid. A healthy spine changes its shape, tension and tone in relation to the circumstances of the moment. When swift action or protection is required the shape, tension and tone of your spine should be different from when you are relaxing, laughing, or making love. Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) care helps your spine to pause, breathe, relax and soften. As NSA care progresses your spine becomes more flexible, changeable and adaptable. The gifts in this include a wider range of emotions and perspectives, heightened perceptions, and the ability to create...

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Wellness Solutions for Long-Term Health Conditions

According to the latest report by the NZ Ministry of Health, an astonishing two-thirds of New Zealand adults, and one-third of New Zealand children have been diagnosed with a long-term health condition. The most common long-term health conditions (also called chronic conditions, chronic diseases, or chronic illnesses) in New Zealand are: asthma, arthritis, addictions, cancer, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and diabetes. In addition to the detrimental effects of these long-term conditions on individuals, families, and communities, there is also a major financial cost to society. The financial burden of long-term health conditions in New Zealand is currently estimated at more than $100 million annually per condition,...

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Well & Wild Kids are Hardwired for Wellness!

We process the world around us through our nervous system by way of vibration and frequency. Our perception of our external environment shapes our neural-emotional development throughout our lifetime. A lack of perceived safety is the basis for all physiological stress. During the early years of life, while our nervous system is still developing, prolonged stress or perceived trauma triggers a basic survival or ‘fight or flight’ state that can embed itself into our neurological wiring and become our baseline for experiencing the world. This can lead to a wide range of stress related symptoms, conditions, and disease processes, or even plastic changes to the brain. Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) and Somato Respiratory Integration (SRI) care helps release the spinal...

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Creating an Altruistic Nervous System

Altruism or selflessness is the principle or practice of concern for the welfare of others. It is a traditional virtue in many cultures and a core aspect of various religious traditions and secular worldviews. The way in which we experience and process life is largely a result of which part of our nervous system is more dominant. An exciting new area of study is the beginning of a fascinating argument that a branch of our nervous system has evolved to support altruistic behaviours. Our body’s response to its environment is regulated by the Autonomic Nervous System, which has two main components – the Sympathetic Nervous System and the Parasympathetic Nervous System. The sympathetic system turns up our nervous system and helps us handle what we perceive to...

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A Heart Centered Life with Network Spinal Analysis Care

You’ve probably heard the saying that “the longest distance in the world is from your head to your heart.” While there are many variations of this saying, to me it perfectly captures the true essence of healing, which ultimately means living less from our minds, and more and more from our hearts. For centuries, the heart has been considered the source of human compassion, courage, love and wisdom. Our ‘heart intelligence’ is said to be responsible for the flow of intuitive awareness, understanding and inner guidance that we experience when our mind is brought into coherent alignment with our heart. Traditionally, scientists believed it was the brain that sent information and issued commands to the body, including the heart, but they now know the reverse is true...

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Healing Family Patterns Through Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) Care in Auckland

Did you know that the stress and tension you are carrying in your spine and nervous system may not be yours alone? Your body’s unconscious reactions and patterns of behaviour can be affected by events in previous generations which have been passed on to you through a form of genetic memory. In a study in the journal Nature Neuroscience, experiments showed that a traumatic event could affect the DNA in sperm and alter the brains and behaviour of subsequent generations. “The experiences of a parent, even before conceiving, markedly influence both structure and function in the nervous system of subsequent generations,” the report concluded. The findings provide evidence of “transgenerational epigenetic inheritance” – that the...

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The Healing Power of Declarations

Somato Respiratory Integration (SRI) is an approach to healing and wholeness that involves our focused attention, breath, touch, and specific movement directed through our body. SRI exercises have us use declarations, or statements, that match states of consciousness congruent with the 12 Stages of Healing (as described by Donald Epstein in The Twelve Stages of Healing: A Network Approach to Wholeness).  Many times our bodies will have a different story to tell us than the ones of our minds. Problems arise when we ignore the stories our bodies have to share and replace them with our culture’s overriding bias towards positive thinking. When we have to force ourselves to constantly think positive thoughts or make affirmations that don’t really match the experience...

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