Stress, Anxiety, Depression
Stress is a leading cause of health problems and the mental strain and anxiety of a modern lifestyle often leads to anxiety, depression, fatigue, physical tension, insomnia, weight gain, digestive disorders, back pain and a range of other problems.
A situation or thought that is perceived as stressful will produce hormones and neurotransmitters in our bodies designed to encourage us to respond by engaging in a conflict or fleeing. This is referred to as the 'fight or flight' response.
The 'fight or flight' response is necessary for motivating us to take action and avoid danger when needed. However, it is meant to be a short term reaction to an acute situation. Unless we take action through regular exercise, meditation, or other stress management techniques, we don't give our bodies the opportunity to recover from stress.
With continued or repeated stress, the 'fight or flight' response can become chronic, leading to various symptoms in the body.
The Bowen Technique works gently on the parasympathetic nervous system and encourages deep relaxation which can turn off the 'flight or fright' response to help healing in the body and mind.