We are now months into the pandemic that has changed our reality. While there is still a lot of controversy regarding the CoVID-19 situation, it's amazing how fast our attention can be transferred from COVID to the tragic death of George Floyd and the events following. Unfortunately, our community members are suffering on so many levels given these circumstances as well as our level of uncertainty and frustration given the lack of resources that people depend upon for creating connection, health, and wellness.
Suicide rates are higher than they ever have been--some communities reporting that suicide rates in one month are equivalent to what they would be in one year. Everything from community gatherings, church services, school changes, small businesses being closed or going out of business, gyms and recreation centers being closed; we have all been affected or know someone who has been severely affected. We have been told that we need to "get used to the new normal."
I partially disagree with this statement, not because I think things should go back to the way they were, but rather I feel that instead of accepting the new normal, we need to create the new normal for ourselves.
At Body In Balance, we have had to be very adaptable to meet the directives created by the state yet still be able to meet the needs of our patients, our community, and our team. Like never before, Dr. Scott and I have had time to truly reflect on our lives, our choices, and our future.
While none of us know exactly what the next year will hold, there is great opportunity in the struggle. How do you want your new normal to look? Our level of thinking in the past is what led us to our current reality. Why would we want to use that same level of thinking moving forward? Now is a time to be adaptable, to increase our resiliency, as well as become more resourceful.
How does this relate to our bodies? I've written many times about how our bodies store and express tension due to overwhelmingly stressful events within our lives. Tension patterns within the spine and nervous system shape our perspective on a neurobiological level (a great resource is Dr. Candace Pert's research). Dr. Scott and I are highly trained on analyzing these tension patterns within the body through Network Spinal Analysis (NSA). Those tension patterns are expressed in physical ways and emotional ways.
Let me give you examples of the emotional patterns: patients' bodies can be stuck in patterns that cause their perspective to be incredibly fearful. They can be stuck in patterns that keep them constantly thinking and analyzing, blocking their ability to feel emotion. They can be stuck in patterns that cause them to resign to their current situation rather than take action to change. Their bodies can be stuck in feeling unworthy to all life has to offer.
When these tension patterns begin to clear through NSA care, patients can increase their adaptability to the current reality. They can make decisions based on goals, health and wellness rather than fear, over-thinking, or stress. They can find the innate resources to thrive versus survive.
One thing became very clear for Dr. Scott and I during this life-changing time: living life to the fullest in the present moment with clear thinking, energy, and vitality is ESSENTIAL to us.
We are here to see our patients' lives change and would love to assist you in your process of defining your new normal. Whether it be high stress, wanting to break free of old patterning, wanting to be healthier, or healing pain, we are here to support you in your healing journey. Call us at 303-215-0390 to schedule a consult with one of our doctors to find out how we can help you. As we celebrate our 15th Anniversary at Body In Balance, please tour our website to learn more about upcoming special offers, virtual classes and events.
Remember, Create Health by Choice, Not by Chance.