“There has got to be more than this…”
Have you ever asked yourself this question? Perhaps you’ve hit a plateau in your healing journey and you feel stuck.
I get you. So many of my clients have shared this exact same thing when it comes to finding solutions that actually produce sustainable results in their health and life. While being on a health journey can provide hope, at times it can also feel like a never ending merry-go-round.
Cue the statement - “There has got to be something more than this…”
Part of the reason I see this happen is because many practitioners, including those who operate within the holistic paradigm, focus on what’s “wrong” with the person and what’s “wrong” with their bodymind.
Maybe this massage will fix my pain
Maybe this supplement will fix my kidney issues
Maybe this doctor will cure my headaches with one adjustment
Maybe this therapist will cure my depression
Truthfully, many of us have given up our power to others outside of us.
While it’s important to assess functionality, so much of our own nerve system is working FOR us. And so much of our physiology is incredibly adaptable even in the face of challenge.
As my mentor Tony Robbins says, “Energy flows where focus goes.” If we are constantly focusing on what’s wrong and dysfunctional with our life, what do you think you will attract more of?
This is where we find novelty within the Network Spinal Care Approach.
The following points are not to diminish any other form of chiropractic or holistic care. It’s simply different. And I invite you to explore and get curious about these paradigms for yourself.
1.Focusing on what’s “right” with you
Many traditional models of healthcare will primarily focus on where there is dysfunction within a system. While this is important for a baseline assessment, continuous focus on what’s “wrong” will only allow a system (i.e. your bodymind or nerve system) to progress so far. Network Care focuses and operates within what’s called the Reorganizational Healing paradigm. This approach helps bring a person (or any system at that matter) to a place beyond where they started. Why restore something back to right before where things went downhill if those strategies weren’t working in the first place?
This is done through focusing on what’s “right” within a system. We ask,
Where is the body efficient?
Where is the body breathing?
Where is the bodymind adaptable and flexible even in the face of challenges, tension, and symptoms?
What’s working for this person?
How can we help this person tune into what works and what’s right in this moment?
We do this through teaching and assisting in contrast to fixing. It is way more sustainable to teach and learn innate healing strategies than rely on external sources constantly as we evolve.
2. Teaching for sustainability
Any parent knows that teaching a child how to tie their shoes can be frustrating. And yet, we do it anyway because we inherently know teaching something to future generations will provide much higher levels of sustainability in life then constantly doing things for people.
This is exactly how we work with the spine and nerve system during Network Care. From how the body breathes to how in depth we go into the bodily adjustments, it all stems back to teaching the nerve system how to become more self-adjusting and self-correcting.
At first people begin to breath easier and find more flexility in their system. As the nerve system becomes more adaptable, people sometimes move more on the table, allow more emotional expression, and in turn find new ways of being in their body, mind, and life.
3. Gentle and specific
When there is tension, distortion, and stress physiology present within a neuralspinal system, change can sometimes feel less accessible in these areas. When the bodymind is in defense and out of alignment, it internally sends stress signals to the brain to shift into fight or flight mode. This manifests as tight muscles, stuck joints, lack of blood flow, and eventually future chronic health challenges if not addressed.
Traditional chiropractic will focus on these areas that are less resourced, trying to manipulate the joint or move the bones. While this can serve, often times it leads to the same adjustment over and over again.
Network Spinal Care takes note of areas of pain and dysfunction at first as we must acknowledge what is so for that person on the table. The last thing we want to do is ignore pain. The shift happens when we acknowledge what is so as well as help the brain tune into areas that are also resourced and available for change.
These areas along the spinal cord are known as gateways or access points into the system. This is where the bodymind is free, at ease, breathes, and is available for input into the brain and nerve system. Healthy input = healthy brain processing = healthy output…and although it’s simple, it is profound.
When we focus on areas that are working within the body and amplify them, less becomes more. When we work with the body rather than against it, rapid transformation can be a natural, expected result.