Physical Therapy and Chiropractics: Commonality Through Competition

I was recently attending the Duke Mind-Body Medicine study group and heard the presentation of a local Chiropractor. He was attempting to inform the audience of what chiropractic is all about. This was his second presentation this year in the same vein. As he was presenting, I was very uncomfortable with the mode of presentation […]

Psychological Research and CRST (Part Two)

Continued from Part One CRST uses this subtle energy to interfere with the pattern of emotional energy being generated during the remembrance of emotional responses to originating stimuli. Using “focused intent”, also referred to as one-pointedness, concentration, mindfulness, the chi energy is directed to the chakras involved with the emotional responses. The hands are also […]

Psychological Research and CRST (Part One)

Causal Release System Training (CRST) is a self-administered and/or peer-facilitated system of desensitizing fear-based psychogenic disorders. Successful outcomes have been anecdotally reported by practitioners of the system for the following disorders: anxiety disorders, dissociative disorders, cannabis-related disorders, specific and social phobias, panic disorders, obsessive- compulsive disorders, post-traumatic stress disorders, somatoform disorders, adjustment disorders, depressive disorders, […]

Love and Healing

“Set me as a seal upon thine heart; As a seal upon thine arm; For love is strong as death; Jealousy is cruel as the grave, The flashes hereof are flashes of fire, A Flame of the Lord. Many waters cannot quench love, Neither can the floods drown…” King Solomon There is only one pure […]

How Does Causal Release System Training (CRST) Work?

Suffering, pain and fear can be caused by the memories of past unpleasant experiences that are being triggered by present events. This happens because the mind stores the ways we react to threat and injury in deep memory so that, if anything similar happens again, we can respond quickly and without thought to the new […]

Stress and the Inseparable Body-Mind-Soul

Yesterday, a friend of mine got a “crick in his neck”. His neck had been slightly stiff for the past few days, and he had a restless night the night before. Yesterday morning he had some grabbing pain in the morning especially when he would turn his head to the left. As the day went […]

What is Causal Release System Training (CRST)?

CRST is an experiential, hands-on training that explores our emotional, physical and spiritual health, drawing on shamanic, spiritual and mystical traditions of the world. CRST teaches you: specific techniques to work on and modify emotionally charged reactions to life; new levels of awareness to identify blocked emotions such as anger and fear; how such blocked […]

Back Pain and the Sense of Coherence

A colleague of mine relayed a story of a new patient that just started to see him for Physical Therapy. This person had several accidents and a neck and shoulder surgery. He was in severe pain and any movement to the neck and shoulder would increase his pain. He had some not-so-good experiences with physical […]

Beating Depression

With winter abating and the onset of spring, we expect symptoms of depression to be blown away by the warm breezes, but often this is not the case. Depression is defined in the medical dictionary as a temporary mental state or chronic mental disorder. Depression is not a new health problem. With our extended life […]

The Importance of Acceptance in Healing and Personal Growth

I find that I am working on acceptance in my life now. Last month I shared with you how I was learning, at least for brief time periods, to let my pain be my teacher. My! how difficult it was at other times – all I wanted was to be rid of this apparent nuisance! […]

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