As you probably know, our office is currently closed for in-office treatments. This is in an effort to help “flatten the curve” and to keep everyone safe. This is especially important in our office as we see a lot of immunocompromised patients.
Instead, to continue to serve you, I am now offering Neuro-Optimization treatments virtually. As I cannot physically touch you, some aspects of the treatment will obviously be different. However, we can still continue the body connection exercises, breathing exercises and mindfulness exercises to help you relieve stress and tension.
Some of the exercises come from the “12 Stages of Healing” by Dr. Donald Epstein. The term Stages of Healing refers to a state of consciousness. There are 12 states and once you are aware of them, you can observe where you are on your healing journey.
As part of the human experience, we have choices. Even when it seems like we have no choice i.e. we’re told to self isolate for 14 days, we can still choose our reaction to it. One possible reaction is to fully accept where we are, to experience it fully and make the best of it, even if it’s uncomfortable or painful. Another option is avoid it or run away from it completely.
As a healthcare practitioner, I see both. Some people accept their pain, illness, diagnosis, etc and are committed to taking action steps to change what they can. I’ve also seen people not wanting to know what is going on in their body or even deny it.
The 12 stages of healing allows us to fully accept where we are at and to experience it, including all the emotions present. Instead of trying to avoid what we don’t like or attempt to be somewhere else, the principle is to simply be where you are.
In the world, life is calling us to literally be where we are. If we can’t go outside, we will go inside. If we can’t go without, we will go within.
Would you like to schedule a virtual session? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Amanda is a non-traditional chiropractor who focuses on Neuro-Optimization Chiropractic in Ottawa, Canada.