Talking is a good start but how do we integrate the information that comes up in conversation?

Top down/bottom up healing model

Top down; thinking and talking

Bottom up; feeling in the body

Talking through our problems feels good mostly because we have been taught that this is an effective way to resolve our confusion, however, we have to bring our bodies into the equation if we really want to give ourselves the deepest healing possible. Our misunderstandings don't just live in our heads, they actually live in our body. Our body will scream at us with pain, repetitive minor and major health issues until we start to identify the feelings that our thoughts are eliciting from the tissues. Working with a 'top down' (thinking and talking) and a bottom up (feeling) model helps us integrate the places we have come fragmented.

"In our culture we live in our heads. We have demeaned and denigrated the body and it's wisdom and it's intelligence... It's helpful, I think to distinguish between the intelligence of the head and body. Intelligence of the head excels at analysis. It sits apart from the world and observes and analyzes and systemizes and it seeks no relationship. It seeks to know everything around it, to name everything around it and there is a comfort in that. It gives us the feeling that we 'know' everything around us and if I know everything around me, I don't need to feel.... The Mayan culture believed we have two brains. The one is the head and the one in the pelvic bowl and they were intended to work together.

"~Philip Shephard

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