Have you ever wondered why so many people have so many differing view points and reactions to certain situations? It's not just the way it is, but rather it's literally about the way they've been programmed. What type of programming though?
The type of programming comes from all aspects of your 5 senses, traditionally speaking. This means everything that you see, taste, touch, smell and hear is sensory data. This data is being downloaded into your brain, also known as your central nervous system, and being analyzed and cataloged to form beliefs and reactionary responses to situations that you will experience.
Ever burn yourself, and then immediately and unconsciously pull your hand away without thinking. That's a reactionary response to the outside sensory stimulus. It happens usually within milliseconds for the signals to transfer from the peripheral nervous system, which is the part that gathers the information, and send it to the central nervous system, and then have the brain analyze and dictate a command back down.
As we understand that we are constantly downloading data non-stop all day every day, we can begin to understand that in order to reprogram your sensory data input, you have to have different and new experiences for your senses to analyze and form reactions and new neural responses to. This can be done through touch. Most people's nervous systems are locked in a defensive state, also known as "fight or flight." This is a separte part of the ervous system that's known as the sympathetic nervous system. It's a survival state and is not meant to operate in the on postion all day everyday.
As most people are locked into this state, therapy now should understand the complexities of the nervous system and how listening to the body, versus dictating to the body, becomes an important piece of releasing tensions, pain and downregulating that fight or flight state. By listening to the body, by sharing a new experience with the body and the nervous system, this new data can be analyzed by the brain and the new experiences will force the system to start creating new neural networks and responses to this new data.
This is one of the main factors in SRT Therapy and it is known as Neuroplasticity. It is one of our Five Foundational Pillars of SRT Philosophy, and it is with this understanding that we apply our applications and techniques to generate a far more effective approach to physical and emotional healing for the client.