Supporting Your Spine So It Can Support You

Supporting Your Spine So It Can Support You

Supporting Your Spine So It Can Support You

Man bent over with back painMany years ago when I was a child, my father, who was a hydraulic engineer, developed a slipped disc and as was prescribed by the medical profession of the day, was confined to his bed for months. Lying on a hard surface, day after day with only our collie dog for company, was not only painful but demoralising for a man who took pride in his career as well as his role as a provider for his family.

Each day after school I would take over his care, crouching at the end of his bed and pulling on his ankles in an attempt to relieve some of his suffering. What help I could provide, I will never know but perhaps in this small way, he felt connected again to life outside his bedroom.

As I look back now, I remember snippets of information that give me a new perspective about the stress and pressure my father was under leading up to this time. Of course I can’t be sure of all the details but I do have a strong memory of my Dad complaining strongly about his bully of a boss. For political reasons, this man undermined my father at every turn, overlooked him for a well deserved promotion and increased his work load at every turn.

I remember at one time he gained a German client and he was expected to learn a new language in a very short time. Between last minute trips to Germany, Switzerland and Aberdeen, from oil rigs to nuclear submarines, his life was hectic and constantly disrupted due to work pressures. At times he lived away from home during the week, returning briefly at the weekend to see his family. I truly feel he believed he as powerless to change his situation and that the weight of responsibility was overwhelming.

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Now that I understand the link between overload and back pain, it really is no wonder that he developed a slipped disc. Certainly if I knew then what I know now, I could have done a lot more to relieve his suffering. As a result of watching my Dad suffer I now dedicate my life to helping other people not only relieve painful symptoms but also to understand the link between our emotions and our body.

   “Health is an announcement of agreement between your body, mind and spirit. Honour your body, keep it in good shape. When you are not healthy, look to see which parts of you disagree. Your body will demonstrate the truth to you. Notice what it is showing you, listen to what it is saying”. – Neale Donald Walsh

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In a world where so many of us are overwhelmed by work responsibilities, financial pressures and the need to be all things to all people, it is unsurprising that statistics report that approximately 13% of adults in the United States and 8% of adults in the United Kingdom visit their doctor with complaints of lower back and neck pain.

Man holding his sore neckAnd in fact, up to 49% of people diagnosed with chronic pain need time off work to recuperate and often require specialist treatment which costs the economy billions in health care. Many of these people lose their jobs or are forced to change career path as they can no longer cope with their daily activities. The stress and financial difficulty that often accompanies back pain can lead to relationship breakups and the loss of home.

The discs in our spine are protective, shock-absorbing pads between the bones of our vertebrae. Whilst you cannot actually ‘slip a disc’, an injury can occur that may cause the disc to bulge, split or rupture. In the same way that a tire can go flat and put extreme pressure on the rim of the wheel, the leakage of protective gel from a collapsed disc puts pressure on the spinal cord or on the adjacent nerves causing localised pain, weakness and numbness and spreading to other parts of the body which are supplied by the affected nerve.

In the diagram below, you can clearly see the emotions which are linked to the various parts of your spine.

Back pain diagram

As herniated or slipped discs are most common in the lower back, it is easy to see the connection between financial worries, fear of the future, issues in our relationships, too much responsibility and the often stressful life we lead.

Whilst not all pain in the back or neck is caused by disc damage, pain and loss of mobility occur in almost every instance. When we feel unsupported, unloved or carry too many burdens, it is our upper back that often crumbles under the pressure.

Our neck is often affected by indecision, inflexibility, helplessness, an inability to express your feelings and that someone is a ‘pain in the neck’.

And the middle of our back is impacted by feelings of guilt, anger, worry and feeling trapped in a situation we want to ‘back’ out of.

As a child, I didn’t realise how frightening my father’s injury must have been for my parents. Whilst my mother was a full-time teacher, the pressure of a mortgage, school fees for myself and my sister as well as the day to day expenses of running a household must have appeared daunting to say the least. Everything they had worked so hard for would have been devastated if my father had lost his job. Needless to say, as financial pressure mounted, its amazing that my father managed to heal at all. It took a long time but these days we have so much more understanding of the link between stress and illness that we can heal ourselves much more quickly.

My What Your Body Wants To Hear healing guided meditations for Total Spinal Support target the various emotions which impact each area of the neck and back. Not only will you experience a relief of symptoms but you will also feel lighter mentally and emotionally. By addressing the underlying emotional issues I often witness what until now, would have been called healing miracles. By dealing with painful emotions, we get out of our body’s way to heal itself.

Pregnant woman holding her painful back

I often look back to when my father was so incapacitated and wish I had known then what I know now; that our emotions have such a huge influence on the health of our bodies. Stress, worry, excess responsibility and a need to hold everything together can be catastrophic for the health of our spine. Knowing that the spine is what holds us together, you can perhaps understand that as we struggle with feelings of overwhelm, so does our spine.

Here are just a few words from others who have benefited from using my What Your Body Wants To Hear Total Spinal Support healing meditations.

Leslie, Kathy and Steve Tell Their Stories of Relief From Back Pain in their own words.

It was SUCH a gift to get the recordings and be able to listen to them last night. Sometimes you just need a little help from a friend, you know? I slept so well, and this morning, I felt about 60-70 percent better. I am impressed with your deep insight into what can be held in our backso many of the statements resonated so strongly with me.”

Leslie

“I have gone from dragging myself across the floor every morning in complete agony and dosing myself up on painkillers to being able to walk completely unaided and pain free and drug free”.

Steven Wentworth

After suffering from upper back pain for the last 4 weeks I purchased the Full Spine set of recordings. After listening to the Upper Back recording my back pain is gone, would recommend this set to anyone suffering from back problems. Thanks to Barbara and all her hard work in putting these recordings together, I would say well worth the effort!”

K.Russel

My mid back has been bothering me for three days. I finally realised that I had the solution right here on my computer. Put on the Mid Back MP3 and when it was overno more pain. Seriously! Thank you so much, Barbara. These are powerful and empowering meditations.”

C.Condo

 

 

 

ARE YOU READY TO TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR OWN HEALING?

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It’s a sad fact that seeking an “alternative” healing practitioner is a last resort for many people. I have worked with people who could go no further down the conventional route. Conventional medicine had literally given up on them and told them “there is nothing more we can do for you”.

That is a terrifying prospect for people who are in pain and who believed M.D.’s were, to quote Deepak Chopra, “Medical Deities”. It also means that alternative practitioners are only consulted when things have become pretty dire. We don’t get to start on a level playing field. I often imagine the results we could achieve if we were consulted earlier.

The U.K. and U.S. have very different health care systems neither of which are very empowering. In both systems it is very easy to be sucked in to a victim mentality and to feel that you have no control over your treatment or lack of healing results.

One of the biggest pit-falls of both systems is that we give our power away. We feel powerless and helpless, are often in pain and feeling at our most vulnerable. When you are in that mindset it can be nigh on impossible to believe that you are creating your situation and reality. The very idea can make people upset and angry.

If you are able to open your mind even a tiny bit, perhaps listen to a half hour meditation in the privacy of your bed as you fall asleep. You can tap in to your inner knowing and strength, let go of fear and move towards taking charge of your own healing.

This article was inspired by an 84 year old lady I worked with last night. Three other incredibly brave and wonderful elderly ladies are also in my mind as I write and I thank them for trusting me and giving me the honour of working with them. I love you all – you are incredible!

Love,

Barbara

 

 

 

 

 

FREE TRANSCRIPTS FOR TAPPING OR MEDITATION & WHAT’S NEW.

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Dear All,

I have decided to make all the transcripts to my guided meditations freely available. Many of them are already available on my website, just follow the links below. I intend to publish them all when time permits and hope they will be useful tools for tapping sessions or simply to read through as a reminder to send love and gratitude to your body.

I have completed the Grief & Trauma research and script and just have to get some quiet time to record it.

rasteriskThe Grief & Trauma guided healing meditation is now available. You can find it here

I have also started a new “What Your Body Wants To Hear” series for serious dis-eases. I am half way through a script for Rheumatoid Arthritis which will be followed by a guided meditation to help people cope with Fibromyalgia. Please get in touch if you have ideas or suggestions for other dis-eases you would like to see covered in this new series.

I also plan to launch a new service, personalised guided meditations tailored for your specific needs. This package will include two private consultations over Skype. I am really looking forward to launching this and working one to one with people again.

The app is doing well. It is so exciting to see it being downloaded all around the world. If you have downloaded it and enjoyed it, we would be really grateful if you could pop a review on the Apple Store or Google Play. If you haven’t got our free Relaxation & Well-being meditation yet, you can download it here

As always, I thank you all for your love and support and for helping me get this work out to the world.

Love,

Barbara

Self Love Part I

https://www.healing-affirmations.com/self-love-part-1/

Self Love Part II

https://www.healing-affirmations.com/self-love-part-2/

Heal Your Relationship With Money

https://www.healing-affirmations.com/heal-your-relationship-with-money/

Heart Healing

https://www.healing-affirmations.com/what-your-body-wants-to-hear-support-your-heart/

Stress & Anxiety

https://www.healing-affirmations.com/release-stress-and-anxiety/

Upper Back

https://www.healing-affirmations.com/support-your-upper-back/

Lower Back

https://www.healing-affirmations.com/support-your-lower-back-2/

Neck

https://www.healing-affirmations.com/support-your-neck/

Ankles

https://www.healing-affirmations.com/ankle-issues/

Healing Guided Meditations Available on the App.

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What Your Body Wants To Hear: Relaxation & Well-being  – Free Download.

The Relaxation & Well-being programme is designed to help you release negative, repressed or stuck emotions and replace them healing, life-affirming messages – the messages your body wants to hear! It will leave you feeling peaceful, relaxed and empowered. The Relaxations & Well-being programme is free to download.

For further information and to download the app please visit Indie Goes Software With A Soul

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 What Your Body Wants to Hear: Heal Your Relationship with Food

The Heal Your Relationship with Food recording is slightly different. It is based on John Cali’s Spirit Speaks messages. I took Spirit’s messages and combined them with the “What Your Body Wants to Hear” process. So, in this recording, you are hearing Spirit’s words in a relaxing meditation.

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What Your Body Wants to Hear: Release Stress & Anxiety

“The truth is that there is no actual stress or anxiety in the world; it’s your thoughts that create these false beliefs. You can’t package stress, touch it, or see it”. – Wayne Dyer.

Whilst I agree with Dr Dyer, feelings of stress and anxiety certainly feel real and they create physical symptoms.

The body is unable to tell the difference between real and imaginary events. When we focus on our fears, it plays as much havoc with our hormones and chemical imbalance as when we confront a dangerous situation in real life. Images may just be in your mind but they trigger an instant response in your body. Release and replace fear-full thoughts and anxiety with peaceful, empowering and loving messages. The healing messages your body wants to hear.

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What Your Body Wants to Hear: Self Love

2 Session Pack

Heal your relationship with your deeper self, your creativity, wisdom and divinity. Release all your “not good enough” feelings and embrace who you truly are, a wise, creative, abundant and loving spiritual being.

If you feel you need a deep clearing exercise, please start with the first recording and listen to both. If you are feeling pretty good but need a little positivity top up go straight to the second recording and enjoy the empowering questions and positive affirmations.

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What Your Body Wants To Hear: Headaches & Migraines

There are numerous reasons for headaches & migraines. But in general they are your body’s way of telling you you are going too fast, doing too much and overloading your circuits!

Take some time to let go, release pressure and tension with this relaxing meditation.

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What Your Body Wants to Hear: Support Your Heart

The Support Your Heart recording is one of my favourites. It is strongly focused on love. The heart is after all, the centre of our love and security. This recording leaves you feeling loved and loving, and helps you access the love your heart has for you.

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What Your Body Wants to Hear: Support Your Stomach

The stomach is generally where we store store fear and anxiety. That “stomach churning” sensation is often an indication of anxiety. We can also store acidic or corrosive emotions, such as anger or insecurity in our stomachs. This can result in acidic health conditions, when we just can’t stomach the situation any longer. Make peace with your stomach and you will be more able to enjoy more nourishment both from food and love.

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What Your Body Wants to Hear: Support Your Back

Because our backs carry so much emotional issues for us, it is divided in to three parts.

The Upper Back

The upper back represents the reverse side of the heart; this is where we find fear, irritation, anger, resentment and frustration.

The Middle Back

The middle back holds the balance in the centre of the body; therefore it is connected to decision-making. Resentment can also be found in the middle back. The saying “I bent over backwards to help” relates to the middle back.

The Lower Back

The lower back is often where we store feelings of being unsupported, of the weight of responsibility. Issues of security, isolation, survival and self-support are often stored in the lower back.

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What Your Body Wants to Hear: Support Your Hips

The hips are often where we store fear of moving forward, of the direction our lives are taking or a general fear about our very survival. This in turn can cause us to hold on so tightly that we are immobilised. This recording will help you loosen up and move forward.

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What Your Body Wants to Hear: Support Your Knees

The knees are like shock absorbers, taking the strain between the weight of the body above and the ups and downs of the terrain below. When we can’t bear the load any more, the knees may start to react!

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What Your Body Wants to Hear, Support Your Ankles

These thin little parts of the body support our entire weight. Support is the key word here, as the ankles reflect the support we depend on. And like the knees, we need them to be flexible and strong.

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What Your Body and Your Baby Want to Hear, Support Your Changing, Pregnant Body

Research suggests that up to 80% of pregnant women report moderate to severe dissatisfaction with their bodies. A quick google search of “I hate my pregnant body” confirms this. This recording is designed to help you make peace with, accept and love your amazing pregnant body. So that you can enjoy this special time, instead of agonising over it.

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What Your Body and Your Baby Want to Hear, Support Your Pregnancy

The new science of Epigenetics, is showing how much the emotional environment of our time in the womb affects us. At birth, half of our personality has already been formed. This recording is designed to help you release worry and anxiety. To help you and your baby relax and enjoy this very special time in your lives.

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What Your Body Wants To Hear: Support Your Neck

The neck acts as a mediator between the head and body. It is a bridge between the absolute and the relative.  It is therefore a natural cut off point, a place where a mind/body split is often found.  Let go of all your “pain in the neck” thoughts and beliefs with this healing meditation.

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What Your Body Wants To Hear: Heal Your Relationship With Money

Spirit had a great deal of input  in this recording. I could feel their energy but I wasn’t consciously aware of it until the script was complete.  If you are familiar with the film “Tuning In – Channelers in America”, Bashar, Tobias or Chief Joseph, you will recognise many of their wise words in this recording.  That, blended with the beautiful music from Thaddeus, an angelic being of light, channelled by Sanaya Roman, makes for a powerful meditative, healing experience.

 

 

 

Apple App Store

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I am absolutely delighted to announce that the app is now available for IPhone and IPad. It’s hard to imagine that almost the whole What Your Body Wants To Hear series is now available in such a handy and compact format. Download it here:-http://www.indie-goes.com/beyond-affirmations-body-wants-hear-mobile-app-iphone-ipad-android/

Or listen to a session for free here: https://www.facebook.com/indie.goes.apps/app_153420784843320

The app contains the following guided meditations:-

What Your Body Wants to Hear: Stress

The truth is, there is no such thing as stress or anxiety in the world. It is your thoughts that create these false beliefs.

Release and replace these fear-filled thoughts and anxiety with peaceful, empowering and loving messages – the messages your body wants to hear!

What Your Body Wants to Hear: Heal Your Relationship with Food

The Heal Your Relationship with Food recording is slightly different. It is based on John Cali’s Spirit Speaks messages. I took Spirit’s messages and combined them with the “What Your Body Wants to Hear” process. So, in this recording, you are hearing Spirit’s words in a relaxing meditation.

What Your Body Wants to Hear: Self Love

2 Session Pack

Heal your relationship with your deeper self, your creativity, wisdom and divinity. Release all your “not good enough” feelings and embrace who you truly are, a wise, creative, abundant and loving spiritual being.

If you feel you need a deep clearing exercise, please start with the first recording and listen to both. If you are feeling pretty good but need a little positivity top up go straight to the second recording and enjoy the empowering questions and positive affirmations.

What Your Body Wants to Hear: Support Your Heart

The Support Your Heart recording is one of my favourites. It is strongly focused on love. The heart is after all, the centre of our love and security. This recording leaves you feeling loved and loving, and helps you access the love your heart has for you.

What Your Body Wants to Hear: Support Your Stomach

The stomach is generally where we store store fear and anxiety. That “stomach churning” sensation is often an indication of anxiety. We can also store acidic or corrosive emotions, such as anger or insecurity in our stomachs. This can result in acidic health conditions, when we just can’t stomach the situation any longer. Make peace with your stomach and you will be more able to enjoy more nourishment both from food and love.

What Your Body Wants to Hear: Support Your Back

Because our backs carry so much emotional “stuff” for us, itis divided in to three parts.

The Upper Back

The upper back represents the reverse side of the heart; this is where we find fear, irritation, anger, resentment and frustration.

The Middle Back

The middle back holds the balance in the centre of the body; therefore it is connected to decision-making. Resentment can also be found in the middle back. The saying “I bent over backwards to help” relates to the middle back.

The Lower Back

The lower back is often where we store feelings of being unsupported, of the weight of responsibility. Issues of security, isolation, survival and self-support are often stored in the lower back.

There is a natural overlap among the lower, middle and upper back. For this reason, we offer a three session pack, Full Back

What Your Body Wants to Hear: Support Your Hips

The hips are often where we store fear of moving forward, of the direction our lives are taking or a general fear about our very survival. This in turn can cause us to hold on so tightly that we are immobilised. This recording will help you loosen up and move forward.

What Your Body Wants to Hear: Support Your Knees

The knees are like shock absorbers, taking the strain between the weight of the body above and the ups and downs of the terrain below. When we can’t bear the load any more, the knees may start to react! 

What Your Body Wants to Hear, Support Your Ankles

These thin little parts of the body support our entire weight. Support is the key word here, as the ankles reflect the support we depend on. And like the knees, we need them to be flexible and strong.

What Your Body and Your Baby Want to Hear, Support Your Changing, Pregnant Body

Research suggests that up to 80% of pregnant women report moderate to severe dissatisfaction with their bodies. A quick Google search of “I hate my pregnant body” confirms this. This recording is designed to help you make peace with, accept and love your amazing pregnant body. So that you can enjoy this special time, instead of agonising over it.

What Your Body and Your Baby Want to Hear, Support Your Pregnancy

The new science of Epigenetics, is showing how much the emotional environment of our time in the womb affects us. At birth, half of our personality has already been formed. This recording is designed to help you release worry and anxiety. To help you and your baby relax and enjoy this very special time in your lives.

What Your Body Wants To Hear: Support Your Neck

The neck acts as a mediator between the head and body. It is a bridge between the absolute and the relative.  It is therefore a natural cut off point, a place where a mind/body split is often found.  Let go of all your “pain in the neck” thoughts and beliefs with this healing meditation.

What Your Body Wants To Hear: Headaches & Migraines

There are numerous reasons for headaches & migraines. But in general they are your body’s way of telling you you are going too fast, doing too much and overloading your circuits! Take some time to let go, release pressure and tension with this relaxing meditation.

What Your Body Wants To Hear: Heal Your Relationship With Money

Spirit had a great deal of input  in this recording. I could feel their energy but I wasn’t consciously aware of it until the script was complete.  If you are familiar with the film “Tuning In – Channelers in America”, Bashar, Tobias or Chief Joseph, you will recognise many of their wise words in this recording.  That, blended with the beautiful music from Thaddeus, an angelic being of light, channelled by Sanaya Roman, makes for a powerful meditative, healing experience.

Recordings run approx. 30 minutes. Music: Temple of Healing Love by Thaddeus.

 

With deepest love and gratitude,

Barbara x

 

 

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