Body Memory work
About Body Memory work
When un-resolved trauma, negative thought patterns and pain become locked in body tissue and organs, emotional inertia, body tension and illness can result, leading to difficulty moving on and blossoming in your life.
My work involves uncovering the hidden patterns that keep us stuck, identifying and then helping to release the original cause. It is deep intensive work using breathing techniques, healing, fascial release, EFT, and flower essences to help process and release what the body is storing. When we bring to conscious awareness what is being held in the body then we can make a decision whether to let it go or not. This work can uncover deeply buried emotions which are usually resolved in the course of the session. The sessions are usually two hours long and I use whatever tools I feel useful to facilitate your situation.
Practitioner: Gillian Steer
These are some of the questions I frequently get asked to help with in a Body Memory session
- Why do I feel so guilty?
- Why am I drawn to men/women who are bad for me?
- Why do I keep repeating patterns of behavior that aren’t good for me?
- Why can’t I be intimate with my partner who I love?
- Why do I think I’m worthless when I know I’m not?
- I have recurring nightmares?
- I hate my job but I’m frightened to change.
- I love my partner but I’m angry at them all time.
- Why do I feel bored and uninspired with my life?
By letting go of accumulated stuff, you may feel lighter and more energized.
Case history 1
A man came for treatment and complained of a painful shoulder he said he had tried various treatments and massage with no improvement. On placing my hands on his shoulder it was apparent to me that there was a very old shock being contained in the tissue. On further listening to his body I communicated to him what I understood was held there, an unresolved memory regarding his brother who had died 4 years earlier. He released the stored emotion and the pain lightened and continued to dissipate over subsequent sessions. The speed of release is always personal. It relates to the depth of trauma and shock, and how quickly it is comfortable to let this go.
Case history 2
A lovely, yet devastated, woman came to see me amid the horror of unravelling her own sexual childhood abuse. Having the courage to heal was eroding away at her relationship and amid her pain and confusion she had decided to wanted to leave her husband. As a result of her abuse she had formed many subconscious negative conclusions and decisions about herself and men, which had been formed at an early age. Together over a series of sessions we unravelled the tangle of confusion and deep shock. Some of the debilitating decisions were: ‘men hurt me’, ‘it’s all my fault’ and ‘I can’t trust anyone’. She was a successful woman and had no idea she held these beliefs, however in relating to her husband they surfaced and her behaviour confused them both (what we hold in our unconscious mind can control our behaviour without us knowing why). She is now resolved and happier in her relationship. The depth of her result was directly related to her willingness to transform.
‘I came to see Gillian for a Body Memory session. I felt very safe and at ease with Gillian straight away and she is a very open and warm woman. She said she works intuitively and so the session is different for each person. During the session we worked with breath work and Emotional Freedom techniques and I could feel the energy moving in me. It was at times very intense, but Gillian made me feel relaxed and at ease and I felt in control at all times. I have to say that I have had several healing sessions over many years and this Body Memory session was the most powerful for me, I could feel the physical effect of it and it was really great to release stuff I had been holding onto for so long. I have been saying that I feel like a weight has literally been lifted from my chest and that is what it feels like to me, physically. Gillian is very generous with her time and I didn’t feel rushed. That shows me that she is doing this because it is a passion for her and she wants to be there to do the work. That to me says a lot about the type of healer Gillian is and I am looking forward to coming back for another session in the future.’
‘Just had a Body Memory/Emotional Freedom Technique session from Gillan. I love having treatments from her because she combines body work with emotional release. She works intuitively & often knows what is going on/what your body needs before you do. She doesn’t force things though, she waits until you are ready to release/let go. I felt my problem was in my abdomen, I was bloated & feeling pain. I was aware that my physical symptoms could be emotional. As soon as Gillian put her hands on my abdomen I could feel movement, a change in my tissues. Using a variety of techniques she enabled me to remember a time in my past when I had first experienced negative feelings towards myself, which had then become locked in my tissues and subconscious and had been having a negative effect on my behaviour towards myself ever since. She then proceeded to use flower remedies and EFT to help me break the cycle of negative thought patterns. She was supportive & encouraging throughout checking in with me along the way. I felt a sense of calm coming over me, energy moving around my body, the feeling of concrete in my abdomen dispersing and softening. I know I will benefit from more treatments from Gillan, and that I may have more emotional baggage to shift but I also have some tools & techniques that I can use on myself now to help release me from some of the negative holding patterns & feelings that I have been carting around all these years. Gillan makes you very aware of that mind/body connection.’
Price: £60 per hour , £85 for hour and half, £110 for 2 hours
I recommend at least 1&1/2 hours for deep emotional work .
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