Neuro Somatic Therapy (NST) is an ever-evolving, deeply personal and comprehensive approach to the treatment of chronic pain, emotional distress, trauma, and exhaustion. Some of the most erosive medical challenges that we face today.
As one of the Cofounders of this subtle Mind/Body practice, I am always integrating new experiences and interactive processes into what I practice and teach. This article is an overview and an update to the practice of NST.
The term Neuro Somatic refers to the inter-communication between your nervous system and your muscles, organs, deeper connective tissues, as well as with the somatic and emotional sensations of your body. Essentially, NST works with everything you experience as sensation, memory, and emotion while engaging in the gradual process of shifting the patterns of your embodiment, thoughts, and self-awareness.
THE MIND/BODY OR THOUGHT/FEELING CONNECTION IS IMPORTANT FOR TWO REASONS.
First, your health and sense of well-being are significantly influenced by physical pain, traumatic experiences, chronic emotional distress, and the endless fight against fatigue. That is obvious, but it begs the question, ‘Are you deeply aware of how you feel and why?’
If you want to heal some deep patterns within yourself and your life, you will need to feel them deeper than ever before.
Second, each of us is able to profoundly influence our health, mindset, and adaptability with stress reduction practices, exercise, Spiritual practice, and a healthy lifestyle. NST is a clinical process and a personal Mind/Body practice that provides the tools and support to heal your deepest wounds.
The next obvious and challenging question is, ‘Will you practice for 10 – 20 minutes every day?’ Although there are many aspects of NST that can be assisted through bodywork, mediated with counseling, and enjoyed in a class with friends, there are aspects of this process that will require your utmost patience and Spiritual Integrity.