Retained Stress & Neurostructural Shift
The human body is a self-organising system that builds its own parts
Your nervous system evolved in nature over hundreds of millions of years.
It comprises your brain and spinal cord, 70km of nerves and more connections than stars in our galaxy. Starting just 3 weeks after conception, it’s the first system to appear in the developing human.
Your thoughts and actions, the way you look, move and feel all reflect the integrity of your nervous system. Organising every process in your body, it really is the foundation that determines your quality of life.
A clear, healthy nervous system is the foundation required to build a healthy, happy and successful life
Self-organisation is the ability to automatically balance, align and stay in tune. It requires being able to respond to challenges in your current surroundings. When your nervous system detects a change or challenge it activates an appropriate response until the situation has passed.
For example, in a cold environment you shiver to create body heat, and stop once you warm up. This is a normal and healthy response. The most intense of responses are stress responses such as fight-flight and faint.
Ancient stress responses that evolved as short-term survival strategies actually become harmful if activated for months, years, and decades
Whether it’s a cold night or being attacked by a predator, you only evolved to cope with short-term, natural stresses. It’s essential these responses only activate when appropriate and switch off as soon as possible.
Modern daily life presents many physical, chemical and mental-emotional stresses that overpower, exhaust or confuse your stress response. Leaving them over-activated and switched on way past their use-by date.
We evolved for the Jungle, but we live in a Human Zoo
Stress responses which are retained beyond an appropriate time inhibit a healthy balance. Your nervous system and body are held in a constant sub-optimal state. Over time this sub-optimal state become the ‘new normal’. This is a Neurostructural Shift.
Neurostructural Shifts affect the behaviour and perception of the nervous system and the structure and function of the body. Neurostructural Shifts compromise the body’s ability to maintain sufficient health, eventually leading to a myriad of Secondary Conditions that sabotage the life you really want to live.
Think of your nervous system as the foundation for a building. If the foundation is off, the floors will constantly creak, doors won’t close properly, cracks will keep appearing in the walls and the building will eventually collapse before its time.
You can spend time and money constantly doing patch-up jobs on these secondary problems, or you can do the job properly by addressing the Foundation.