How we sit, stand, move, or respond to conflict with others
reflects patterns wired into our nervous systems in infancy.
By early childhood, conflicting intentions distort these patterns.
Feeling powerless, we attempt to survive and to win love
by figuring out "the Big People's rules."
The resulting strategies may protect us as children,
but deeply ingrained in our postures and movements,
they imprison us as adults and limit our choices.
Along with protective muscular contractions,
put in place to blunt the pain of emotional trauma,
they remain outside of our awareness
causing discomfort and limitation.
By re-educating the brain-muscle-emotion connection,
these restrictions in movement can be released,
also freeing the lifelong behaviors
that have organized around them.
Freedom of choice is restored, allowing healing
and a higher energy level.
Harriet Goslins, founder of Cortical Field Reeducation