This topic is near and dear to my heart, and it feels SO important to have this conversation. I really want to hear YOUR thoughts, so please comment and let’s talk about this.
Fear – it’s pervasive these days. We’re afraid to be ourselves; afraid of our own thoughts and feelings; afraid of other people, afraid of the stories we hear about the world, and afraid we’re not living life fully. Most people I know are afraid of their own body. We’re taught that pain is scary and we’re not smart enough to have ownership over our own bodies, so we give that power to doctors and politicians.
Thankfully…many of us are beginning to wake up and take responsibility for our mental health, physical health and spiritual health.
I’ve seen some patterns in my private practice, and online too when I talk to people about “mystery” pain or autoimmune diagnoses like firbomyalgia, myofascia pain syndrome etc.
There’s some fascinating science I want you to know about what happens to your fascia when you feel fear consistently.
I also think it’s important to keep in mind that beyond the science we’re talking about today are the critical roles your nervous system plays in body-wide regulation and pain.
If you’re constantly running fear through your system, it’s like telling your body there’s a bear chasing you 24/7…yet, there is no bear and you keep eating, working, having sex and trying to function in the parasympathetic state while your body is in sympathetic (fight, flight or freeze).
This video is specifically looking at myofascial pain syndrome, fibromyalgia and connective tissue disorders (including scleroderma).
You can check out some of the literature on fear responding to chemical messengers by clicking here.
Watch the video and then share your thoughts below! I can’t wait to talk to you about this.
Also, stay tuned for more videos from me about FEAR itself…because I think the way we handle it today (adopting mantras like “fuck fear” or trying to eliminate fear from your life, by whatever strategy) is myopic and causing even more internal anxiety and destruction.