Sue K, Richmond, NZ
Work stress. Unexpressed anger. Heartbreak and loss.
The issues are in our tissues. That’s the kind of tissues that make up our internal body’s variety.
I met Lindsey, a Richmond-based Body Talk therapist, in 2019 – I was recovering from a badly sprained ankle. Lindsey knows her way around the complex web of our internal organs and would teach and inform me of her processes.
Lindsey is aware from personal experience that the physical pain she soothes in some cases upon deeper inspection is linked to emotional events that happen in her client’s lives. This was true for me; it was marvelous that she understood what I couldn’t put into words.
As I was led to discover the field of Body Talk, which focuses on tuning in to what the body has to say, rather than whatever “logical” explanation the mind concocts – I was enabled to put in place better self-care routines.
Lindsey taught me to tune into my “living body”, to not ignore it. The physical body is seen as a valuable guide-an ally on the road to mental health and healing…if we learn to listen, learn from it, and heed what it tells us.
Things we used to do primitively to get away from a threat include running, climbing, jumping, swimming, shaking, dancing—all kinds of movement help to complete that stress response, to move it through. Otherwise, it gets stored somewhere.
Lindsey helped me to uncover the unhealthy stores – I felt safe, comfortable and at ease with Lindsey she is an empathic guide to understanding your body better.