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Circle of life, pregnancy, babies, adults – Craniosacral treatments for all to have a successful life and life journey

Craniosacral therapy, why is so amazing and why try it, if you have not tried it yet, or have your baby have the experience of it?

Craniosacral Therapy is one of the only treatments that can be done on babies as it is very gentle, the baby recognizes it as such and has a major powerful positive effect, physically and emotionally on the baby. This goes from the emotions that are not recognized by the standard medical professional or anyone yet, to the physical movements that are so small in a child but so obstructive to the body that is growing fast. In a very easy way to describe is when the baby either cries too much or is very passive almost dormant, the treatment will re-balance their state of mind and body. They might have a reflux problem or constant colic due to either a minor restriction of the skull or the stress/danger response on all the time. These issues might not be acknowledged by the normal conventional treatments but they can be detrimental for the baby and the mother. As a constant crying baby can have a toll on the mother as well, as they might feel that they have done something wrong as their friends’ baby is absolutely fine, they sleep, eat, and smile when they are feeding or are very content, while their own child is screaming all the time, might even scream when they are hungry or try to feed. As I mentioned before the cycle of life, the baby cries and the mother cries with them. The father might also be getting upset because they feel they cannot help enough and therefore either they try to avoid the situation all together or feel inadequate for the task. This can also put a strain on the relationship. Now remember that the baby is doing what is meant to be doing, is screaming and crying to let you know that something is not quite right with them. So, bear that in mind. Also, they might get anti-acid because the doctor sees that acid is coming up and therefore cause pain to the child, that would decrease their acidity and might also cause more problems to digest their milk protein, so there is more colic or wind and the cry continues. Sometimes the child just needs some lactase to digest the milk sugar as they have not developed their digestive system well enough. The mother might not drink enough water, if they are breastfeeding and the child might get denser milk but also gets constipated.

Now the doctor says that for a child not pooing for 10 days might be normal! Can you believe that! How would you feel if you are constipated for 10 days (hopefully as an adult you do not)? Well I know I would feel like I do not want to eat as I feel bloated, probably full of gas and not good at all!

Now for the adult who never had craniosacral therapy as a baby, and they had a traumatic birth (C-section, long birth, forceps, ventouse, etc), or traumatic childhood, or even just a very controlled childhood, where they could not express themselves as per parenting strict rules, which was pretty much the way parents were years ago, as they were coming out of the war and they were on a survival mode. For all the above adults, it is almost essential to have a CST, to work with the unconscious mind and body to get things out in the open and deal with them. Also if you feel that you had a physical trauma, either you fell from a cycle, or a motorcycle, or had a car accident, it is worth to adjust your own body system so that can be back to their center and you can get to your own original path in life. Things that you always wanted to do, but cannot seem to do them for one reason or another. Whatever the issue is, physical or emotional, craniosacral therapy could be your treatments to move forward in your life, personally and professionally.

 

Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R-Nutritional Therapist – NAET for allergens reduction or elimination – R-Craniosacral Therapist

Selenium deficiency due to a mild or severe fatty live

Selenium is a micronutrient that has few function in our body.

  • One is to support the Thyroid conversion so that we make tyroxine for our metabolism to function well.
  • It is part of the biggest detox protein compound which is called Glutathione Pyroxidase. This anti-oxidant, it is a powerful detoxifier of drugs, hormones and other toxins in our body. It is essential for our body to be healthy and our cells to be functioning well.
  • The liver also makes protein which are called selenoprotein, which the above anti-oxidant is part of, they need selenium to be made.

Now the liver converts one form of selenium called selenomethionine to another form called selenide so that it can be used for the function in the body that is supposed to be used.

In somebody with a non-alcoholic or alcoholic fatty liver, this step of transformation does not happen as it gets blocked or it is limited.

Even with a big intake of selenomethionine or selenium in our food, this transformation still does not happen.

One research showed that taking the already transformed selenium such as selenate, there is an increase in Glutathione Peroxidase, which indicates that the body has a blocked selenium transformation pathway. This study (1) had people taking the normal form of selenium and the selenate form and by testing the people with fatty liver before and after, it was shown that with the selenate, people had a higher amount of Glutathione Peroxidase in their plasma that their placebo group.

This study (1) showed that in some people with fatty liver there might be a chance that they end up with a deficiency in selenium depended protein and therefore detox of harmful toxins in the body and cells, which could result in more problems in the body. As the toxins if not eliminated can stay within the body cells and cause more damage to the tissues, leading to possible painful joints and muscles. Selenium is also essential for the normal functioning of the Thyroid.

There are many nutrients that are needed in our diet to work well in our body and sometimes if something is not working well it is good to think of what else is blocking the health of the body.

It might be as simple as taking an available form of a nutrient and maybe addressing the health of the liver with supporting liver food or nutrients and changing the diet to a more appropriate one for you.

Brazil nuts are rich in selenium and 1 nut or two a day is enough for a normal liver.

 

Reference:

  1. Burk F. R. et al. (2015). Selenium deficiency occurs in some patients with moderate-to-severe cirrhosis and can be corrected by administration of selenate but not selenomethionine: a randomized controlled trial1–3. Am J Clin Nutr. 02:1126–33.

 

Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R-Nutritional Therapist – NAET – R-Craniosacral Therapist

Do you know your baby’s cry? New Mothers and craniosacral therapy

For the new mothers out there, just a gentle reminder to understand that their baby cry for a reason. It is good they they cry to communicate what they need to tell you. If they never cry, one you might not know his way of communicating that something is not quite right. So do remember to learn your baby way of communication. If they had a traumatic birth they might be crying a bit more than the usual simple communication. In that case have at least two to 3 sessions of craniosacral therapy. CST is probably the only one that can be used on babies and it is safe, gentle and powerful all at once.

Meanwhile, learn what kind of cry your baby has with each different time. Do you know their hunger cry? or I want a cuddle cry? or I am wet and dirty cry? or I am in pain and I do not like cry? By the time they are 6 months old, you as a mother will know your baby pretty well and you will know when something is not quite right and when things are just simple and easy such as a need for food, or for a sleep. Remember also that you might need a rest and to be gentle to yourself as well. As a mother you have the inner instinct that will go up during pregnancy and afterwards as well, and in order for you to be vigilant you do need to take care of yourself as well as the baby!

 

Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R-Nutritional Therapist – R-Craniosacral Therapist

Brain and Heart connection with a more confident and happy baby through craniosacral therapy

Babies are connecting very much to their mothers, what the mother feels, the babies will feel.

If the mother is stressed out during pregnancy the baby will be too, even after they are born.

If the mother listens to relaxing music during the day or any other time in the evening, then those relaxing hormones will be around more often, which it means that the baby is more relaxed than ever when they come out.

Also, babies do feel their parents love through touch on the belly, through words, singing, talking. As voices and words are made of frequency and tonality, the baby will recognize that once they are born. I mentioned in my past blogs that if you read the same book to the baby during pregnancy, the baby will recognise that book once they are born.

Once the baby is born, the brain or neurons have not yet developed, they will be developing up to 2 years of age and then completely up to 5 years of age.

It seems that the most important factor in a healthy brain, is love and connection with love. Or mainly a good positive connection with the mother or father or any other loving family member.

Did you know that the physical heart is also considered the compassionate brain?

The reason why is that the heart is made of 60 % neurons and they are all connecting to the brain, specifically to the pre-frontal cortex. The prefrontal cortex is the brain that connects to the world around us and the one that is connecting to more feeling good.

So if the baby up to 5 years old is well connecting with the mother and anybody else around them with love and compassion and positive interactions, then their lives will be connecting very much to positive life patterns filled with confidence and love for themselves and others.

My point is, if you and the baby had a traumatic pregnancy or birth/labour then is good to rebalance that with a sense of security and peace through craniosacral therapy for the baby and the mother!

Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R-Nutritional Therapist – R-Craniosacral Therapist

Craniosacral therapy and NLP similarity

Recently I have been to an NLP training course again, just because I like it and because there are few tools that I would like to use from them. Every time I do a workshop in NLP I can see clearly how similar is to craniosacral therapy. Neuro linguistic programming, for who ever is unfamiliar with NLP, is a method that can change the way you perceive the world or it gets rid of some phobias. Again, very similar to NAET method that I use and CST. The common things that these therapies have with each other is working with the unconscious mind very much so that the conscious mind can be aware of any feelings, negative or positive, trauma, and patterns that the body and mind have, so that the person can deal with them in a logical way and get on with their lives. CST involves the body system and not only the unconscious mind but they are both very powerful therapies. I know and I think my clients know by now that our mind is a very powerful tool, it can either heal us or kill us! A part from physical trauma, quite often our mind can cause our own illness, and it is our own mind that can heal that illness if we give it a chance. Some disorders or diseases are genetic and not part of our minds of course, and my opinion is what trigger that negative gene? Again, this is not for every disease or disorders and it is not for everything that we have or catch. I think, maybe 20 to 50% of the illness comes from our mind, the rest is from other causes.

Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R-Nutritional Therapist – NAET – R-Craniosacral therapist

Chromium and Glucose Tolerance Factor for blood sugar control and binge eating

Chromium is a metal that exist on earth in several states, from Cr3+ to Cr63+ (the latter is toxic for the body). The one that the body uses is the Cr3+, which is the most stable of them all. This mineral is found in water, air and soil. Because of being trivalent (three), it can attach to other compounds such as nitrogen, oxygen or sulphur and form big complexes. Foods contains the form that humans can consume without damage, and it is usually found in high amount in organ meats and whole grains, and in lesser amount in mushrooms, cheese, spices tea and beers. Brewer’s yeast is very high in chromium and contain the form called glucose tolerance factor.

Chromium is essential in our body to form the glucose tolerance factor, with nicotinic acid and amino acids (two amino acids). This form the Glucose Tolerance Factor, which is essential for getting insulin communicating with insulin receptors, therefore promoting glucose uptake into the cell and making energy for the body to use, and is also involved in lipid (fat) metabolism as well.

Chromium increases the insulin sensitivity, by activating insulin receptor enzyme. This mineral has been studied extensively for the management of hypoglycaemia, diabetes and disorder eating, binge eating with depression involved. One of the studies have shown that also increased the effect of dopamine and serotonin, hence affecting positively the mood of the person and therefore reducing binge eating.

You do not need to have diabetes or binge eating to take chromium. If you do not eat organ meats, brewer yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae, which is used for wine making, baking and brewing), or whole grains, and you feel low in energy, without having anything in your blood results that indicate any problems, and if you have family history of diabetes or thyroid problem in your family, you might benefit from taking extra supplement every now and then or eat foods that contain chromium or have brewer yeast in supplement every now and there (unless you have a yeast infection or candida and problems with yeast, or have bloating or IBS conditions).

, or whole grains, and you feel low in energy, without having anything in your blood results that indicate any problems, and if you have family history of diabetes or thyroid problem in your family, you might benefit from taking extra supplement every now and then or eat foods that contain chromium or have brewer yeast every now and there (unless you have a yeast infection or candida and problems with yeast).

Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R-Nutritional Therapist – NAET – R-Craniosacral Therapist

Reference:

Brownley KA et al. (2013). A double-blind, randomized pilot trial of chromium picolinate for binge eating disorder: results of the Binge Eating and Chromium (BEACh) study. J Psychosom Res. Jul; 75(1): 36-42

Free craniosacral therapy drop in clinic for babies and adults

Donation based craniosacral drop-in clinic, co-run by fully qualified and professional therapist

Wednesday’s mornings 9.35-12 noon at:

Hornsey Vale Community Centre  60 Mayfield Road N8 9LP.

The Clinic is non-appointment based, closed during school holidays and is for all – babies, children and adults.

Arriving at the clinic around 9am is recommended to secure a time-slot for your session as at time could be very busy

The clinic is closed during school half terms 2018-2019:

  • Closed for the summer, from the 24th of July till the 28th of August 2019.
  • Clinic reopens Wednesday 4th of September 2019.
  • Open every other Wednesday

This clinic is co-run with my collegue Zoe Rigby.

This community clinic was set up by our wonderful colleague Richard Kramer 20 years ago and thank to his determination and love for the Craniosacral therapy that this clinic is very successful.

Craniosacral therapy for Babies

Craniosacral therapy is a very gentle but powerful therapy. Babies love the treatment and connect to it very well (there is no manipulation of any kind). Any type of trauma from minor to bigger can be relieved with one or two treatments. Things that CST can work on:

  • Colic’s which are very frequent in babies
  • Traumatic birth (C-section- Forceps – Ventouse, very fast birth, et)
  • Frequency of throwing up the milk
  • Sleeping better and more peacefully
  • You gain a stronger connection with mother and babies (the mother needs to be treated as well as the baby for both reflux and connection with the baby)
  • Other problems that have been helped with treatment with CST are:
  • Teething
  • Coughing
  • Frequent colds for the babies, Toddlers and children

Craniosacral Therapy for adults

Cranio-sacral therapy is a subtle and profound healing form.

In a typical cranio-sacral session, you will usually lie fully-clothed on a treatment couch. The therapist will make contact by placing their hands usually lightly on your body and tuning in. The first thing you will probably notice is a sense of deep relaxation, which will generally last throughout the session. This release of tension often extends into everyday life.

Sometimes the benefits are not immediately noticeable but become obvious on returning to a familiar environment. The work is often deeply moving and exhilarating.

The benefit can also be noticed after few days in some people. The experience is different from each baby, child or adult according to their own need of balance and adjustments.

click here to read more about CST

Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R-Nutritional Therapist – R-Craniosacral Therapist – www.nutritionhealth.net email: esposito_m@yahoo.co.uk – Tel. 07956662954 –

WORK SHADOWING for qualified Craniosacral Therapists for primary CPD

WORK SHADOWING for qualified Craniosacral Therapists:

The clinic is held weekly (only on school terms) and is held at the Hornsey Vale Community Centre, 90 Mayfield Road N8 9LP    website

The clinic caters for babies, children and adults.

It’s held on Wednesday mornings starting at 9.35am and finishes at 12pm, for the public but for the therapists to be there by 9.00-9.15 max to help set up.

In the course of the morning we can see up to 6 people, which equates to about 25 mins per session – some good work can be achieved in this time.

The Clinic can be full within a short space of time, and usually it is.  But occasionally only 2 or 3 people turn up and no babies!  It’s quite unpredictable.

We’ll usually ‘treat’ together. When the clinic finishes, we like to retire to a local café for an hour or so to discuss the morning’s work. Please allow time for this if possible.

There is an attendance fee of £25 per clinic (to be paid on the day in cash), and you must have completed your diploma from a CSTA accredited college. In addition, you must be insured for practicing craniosacral therapy.

A receipt and attendance certificate for CSTA and up to 4 hours Primary CPD will be provided.

I encourage those assisting to book at least two Clinics for continuity, but this isn’t a precondition for attending.

It should be noted that the clinics will be led by Maria Esposito RCST & Zoe Rigby RCST

Please provide the following information by filling the form. Email the form to the following email and we will email you back the availability for assisting us in the clinic. Maria Esposito email: esposito_m@yahoo.co.uk 

The clinic was established by the wonderful Richard Kramer R-CST 20 years ago.

Data protection and privacy note. To read more please click here

Water: LIQUID GOLD, THE MOST VALUBLE LIQUID IN THE WORLD

I wrote the article below a while back, just a reminder for you why water is so essential to life. Also adding why mineral water is better than tap water to drink every day.

Bottled water have different percentage of all microminerals essential for our body. Different type of water from various sources have different percentage. So, my suggestion is to drink bottle of water of various sources to be interchanged every week or so. Tap water have more chloride and other disinfectant and filtered water is less mineral as well. It can be used for cooking though or teas. This is essential especially for children and adults who do not eat a lot of green leafy vegetables.

Water is the most important treasure on earth, without drinking water you could die in about three days. If you are one of the many people that do not drink enough water, here are some reasons for you to start drinking more of this precious liquid.

Why should we drink 8 glasses of water per day?

Normally, approximately 2.5 liter of water is required each day for a fairly sedentary adult in a normal environment to replace the total loss of water that occurs though urine, faces, skin and lungs.

To replace the water loss about 1 to 1.2 liter needs to be in drinks, (manly water or cold herbal teas), 0.9 ml is taken through food and 0.3ml will be made by the body (oxidative metabolism).

Effect of water restriction-

What happens if you don’t drink enough?

The following are a series of changes in a case of water restriction:

1-            Increase in pulse rate and in rectal temperature.

2-            Increase in respiration.

3-            Tingling and numbness of fingers and feet.

4-            Increase in concentration of blood

5-            Diminution of blood volume and more difficult circulation.

The difficulty and inadequacy of the circulation of blood under these conditions leads to difficult breathing, to gastro-intestinal upsets accompanied by nausea and appetite failure and eventually to difficulty in muscular movements and emotional instability. (Lloyd).

In an animal study, where water was restricted the animal were highly irritable and, in some cases, bad tempered

Thirst

It has been shown that under intense activity a man will voluntarily drink only about half as much water as what is needed to replace his losses from sweating and urine. Only after food and rest does a person crave the water needed to replace the deficit.

 

Herbal teas

Ingestion of hot drinks may cause internal body temperature to rise, which will result in sweating in order to cool the body down. Hot drinks are sometimes used in medical practice when it is desired either to temporarily increase body temperature or induce sweating. Therefore, cold or cool drinks are preferred to hot drinks to replace fluid during the day, especially if the hot drinks are the only fluid daily intake.

Sugary drinks

During physical activities lasting less than 90 minutes, water is generally the beverage of choice, however, the inclusion of small concentrations of carbohydrate (6%-8% carbohydrate) have been shown to better sustain power output over water alone during physical activities that produce fatigue in 60 minutes or longer.

 

Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R-Nutritional Therapist – NAET – R-Craniosacral Therapist

Do you know how you feel? Looking at what emotions is connected to the food you eat.

Do you know how you feel? Emotions connected to the food you eat. How grounded and integrated are you? 

Date to be announced for 2019

Finding yourself, finding your own mid line and centering yourself. This is what this workshop is teaching you!

This workshop is for people who have made the choice to change their present way of dealing with life into a more positive one and that are not scared of working on themselves!

If you book for the workshops you agree to allow yourself to start healing your yourself and your life.

Workshop includes the following:

  • Grounding technique
  • How do you feel? is one of the issues that we are going to cover.
  • We deal with emotions connected to Anger and Fears and then let them go and more.
  • Connecting to the positive emotions more such as love and joy.
  • Do you know if you are fully integrated or not? Are you too much into the logical mind?
  • What emotions can you recognize in yourself?
  • Do you know how you feel at all times?
  • What kind of food do you tend to eat with each emotions. Talking about my observation with eating certain foods for certain emotions.
  • If things around you go all over the place, do you know how you feel and what is causing the havoc around you?
  • Knowing how you feel, acknowledging that feeling and dealing with it, is a way of knowing yourself and going for what you really meant to do.
  • Most of all if you are very sensitive you might constantly pick up other people problems and fears, if you are one of them, then this workshop is one of the step that you can take to be conscious of who you are and what you can do about it.
  • By doing so, you will see your life around you changing like magic!
  • Grounding technique, closing down and clearing ourselves emotionally and energetically.
  • Dealing with emotional issues, connection to the current lifestyle and food and drink choices according to our emotions, or exercise choices.

The workshop is a combination of my clinical experience, research and various workshops in varied fields, as well as the thousands of workshops that I have done in all the possible fields to heal and know who we are physically, mentally, chemically and spiritually, after my University degree in Health Science Nutritional Therapy 20 years ago. Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R-Craniosacral Therapist

Venue: London

Payment see website 

Please notice: There is no refund for this workshop once you booked unless you find a substitute for the workshop.

© Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapist – R-Craniosacral therapist

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