Sunday, June 12, 2011

Fear Filled Mental Anguish

Its not easy to accept the notion of muscular tensions as the primary source of all our mental anguish? The powerful unconsious stimulation of approach & avoidance muscular postures.

Understanding that such approach & avoidance responses apply just as much to our internal enviroment as our external circumstances, allows better awareness of this primary stimulation.

Take the thought of an unconscious animal nature a step further and insensitive responses to the traumatized come into view?

Try relaxing the muscles of your face, your tongue, the tensions of the jaw & around the eyes & be aware of spontaneous shifts in the depth of breathe. As the your focus turns to awareness of body sensations, the grip of intense dissociation eases within the mind & as the muscular system relaxes the minds activity follows?

This is how I manage the excitement phase of coming up & out of myself & away from fearful traumatized withdrawal, which doctors may call mania, paranoia or many other symptoms of so-called mental illness.

"The motor act is the cradle of the mind - The capacity to anticipate and predict movement,
is the basis of what consciousness is all about" __Charles Sherington

The Brains Motor Cortex & Unconscious Premovement: The brains activity began about 500 milliseconds
before the person was aware of deciding to act. The conscious decision came far too late to be the cause
of the action. It was as though consciousness was a mere afterthought - a way of 'explaining to ourselves'
an action not evoked by consciousness. _Peter Levine "In an Unspoken Voice"