This past week I did healing work with someone who is recovering from Guillain Barre Syndrome.* Despite making great strides in her recovery, “Jane” still finds eating and talking a major challenge. She cannot tighten her lips on a fork to eat normally or shape her lips to form certain sounds like, M, S, or W. Jane’s speech is slurred; her Physical Therapist told her that talking normally uses 10-20% of one’s energy but she is using 80%.
On tuning into her I could sense a large amount of tension accumulated along and just under her jaw line. It continued all the way to the back of her neck. At the back of her neck was a “knot” of built up tension radiating to the top of her head. At the front of her neck it radiated down into her chest. All of these areas were quite constricted.
“Jane, the tension in your chest feels angry. What words or thoughts do you need to get off your chest?” Continue reading