Biodynamic Cardiovascular Therapy
Biodynamic Cardiovascular Therapy (BCVT) is a mindfulness based manual therapy. Mindfulness is conscious awareness of experience in the body without judging or interpreting it. This provides a greater sense of choices when facing the stress of everyday life. New science says that mindfulness practice balances the brain and body. It is proven to reduce fear and anxiety. The practitioner of BCVT is using mindfulness continually during a session. Mindfulness is known to increase empathy and safety so that healing the body and mind is greatly enhanced.
Mindfulness is an antidote to living such a hectic life in our contemporary society. In this way mindfulness builds a connection to the therapeutic value of slowing down and actually becoming more still. Research shows that with the help of the practitioner most everyone can experience the health benefits of slowing down and becoming still with mindfulness.
Heart – Brain Connection
BCVT is a manual therapy that focuses on helping the cardiovascular system to relax. In this way blood can flow more easily and carry the benefits of the immune system to those areas of the body that need the most help. The contact is very gentle and the client remains clothed for the whole session. When the heart and vascular system relax, a strong signal is sent to the brain to promote resilience. Resilience is the capacity to prepare for, recover from and adapt in the face of stress, adversity or challenge. By becoming more resilient through BCVT, a client can remain calm, think clearly and be in better control of their mind and emotions.
BCVT includes the practitioner verbally guiding the client through mindfulness of the body and breathing. These are short practices that usually begin and end a session. The intention of these guided practices and the whole session is to create coherence between the brain, the heart and the entire body. The middle of the session is gentle hands on contact with arteries and other traditional skills from the field of biodynamic craniosacral therapy. Greater coherence according to science, improves decision making, creativity and performance in general whether at work or exercising.
If you are interested in learning more about this Biodynamic Therapy as it is applied to the cardiovascular system, I am teaching an introductory course on August 20-22, 2015 at the Body Therapy Institute in Siler City, North Carolina. There are still a few spaces left. Click HERE for more information on registration.