Listen to the Emotional Wisdom of Your Muscles and Experience a Deeper Level of Healing
You know a lot about the emotions in your mind and heart, but you probably don't know much about the emotions in your muscle body. The muscles are storehouses of emotion, and pain in those muscles is how your body reveals what needs to be healedboth emotionally and physically. Organized by muscle groups, The Body Heals Itself is your ideal guide to understanding the link between your emotions and muscle bodies.
This book acts as a road map for the energetic journey within your own body, showing you how to recognize and release stored emotions to let go of pain. You'll discover which emotions are often paired with a specific muscle area and how muscles speak of everything from past traumas to current celebrations. Using stretches, affirmations, visualizations, and more, Emily A. Francis teaches you to unite your mind and body for better health and emotional well-being.
"Readers interested in holistic treatments and therapies will find this a solid reference."Library Journal
"Emily Francis' work is an important offering in the maturation of the emotional body. I believe the future of the planet depends on books like hers."Katie Silcox, New York Times bestselling author of Healthy Happy Sexy
"[The Body Heals Itself features] new awareness and understanding of what our bodies have to teach us and, most importantly, how we can become masterful listeners."Thom Rutledge, psychotherapist and author of Embracing Fear and The Self-Forgiveness Handbook
"The Body Heals Itself is a fascinating read. It takes us into the emotions and deep wisdom of our body in surprising ways. This book gives us tools to understand this hidden part of ourselvesone that may have formally been an acquaintance now becomes an intimate friend."Dr. Paulette Kouffman Sherman, psychologist and author of The Book of Sacred Baths
|Publisher:||Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.|
|Product dimensions:||7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Emily Francis is the host of the weekly radio show on Healthy Life Radio titled All About Healing. A graduate of clinical and neuromuscular massage therapy, Emily went on to the Dr. Vodder School to specialize in manual lymphatic drainage and combined decongestive therapy MLD/CDT. She has completed the Upledger Cranio Sacral Therapy 1 & 2, yoga teacher training in Sivananda Yoga, and she's certified in advanced TMJ training. Emily is a certified pediatric massage therapist, a Usui and Karuna Ki Reiki master, and has a master's degree in physical education/human performance concentration.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Missing Piece of the Puzzle: Holistic Healing and the Emotional Muscle Body | 1
Part I: The Connection between Emotions and Our Muscles Chapter 1: Muscles, Memory, Emotions, and the Link | 15 Chapter 2: The Emotional, Mental, and Energetic Body | 29 Chapter 3: Emotional Release and Energy Work | 47
Part II: Emotional Component for Each Muscle Group Chapter 4: The BackYour Storehouse for Betrayal, Protection, and Support | 67 Chapter 5: The GlutesYour Storehouse for Aggravation and Suppression | 85 Chapter 6: The LegsYour Storehouse for Moving Forward or Staying Stuck | 93 Chapter 7: The Abdominal Muscles, Diaphragm, and the PsoasYour Storehouse for Where the Real Vulnerability Lives | 123 Chapter 8: The Arms, Shoulders, and HandsYour Storehouse for Embracing Love and Claiming Vitality | 137 Chapter 9: The ChestYour Storehouse for What’s at the Heart of the Matter | 155 Chapter 10: The Head, Face, and JawsYour Storehouse for Gaining Clarity and a Wider Vision | 163 Chapter 11: The NeckYour Storehouse for Stress, Flexibility, Awareness, and Claiming Your Life | 175 Chapter 12: Putting It All Together to Unlock Your Healing Potential | 191
Appendix A: Additional Tools to Try: Cleanse, Release, Ground, and Empower | 203 Appendix B: Additional Modalities to Try: Various Offerings on Avenues to Healing | 219 Appendix C: Collective Responses from a Survey of Other Health and Bodywork Professionals | 241 Glossary: Terms and Healing Modalities | 245 Bibliography | 253 Index | 255