Healing from CST
Type of spiritual experience
As a change from the other types of observations I have included one of mental healing. Spiritual experience can include healing effects and perception recall that aids a person recover from trauma, as such, this case history [from John Uplegger’s book about CST] is a very good example of the benefits it can bring
A description of the experience
When I was 16 yrs old, I was brutally raped and beaten.
I did what I had to do to survive. I repressed all memories of the attack. It did not exist in my mind. My body was another story.
It recalled in great detail the abuse I suffered. My body reminded me daily with unexplained pain in all parts of my body. I suffered from chronic strep throat from being choked, countless ear and eye infections trying not to "hear" and "see" the abuse. The pain was still there in my ribs from being kicked. I spent the next 14 years in and out of hospitals where I was diagnosed with everything from leukemia to the standard "it's all in your head". The pain was unbearable at times and I would be rushed to the hospital where the physicians would find nothing wrong.
They took out my appendix for the heck of it and eventually I had a total hysterectomy to combat the big"C" (cancer). It took years of counseling, and numerous anti-depressants to heal my mind.
Which is great in itself, but the physical pain was still there and remained a medical mystery.
Through somato release and cranial-sacral therapy I was able to become a whole person free of pain.
The source of the experience
References and further reading
- The Handbook of Osteopathic techniques – Laurie Hartman
- Craniosacral therapy – John Upledger
- Your Inner Physician and You: Craniosacral Therapy and Somato Emotional Release - John E. Upledger
Craniosacral Therapy II : beyond the Dura - John E. Upledger