How re-organising your space can help set you up for the new year

I don’t know about you, but this year I’ve been feeling a big big push to de-clutter and sort out my apartment to usher in the new year. With most people on a break between Xmas and New Years, I have taken it as an opportunity to really refresh the place! Obviously by refreshing I mean doing a big physical clean of the place and looking at items that I just don’t need or use anymore. As for those items that I do use/need/want in my apartment, I was getting an intuitive nudge to really put some thought and consideration as to WHERE certain things were to go.

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The story of the jaw, the face and trauma

A few months ago I wrote an article about why issues with the sphenobasalar junction (SBJ for short) can affect us in a variety of ways.¬†From my recent studies on biodynamic craniosacral therapy, I now have a more complete picture of how this can happen – and it’s all based around the dynamic of the SBJ and the face! In biodynamic craniosacral therapy, many people seem to think that all we work with is the cranium (i.e. the skull) and the sacrum. But it’s important to actually have a wider view at the human body, to understand that even the cranium connects to various other structures (like the facial bones and muscles) and that in term has a cascading effect down the rest of the body.

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The interconnectedness of the physical body to the emotional and mental bodies

Over the last month, I’ve been revisiting some anatomy as part of my biodynamic craniosacral therapy studies. In particular, I wanted to revisit the spheno-basalar junction (SBJ for short), which is the area where the sphenoid bone (this is a bone inside your head which you can’t really touch except for the sides of the greater wings which are pretty much where your temples are) and the occipital bone (the bone at the base of your skull), meet. Here’s a picture of it circled in red for you below (the view is from the top of your head looking down). The sphenoid bone is the top half and the occiput bone is the bottom part highlighted in green.

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