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Monday, November 15, 2021

How I Talked Myself Out of Headaches

 How I Talked Myself Out of Headaches

** The chiropractic key to the mind-body lock. **

Educational Workshop

Unlock Your Potential +++ Fuel Your Brilliance

+++ Upgrade Your Journey +++

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Learn how to translate the old language of illness with the new language of thriving, free from unnecessary obstacles.

  • How to question the old and break apart inconsistencies with confidence.

  • Reflect on your past “ah-ha moments” to fuel your future “ah-ha” moments.

  • This is not a boring talk on types of headaches and treatments.

  • We don't treat, we complete.

  • I will clarify the ABCD Journey of The BFA Protocol.

$80 per hour    .....   
This workshop is available until January 31, 2022
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Your Body Talks When You Don't


You mowed your lawn and developed back pain.  You have really stiff joints every morning and blame your bed. Your shoulder hurts and you blamed it on raking, shoveling, etc.  

But here's some good observations I've made over the years.  People don't get pain every time they go out in the yard.  A lot of people get new mattresses and still have pain.   

Severe injuries don't happen everyday.  Freak accidents happen, but most of  this is coming from brain issues.

Reminder: pain is an unwanted nervous system pattern.  We need to understand why the nervous system picks it's responses. 

It doesn't take long to give someone a chiropractic adjustment.  I can open up the flood gates in the spine so the energy is delivered to where it needs to go (based on the brain's priority, of course.)

Most of my time is spent listening to people.   And sometimes I have to interrogate them.  (It's a loving interrogation.  I'm not going to yell at them.)  

We can blame the yard, the bed, or your icy sidewalk but that is not what chiropractic is about. 

It's about everything your nervous system has to handle at once.  Your plate is full. 

I will interrogate you and encourage you to acknowledge what your body is crying out for.   Your body is usually crying out for your deepest fears to be understood and alleviated.  

It's not the lawn that bothers you.  It's how long can you keep up with the demands of the yard?

Your mattress is not the problem.  Your sleep is disrupted because you're dwelling on a family conflict.  

You fell because you were distracted by a heavy work demand. 

That car accident caused you some acute injuries, but your anxiety about your future is perpetuating a chronic case of fibromyalgia.

There is always "tag-along stress" that people won't acknowledge.   People want to compartmentalize their problems, and ignore  Or it may be something that makes you feel defeated and stuck. Sometimes you have a "hang up" that triggers the fight or flight that drains your energy. 

Daniel Amen wrote a book called, Your Brain Is Always Listening.

We can use our injuries as a crutch.  We can focus on them rather than face our personal challenges. We can use our injuries as an excuse to postpone other pressing matters.  Meanwhile, an exhausted brain can't rebuild tissues. 

#1 Calm the fight or flight response with chiropractic.

#2 Get the Vagus nerve ready to rest, digest, and rebuild with chiropractic.

#3 Replenish your energy with Standard Process and good nutrition.

#4  Balance your thoughts.  Balance your time.

Move the Brain  **  Feed the Brain ** Talk to the Brain

Upgrade Your Journey.

If you need a Brain-Sense Boot Camp, you are in the right place. 

Saturday, November 13, 2021

A True Brain Partner Tosses the Labels. They Never Served You.

 If we stop saying the word heal, can it profoundly impact our lives in a positive way?  I say YES.

If we stop saying the word pain, can it profoundly impact our lives in a positive way?  I say YES.

Who will join me?  This is how you fuel your brilliance and upgrade your journey. 

I used to say the body is self healing.  It's a simple concept.  Even if you take cold medicine, your body self heals.  You can cut your finger and it will heal without a band-aid.  A broken bone will heal.  You might be in a cast for a while, and the pain will keep you from moving around.  But you are healing. 

But I don't want to use the word heal anymore for the main reason that heal indicates something went wrong and it needs intervention to be fixed.  It sends a message that you are a problem that needs fixing.  There is a harsh judgement that you are sick and not well.  

Let's do away with the words sick and well, too?  (Review my last post that you are already whole.  You were always whole, you are still whole.)

When you are in a stressed state, it is a healing state.  It may not be comfortable, but it is a healing state.  When the heart is racing, and the lungs are demanding more capacity for air it is healing.  It is not a state of rest, that's obvious, but it is a state of healing, meaning it is necessary to maintain the body.  It is proper for the situation.  

I prefer to use the word rebuild.  If tissues are disrupted by an injury, the body rebuilds it.  There is swelling, pain, and fatigue.  This is how you restore.   You aren't broken and need to be fixed.  You are actually using up energy to direct body functions and then your body needs to be replenished.

This tissue injury is not necessarily "broken."  It happened.  There is no need to fret about it.  It is an experience that the body responds to.  Even a break in a bone is protective because only one area was impacted which protected more of the body.  One break left the rest of the body unscathed. 

As life happens, the brain assesses and chooses the responses for each tissue, organ, and cell. When a fight or flight event ends, the brain gets back to metabolism and rebuilding. 

Your job is to show your appreciation and give back.  Chiropractic, rest, and nutrition is what the body needs. And a good attitude. 

That also means giving up the word pain unless you admit that pain is purposeful and not a mistake.  You may not like it, but it is purposeful.  You may feel awful, but the body is in a protective state or rebuilding state.  All that activity will be felt.  It's time to call it an "unwanted nervous system pattern."  You can decide to work with it, or work against it.  If you choose an intervention that adds more fight or flight stress, which by the way interrupts the rebuilding process, you will be in a perpetual state of unfinished rebuilding.  The tissues are weaker.  Your doctor may call it arthritis or fibromyalgia.  I call it unfinished business.  The rebuilding process is chronically interrupted.  

What's next?  You take on this new language and nurture yourself through an appropriate rebuilding process.  You avoid unnecessary fight or flight so you can replenish everyday.

My last point here: there is no disease, just adaptations.  

It's called the Brain First Protocol.  Follow the ABCD Journey. 

You are not alone.  Upgrade your journey and do it with like minded people who care. 

-- Dr. Lisa

Toss the Lablels.  Partner with Your Brain. 

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Your Language is Demoralizing. Can I Inspire You?

Before I enrolled in chiropractic college I learned chiropractic was a profound way to remove a serious obstacle that keeps people from living their highest potential.  

Then I became a chiropractic college student.  Ugh.  It was soooo boring.  How did I survive?  Does memorizing the nitty gritty molecular details of the vertebral disc give me opportunity to help you grow your talents? Um. No. 

I did it anyway. I learned it.  I wondered when we would be getting to the good stuff.  It didn't happen.  The information was oriented to pathology and disease naming.  I didn't realize my optimism was being sucked right out of my own brain. That was crafty of them.  I wanted to be a good student. This was the most challenging thing I had taken on in my life at the time. Not to mention it was self abuse, if you don't my openness. 

In my spare time, when I needed an outlet from this drivel, I did a lot of extra reading in subjects that interested me.  They were typically articles and books about the mind-body connection.  I searched out unique chiropractic information that none of my professors were aware of.  Hmm....There are two worlds of health language.  And the  language you pick makes the difference in your life.

The mainstream medical language we were all taught does nothing but destroy our self concept and confidence.  

In fact, children today are born sick, raised sick, and made sicker each year of their lives.   

Right from the get-go they have no idea what authentic health feels like....the vitality God intended them to have.  

Under the pressures to make nice with everyone around me and keep my business afloat I let myself get distracted with everyone's language of health.  No problem, I'll teach them....  Easier said than done. 

As I come clean here I mentioned some time ago that I needed to learn more about the body so I could honor the mind-body connection. 

People don't want to learn about their bodies.  They want to manipulate their bodies.  And guess what?  It doesn't work. Your brain is the boss, it will always take charge. And that's why people get disappointed.  They assume they can be successful with medicine, but they truly need to just be a partner with their brains. 

Step one is to stop bitching about pain and find out what it really means.  And second, stop using the word heal because the body does not need to heal.

More to come.  I hope you are still interested in this wonderful journey.  Today may be the day you Upgrade Your Journey.

That means to honestly turn over a new leaf and not just placate yourself with demoralizing ideas.