B.E.S.T. is a non-forceful, energy balancing hands-on procedure used to help reestablish the full healing potential of the body. It’s based on scientific principles utilizing light pressure contact on the surface of the body to address parasympathetic and sympathetic imbalances.
The sympathetic nervous system has an active “pushing” function; it’s like the gas pedal in your car. When we’re in the fight, flight, or freeze mode, the pedal is to the floor.
The parasympathetic nervous system is mainly a relaxing function; it’s like the brake pedal in your car.
The sympathetic and the parasympathetic nervous systems are both part of the autonomic nervous system (autonomic meaning it can’t be controlled by the mind) and work in balance with each other and directly or indirectly affect almost every structure in the body.
B.E.S.T. utilizes a noninvasive way to update brain patterns. When emotional thoughts such as worry, guilt, fear, or judgment become the overriding factor in our memory patterns, interference with health and wellness becomes the norm. This interference, formulated by conscious thought, which in turn becomes a pattern, prevents the true expression of our physical bodies healing capability.
B.E.S.T. uses a noninvasive way to identify the interference, update the emotional pattern, and then allows the body to function based on current situations rather than past experiences. Our body has the innate ability to heal itself, but it needs to be given the opportunity.
B.E.S.T. is about unlocking the power within each of us—the pattern for health and wellness.
The B.E.S.T. practitioner in my geographic area is Carla Gibson. She’s the owner of Gibson Wellness Center. Even if you’re not in the Crystal Lake, Illinois area, you can find out a lot more about this wonderful energy-based modality by looking through her website.
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– Laurie Buchanan
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