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The Gut Brain & stored emotions, Pierre Pallardy, osteopath, dietician and and physical therapist

Updated: Jul 14, 2022

It sounds dometime sto crazy to be true and it is: our gut stores emotions.

Pierre Pallardy, a world-renowned osteopath, dietician and physical therapist, shares that when he is working with clients and when massaging and manipulating a patient’s abdomen, he frequently observes that deep-rooted emotions and traumas are released and surfaced.

Why is this so interesting as when this is true - and it is by the way - for us coaches, and leaders when we are working with our clients, employees and colleagues we probably need to do something different than we did up to now.

According to Pallardy, deep abdominal work can at times an added value to the processes therapy.

Pierre claims that both Freud and Jung used techniques of placing their hands on a patient’s head and abdomen during sessions.

Even that Freud would massage a subject’s abdomen during treatment, what sometimes sounds strange to me as he was also know for sitting behind his clients.

Pallardy describes that in his own work massaging of the Gut area somehow can release lost memories and recollections, that is the same as I learned in Haptonomie in the Netherlands.

It is not new all of this as in the Chinese Taoist practices of Chi Nei Tsang what is a specialist massage technique for the abdomen and internal organs is originating from the believe that memories of our deep emotions reside in the gut.

Chi Nei Tsang is associating that the basic emotions as anxiety, fear, and sadness are connected to the different areas of the viscera. For example, anxiety is stored in the Stomach and Negative emotions in the large intestine.

When you like to read more about how to work on the Gut, Heart and Head connection, how to use it in every relationship it is easy just order "How Men & Women fit, finally understand your partner with the 3 Brains Theory " it explains how our 3 Brains are responsible for our communication behaviour etc. and what kind of specific traits they have and how to deal with it.

Have amazing loving days!

Christoffel Sneijders

source: the book Gut Instinct by Pierre Pallardy

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