The mind and the body are connected. But just how connected are they?
Dr. Daniel Schilling, Master QNRT Practitioner, chiropractor, and kinesiologist at Secoya Health, explains how stress and trauma can linger in the brain and cause physical conditions in an interview for the Well Connected Twin Cities Podcast.
“The brain tells the muscles what to do and the muscles move the joints.” Speaking to the mind-body connection, Dr. Schilling explains that as a chiropractor, addressing the body without addressing the brain would not lead to long-term results.
“95% of what the person brings ins neurological or neuroemotional in basis but it manifests in the somatic tissues,” says Dr. Schilling. Meaning, a stress response taking place in the brain can contribute to a change in balance or posture, and show up as knee or back pain, even digestive issues.
When the body is experiencing a chronic underlying stress, conscious or subconsciously, it manifests in our physical bodies. Dr. Schilling describes this connection, “every single tissue in your body has a stress tissue with it.”
The body is physically processing all emotional responses, those we’re aware of and those that are now locked away in the subconscious brain.
To solve the issues, there must be awareness of the issue. Which is where QNRT can be helpful.
QNRT is the acronym for Quantum Neuro Reset Therapy. As one of two Certified Master Practitioners of QNRT in the state of Minnesota, Dr. Schilling uses a set of nervous system testing tools and biofeedback to identify which part of the brain a stressor is being held.
During a QNRT session, the practitioner guides the participant through nervous system testing, noting slight changes in posture and other subtle physical changes indicating a specific adverse event or emotional stress. Specific physical responses are indicative of where the emotional response is being held in the brain.
After the stress has been identified and located, QNRT facilitates a “reset”. The QNRT practitioner is able to clarify to the participant how the current adverse reaction to the emotional trigger was originally designed to protect them, but now is outdated and causing harm.
A QNRT reset is training the brain to respond differently to the emotional trigger. Continuing with the reset, the practitioner activates the nervous system and supports the creation of new neurological patterns to activate in your brain in response to the original emotional stress. This new response is more supportive to whole-body health and allows the participant to move beyond it.
“It’s not about reliving it. It’s about finding it, re-patterning it in the brain, and then moving on,” says Dr. Schilling. “The events in our lives can either be wisdom to propel us forward or be anchors to our past.”
QNRT is using what we know about the neuroscience and mind-body connection to address the true root of the dis-ease.
But why does QNRT work? Hear more about how this neural reprogramming is helping people with a variety of conditions when you listen to the full episode.
Dr. Schilling also shares with us what we can do today to incorporate the fundamentals of this impactful therapy.