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Stress Isn’t All In Your Head by Travis Rumsey, CNSF

You are amazingly resilient.  You can experience immense stress and, usually, your nervous system keeps everything together and you moving forward.  In fact, you’re so resilient that often you don’t even recognize the amount of stress you’re under, or for some, the amount of stress you’ve become addicted to.  ‘It’s just the way it is,’ becomes our mantra. And so, our stress patterns become chronic and over time, hidden and buried.

And because this has worked for us in the past, we keep doing it.  We keep stuffing down the stress and moving forward. But this isn’t what nature intended for us.  Throughout the natural world there is a time for rest and regeneration, a time to relieve stress. But in this modern world we live in we’ve forgotten, for the most part, how to stop bracing ourselves and simply let go.  We’ve forgotten how to allow our nervous systems to relax and regenerate. A nervous system that stays ‘on’ all of the time can create serious health consequences such as autoimmune issues, psychological troubles, bodyweight dis-regulation, to name just a few.

Anything that happens in the mind happens in the body.  Last I checked, my mind doesn’t live somewhere ‘out there.’  It always seems to be in very close proximity to my body. Hmmm…

In fact, many scientists in the field of consciousness feel our entire perceptive process, the way we take in and perceive our world, is done through our entire body.  Our body is the source of mind, not just our brains. So, it seems to follow that a calm relaxed body will help create a calm relaxed mind.

At the Neurosculpting® Institute, we’re all about teaching people how to get control of their health through techniques and practices based in neuroscience.  These are tools anyone can use to regain balance. In addition to teaching Neurosculpting® at the Institute, we also teach Tension and Trauma Release Exercises, or TRE® for short.  This practice taps directly into the body’s innate ability to release pent-up stress and tension. It’s a practice you can learn in a few short sessions. Once it’s learned, you can do it on your own whenever you need to let go of stress.  

Holding onto stress takes energy to maintain.  Releasing the stressful holding patterns, the stiff shoulders, the tight stomach, the tension headache, the clenched jaw, etc., releases energy to be used for more useful things.  Things like enjoying time with your family, boosting creativity, having more engagement with your job, or having energy to exercise. Carrying around stress and tension has a snowball effect, with stress building on top of stress. Releasing stress creates freedom.

If you’re ready to learn a practice that you can do anywhere and will allow you to release stress in the moment, check out our TRE® classes at NSI.  We have 1-day intro classes, as well as multi-day series. Just check the calendar for class dates and times.  


Travis Rumsey, CNSF 

Travis, CNSF loves explaining the science behind Neurosculpting, as well as guiding people to the transforming experience of creating choice in their life’s direction. In addition to being a Neurosculpting® facilitator, Travis is also a TRE® – Trauma & Tension Release Exercises – provider.  He has deep, first-hand experience of how bringing the body into the Neurosculpting® process through TREs enhances and amplifies personal growth.  He teaches these exercises to new CNSFs, as well as to the general public, helping them get the most out of their Neurosculpting® experience.

In his private coaching practice, Travis helps clients clear a path to an understanding of their essential selves, opening them to a life of strength and effectiveness.

Private classes are also available.  Please email [email protected] for info.

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