My Concussion – Final Thoughts

My bike accident occurred in mid-November 2010, and I am finally headache free as of Jan. 15th.  A week after the accident I would have said I was “back to normal”, but in reality I was far from it.  About 3 weeks after the fall, I started having intense pain at the site of impact on the left side of my head.  It wasn’t there all the time, but it hurt a lot when it was there.  I noticed it especially upon waking.

This went on for about a month, and from there “illness” behavior started to set in.  I started to think I needed to conserve my energy.  I started to avoid events that seemed to be overwhelming and a potential cause of stress.

I had a major a-ha moment at the seminar when a slide showing the difference between Illness and Wellness was the “I” and the “We”.  When we are ill, our focus is on our self, our seeming lack of resources, and having safety or control.  When we are well, our focus is on the well-being of others (in addition or ourselves), being part of a community and sharing our gifts with others.  With wellness behavior opportunities are seen even in the midst of adversity, we feel resourceful and able to take on any challenge.

It was during a Network Spinal Analysis seminar in Colorado that I had an amazing entrainment with Dr. Peter Fisk of Ft. Collins, Colorado.  I have been entrained by Dr. Fisk many times in the past, probably going back 10 years.  I let him know about my recent bike accident, and then during the entrainment I felt an intense rush of emotions after some gentle touches to my spine.  After letting the process happen, and crying for the first time, I felt relieved.  I knew something shifted after this energy was liberated.

The seminar ended and on the way out I had a brief chat with Dr. Donald Epstein, the developer of Network Spinal Analysis.  I told him what had happened to me and he suggested some specific SRI exercises, and I have been doing them twice a week since returning home.

Each day since I have been feeling better, stronger, and I’m able to workout with intensity again.

Going through this process made me realize I’ve probably had a concussion at least 2 other times in my life, and maybe more.  With all the discussion in the media about concussions, I was more aware and cautious about returning to daily activities.  I gave my body the time it needed to heal properly.

As with my first post about my concussion, I would recommend Network Spinal Analysis, and also SomatoRespiratory Integration or SRI to anyone recovering from a concussion.  Both are essential with connecting to a place in our spine, nerve system, or body, via breath, movement,  or touch that allows the body to immediately self-organize to a higher level of well-being.