We are currently in a time of unprecedented advances in neuroscience and brain imaging technology. These advances have given us new insight on how the nervous system works, and the hows and whys of human healing, consciousness and development.
It has been found that working with the part of the brain called the Middle Prefrontal Cortex, increases “somatic awareness,” or body sensory feedback. This, along with specific Autonomic Nervous System stimulation and sedation, produces something extraordinary.
Buried around your gut, or digestive system, is a second brain. The gut brain, also called the Enteric Brain, has a mind of its own.
Functioning much like the brain in your head, this system is able to sense and receive impulses. It records and remembers experiences, and responses to all kinds of emotions. Its neurons, or nerve cells, are affected by the same neurotransmitters (tiny protein messengers), as your high brain.
The Enteric Brain Technique™
Given a safe environment with a skilled therapist, an involuntary action or reflex can take over the nervous system. Once activated, it seems to be driven by an innate evolutionary master organizing force.
The Enteric Brain Technique™, originated and developed by Dr. Paul Canali, has allowed doctors, therapists and patients to directly affect and balance the Autonomic Nervous System, or ANS, including the Enteric Brain for the first time by way of somatic or body centered therapy.
The Enteric Brain Technique™ is a method of somatic sensory input using specific touch and biofeedback in conjunction with focused concentration. This type of mindful attention increases brain-body and brain-Enteric Brain bi-directional communication and feedback.
Sustained focused attention with Unified Therapy™ activates and develops the 9 Middle Prefrontal Cortex functions. How you focus your attention shapes the structure of the brain ~ it’s the core of health.
To those on the path of higher learning seeking truth and knowledge on a spiritual quest, no single process, technique or mindful practice could offer more. For the truths that emerge belong to no technique, method or philosophy.
I intend to continue doing my part to collaborate with the healing community to bring awareness to this critical piece of the healing puzzle and advocate for the inclusion of addressing these biopsychosocial factors in all of our healing practices.
Integrative Bodywork, Inc welcomes client referrals and maintains a Practitioner Referral list for our clients. For more information, please contact us by email or call Jim at 321-432~0775.
Our brains and bodies know far more than what is normally available to us. We are conscious of only a fragment of what we deeply know. The central nervous system perceives and processes a great body of information that is stored outside the range of everyday awareness. Some of this information is best handled on an unconscious basis. But conflict, pain and unresolved problems can become the source of chronic uneasiness, block growth and even cause illness.
During a Unified Therapy™ session, you will hear the therapist asking you to be present, tune in, focus, feel and breathe into an area of your body.
The Unification Project™
Jim Fazio, LMT, CSI, UTP, Healer is a rare breed of therapists that addresses the biopsychosocial components of neuromuscular pain, trauma, and anxiety, and supports those that are on the spiritual quest who seek purpose and meaning.
Unified Therapy™ - the cornerstone of Jim's work – utilizes a comprehensive, interactive brain~mind~body approach that incorporates multiple techniques based on a variety of therapies, supported by discoveries in Neuroscience, Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy and Somatic Therapies.
Consciousness and Healing
Unified Therapy™ has gained increased attention from a wide variety of practitioners including; physicians, mental health practitioners, physical therapists, body workers, neurologists, and psychiatrists.
Featured in a presentation offered during the 2011 Integrative Medicine Symposium held at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine, Eugene Ahn, MD, an oncologist, spoke about the vital role of consciousness in healing.
Bringing together many different disciplines and therapies to find common understandings, Unified Therapy™ has demonstrated very promising results particularly in regards to conditions such as: PTSD, Anxiety and Chronic Pain, which are often times resistant to other more traditional therapeutic approaches.
We invite all medical and healing practitioners to view the Unified Therapy™ introduction video which includes patient testimonials and footage of patients undergoing treatment.
Mr. Fazio encourages collaboration across multi-therapeutic disciplines. For referrals or for more information, please call us at 321-432~0775.
What we are trying to do is re-establish the connection that is lost between the brain and the body.
The front part of the brain – the pre-frontal cortex – gets turned off and the autonomic nervous system gets overly stimulated when confronted with life’s stressors and this eventually can lead to burnout and exhaustion. This state of mind and body is called “survival mode” because the brain and body have purposefully numbed out pain in order to continue on with life. By learning to re-establish the broken connections between the mind and body, true innate healing will take place.
Paul Canali, DC, founder of Unified Therapy™, was invited to spend a week in New York at the Ash Center for Comprehensive Medicine. Dr Canali was interviewed by Richard Ash, MD on his radio talk show, SICK & TIRED of being SICK & TIRED?, a live global broadcast at 5-7 pm each Sunday on WOR News Talk Radio 710AM in New York.
We invite you to listen to Dr Canali's interview on Unified Therapy™
Richard Ash, MD is an internal medicine specialist who is a leader in the field of environmental medicine. Once a victim of his toxic environment, Dr. Ash realized that there were no current methods of treatment that could deal with the toxicity in his body that was causing illness and fatigue. A graduate of the Medical College of Pennsylvania and having done personal research in alternative therapies, Dr. Ash developed a program that achieves dramatic, lasting improvement for patients who have not found relief from conventional methods.
Daniel J. Siegel, received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. He served as a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA, and is currently clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine where he is on the faculty of the Center for Culture, Brain, and Development and the Co-Director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center.
For additional information, please visit Dr Siegel's website.
The Hawn Foundation
Mindfulness Explored and Explained
with Dr. Dan Siegel
January 01, 2009
The Hawn Foundation is dedicated in supporting mindfulness training in educational & community-based settings. In this interview, Dr Dan Siegel describes the fundamentals behind mirror neurons, mindfulness and how we can begin to shape behavior through mindful practice.
How You Can Change Your Brain
Daniel J Siegel, MD
December 17, 2009
Focusing our attention can change the physical structure of our brains. Dr Daniel Siegel explains what is possible when we actively seek to change our brains, thus improving our relationships and stopping self-limiting patterns.
Introduction to Unified Therapy™
Interview on Unified Therapy™
Dr. Daniel Siegel on Studio 4 with Fanny Kiefer
Interview with Daniel J Siegel, MD
November 16, 2011
Dr Siegel provides strategies that promote the growth of neural circuits in the brain to support well-being, kindness & resilience. The information is designed for parents, grandparents and other adults.
The brain in the gut plays a major role in human happiness and misery”
The Unified Theory of Everything Human is a comprehensive model of human evolution and development.
From the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) ACE study, to the Center On The Developing Child at Harvard University, it is becoming alarmingly clear that both physiological and psychological health and disease, whether we thrive or remain stuck in life and even our search for purpose, meaning and spiritual quests, has more to do with our early childhood environment including intergenerational toxic stress effects on the brain than anyone could imagine.
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“Awareness, as opposed to avoidance, of one’s internal states allows feeling to be known, and to be used as a guide for action. Such mindfulness is necessary if one is to respond adaptively according to the current requirements for managing one’s life. By being aware of one’s sensation, one introduces new options to solve problems. This allows people to not react reflexively, but to find better ways to adapt.”
~ Bessel van der Kolk, MD
Beyond the Talking Cure: Somatic Experience
and Subcortical Imprints in the Treatment of Trauma.
In EMDR as an Integrative Psychotherapy Approach:
Experts of Diverse Orientations Explore the Paradigm Prism.
Francine Shaprio, PhD (editor)
American Psychological Association Books. (July 15, 2002)
“...consciousness actually unfolds through the development of body awareness, of learning to understand the nuances and the meaning of our internal physical sensations, and of our emotional feelings as well.”
"By developing the ability to focus our attention on our internal world, we are picking up a 'scalpel' we can use to re-sculpt our neural pathways, stimulating the growth of areas of the brain that are crucial to mental health.”
~ Daniel J Siegel, MD
Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation
Promote Health and Wellness, Not Disease and Illness
It is a Unified Theory that incorporates an interdisciplinary view aimed at finding the convergence (consilience) among independent fields to enable a unity of knowledge to emerge. An interdisciplinary approach bridges these separations and enables us to unite the healing arts and sciences into a new common language so that we may address the etiology or cause of conditions rather than simply managing and treating symptoms.
We seek to make this language available to all healing practitioners so that we can work together in this greatest of all human endeavors.
UNIFIED THEORY OF EVERYTHING HUMAN
The New Biopsychosocial Model of Disease, Suffering
and Mankind's Search for Purpose and Meaning
November 15, 2016
FIU - Miami, Florida
1 hour, 43 minutes
The Unified Theory of Everything Human is a comprehensive model of human evolution and development. It is becoming alarmingly clear that both physiological and psychological health and disease, whether we thrive or remain stuck in life and even our search for purpose, meaning and spiritual quests, has more to do with our early childhood environment than anyone could imagine.
For physicians and mental health care professionals, the new diagnostic advantages are unprecedented, healing persistent unexplained illnesses from PTSD to functional neurological disorders (FND) and the greatest mystery in all of medicine – chronic pain, anxiety and trauma. Real tools to promote not only physiological and psychological healing, but for the first time, to remove the deeply etched neurological scars in the brain and body.