Health and Wellness

Hope, Healing and WellBeing

Mary Treacy O'Keefe

Hope, Healing and WellBeing – Higher Brain Living with Becky Myrick

Becky is a holistic health practitioner with MA in theology from Yale in addition to a Master’s of Holistic Health from St. Catherine’s University. Becky begins by describing Higher Brain Living as an innovative technique of mind/body/spiritual healing. It’s a form of gentle touch that causes surges of energy throughout the spine up to the lower brain, where our fight, flight and freeze impulses originate, then to on to the prefrontal cortex. This part of the brain is where creativity, love, compassion and connection to the divine take place, as the most evolved part of the brain. After someone receives treatment, he or she then writes about parts of their lives where they are stuck or frozen with fear, a process which opens them open to making necessary changes.

The technique is helpful for people ranging from those who are spiritually driven and want more clarity about finding their purpose in life to those suffering from depression, anxiety or have physical issues. Becky describes how higher braining living differs from other types of energy work. Focus is on the spine, using gentle but quick movements. It also is a process involving life review by writing exercises including creating resolutions and action steps. People who use higher brain living feel lighter and more upbeat, calmer and less stressed. Confidence rises, enabling them to take exciting new steps in their lives.

This process often fosters spiritual experiences. For example, Becky describes how she felt bursts of joy, delight and gratitude after just a few sessions. Research shows the benefits of higher brain living are similar to those experienced by long term meditators.
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