If you or your child are suffering with issues of anxiousness, insecurity and/or have a low tolerance to stress, it may just be that their Fear Paralysis Reflex is active.
In an ideal world this reflex is integrated by the 12th week in the utero. However, for various reasons this may not happen resulting in a child (and then subsequently adult) with many challenges which including fear and anxiety as well as possible other problems. An, already integrated, Fear Paralysis Reflex (FPR) may also become active during periods of stress and need to be re-integrated.
Reasons the Fear Paralysis Reflex may not be integrated include:
- Mother being under emotional/physical stress whilst pregnant.
- Exposure / sensitivity to electromagnetic fields.
- Issues of toxicity from heavy metals or other toxic substances.
We now live in a society where it is hard to avoid electromagnetic fields but you can protect yourself against it to some degree by purchasing EMF protectors along with various other devices that can bring good energy into your home such as Himalayan Salt Lamps and Orgonite Pyramids.
Challenges when FPR is Active
When FPR is active, there can be a number of challenges which include:
- Low self-esteem
- Tend to be negative
- Feel overwhelmed by events/life
- Behaviour may become aggressive/controlling
- Dislike of change
- Extreme shyness
- Social anxiety
- Excessive fear of embarrassment
- Fear of separation eg from parent/family
- Eating disorders
- Poor sleep routine
- Elective mutism
- Overly stimulated senses eg to perfume or touch
- Perfectionism, linking to fear of failure
- Low tolerance to stress
- Motion sickness
- Obsessive Compulsive
- Tense neck muscles
This is quite some list and it is not the case that someone with an active FPR has all of the above but when you start to tick a few of these off it is certainly possible that FPR is active.
FPR and Autism
FPR is also usually active in autism and, by integrating the FPR, improvements can be made. In fact using the Rhythmic Movement Training, a number of autistic issues can be resolved/improved. Autism, like most health and well-being related issues, is a name that describes a group of behaviours/symptoms. Often it is a case of looking at those behaviours/symptoms separately and understanding them, their purpose and where they come from to achieve better results. To a degree we all swing on that autistic spectrum depending on what is happening in our lives and the tools we have to deal with those events.
Adults with Activated FPR
As adults we often learn to adapt to certain situations so, whilst the FPR may still be active in an adult we are better at hiding or avoiding the challenges that are highlighted by this reflex when it is active. My own FPR was active when I did my RMT training and it made a very positive and welcome difference for me to have this integrated through the movements. The good news is that it is never too late to integrate your reflexes.
Integrating FPR can be life changing. This is done using the movements from Rhythmic Movement Training (RMT). As a consultant of RMT International, I am able to guide you through this process. The movements themselves take very little time to do and many have reported to find them soothing and calming.
If you would like to find out more about Rhythmic Movement Training and how it can help you or your child please get in touch.
ANN BOWDITCH is a member and trainer registered on the General Hypnotherapy Register and has run her own private practice in Guernsey for 6 years. She is also a practitioner of a number of therapies including EFT, EmoTrance, META Health, NES Health, Matrix Reimprinting, Colour Mirrors. Ann is also a RMTi Consultant – the only one in the Channel islands. She uses her skills to help people overcome many issues including depression, health, stress, weight loss, cravings, addictions, anxiety, insomnia, bullying and confidence issues. Ann works in a unique way often by combining therapies tailoring sessions specifically for the individual.
If you wish to find out how Ann can help you please contact her here.
Ann Bowditch GQHP, GHR Reg., META-P
Dip (Hyp) Hypnotherapy
EFT (AAMET Certified) & Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner
Meta-Health & Colour Mirrors Practitioner
RMTi Consultant, NES Health Practitioner
PSTEC Level 1-A (Advanced PSTEC)
Tel: 07781 111186
Ann Bowditch is a Member & Trainer registered on the General Hypnotherapy Register