HOW ADULTS CAN BENEFIT FROM TST (THE LINDA SCOTSON TECHNIQUE)
TST is a physical resource that is taught to adults for self-help either over Skype or Zoom or at the Advance Centre UK.
TST is also taught to professionals and both complementary and mainstream healthcare.
You will learn how to apply the Essential TST, carefully controlled, light, gentle pressures on to the lower rib cage over the diaphragm.
TST is a skill which takes practice to acquire.
You begin with a 30 or 60 minute consultation at which you will learn why and how TST may be of benefit to you personally.
You will perhaps be surprised how much you can discover about your health and wellbeing from your breathing.
This initial assessment is followed by two, one hour training sessions, two or three days or apart and one further session after approximately 3 weeks with return visit to monitor progress every 3 months over a year.
For the best result you should practise TST for thirty minutes daily. This time can be broken up during the day. You may practice TST almost anywhere since living involves breathing .
For example in bed, in the garden, in the car (if you are not driving ), even watching TV. Although it is best to practice at dedicated times and in peace and comfort, life does not always provide for this which is why TST has been made so adaptable.
More advanced TST training sessions may also be booked depending on the complexity of your personal needs.
It is also possible to receive TST as a relaxing hands on therapy.
Once learned you are empowered to utilise Essential TST for your health and happiness and to donate it to others.
30 minute initial consultation: £35
One hour initial consultation (if required): £65
Three essential TST training sessions at £65 per hour: £195
Further and advanced TST Training: £65 per hour
The effects of a weakened diaphragm on the mental, physical and emotional health of the mind, body, and spirit.
LOOK AT SOME POSSIBLE MENTAL STATES CAUSED BY DIAPHRAGM WEAKNESS:
Emotions too near the surface
Need to feel in control
Need to be right
Feeling hard done by
Sense of information overload
Difficulty coping with change of plans
Over logical thinking
Memory problems/ confusion
A strong diaphragm easily co-ordinates our many, varied, and ever-changing oxygen needs.
The effect is to deliver a clear, balanced, creative mind well able to manage life’s different eventualities.
Stressful events before birth and in later life can affect the diaphragm’s blood supply and be a cause of diaphragm weakness. This may influence respiratory control causing emotional breathing patterns, often locking an individual into undesirable, misunderstood patterns of thought and behaviour.
LOOK AT SOME POSSIBLE MENTAL STATES CAUSED BY DIAPHRAGM WEAKNESS:
Muscular skeletal problems
Respiratory related problems
Lowered stamina / Speech lacks power
Difficulties keeping still / hyperactivity
Body often feeling tense and stiff
Vagus nerve problems
Inability to get comfortable
Clinical conditions affecting health
Cold hands and feet
The diaphragm provides respiratory and circulatory health.
Its muscular strength gives the strong core needed to support movement and posture and keep internal organs healthy.
A weak diaphragm causes adaptations in breathing, circulation and posture creating many different problematic physical symptoms.
Differences in a person’s height, weight and life experience can produce individual adaptations to a weakened diaphragm which, if untreated, may gradually increase with age.
THE DIAPHRAGM BREATH BOTH REFLECTS AND RELEASES THE LIFE OF THE SPIRIT
The diaphragm breath:
Connects and includes,
Balances and refreshes,
Calms and brings peace,
Opens the heart and brings joy,
Is the strength behind unconditional love.
Reaches out, brings healing and hope,
Gives purpose and direction,
Is free, responsive and empathetic,
Allows creativity to flow.
The diaphragm breath holds the power of connection between you and the physical world you perceive through your senses. It allows you to respond with love.
The ability to trust in ones-self and to reach out to others reflects the strength of the diaphragm’s ability to maintain and co -ordinate it’s amazing and complex roles.
The diaphragm is also the main organ involved in laughter which provides health to the mind and body and releases stress.
Diaphragm breathing therefore brings freedom from anxieties, phobias and compulsions and enhances our connection with others.
LOOK AT WAYS IN WHICH DIAPHRAGM WEAKNESSES ARE ACQUIRED
Stress to the foetus before birth
Stressful events in early life
Emotional trauma / grief
Surgery and anaesthetics
Muscle relaxants and tranquilisers
Respiratory related illness
Your mother suffered pre-natal stress
Injuries to the ribcage
Fearful experiences real and imagined
Malnutrition in early life
When the diaphragm is weakened it is more vulnerable to other stresses.
Problematic breathing adaptations may therefore increase with age according to life experiences.
Prenatal stress may be a central hidden cause affecting diaphragm development and respiratory control, which is in turn the hidden underlying cause of many health problems in later life.
Your diaphragm is an extraordinary organ. Everyone should celebrate its contribution to mental and physical health and all developmental process
THE WORK OF THE MIGHTY DIAPHRAGM
Respiratory and Circulatory Roles
Flattens and lowers on inhalation to allow space for maximum lung inflation and oxygen uptake
Develops and maintains lungs and ribcage muscles.
Changes respiratory rhythms to promote good sleep quality
Changes breathing pattern to support the body’s ever changing oxygen needs.
Influences heart rate.
Produces increased oxygen circulation to areas of the body that need healing.
Influences oxygen delivery to and uptake in the brain
Helps maintain the body’s acid alkaline balance.
Influences lymph flow promoting immunity and removal of toxins.
Returns the de-oxygenated blood from the body and brain to the heart.
Changes breath pattern in response to signals from higher brain centres.
Memorises respiratory rate changes in relation to movement.
Balances body’s oxygen needs against available levels of inspired oxygen (homeostasis).
Influences blood pressure.
No single organ does more to promote life, health and well being
Creates postural stability and flexibility.
Gives the body a stable core.
Promotes head control.
Stabilises upper limbs.
Supports limb coordination and sensory integration.
Strengthens the sphincter muscles between the stomach and oesophagus to prevent acid reflux.
Assists defecation and urination.
Influences speech quality
Promotes coordination between breathing and swallowing
Influences muscular skeletal growth and body structure.
Exercises and strengthens all internal organs.
A healthy Diaphragm gives us vitality to enjoy and thrive in the activities of our daily lives
The Brain and Nervous Systems
Diaphragm generated breathing patterns affect the cognitive and motor functions of the cortex.
Diaphragmatic breathing is essential for dream sleep when most brain growth takes place.
Activates the motor cortex to improve the strength of movement patterns.
Coordinates movement and breathing
Produces a respiratory pulse through the brain.
Helps the activation of cognition, memory, attention, sensory perception, problem solving and language processes.
Influences and is influenced by all higher brain centres
Helps clear the brain of waste products and toxins.