Wrong but partly true, my brain is in my head, which may surprise some of you who know me!
So in that sense amygdala/insula conditions are in our heads. But they also are in our bodies. Separating the head and body really doesn’t make sense and is definitely not to be tried at home, folks.
However, many of us hear people say ‘It’s all in your head’ and feel misunderstood.
I choose to agree with those people by thinking and sometimes replying “Yes, because a part of my brain isn’t working as it should, and that causes me to be ill. If someone has a stroke they can often retrain their brain to take up the tasks which the stroke prevented, like speech. You wouldn’t tell them ‘‘It’s all in your head. would you?””
My brain works hard at managing my body, and when any part of my brain isn’t quite working properly, my body stops working properly too.
Brain-body are completely intertwined, interdependent, and interactive.
Calming the brain responses enables the body/brain to heal itself without interference from stress tensions and the hormones which are sent out to deal with perceived danger which the stress implies.
So we do the techniques in order to calm it all down, freeing the body to do its job properly.
The condition was in my head-body continuum and not surprisingly the cure is also in the head-body continuum.
We can celebrate that continuum as it is what makes us human. Celebrate that it is all in the head and also all in the body as we really don’t want to separate them.
Having been forced to stop working aged 53 due to CFS, I was later diagnosed with Fibromyalgia as well. (With the added challenges of hypersensitivity to chemicals, smells, various foodstuffs, bright light, noise, etc.)
10 years later I found the Gupta Program and started my recovery. Wanting to pay back some small part of what I owe the Gupta Program I later volunteered to be a moderator in the Facebook Gupta Forum.