Moving Towards Health – Safety


Every week in the Moving Towards Health course we focus on a different theme as a way to organise the session. This week the theme was safety.

What do we want?

What we all want, really, is to feel safe. If you think about it, almost everything we do, or think has an underlying motive to keep us safe. Whether it’s deciding where to live, who your friends are, what you want to achieve or how you behave – it’s all about trying to manoeuvre yourself into a sense of feeling secure and valued within your relationships and community.

Past experiences

Our sense of how safe we feel is very much influenced by our past experiences and how the autonomic nervous system manages our response to stress.

We talk a lot about the nervous system on the course, because understanding some of the theory about why we feel and behave the way that we do, helps us understand ourselves better, and that gives us the capacity and the tools to change.

Safety and Health

Safety and health go hand in hand. When we experience a sense of safety, the autonomic nervous system – the part that manages all of our internal functions and (most importantly) the stress response – moves into ‘rest and digest or sometimes called ‘safe and social’ mode. In this state, our physiology and psychology operate at an optimum level. We feel open, connected, expansive and full of potential. The regulating, healing, and immune systems operate optimally too, resetting, repairing and recuperating our bodies.

Feeling better through feeling safe

So when we actively and consciously start to build a sense of safety, and practice making it the dominant theme by which we live, we start to feel better.

And this is the essence of what we do in the classes, we learn how to bring ourselves into safety and then practice it. Then eventually, like everything else we become better and better at it. Simples.

Find out more

If you would like to find out more, or book onto the next 8 week course, do contact the clinic or call Paul on 07780239208.