Why Is My Child Crying- Is This Hurting Them?

During sessions with babies and children, their emotions can range from cooing to crying, and from agitation to deep sleep, many times all within the same session. Babies often cry because they are sensitive and ‘tuned in’ to the changes taking place inside of them. The process of being born can be quite intense, and perceived as traumatic physiologically. Therefore, releasing the stress of the birthing process may elicit a crying response. CST is designed to allow the body to recreate positions of injury, strain, or trauma, and release any physical or emotional aspects needed for healing . This is often undetectable to the naked eye or conventional medicine. As therapists, we must hold these positions to provide therapeutic release . We utilize the CranioSacral Rhythm to determine when crying is a therapeutic release relevant to the issue at hand, vs. a cry of distress. We are working to allow them to feel safe to express anything that they need to in order to release ‘trauma’, and are very mindful of not creating any additional strain for your child.

Also, keep in mind that although we often associate crying with pain or suffering, it has very therapeutic benefits as well. Most of us have experienced a good’ cleansing’ cry, and notice how much better you feel afterwards. Crying can be a powerful means of transitioning our nervous systems from a state of stress to that of relaxation and healing .

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