As many of you know, I have been working on a case study for the last several months. This case study integrates Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique (B.E.S.T.) treatments with professional organizing sessions for clients who have been diagnosed with ADD, OCD, or depression (or any combination thereof) and also have challenges with chronic disorganization.
Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique (B.E.S.T.) is a gentle, non-forceful, energy balancing procedure that reestablishes the full healing potential of the body. B.E.S.T. is widely used by health care practitioners all over the world who practice mind/body healing and who recognize that the body is more than the sum of its parts. B.E.S.T. is a system of health care that is truly state of the art in balancing the body’s energy field and nervous system.
My Story. I discovered B.E.S.T. after experiencing my own health challenges, which were ultimately diagnosed as “hormone imbalance.” After spending close to 20 years working with Western medical doctors on these challenges, I got fed up with the fact that I wasn’t getting any better, in fact, I was getting worse. So at the end of 2009 I quit all my medications and decided to visit an acupuncturist instead.
After nine months working with the acupuncturist, I was certainly better than when I started, but I wasn’t making the progress I wanted. It was at this time that a friend directed me to a chiropractor in a nearby town who used a technique I had never heard of: B.E.S.T. Something in my gut told me I needed to see this practitioner, so I made my first appointment. Two weeks and four treatments later I felt like a thousand pounds of baggage had been lifted off my shoulders, my brain felt clearer than it had felt since I was a kid. I knew I had found my own path to wellness.
It was at the same time that I met my B.E.S.T. practitioner that I started to become more interested in working with chronically disorganized clients. Up until that point I had mostly been working with clients who needed help with moving or who were otherwise situationally disorganized, few of them really had a full-on chronic disorganization problem.
After a lot of research I began to see there was significant overlap between the symptoms I had been experiencing due to my hormone imbalance and those that people with ADD typically had. Some of those symptoms included:
- “zoning out” without realizing it
- extreme distractibility
- difficulty paying attention or focusing
- struggling to complete tasks
- inability to sit still
- underestimating how long it takes to complete tasks
- having addictive tendencies
- acting recklessly or spontaneously without regard for consequences
- sense of underachievement
- not dealing well with frustration
- easily stressed out
- frequent mood swings
- short, sometimes explosive, temper
- inner restlessness or agitation
- craving excitement
- trouble staying motivated
- racing thoughts/”brain spins”
- needing to multitask constantly but never getting anything completed
Now, I was never diagnosed with ADD, but something told me that if B.E.S.T. could help me, it could also help my organizing clients who were struggling with some of the same problems. I received my B.E.S.T. training and certification in 2011 and opened my sister business, Synergy Wellness, shortly thereafter.
My research indicated that a large percentage of people who are chronically disorganized were also diagnosed with either ADD, OCD, or depression. Based on that research the case study was initiated in February 2012. Even though I felt strongly that B.E.S.T. could help these clients, I have been absolutely delighted at the results so far. Here’s what some of my case study clients are saying:
“I have been able to decrease my antidepressant meds. I feel better about myself.”
“When organizing, I am able to get rid of physical items that I do not need but have kept for years.”
“[I am] not dwelling – it’s getting easier to get rid of items.”
“It’s still a little challenging to get started [organizing], but once started it’s significantly easier [than it had been previously].”
“Depression symptoms are extremely less, only have a random day here and there, but very rare. Much easier to stay organized, still a little scatter-brained and not so organized in [my] head, still struggle with completing tasks, but it’s not nearly as bad as it was though.”
“It’s easier to get started [organizing], I still struggle a bit with the motivation to get started, but MUCH better.”
“I have been able to plan ahead and take my lunch to work – this is BIG progress for me.”
“I am more focused than before we started B.E.S.T. treatments.”
“My mental state/desire to dive into organization and decluttering is much stronger. I feel like I’m right on the brink of a breakthrough to putting it forth even more physically.”
“I have started a major project at home with all the piles of old [work-related paper] to sort through.”
“I feel like the depression is lifting more and more. Whether I am physically doing my tasks more than before or not, my mind set is increasingly changing and I can feel the desire to do it all truly coming to the surface. I feel the onion layers peeling back more and more, I’m very conscious of the mental changes going on.”
The case study will continue indefinitely. Interested in learning more? Please contact me to learn about participating in the case study or to be connected with a B.E.S.T. practitioner in your area.
©Synergy Organizing 2012
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