Perhaps you’ve read about retained primitive reflexes already. Perhaps you are on programme already for your child…
But did you know that retained reflexes can be hereditary?
In clinic, around a quarter of my clients are adults. Just like me, six years or so ago, some parents who have started their children with reflex integration programmes, having read a little bit about primitive reflexes, have recognised things in themselves and decided that it’s time to start investigating their own reflex profiles.
In some cases, people have suddenly twigged that, despite the fact that they sailed along at school apparently unencumbered, they were actually having to work a lot harder than they needed to in order to achieve.
In adults, retained reflexes are behind the following behaviours:
- over-reactions to minor things
- constant anger
- pain – in particular lower back pain
- excessive shyness
- motion sickness
- addiction – in particular to smoking
- misinterpreting things
- finding it difficult to take in instructions
- blurting and interrupting
- always needing to have the last word
- feeling victimised
- road rage
- inability to relax
What would it be like to not have any of the above “traits”? What would it be like to be able to relax fully, feel at ease, and be the person you were born to be?