The Fundamental Concepts of Body Craft
The fundamental concepts of Body Craft that we integrate into treatment are; dynamic equilibrium, the central nervous system, and adaptation. These concepts are constants in the human experience and remain crucial to life itself. Without these constants we would not be able to survive in the world in which we exist. Because of the important role they play in our health, Body Craft's approach to treatment interventions are aligned to them.
What is Dynamic Equilibrium?
Dynamic Equilibrium is an intrinsic state of the human organism and can be characterized by continuous adjustments that we make in response to the equally constant alterations in both our internal and external environments. All living biological systems are constantly changing, adjusting to the inner and outer world. As a result the human organism is molded by its experience within these systems and environments.
Therefore, dynamic equilibrium can be said to be a constant. As such, human beings are in perpetual 'movement', a movement toward equilibrium regardless of the state of health. In our very essence, we adjust towards an equilibrium, it is the way our organism 'moves' in order to survive.
The Importance of the Central Nervous System in Treatment
Our second fundamental concept that informs our treatment exhibits the importance of the nervous system. The entirety of our nervous system is made up of a diversity of elements that inform us about our internal and external environment and thus our experiences in life. This system is very important to us as human beings. It helps us to gather, process, and in turn respond to all of the information around us. Central to this process of information management is the brain. The entire array of information gathered by our sensory elements are received and processed by the brain. The brain, in its inherent capacity to keep us in optimal health and vitality, asks the fundamental question, 'is the information received safe'? Based on the answer, the brain responds accordingly and results in a corresponding output. The output, regardless of the input, is always in accordance with preserving the health, survival, and integrity of the human organism.
Our third fundamental concept encompasses the above concepts by linking these innate processes to the integral outcome of adaptation. At the most basic level the outcome of all these dynamic processes, which affect the central nervous system and our brain, is the adaptation of the human being to its environment. Adaptation, like the above concepts, is also a constant. The resulting actions and adjustments of the human being are representative of the brain's role in keeping the human organism safe. Adaptation is also instrumental in optimizing the experience of human beings to its environments. Therefore, all these processes are the constant way in which the brain is helping the organism adapt. All dynamic interactions, which produce specific information, can be strengthened with proper clinical interventions which will result in the best adaptation for the human being.