16 October 2015

Releasing the Jaw: talk and demonstration from Body-Mind Coaching

You might not have worries about the sinking stock market, as this article from the Daily Grind alludes to. But you may still have other business/life worries that are subconsciously causing you to clench and/or grind your teeth without realizing – especially when you are asleep. And, as the article goes on to explain, such activity can lead to a surprising number of damaging health issues throughout the body.

As you might expect, tightening the jaw in this way can be the cause of persistent headaches, tinnitus and sinus problems. But the repercussions of teeth grinding and jaw tensing can extend well beyond that.

Julie Nicholls of Body-Mind Coaching is putting on a talk and demonstration to show the extent of the effect this habit has on the body and how you can address it.

This is your opportunity to blow raspberries and puff out your cheeks and learn other techniques and strategies.

Julie will show you how she works on the jaw both internally, on the tissues inside the mouth, and externally on the face. She is keen to point out that none of what she does is painful and can even have pleasant after effects.


Actor Matt Le Blanc said “I have funny bones. If there’s ever any kind of tension, I’ll always be the one to try and be funny to loosen things up.”

Well Julie’s talk and demonstration is about showing you how to loosen things up – albeit not by the means of stand-up comedy. That said, while Julie may not be a regular at Jongleuers, a bit of humour is often part of the treatment. Especially  when she tweaks your humerus…

AND as Julie is bilingual you might even get a smattering of French. Indeed there’s some relevance to that because in French, it seems, ‘se faire de la bile’ – to make one’s self bile – means to worry. And obviously when we worry we tense up and as as result the jaw gets tight.

The relevance of the reference to bile can be found in this online guide to holistic healing – lots of useful information about the gallbladder meridian flow with some downloadable diagrams.

So there’s comedy, there’s French and there’s blowing raspberries. Who hasn’t wanted an evening containing all these fun elements huh? SO:

Book this FREE talk here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/releasing-the-jaw-tickets-18324709700

When: Monday, 16 November 2015 from 20:00 to 21:30 (GMT)

Where: Natural Therapy Centre – 5 Bibury Road Swindon, Wiltshire SN3 1DD GB View map here.

The hip bone’s connected to the … jaw bone?!

You may recall the song ‘Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones‘ and it’s assertion that the hip bone is connected to the thigh bone?

Well! That’s as maybe but it’s apparently also connected to the jaw bone – clenching the jaw doesn’t just tighten the jaw but goes all the way down to the hips too.

The Core Walking website has more information about posture and how the jaw and pelvis are related.



It’s a common perception that the skull is one solid unit but of course it’s not. It comprises plates that move and adjust to whatever is going on – we’ve all seen the images of people hauling lorries with their teeth. It’s this that makes it possible. And if you are under stress then THAT’S how much pressure you are putting on your jaw, your head and your entire body. Is there any wonder you’re reaching for the Codeine?

But what about after?

The easing of the physical symptoms has to be dealt with first obviously. But for long – term what’s needed is to get into a good enough state to recognise that change, that a better and more desirable state is possible.

Once that’s been recognised and felt then the process of addressing the root cause can begin.

And, as the opening paragraph of this article made plain, there is always a root cause.

Now – get in rhythm with your bones – dry or otherwise – with the Delta Rhythm Boys. You know want to:

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