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Chronic Stress

Chronic Stress

At any age, we can improve our nervous system functioning. Chronic stress and traumas affect not only our body health, but our brain health also. We are a very complicated, interwoven being and stress is the leading factor of illness. Studies have shown that most with an autoimmune or chronic health condition have experienced some form of trauma/neglect.

We are born with our primary reflexes to help us develop and protect us. If we were lucky enough to have fully integrated as children, chronic stress or traumas can cause them to revert into their younger state of reactivity; returning to their protective mechanisms. This may help us in the moment to survive the situation but when they stay in this state it can interfere with our day to day living, keeping us in a high alert state. That’s exhausting to the brain/body. Or maybe we never fully integrated and have been just coping our entire lives. Coming from a coping state, we develop further compensations which create more stress in our system. Coping is not the same as thriving and we all deserve to thrive. 

Even when we have cognitively worked through a situation the memories and stress hormones are stored in our bodies. Unless we release them, they continue to be a stressor to us. Adele has trained in various modalities to help the body and nervous system release and reset. When working with adults she first focuses on stress hormone release and bringing the body out of its protective patterns before moving on to individual reflexes. With discussion and looking at the protective patterns in a person’s body she blends the usage of various modalities to help a person move forward; to let go of the past and build greater resiliency. 

Working on balancing our nervous system not only improves our personal health but affects those around us. Mirror neurons cause our bodies to react to what is happening in other people’s nervous system and theirs to react to ours. By working on calming and organizing our nervous system we can increase our resilience to stress along with our ability to be less reactive to others. If you are a parent, your balance can help lead your children’s bodies and responses. This can help lessen their reactivity and increase their sense of safety. The sense of safety allows us to confidently engage in the world. If your child is also working with Adele, balancing your nervous system will help them integrate more quickly.

When two people’s nervous systems feel safe together, it improves the bond. Unfortunately, most people are walking around feeling stressed and anxious, which results in unhappy relationship dynamics. By calming your nervous system, and the nervous systems of your loved ones, you enter a new state of mind that allows for a deeper, more meaningful connection. 

Much of this work can also be done via Zoom. 


Before seeing Adele, I was burnt out, my patience was non-existent and I felt like my anxiety was always at a level 10. Our son presented with health challenges from birth. I was exhausted from chasing answers, seeing specialist after specialist and advocating for him. My nerves were always shot and I was stuck in a negative loop of “I’m not doing enough” and living in fear of what issue or problem we’d experience next.

Our son started seeing Adele for MRNI and we saw remarkable results after two sessions. I knew there was something different about MRNI and all the other therapies we’d tried before, so I started seeing Adele myself. As with our son, I saw immediate improvement too. My anxiety subsided. I wasn’t constantly living in protection mode. Negative patterns of fight-or-flight began to let up. MRNI allowed my body to adapt in the face of challenges, the way it was designed to do. I feel safe in my body and am able to be much more present in my day-to-day life. On top of it all, spending an hour with Adele is a gift in itself. She deeply cares about her clients. 

I am a full believer that our children can only be as healthy and happy as their parents are. I’ve realized that as me and my husband continue to grow and heal, our children have too. Investing in MRNI for our entire family has been the single-most important thing we’ve done to change the trajectory of our life. 


As a pediatric therapist, my knowledge base around primitive reflexes was minimal. I would refer families to Adele for MNRI, but knew so little about the actual technique. I finally decided to take a chance on it myself after years of talk therapy left me with layers of deep trauma and stress untouched. Adele’s knowledge, care and manual skills using trauma based MNRI and Transforming Touch techniques have saved my life. Adele has rid both physical and emotional pain from my childhood as well as struggles into Motherhood with chronically ill children. She has been the driving force into searching for deeper answers to heal my family. I will forever be grateful to her as the reason I have come so far in my career, my marriage and as a mother. If you feel stuck or unwell in any capacity, seeing Adele will change your life. 


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