Case Study

The lingering lung infection

Paula was a woman in her fifties who came to me with a case of lingering lung infection symptoms. She had completed the prescribed round of antibiotics and still had an annoying wet cough and phlegm that impaired her breathing. 

Embodied inquiry revealed a correlation between Paula’s symptoms and the sarcastic, derogatory communication that two family members displayed. She was a shy, quiet woman and had the habit of hold the hurt to herself. 

I worked with Paula to clear as much of the emotional charge related to the family relationship as we could, and worked with her on a communication strategy for her to address the family members she had difficulty with. 

One week after our session I heard back from Paula: her respiratory tract had cleared, and she was now breathing silently and with ease.