Releasing Jaw-Breaking Fears

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As many are concentrating purely on energy work when chasing this goal of spiritual development, I want to point out the significance of the physical body on this journey. Therefore, consider also releasing on a more physical level. Years ago, a friend told me about this guy checking the body on a muscular status, testing muscle tension and balancing the glands and the nerve system. Due to the considerable impact these first sessions had on me, I want to share these with you here.

This technique is called:

Neuroreceptor Therapy
The Method of Proprioceptive-Deep Tendon Reflex (P-DTR) in Functional Neurology

by Jose Palomar MD

What is P-DTR?

P-DTR is a unique neurological therapy based on neurology, biomechanics, neurophysiology, and anatomy, which works directly with the Central Nervous System. Unique to P-DTR as therapy is understanding the role of sensory nerve endings resp. Receptors play a role in the function and processes of the central nervous system.
P-DTR uses receptors as its entry point to understand, assess and treat all kinds of dysfunction, pain and all kinds of symptoms experienced in the physical body.

You can check out the official webpage here:

The basic theory is that the body remembers everything experienced in the body. Every accident, every breaking bone, each operation, each scar, all illnesses, everything. This memory is not only part of the cells but is also saved in the muscles and the nervous systems.

My first experiences with P-DTR

Basically, I had no actual symptom I wanted to work on, no actual pain or physical issue; I just wanted to check out this technique. The results were unbelievable. My practitioner checked out my body and found most of the muscles active. He joked: “You are a strong woman.” This means that my body muscles are mostly never relaxed, always ready. But this also means that I am always prepared to fight or run, like the people in the stone age, where there was always the fear of being eaten or killed or something else. The practitioner explained that a state like this consumes much energy and might be more tired than I needed. This made me remember the sentence I used to say to people when they asked me how I was. I usually say:

“Oh, you know, I am chronically tired, but don’t worry, this is my normal state.”


The practitioner searched my body where this comes from and finally checked out my head, especially the ears, around my eyes and my jar. Then, we went on a journey about what kind of trauma I could have experienced in these areas, and slowly, I realized what had built up there.

I grew up in quite abusive family. My father used to beat us a lot, me as the firstborn only daughter, mainly in the face. So that is why I react when I hear a loud voice by throwing my hands spontaneously up to protect my face. This already caused strange situations with my husband, who was very upset, because he thought I would think he would hit me, though I didn’t believe that. So I unconsciously learned this action as a kid and how to react to screaming.

What was interesting for me was that my strongest muscle reaction in my body to something that happens to my head was sound, something I hear. This means that my muscle reaction is triggered mainly by sound. I remember my parents screaming a lot. I do not remember them ever having spoken kindly to each other. These constant screaming seemed to make me turn my head away from it, which caused a continuous asymmetry in my whole body, from the head, down the spine, the hips, all the way down to my feet, preventing me from walking straight. After deleting my muscle reaction to sound, my practitioner let me walk up and down. I felt dizzy but quickly felt my spine straightening, and I did not have to concentrate on keeping my feet straight while walking. This was already quite amazing, but it was just the start.

Another way my body coped with the situation was by biting my teeth together. Looking back, I realize that when there is stress or some uncomfortable situation, I grind my teeth together and keep chewing on them, which is difficult to stop. Even my mother kept saying this:

“Bite your teeth together, you have to endure this.”


I literally did this and kept doing this until today. And though I have worked on this sentence for so many years now, with so many different techniques, it is still remembered by my body on such a deep level, literally on o cellular level, that I never got completely rid of it. This made us concentrate on my jaw. Working through this, I realized what had happened more and more. On the one side, the beating in my face, and on the other side, the request my mum to bite my teeth together to endure all of this. I started realizing this fact as the reason for the following:

  • a sudden nasty inflammation of my lower jaw as a kid, followed by two operations with general anaesthesia – I almost lost all of my teeth in my lower jaw
  •  the long and painful journey of dental issues as a teenager
  •  the actual physical loss of several molar teeth in my lower jaw

Ultimately, I walked up and down again and felt really dizzy. However, I still could not believe that working on this level had such an immediate impact. During the following days and weeks, I watched myself closely and realized:

  • In situations of stress and emotional discomfort, I bite my teeth together, creating considerable tension, especially in my lower jaw.
  •  When experiencing negative emotions, they were often accompanied by pain in my teeth and painful tension in my jaws.

The more I understand the relation between the pain and tension in my nervous system, muscles, bones and teeth, the more I can consciously differentiate the fear hidden behind my body’s physical reactions.

The extent of discovered unconscious fears scared the hell out of me.

It took me a couple of days until I accepted how much I am afraid of so many things in my life:

  • fear of change
  • fear of no change, fear of what will happen if I don’t change
  • fear of being stuck, inability to change
  • fear of talking to somebody
  • fear of being myself
  • fear of not being able to be me
  • fear of telling the truth
  • fear of not telling the truth
  • ……..
  • fear of being alive, fear of life itself

“I am a person guided by fear”


I always knew this, but I was unaware of extending to what depth this is burned into the unconscious memory of my cells and nerves.

A huge “Thank you” to my therapist and P-DTR practitioner, John Braz, who supported and accompanied me on this journey. It’s a pleasure to work with him.
I appreciated his spontaneous reaction when I asked him if we can work on my body’s abnormal responses, and he smiled and said: “Let’s check it out.”
He gave me the feeling that “Long desired change is possible.” Thank you.

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