The approach centers on Somatic Awareness – Simple methods for releasing deep tension patterns in the body and creating a deeper understanding of your body as a holistic organism, which leads us to Self-Mastery.
|Breath||Regulating the nervous system|
|Movement||Engaging the body|
|Mindfulness||Revealing the subconscious|
The four levels of Somatic Awareness and Self-Mastery:
|Awareness||Conscious knowledge of habitual patterns|
|Discernment||Capacity to self-evaluate and learn new patterns|
|Resilience||Ability to maintain equilibrium|
|Agility||Freedom of choice|
We become aware of our habits, learn new ways of doing things, strengthen our ability to maintain balance, and finally develop physical and emotional autonomy.
The best of “us” is overshadowed by layers of conditioning and patterning, stemming from our history, societal morays, family, and belief systems. At the very least this creates a deep discontent. At worst we suffer from varying levels of emotional and/or physical trauma. I am here to help you see that you are NOT broken. We are simply so pinned to stories from our past that we cannot imagine a different way of being or a brighter future.
The way through this is becoming completely aware and present. Through this work we learn to engage the deepest part of our nature where we can begin to release whatever no longer serves us with the result of gaining autonomy and authority over our bodies and our lives.
“Our own living bodies also are interactions with their environments. Animal bodies – including ours – sense themselves, and thereby we sense the interactional living we are. In sensing ourselves, our bodies sense our physical environment and our inter-human situations.” ~ On Felt Sense – Gendlin
Bodywork is a collaborative effort between the receiver and the practitioner.
Bodyworkers are facilitators as opposed to technicians.
To be truly effective it requires the receiver’s full participation and presence.
Participation happens through Movement (passive and self-directed)
Breath is the most subtle and powerful movement and is key to the deepest and ever-increasing sensitization and awareness of the sensations and intricate connections within the body.
This awareness and sensitivity is the most effective way to address physical issues (old or new) and to bring the nervous system back into balance, helping to relieve many psycho-somatic issues and to create more resiliency and self-determination.
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