The human mind and body interact in intricate and intriguing ways. Our thoughts and emotions connect directly with our muscle tone, which reflect our perceptions directly and immediately. This connection offers bodyworkers access to our clients’ neuromuscular and myofascial organization. Our breath is an immediate and direct effect of our thoughts and emotions, moment to moment. In ‘Somatic Bodywork’ we will explore techniques and concepts that can be applied in a massage session with the intention of softening and expanding the mechanisms of breathing, facilitating parasympathetic responses. A goal here is to expand the effect achieved during a bodywork session to the client’s everyday management of worry and anxiety.
“Awareness also means learning what the signs of stress are in our own bodies. How our bodies telegraph us when our minds have missed the cues. In both human and animal studies it has been observed that the physiological stress response is a more accurate gauge of the organism’s real experience than either conscious awareness or observed behavior.”
"Without first addressing the underlying survival physiology any change in behavior is simply overriding through force of will."
"Trauma is not what happens to us. But what we hold inside in the absence of an empathetic witness."
224 N. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540
Rock Valley College
3301 N Mulford Rd.
Rooms 122 & 127
Rockford, IL 61107
16W501 Nielson Ln
Willowbrook, IL 60527
Our classes are taught by dedicated and experienced educators. Using proven teaching strategies, they make sure that every student finds a path to success.
We embrace a learning environment that will prepare you for the path ahead. Our classes incorporate traditional learning styles as well as hands-on experiences.
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