Somatic Education: a unified mind-body
approach to Wellness and relief from pain.
Somatic education is a body-centered method: it raises your sensory awareness and opens you to feel the many ways that you are affected by stress. It is also cognitive: it gives you an active, ongoing ability to focus on your (somatic) experience, and use that understanding to support your healing process. This is why we say the work emphasizes your
self-care: you learn lessons about resolving the challenges of stress. You learn how to create - and stay involved in - the tasks that give the most support to your health.
Motivation and clarity about making choices
These are the main obstacles to Prevention.
Most of us just need to discover more ideas, and that will lead us to the choices. Being motivated means you feel good about making improvements; it works because it feels good to know what to do about your own health care.
Motivation means more than the mood you're in - it's not an attitude of commitment, as discipline is. It means wanting to go in a certain direction. It's not always easy, but a dependable attitude is what will help you create great improvements yourself.
The objective of these lessons is to help you increase your motivation. This comes from having more energy and awareness. I use my hands-on skills to help you relax and clear the stress from your path. The rest of the process is about clarification, and the discoveries that help you create a positive and more informed sense of direction. By relaxing, you find most of your answers inside, because you get quiet and learn how to listen to your body. This means the information is authentic; you will make constructive choices because it feels better.
Somatic education is about gathering the body's wisdom and developing self-care,
with emphasis on ways to deal with stress.
By learning to reduce tension, you create new vitality because the energy was bound up in tension. The next thing you need is insight: clarity is needed to support every kind of healing process. It is the opposite of fear and depression.
When education is a central element of health care,
we develop resources that improve self-care,
which is the key to Prevention. This model has its own definition of Prevention: "Learning more about health."
Body-centered education benefits your nervous system.
Wellness is about the ways you improve the quality of life issues that you know are central to your health.
Prevention is as important as primary care.
Wellness is a form of primary care
that you do not get from a doctor.
The only path to wellness is self-care.