How we sit, stand, move, or respond to contact with others reflects patterns wired into our nervous systems in infancy. By early childhood, conflicting intentions distort these patterns. Feeling powerless, we attempt to survive and to win love by figuring out “the rules.” The resulting strategies may protect us as children but, deeply ingrained in our muscular postures and movements, they limit our choices as adults. These engrams remain outside of awareness, causing discomfort and dysfunction. By reeducating the brain-muscle-emotion connection, restrictions can be released, freeing lifelong behaviors that have organized around that movement, restoring freedom of choice. The protective postures are altered, deeply affecting the body’s habitual defense system and allowing a higher level of energy.
This workshop begins the process of relearning the ease, fluidity, and openness taken for granted as a child and lost somewhere along the way. It is for the sedentary; for the active who want to increase physical skills and reduce risk of injury; for those dealing with aftereffects of injury or emotional trauma, and the professionals who work with them; for the chronically tired and stressed who want to take better care of their necks, shoulders, and backs, and for those who want to improve their posture, flexibility, and breathing while deepening their sense of connection and belonging. This workshop is also useful for those in the helping and healing professions in working with their clients and patients.