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"The Incarnation Taboo"
A strange mood underlies the culture of entitlement of the "Me" Generation and its maxim "You deserve ...", a very strange mood. It underlies secret envies, artistic perversity, short attention span, half-baked commercial products, gender issues, irresponsibility, and "Don't tell me what to do." Read about The Incarnation Taboo, here.
"Precision Positioning for Miraculous Results"
"The Psoas Muscles and Abdominal Exercises for Back Pain"
Breathing Protocol and Salient Points
"Breathing: Overview and Freeing the Diaphragm"
from The Handbook of Assisted Pandiculation
Troubleshooting Difficult Clients
"Why Won't Those Shoulders Come Down?"
"Why Somatic Education is a Body-Mind Thing"
"A Critique of the Strategy of Ineffectuality"
Principles and Practices
Organizing Somatic Exercises
We want our clients to get the most out of our work with them. Central to all somas is "pattern," or organization, and in particular, patterned movement. Good organization shows up as efficient and effective functioning; poor (or random) organization shows up as ineffectual or inefficient functioning. This paper talks about organizing sequences of somatic exercises to bring about higher organization in the person doing them.
Somatic Exercises: To Demonstrate or Not?
The current training in the practice of
teaching somatic exercises eschews demonstrations of the exercises in favor
of strictly verbal instruction. I donít know how prevalent this view is, but I think
that this development of teaching methodology is an inefficient teaching
strategy based on an outdated premise or even a gap in understanding of how
people learn. This paper is an opinion piece in which I tell you why I think so.
Some practitioners (after Wave 1) feel that
something is missing from their understanding of Hanna Somatic Education
that leaves them feeling a bit lost in their work. What might that be? Here, I suggest an answer and a solution.
Attention is a Catalyst
Attention is a catalyst for change; how somatic educators give clients a boost in their process of change
"Kinesthetic Memory, Kinesthetic Imagination -- A Quantum Jump in the Benefits of Somatic Exercises"
My Work is Not an 'Interpretation' of Thomas Hanna's, but the Application and Development of It
The Evolution of Somatic Education Techniques
"How Soon to Work with an Injury"
knowing the difference between pain and injury; when to start somatic education to bring relief
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