Monthly Archives: January 2013

Somatology: A Warning and An Advantage to Clinical Practitioners

TweetShareThomas Hanna, the developer of Hanna Somatic Education, made a point to deliver lectures on somatology to us, his students.  In one of those somatology lectures, he read a poem to us, by Ranier Maria Rilke, about the statue of … Continue reading

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PTSD and Somatic Education

TweetShareQUESTIONER: I have been compiling a resource list for PTSD [Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder] and related trauma practitioners specifically around the Somatic Experiencing methods pioneered by Peter Levine. Since you have been working with Lawrence Gold’s “Somatic Education”, I’d like to … Continue reading

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Mainstreaming Hanna Somatic Education, part 4 | The Inevitable

TweetShareThe Inevitable The Association for Hanna Somatic Education is the organization formally responsible for mainstreaming Hanna Somatic Education.  How is it doing? There is no Association for Hanna Somatic Education “out there”.  The Association has its home in and as … Continue reading

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Ticklishness and The Trauma Reflex | Clinical Assessment

TweetShareRemember a time when someone tickled you. You wriggled and squirmed all over the place, didn’t you? Remember a time when you got hurt. You tightened up and pulled in the injured place, didn’t you? The two actions are related … Continue reading

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Mainstreaming Hanna Somatic Education, part 3

TweetShareFIVE CULTURAL STREAMS TO THE MAINSTREAM | HANNA SOMATIC EDUCATION (“Hanna Somatics”) Hanna Somatics can perhaps most readily merge into mainstream culture through five cultural streams: the military (including the Veterans’ Administration Hospitals) elder care public education professional athletics nurses … Continue reading

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