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To Extinguish Pain and Get Your Life On-Track as Quickly as Possible

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Certified Hanna somatic educator since 1992




To dissolve your pain for good,
get instruction and help to renovate yourself -- and end up feeling as you did ten to twenty years earlier.


This option is for you if you want the fastest enduring relief from one or more painful conditions and no qualified Hanna somatic education practitioner is available to you, reasonably nearby; if your condition is beyond the expertise of your Hanna somatic educator -- or if you have a condition for which it is difficult get relief with somatic education exercises, done by yourself.
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"Dissolve Your Pain" means that pain is COMPLETELY GONE for good. (Rarely do sessions need repetition.)

"Renovate Yourself" means you get back the strength, posture and mobility you had ten to twenty years ago (or better).

Distinctly feel-able improvements come immediately during sessions. You'll start to feel more comfortable part-way into the first working session; improvements continue to accumulate as sessions progress. If you're like most people, you find that you feel and function BETTER THAN BEFORE your injury.

If you have a severe condition that has persisted or returned despite standard or alternative therapy, and you are both hopeful and skeptical about the likelihood of your recovery of movement health, a consultation by telephone will enable us to arrive at a clear, "yes-or-no" sense or whether you feel clinical somatic education is right for you.

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You get:
  • up to three one-hour sessions per day for five days (your decision), which cause lasting improvements substantially beyond those of standard therapies.

    Sessions consist of

    • functional assessment of posture, movement, and muscular state -- related to history of injuries and current pain status

    • clinical somatic education sessions that produce immediate and substantial improvements

    • instruction in applicable somatic education exercises

    • instruction (as called for) in The Diamond Penetration Technique (SuperPandiculation), a way of doing somatic education exercises that magnifies their effectiveness and accelerates the speed of results, particularly with difficult conditions.
    • You'll be confident that you are doing somatic education exercises correctly and are receiving state-of-the-art instruction. (Published programs tend to lag behind my state-of-the-art.)

  • pre-recorded, do-at-home somatic education exercise instruction needed to retain improvements through any possible soreness periods, to enhance the improvements achieved during sessions, and to keep yourself pain-free for good.

  • (THREE-DAY INTENSIVE) UNLIMITED MENTORING, FOUR WEEKS: live on-line, with camera, or by telephone -- ($2,250.00, separately purchased).

  • (FIVE-DAY INTENSIVE) UNLIMITED MENTORING, NINE WEEKS: live on-line, with camera, or by telephone for nine weeks, thereafter -- ($4,200.00, separately purchased).

    During the nine-week coaching period, I recommend that you check in promptly if, after two practice sessions of a somatic education exercise, you feel stuck or wonder if you're doing it correctly. I ask twenty-four hours advance notice for scheduling purposes.

If you get what you need before five days, you may deem service completed; the full standard fee applies. You may allocate unused session-hours to family members or friends (who should also have read, Somatics); however, any somatic education exercise programs for those others must be paid for separately.


Read the book, Somatics | Re-Awakening the Mind's Control of Movement, Flexibility, and Health, by Thomas Hanna, available at and at many libraries.


    Lifetime Satisfaction Refund Guarantee
    My guarantee pre-supposes that you follow my instructions for use of somatic education exercises during the service period, including the mentoring period, thereafter. The exercises are essential for "capturing" the changes set in motion during our sessions, the way, in university studies, one must review studied materials to retain them beyond the "cramming" period preceding examinations.

    If at your location:

    Lifetime Satisfaction Refund Guarantee applies, minus my travel expenses (receipts provided as proof, upon request).

  • (my location): three-day intensive: $2,500.00
    • (your location:) three day intensive | $5,500 plus travel expenses in excess of $2,000.00

  • (my location): five-day intensive: $4,000.00
    • your location: five day intensive | $7,000.00 plus travel expenses in excess of $2,000.00

  • by-the-day option
      up to three sessions/day (one week of post-work mentoring per day of sessions, instructional materials extra)
    • (my location): $600.00/day, pre-scheduled and pre-paid

    • (your location): $1,000.00/day plus $1,000.00 travel fee pre-scheduled and pre-paid, plus travel expenses in excess of $2,000.00

    Travel fees are included for by-the-day extensions of three or five-day intensives at your location.

    Lifetime Satisfaction Refund Guarantee

    Due to the limited number of sessions that we can do when people choose the by-the day option, the guarantee applies when we do all of the sessions needed to address your pain patterns identified at the time of functional assessment and you have diligently done the somatic education exercises given.

    I do not guarantee full results from a job partially done.

    At the time of assessment, we will go over the assessment, together, to determine what needs to be done.

    Because I give my best from the beginning, invoking my guarantee precludes the possibility of our working together again, in the future.


    All candidates for this special service complete an application form.

    and pay a $100.00 deposit (applied to the SERVICE FEE or refunded if I decline to take you as a client).

    Incomplete applications or applications submitted without the application fee will not be considered.

    On occasion, people apply whom I do not deem to be good candidates for the work and I say so. I do not guarantee results for people I have said are poor candidates.

    Please submit completed application and deposit (personal check acceptable) payable to:

    Lawrence Gold

    and mail to:
    Lawrence Gold
    11162 SE 64th Avenue
    Milwaukie, OR 97008

    For service at your location, you must arrange lodging and a workspace (including a treatment table), since I probably don't know the geography of your locality.

    People who have gone the gamut of standard and alternative therapies and still been trapped in their painful condition have usually found clinical somatic education is their way out.

  • special at-location service

    Paid coaching live on-line or by telephone

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    The Institute for Somatic Study and Development
    Milwaukie, OR

    Lawrence Gold, certified Hanna somatic educator

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