This is a somatic immersion of 20 hours of clinical somatic education instruction. This immersion explores the effects of the actions of work and lifting, the landau reflex and habitual patterns of the neuromuscular system in an arched posture. The arched posture compresses the head and spine toward one another. This compression of the posterior torso contributes to the most common chronic pain of the low back which occurs at the spinal-pelvic Centrum. This compression also contributes to stiffness of the spine often attributed to old age. The unconscious tension (sensory motor amnesia) in the muscles at the posterior somatic centre contributes to headaches; mid and low back pain, facet and SI joint dysfunction, and restricted movement of the head and pelvis.
Applied Somatics training offers a hands-on systems approach with techniques which help accelerate the release of the neuromuscular system. The hands-on techniques enhance the client’s knowledge of their somatic system so they can better manage pain, dysfunction and imbalance of the arching body.
Somatic releases allow practitioners to work with their clients to release tension patterns quickly and effectively with less strain on the practitioner’s body. Clients delight in the ease and speed which Somatics helps change their pain patterns.
Healthcare professionals will learn hands-on techniques of clinical somatic education which accelerate the release of the neuromuscular system. These hands-on techniques also enhance the clients’ knowledge of their somatic system (autonomic vs. somatic) so they can better manage pain, dysfunction and imbalance of the arching body. They will also learn to teach therapeutic somatic exercises individually and in groups to manage pain, dysfunction and imbalance of the arched (retracted) posture.
This immersion focuses on the arching posture at the somatic centre – that is the powerful posterior muscles of locomotion and posture between the head/pelvis and hips/shoulders. Included in the training is a booklet demonstrating the hands-on clinical somatic education techniques and individual somatic exercise handouts.