This is a somatic immersion of 20.5 hours of clinical somatic education instruction. This immersion explores the effects of stress, the startle reflex and habitual patterns of the neuromuscular system in a stooped posture. The stooping posture affects the circulatory and nervous systems flow through the anterior torso compressing the organs, blood vessels and nerve plexuses at the somatic centre. The unconscious tension (sensory motor amnesia) in the muscles at the anterior somatic centre contributes to restricted breathing, headaches; mid and low back pain, shoulder impingement, and restricted movement of the arms, 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 stooping 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 to teach therapeutic somatic exercises individually and in groups to manage pain, dysfunction and imbalance of the stooping (fixated) posture. They will also learn hands-on techniques of clinical somatic education which accelerate the release of tension in the neuromuscular system. These hands-on techniques also enhance the clients’ knowledge of their somatic system so they can better manage pain, dysfunction and imbalance of the stooping body.
This immersion focuses on the stooping posture at the somatic centre – that is the powerful anterior 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.