SPRe Practitioner’s Process.

As a SPRe®, Somatic Psychological Recovery, practitioner, I believe our own process is paramount. Locking ourselves away in ivory towers only serves the mind. While intellectual studies are important to our work and can directly help…

Special Occasion Tension.

“Human beings are complex emotional configurations. There is no perfect form, ideal type, or one structure that is better than any other. The shapes seen … are the consequences of human attempts to love and be…

Can’t Let Go Without Attaching.

How often have we been told; “to feel better, just tune in to your body and then do what it is telling you,” or, “just slow down and breathe.” The message is that if we listen…

Making the Invisible Visible.

By Joy Walker Have you ever played – or watched someone play – that kind of adventure video game where you collect items and skills and powers as the game meanders on? You, as your character,…

In Honor of Food.

It’s the season to express gratitude by giving and receiving nourishment; it is Thanksgiving. The territory of nourishment and its resulting impact on each of us is as profound and variable as our experience of love…

Fault.

We are not always able to quickly recover from terrible things that happened to us, or let them go. They enter into and begin to negatively influence our bodies and our lives. Whether by accident or…

Sated.

There are many types of body-focused work that ask us to “listen” to our bodies. What if the body is requiring something we have no skills or practice in? If we cannot respond to the information…

Con-formed.

We are all born with a blueprint to grow into our authentic self. The blueprint offers the most comfortable relationship with gravity as well as efficient movement potential.  Sometimes as children, we are prevented from developing…

“Molecules of Emotion” – Candace Pert, Ph.D.

” I can now see myself as an intelligent system, one that involves a massive and rapid simultaneous exchange of information between mind and body. My cells are literally talking to each other, and my brain…

Gut Instinct.

Did you know that the gut has a brain? It’s true; science has shown that the nervous system of the gut contains over one hundred million nerve cells, which is more than our whole spine contains….