Jill’s somatic journey began in 1990 after an emergency c-section which led her to see Michael Reams (Seattle), Certified Rolfer®, to help recover from that experience. These sessions and Bill Moyers’ Healing and the Mind and the research of Candace Pert PhD, were the catalyst for pursuing her Certification at the Rolf® Institute. The concept of Structural Reality–Dr. Rolf’s organizing principle–is the foundation of the Rolf® training.
While completing her training, Jill was curious about a more dynamic process; how to actively engage the client in collaborating with the practitioner, instead of the practitioner imposing a treatment upon the client. Jill sought a more cooperative model that would enlist client participation in the work. Annie Duggan and Janie French, Duggan/French Approach (DFA), were instructors at the Rolf® Institute who pursued this avenue apart from the Institute. Jill studied DFA, became a Certified Practitioner and Instructor and worked with Annie and Janie for over 13 years in Seattle, WA and Barcelona, Spain.
In 2006, integrating structural principles, while focusing on a collaborative, dynamic approach to creating somatic structural integrity that focuses on client empowerment, Jill partnered with Martine Dedek to develop Somatic Personal Resonance Education SPRe®, bringing the theory and practice to its current evolution. In 2017, the Secretary of Health granted SPRe® approval to the Somatic Education Training Program in the State of Washington.
Jill has a private practice at Studio Evolve, Seattle, WA.
Contact Jill: 206.957.7773 or spre.jill(at)gmail.com
After completing her degree in Psychology and Sociology, Martine felt something was missing about her knowledge of the human mind and body. She pursued multiple movement therapies, including Pilates, GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®, and Yamuna Body Rolling. However, mind and body were not successfully linked until she discovered, DFA, a somatic approach that includes the physical and emotional body. After completing the DFA certification she continued her journey and partnered with Jill Ableson for the development of SPRe®. Together they have brought to work to its current evolution as a licensed Somatic Education Training Program.
Martine has a private practice at Studio Evolve, Seattle, WA.
Contact Martine: 206.547.5116 or martine(at)studio-evolve.com
Andrea is interested in working collaboratively with clients to help them decompress their body and enliven their system! This means that each session is highly personalized to facilitate small changes over time so you can see and feel big results in the long-term.
Andrea has a private practice at Studio Evolve, Seattle, WA.
Contact Andrea: 206.724.2748 or andreaburchak(at)me.com