“The mind controls everything”…. said Stephen Braybrook, the creator of BRAIN-MOVE, a biomechanics and movement expert led an informative and interesting presentation entitled, “Building your First Aid BRAIN-MOVE tool box”. The human mind, always on alert for danger, prepares the body for action to ensure its survival. The body, having no power of discernment, carries.. read more →

Lately, my Rolfing colleagues and I have been discussing our work of Structural Integration, the re-alignment of physical structure through touch and movement, and neuroscience, the study of the nervous system. Science has known for ages that the brain informs the body. The brain creates a message in the form of a thought and via nerves, sends the message.. read more →

The mouth, jaw, and tongue are powerful areas in the body. They express, take in, give out, taste, and are a baby’s first area of self-soothing and sensory exploration. While TMJ, teething grinding, or an aching jaw are obvious indicators of excessive jaw tension, studied observation of the mandible (lower jaw bone) to the cranium.. read more →

Thanks in part to my chosen profession, I am a keen and interested observer of posture, body language and movement. I am constantly fascinated by the many ways there are to express oneself through movement; there seems to be as much variety of ways to move as there are people. As Vancouver’s 10K Sun Run.. read more →

24 Dec 2013
December 24, 2013

Survivors

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It is my job to look at a client’s body and observe what structural changes could help the person move more easily, breathe more freely, and feel more comfortable. In the safety of my office, it is easy to do. I am wearing my Structural Integration glasses. My view is focussed on the arrangement of.. read more →

This four day workshop covered many themes; all related to using the body as a vehicle for healing. The difference between using the body to heal (“bottom up processing”) vs. the brain to heal (“top down processing”) is that the body can sequence and release egoic emotions (anger, fear, sadness) where as the brain needs.. read more →

As I walk into a room, I take in with my eyes the shape of the room, the brightness of the lights, the presence of other people. Sight is the primary sense from which most humans receive information about their surroundings. Eye movement helps determine what exactly we think we see. If our gaze is.. read more →

The endocrine glands are a system; Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen repeated the glands’ significance as a system a few times during the workshop and I have made several parallels between this observation and her unique teaching style. I heard BBC say that each member of the group must be ready before the community as a whole.. read more →

Its not everyday that one has the opportunity to study and learn from a true pioneer; not an instructor, or a teacher but a genuine original thinker. I was fortunate enough to study with one for three full days- and in Vancouver! No travel necessary! The title of the workshop, “Basic Neurocellular Patterns (BNP) From.. read more →

I have been asked by a colleague about tango dancing and lordosis…The following is my response based on my experience with tango and Structural Integration. I refer to the follower as a woman and the leader as a man solely for the purpose of easy clarification. The posture of the close embrace involves a slight.. read more →