WHAT HAPPENS AT THE INNERSPA?
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Life is lived out in the theatre of the body. ~ Dr. Bessel van der Kolk
Overview: During InnerSPA explorations Connie guides easy, accessible, satisfying bodymind awareness, rest and movement. The results often surprise participants. Surprised because of how long it has been since having that experience, or because they've never had it before. Rediscovering capacities ~ and the ease of doing actions new or familiar ~ surprises in a positive, encouraging way. Success adds up, fulfillment becomes a feedback loop, or doorway, to fresh experiences and regaining more of what's been forgotten.
Preparation: Ready yourself with curiosity and openness. InnerSPA embodied learning through sensory and movement awareness is different for each individual. With Connie you discover what works for you. Dress comfortably for self-paced activites that respect your needs and interests. Many purposes can be served.
Here are comments on some of the various benefits of embodied learning from individuals (and you'll find more mentioned by group participants here):
Over 14 years with fibromyalgia, I felt better during various treatments, but not so much or at all afterwards. With my InnerSPA sessions, the effects carry over. I've developed awareness skills and inhabit myself in a way I never knew existed. In daily life I monitor my condition and make better decisions. What a difference when I treat my body as a friend, rather than a ferocious enemy out to get me. ~ Woman with fibromyalgia
At my innerspa I develop awareness of bodily states without judgment, but rather with curiosity. What calls my attention? How does it feel? Under your creative tutelage I experience the pleasure of living fully and genuinely in the present moment. ~ Professor
In our sessions, I found out that my feet had 'forgotten' how to move, they'd become stiff and nearly inflexible. Since we awakened my ankle and toe movements, I have never had another fall. ~ Retired woman
I gained an increased awareness of my body and its needs. I particularly love having ways of integrating this into a workday. ~ Career counselor
As I change the way I think about my body, my physiology changes! Until I have it in my body, it's only a concept in my mind. . . . It's true, 'you don't have to do anything to get out of your own way'! ~ Jazz singer
I am not as old as I thought! I learned the pain I had been living with for some time wasn't permanent. ~ Registrar
As a scientific person, this was another planet for me. My understanding of this is still unclear, but somehow it works. ~ Woman with a chronic illness
What was particularly remarkable was how it felt as if you were allowing what was evolving, what was being created in the moment, to move. . . . Your gentleness helped me find my own self-acceptance. ~ Actress
I take up your ingeniously crafted prompts in ways available to me in the moment. Voila! I notice my sensed body has changed without my having to "do" anything "to it" and I am more at ease. My body purrs! ~ Professor
It felt really nice to be able to touch into the senses, summon up some pleasure so quickly. ~ Woman with fibromyalgia