The essence of my approach is from my understanding of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and I work with all levels and tissues of the body in various ways: sometimes light touch, sometimes deep pressure; sometimes quiet stillness, sometimes more obvious or quick. The client's body decides and I follow. That's just what's happening these days, and I really appreciate it. The primary focus is the innate expression of health; subtle rhythms of the living form; what's being called for. In a word, we're talking about FLOW here.
The core of the body contains cerebral spinal fluid which is always flowing like a tide between head and tail, a continuum of fluid gravitational movement, like the ocean with the moon, like a dance. As the whole system opens to this rhythmic flow, more and more of the body fluids, organs and tissues take part and clear communication opens inside. It is elegant!
There is an unbounded unity referred to as dynamic stillness which contains all episodes of experience, all impulses and changes of life. The pure experience of what we call dynamic stillness is what some will refer to as God or The Divine. When we are aware and allowing of the flowing life force that is always and unconditionally within us, the specific pathways for healing start to open up and the whole bodymind is able to reestablish its own connections.
We are primarily focusing on the health that's already here, which naturally invites the discordant aspects of the whole system to rejoin its flow, whereas many forms of body therapy primarily focus on the injury or discord. It's a shift in perspective from the usual compartmentalized way of perceiving. My sessions are directed by the client's body wisdom - the particular experiences of this very life - physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, genetic, other unknowns. There is a truthfulness in this approach that the wisdom of the bodymind recognizes, opening the door for surprising, relieving discoveries to happen.
I work with the body so my focus is not psychological processing. We can respectfully permit any information that shows up, allowing it to rest in the safety of the healing body. I find it liberating that the actual geography of life - the body - is where we rest our faith. This is where true healing happens, after all. When the tissues release the habit, so does the mind. Imagine, if the tissues no longer hold the history, the history resolves into learning and resiliency.
Imagine no longer needing to manage and monitor your health because you have come into direct aware connection with your true health. It is possible. This is what the phrase "Know Thyself" is pointing to.