MY approach to Structural Integration Bodywork can do inSPORTS MEDICINE that
improves injury repair and increases athletic performance. It also
prevents injuries due to tightness from happening, and removes spasm conditions
like lower back pain. This article indicates
how it complements your other therapies. With Top Athletes' &
Coach-Trainer descriptive Testimonials. What it does better
for you, and how it can fit into your existing program. This is a long, but easy to read
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IMPROVING ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE with a "massive"
connective tissue manipulation that's done in a way that releases the body's
inter-connected tightness and replaces it with an "integrated" system of muscles
and bones that work together more efficiently and more powerfully. This article describes what
the Structural Integration method does and why it works, from an accomplishment
point of view rather than a fixing pain point of view. It's an enthusiastic description of
how to increase athletic performance by improving the way the body is "put
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Stretching & Yoga
STRETCHING TIPS –
Why the body becomes hard to stretch, how people are inefficient in their
stretching, and how to do YOUR stretching more effectively.
Tips from a Structural Integration bodyworker who
spreads connective tissue methodically. These help athletic performance and the
ability to stretch in yoga. It's a method to lengthen and spread apart
your muscle's fascial, soft connective tissue part. This gives longer
length, usually easier, that an effortful type of stretch or a compensating kind
of pulling yourself back up for better posture.
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11 Ways Structural Integration Bodywork
– I've treated six yoga teachers, two of them Instructors in the intensive
Bikram's system. And they all received benefits that made their yoga work
better. Free 6-page
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FOODS FOR STRUCTURE - Based on my 25 years experience,
what foods will make the structure more stretchable and more easily treatable
with good benefits. They decrease pain, too. Whereas, other
foods I mention I've found tighten people's structures, cause more pain and make
it harder to stretch. Resources for some preferred items are mentioned. Free short
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Fixing Accumulated Shortness–
How shortness all over the body decreases physical and
athletic performance and
creates chronic pains, especially those that other treatments don’t fully fix,
and why they don't fix it. Lower back pain usually
falls in this category
Included is an explanation of how
muscles work, how they get "bunched up," and the five kinds of pain and injuries
caused by that significant bunch-up. Included is the anatomy of a tendon
pull and of a pinched nerve causing back pain or sciatica. This book can give you, and your
doctor, a mini-education on structural tightness. And it points out the
reasons that a systematic relengthening of the fascia part of the muscles helps
so much. Free
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YOUR TIGHTNESS - & the misalignment muscle shortness of your back problems &
the bone misplacements. Including describing the Basic or Standard
Imbalance. Helpful in Back Problems. This is a long question &
answer with a big, tight, athletic client, and I filled in more details as well.
This was from a few long emails. A number of pages article
What Causes Back Problems
& Why Other Methods Fall Short -
All the many back problems I've seen in the past 20 years
have come from shortness in other parts of the body, not just the back.
This article explains what those shortnesses are and describes the tensing we
automatically do that creates back pain.
(Overviewfrom the Back
Fix Bodywork book)
TIRED OF BEING TIGHT? AND IN PAIN? - & Tightness from
Stress? - An
explanation of what causes tightness to accumulate, how my stretching is
different from Yoga, & then procedures for fixing tightness & tightness caused
pain including foods, stretching, bodywork, books.
FIXING FIBROMYALGIA - Why Most People have their
and how to actually Cure it ! Using
Structural Integration Bodywork,
Living Foods Nutrition & Herbology, and
Body-Mind Emotional Release Clearing.
HOW OUR STRUCTURES WORK-
& Why We Have Problems - Chapter
excerpts from the Back Fix Bodywork book, giving insight into pelvic tilts & lower
back pain, holding in emotions, collapsing down versus straining up, carpal
tunnel syndrome, preventing tight shoulders, tensions of the head, stress and
mental strain. This selection adds acupressure energy flow understanding,
movement education and body-oriented psychology to the Structural Integration
principles. These excerpts are typical of the many more insights in the book. (A few Insights about Body,
Mind & Backs from the Back Fix book)
THE STRUCTURAL "FASCIA" FORM
- What It Does and What It Can Become
- Chapter excerpts from the "How to Make Your Body Work Better" Book, describing first, the
basic problems with "bunch-up," and then, specifically how that negatively
affects the face and head, including how it detracts from the presentation of
entertainers and newscasters.
Then it points out that we can improve the
body's shape, and function, by re-lengthening "interconnected" groups of
muscles, by correcting misalignment, and by restoring the body's innate high
level function as a "tensegrity" structure, rather than staying in pain and
tightness as a "compression" structure.
We can even use "structural body
reading" to see where the body is tight and prevent injuries before they happen.
practitioners are taught how to do this by visually looking at a person standing
still, by observing a video tape and by studying Polaroid photos.
Each of these very educational excerpts is but a small
part of the chapter it came from. Reading the whole book provides a wealth
few insights from the book, How to Make Your Body Work Better & Do More For You)
The Structural Integration Bodywork
Method pt 1Method pt
2 This "System" was developed by a PhD physiologist-biochemist and treats certain
elements of the body that other treatments do not by making use of some key
principles. This booklet parts 1 and 2 describes those principles. (very detailed - long
articles - from the
TREATMENT WORKS SO WELL Short essay -
The key concept of systemic fascial re-organization. Points
out the world-wide problem of structural tightness & that this method is so very
Psychology & Stress
Reichian Therapy, Netherton Therapy.
Bodymind Stress Removal, Trauma &
Available by Phone. Free consultation.
The Psychological & Stress
Removal Benefits of Structural Integration Bodywork – How making physical changes
in the Body Structure simultaneously makes significant, long lasting mental,
psychological & emotional benefits. We usually hear about how the mind
affects the body. This booklet describes how the body's structural
condition affects the mind, constantly, in ways that most people "ignorantly"
assume is "mentally caused."
Free 10-page booklet TRAUMA RELEASE BODYMIND THERAPY - a
method to remove old emotional and physical trauma from the body and it's
"energy fields," such as accidents, loss, abuse, war, etc.
Also significantly reduces long term negative patterns. Introduces my combination of
Structural Integration with Reichian Therapy & Morris Netherton Past Life
(before now) Therapy techniques
that's been highly successful for the past 17 years. Adds an ability to
the Postural Integration method that I was trained in. Free
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NETHERTON & REICHIAN RELEASE
PROCESSING- Typical Session Method and Kinds of Results.
What we do by phone or in person with the Morris Netherton
Past Life (before now) event clearing
Techniques along with some Reichian Methods. Much more details of the
results from doing the Trauma Release Processing introduced in the above
booklet. This article may be read before the above one and most people
will understand the technique and why we get such good results.
THIS RELEASE PROCESSING versus PAST LIFE REGRESSIONS - and The Cycle of
Therapy & Activity Regressing
usually means observing and analyzing in a 3rd person, observer sense, to
get guidance. But it also opens up strong emotional fears and sorrow that
it usually doesn't clear out. This method is an actual past experience
and release therapy that removes both the upsetting and repressive energies
& the negative belief systems that were also embedded. This method's
removal of these negative belief systems, implanted mostly by the other people
in the past events, is quite unique and very powerful for good therapeutic
results that happen right away. PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT PERSONAL &
PROFESSIONAL GROWTH SYSTEM - Using the Bodywork combined with Reichian
Morris Netherton Past Life (before now) event clearing Therapy
to access, clear up and integrate the Four Layers of ourselves that start out as
blocked and un-integrated from each other. Creates individuals who are
more grounded and centered, more compassionate and aware, more open and
receptive, yet also more dynamic and outwardly expressive. This, too, adds
features to the understanding I got from my Postural Integration training. Free
13-page booklet Download
PDF copy of whole booklet at article SUMMARY OF MANY
ABBREVIATED BODY-MIND PROCESSING TESTIMONIALS - Key
points made by actual people taken from both the Trauma
Release Testimonials page and the Personal Growth - Negative Emotional Pattern
Removal Page POSTURAL INTEGRATION
BODYWORK - PLUS - How I add Morris Netherton
Past Life (before now) Clearing Therapy Methods for Psychological & Emotional Release, Living Food Nutrition, Tonic Herbs,
Concentration Energy Meditation and other Energy methods
to the wholistic system of Structural Integration & Reichian Therapy Methods
developed by Jack Painter PhD.. Free article
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THE SPLIT LAYERS OF PERSONALITYthat develop physically, during abuse.
Outlines how fear goes one way, angry protection another way, etc.
From Lou's book about the physical affects of abuse and how to remove them.
This article points out why Structural Integration Bodywork is very helpful in
clearing up psychological disconnectedness. It explains that what
psychotherapists know about the mind is actually fixated in the body, too. Free article
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HOW CLEARING THE ENERGIES
OF BOTH SIDES OF OUR SCENARIOS...MAKES
“WHAT HAPPENS TO US” BETTER - Explains how we get embedded with
the energies of both sides of our stressful scenarios. The abuser or
victimizer's energies get stuck inside the body as well as the experience we,
ourselves had. Then it explains how the Morris Netherton
Past Life (before now) Clearing Therapy Techniques can remove the pattern of having abusive people continue to come into one's
life. Explains how it dissolves away
negative, automatic affirmations
from Broadcasting out of our bodies, even when our conscious minds don't
want to do that. Free
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THAT MAKES THE NETHERTON - REICHIAN PROCESSING SO EASY AS WELL AS SO EFFECTIVE
AND FAST- Building on the Bodywork and Reichian Therapy - We add the
Morris Netherton methods. All our patterns are foreign pollution and distortions
in our structure and energy flows caused by trauma at very precise times, not as
a general remembrance, and not as a "learned" conditioning. Going to
EACH of the specific episodes where the material got put into us, and speaking
the words and actions of each of the characters through the circumstance, clears
the material, whereas a generalized emoting won't. Free article Download PDF copy at
article HOW TO CLEAR MOVIE FRAMES,
AND HOW TO CLEAR THE ENERGIES OF A SERIES OF OUR PREVIOUS
EXPERIENCES, So that we can clear up our current stressful patterns. With insight about "Couples Processing."
This article will help you understand why we keep falling into
negative patterns and, of course, how to stop that. Focuses on the
Netherton Therapy understanding of multiple episodes, and discusses layers of
the pattern, including the hopelessness issue. Free
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THESE METHODS & SPECIALIZED KINESIOLOGY
- plus, how Structural Integration Bodywork helps Specialized Kinesiology be much more effective.
Explains how the "original" programming of our negative patterns was not made in
the brain, but was actually impressed directly into the flesh as the energies of
other people who forced us into the repressed attitudes. Connective tissue
manipulation bodywork and the Netherton Therapy "direct energy accessing"
techniques can remove this. Free
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Body Oriented Psychology & Personal Growth
CREATING A HIGHER LEVEL OF
BODY, AND MIND, PERFORMANCE WITH STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION -Your
body, and mind, can function at a significantly higher level. This is a good article to read if you want to overview everything, yet still
get a detailed and clear understanding of how it works.
how the Structural Integration Bodywork treatments remove large amounts of
tightness and strain, starting in the very first session. Then they go on to
re-lengthen the deeper muscles that are pulling tight against each other from
all parts of the body to all other parts.
This re-lengthening of our "inter-connected" muscle
system straightens out misalignment, and that corrects back pain, many other back problems and
pains in other muscles. Relengthening "inter-connected" muscles is a big
part of the Structural Integration approach.
The whole process also increases psychological and emotional
well being, significantly, in a number of ways. We can also add special verbal techniques to
access, and release, more negative energies and unconscious belief systems. This
emotional release or trauma release makes the body
less tight way deep down. And it makes the psyche freer from both recent trauma and long
term negative patterns.
Free 16-page booklet
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THE PRACTICE OF PHYSICAL REALITY -
Breath Concentration Meditation Sitting and Walking Instruction - A simple How-to by a long time Meditator
who is also a Structural Integration Bodyworker. How to increase your
power of attentiveness, concentration and focus by concentrating on your breath,
walking and daily movements. Might add some tips to what you, as a long
time meditator, already know.
This is a non-sectarian,
non-religious how-to booklet that teaches how to pay attention in the present
moment, and the technique, designed by experts, strengthens that ability to
carry it into one's daily life, work, relationships, and so forth.
This booklet gives instructions on how to do
this very well
established breath concentration meditation for calming & focusing the mind &
relaxing & healing the body. While my purpose is non-religious, this
kind of breath concentration meditation has been known to help religious practitioners of
Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist & other traditions to be able to pay more
attention to their teachings and embody the positive aspects of their actual
religious practice. Paying attention to the present and what one is doing
is a nice practice. It is another method to improve the quality of one's
life, which is what this website is all about.
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Compatibility with &
Other Body Therapies
How Structural Integration Bodywork is different from &
MASSAGE (detailedexplanation -
from the Back Fix Bodywork book) How Structural Integration Bodywork is Compatible with &
from the Back Fix Bodywork book)
Integration Bodywork is compatible with &
explanation - from the Back Fix Bodywork book)
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