A Novel Approach to Physiotherapeutic Mind-Body Therapy
Author: Vincent L. Perri
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Conjugate Gaze Somato-Emotional Release is a novel approach in the release of repressed mind-body traumatisms. The Conjugate Gaze approach works toward facilitating central nervous system processing through the activation of the hypothalamic limbic axis, and the use of specific reflex contacts and verbal cues. Such diverse topics as "the psychic space" and "the alternate psyche" will open new avenues in the treatment of somato-emotional disorders.
Developed by the author, SomatoEmotional Release is a technique for bringing psychotherapeutic elements into CranioSacral therapy. It helps rid the mind and body of the residual effects of trauma by anatomically freeing the central channel of the body. John E. Upledger presents the history, theory, and practice of this subtle form of healing. A result of meaningful, intentioned touch, SomatoEmotional Release allows for identification and removal of energy cysts along with their associated emotions.
The "inner physician" is that part of the psyche that can heal--when one becomes aware of the psycho-emotional issues that come with pain. Dr. Upledger describes his methods through personal accounts such as that from Mary Ellen Clark, the Olympic diver, whom he cured of dizziness.
My undergraduate training has been in the field of Physical Therapy, but like many of you I have been participating in the ‘school of life’ much longer! As you incorporate the basic techniques included in this book into whatever your current healing practice is, hopefully you too will experience the reward and joy of watching people change and heal themselves as I have. Following are the basic principles that have emerged for me through the years: Our bodies are all one piece, and what affects any part of it affects the whole. All layers of the body must be released to allow for full release of the whole body. As parts of the body release and physical mobility changes, mental and emotional agility increases To maintain these changes, the central nervous system has to realize the new possibilities for movement and incorporate them into natural motor patterns. To maintain the physical changes and new natural motor patterns, the energetic body must change to reflect the physical changes. As parts of the body release, energy releases and flows more freely throughout the entire body. As energy releases, memories emerge for integration into consciousness and subsequent healing of past traumas. As physical and energetic changes occur, belief systems shift. As individual’s belief systems shift, societal paradigms shift. This is a wholistic model that I am calling MultiDimensional Healing...Come join me on this exciting journey of discovering your unlimited potential for facilitating healing for yourself, your clients, your community, the world! Respectfully submitted, Carrie Cameron
Dr. Vincent L. Perri of Woodbury recently published his seventh book, The Healing Space: Understanding the True Nature of Inner Healing. The book is an essay exploring the relationship between two people in serious unconditional dialogue, and how the space between them can be deepened to facilitate inner healing. The essay is written for practitioners and laypersons who are interested in helping anyone suffering from inner grief and illness. Dr. Perri wrote this extended essay as a follow-up text for practitioners of the healing sciences, and for laypersons interested in developing interpersonal skills in grief and illness counseling. The essay elaborates on the work of Martin Buber, C.G. Jung and D.W. Winnicott to explain the deeper relationship of our interpersonal space, and how it can be accessed to communicate our deeper emotions.
This foundation volume presents a unique integration of the wide spectrum of approaches to Cranio-Sacral Therapy, providing practitioners and students with a broad and authoritative understanding of the discipline. The author covers the fundamentals of theory as well as the practical skills and techniques needed to carry out Cranio-Sacral work, and the book also includes detailed instructions for treatments, all of which are clearly explained in extensive case histories, photographs and illustrations. Based upon the syllabus of the College of Cranio-Sacral Therapy in London, UK, this is an unparalleled resource for practitioners of Cranio-Sacral Therapy and Cranial Osteopathy, and an essential reference for students.
Now in its third edition, this practical clinical guide for both students and practitioners is further strengthened by the addition of online video clips which demonstrate how to apply a range of massage techniques. The text’s research-base and references are fully updated, aiming to provide the reader with the most pertinent evidence to support the use of massage for particular injuries and conditions. New, improved and expanded chapter on Massage in Sport, including section on athletes with disabilities. Written by a sports specialist physiotherapist with experience of working with national teams at world and Olympic level Expanded chapters on Relaxation Massage (formerly Sedative Massage) & Reflex Therapies (formerly Specialized Techniques) Case studies throughout the chapters Evolve Resources – use your unique PIN code to access video clips of tutorials and demonstrations of massage techniques as identified in the book
Make Depression a Thing of the Past Depression is startlingly widespread in the U.S., with some 30 million people-nearly one out of ten people-taking Prozac to alleviate symptoms. One in four women will have clinical depression in their lifetime, as will one in eight adolescents or men. Yet even with so many on antidepressants, depression remains rampant and nobody is getting truly healed. Why? The answer is that the true causes of depression are not being treated, explains medical journalist Stephanie Marohn. Drawing on the successful clinical results of 11 practitioners from different fields of natural medicine she shows convincingly how depression can be reversed for good, without drugs. By treating the underlying causes of depression, rather than suppressing the symptoms as most pharmaceutical drugs do, you can have lasting recovery. So what does cause depression? Marohn identifies 16 different causes, from chemical and heavy metal toxicity to hormonal imbalances, t o food allergies and neurotransmitter deficiencies to intestinal problems and psychospiritual issues. And what heals it? Marohn reviews a rich array of successful, nondrug-based treatment approaches including applied psychoneurobiology, chelation, allergy elimination, neural therapy, anthroposophic medicine, acupuncture, herbs, homeopathy, CranioSacral therapy, flower essences, visceral manipulation, shamanic healing, and more. Marohn also draws from real-life patient stories to show how healing from depression works. It's all backed by science and clinical results. You don't have to learn how to cope with depression. The uplifting message of The Natural Medicine Guide to Depression is that you can actually heal your depression through proven treatments from natural medicine.