BioSomatics Education is an empowering method that supports the body's capacity to be posturally functional by overcoming neuromuscular conditions. It is a somatic, rehabilitative approach that restores voluntary control of the muscular system by stimulating the brains release of chronic contractions. It is a learning experience in releasing restriction of motion.
BioSomatics Education is an antidote to a condition called sensory motor amnesia, a memory loss of how muscle groups feel and our ability to control them. With somatic integration, muscle pain is quickly relieved as natural sensory motor control is revived. This effects an immediate release of involuntary muscle contractions. Free of pain and postural habits, one feels the ease and lightness of movement remembered from childhood
"Soma -the body perceived from within" - Thomas Hanna
BioSomatics Education enhances coordination and control in daily movement, athletics and performing arts. Somatic movements make the brain more intelligent in sensing and controlling the muscles. It is the inner change in muscle function that makes this possible.
Carol has been devoted to developmental movement since 1979. In 1990, she was one of only 38 individuals trained by Thomas Hanna. She has pioneered her own distinctive method of movement training that emphasizes alternative ways of moving, touching and awareness, which brings one closer to the body's inherent wisdom and autonomy. Her technique blends principles from Hanna Somatics, Neurological Coordination patterns, Developmental Repatterning, and Yoga.
Biosomatics, Movement Education, and Your Well-being
“This is an autonomous learning process, not one of imitation, performing, pushing yourself or being mechanical. What we are doing is learning, learning about our indivdual way of using ourselves and that knowledge becomes our power in refining how we move, discovering what will work best and reacquainting us with an inherent agility.”
“Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person's physical, emotional and mental states.“
“I have had a long standing curiosity about movement as a medicine. I call us autonomous human beings to emphasize that we are self-correcting, self-regulating human beings. Movement is one way to activate this ability to self-corrrect. Our loss of awareness and our alienation from our bodies is so extreme that we continually injure ourselves without sensing how we are doing it to ourselves. For example, we habitually hold ourselves in certain ways, such as locking our knees. The strain is there and is taking it's toll, yet our ability to perceive and feel is numb and the strain is not being registered.”
“Movement education is a pathway to regain conscious cortical control of our patterns of movement. This involves an internal process whereby new sensory information is introduced into the sensory-motor feedback loop, allowing the motor-neurons of the voluntary cortex once again to fully control the musculature. What brings about healing is that learning.”
“Biosomatics reconnects us to the body's innate intelligence and reawakens our awareness of our incredible potential as conscious human beings. Our individual style of movement reveals how we mentally process and interact with our world. How we move is revealing of our internal state of affairs.”
BioSomatics Education is a process through which harmful, learned adaptive responses can become unlearned--and then reversed. The powerful, yet gentle, movements learned in a BioSomatics Seminar can magnify our awareness of:
how we can create a more ageless, comfortable body with a full range of motion in all joints.
how the brain and nervous systems control and determine the quality of our posture.
how to attain more intelligent bodies, that break down less often and experience less pain.
our competency and autonomy as human beings.
awaken self-corrective reflexes in resolving pain, stress, restriction of mobility in the jaw, neck, shoulders, hips and spine.