Two approaches in somatic education are offered[table id=4 /]
Both Emballons-nous and Bones for Life share fundamental aspects of somatic education in focussing on the day to day movements of individuals in their environment.
Clients are invited to develop a greater awareness of what is going on at any time in their body and learn to move with less effort and more ease.
They are invited to explore a varied range of movements and by so doing differentiate between habitual ways of moving associated with tension and the development of bodily pain and new more ﬂuid , freer ways of moving.
As I guide this exploration, I use a very precise sensory-based language and will tend to ask many questions to illicit a greater sense of awareness.
The teaching beneﬁts from the recent dramatic advances made in the ﬁeld of neurosciences and knowledge about brain plasticity.
There are few demonstrations in this approach which is more of a sensing practice to develop awareness from within as to what is the right and comfortable movement, rather than to imitate an external model.
Different mediator objects (balls, long strips of cloth , rods … ) are used to facilitate the learning towards greater freedom in an atmosphere that fosters joy in discovery.
This teaching helps restore confidence in motor skills ( such as being able to balance, sitting or rolling on a ball, get up and down from the floor gracefully or learn how to fall without injury… )
Maintain or regain its somatic well-being ageless . All generations can find an interest :
1) maintaining the bones vitality and preventing osteoporosis
2) ﬁnding an alternative t the « no pain, no gain », regain form and vitality without violence toward themselves.
3) to develop a positive body image inspite of imperfections and limitations.
4) regain confidence in their mobility after injury.
5) develop fluidity to support their activities at work, in sports or in their creative expression.