Coming From The Core
"Coming from the Core" Workshop for Touch & M Movement Therapists
This unique workshop is designed for Touch Therapists including Trager practitioners who wish to learn more about connecting to their own central axis, and being able to reach the client`s central axis as well!
Connecting to yourself and to the client through the central axis enables you to move the client in passive movements in a way that give him the joy of feeling supported, trusting the support and letting go. As we learn to build a sense of existence in the physical body, we find that letting go is a direct outcome. We also find that moving someone else becomes easy while using your own central axis. Some examples for that, you can see in the short video down here.
What will you learn at the workshop?
Exercises that teach how to let go using the feeling of weight.
This workshop is an approved Elective workshop for Trager student`s/ practitioners level 2 and higher.
Day by Day Program
Exercises for building the central axis, Work in pairs on the mattress: stretching and twisting from legs and from arms. Creating a connection along the client's body and through the practitioner to the earth. Listening to client's body needs and create for him the correct opportunity to reconnect and to open up held muscles that are interfering in the process.
Using the same principles on the table with twists to the far away side and to the neer side.
Exercises for building the central axis, Work in pairs on the therapy table: Turning the client from belly to the side. Work on the side: shoulder work, back work connecting from the pelvis and from the leg the central axis! Turning to the belly from the side, work on the back, connecting the back to the pelvis.
Exercises for building the central axis, Work in pairs on the therapy table: Building up the energy of a fatigue body by connecting to his core. Connecting through the neck: Supporting the neck in different positions and connecting it to the rest of the spine and body. Connecting through the feet, connecting through the arm, connecting through the head, connecting through the knees, connecting through the belly and through the Psoas muscle.
A little theory...
The "Coming from the Core" workshop is based on integration of the work of two giants: Dr Milton Trager and Dr. Ida Rolf. The combination of the feeling of weight with the precise use of the body`s central axis allows deeper connection to the core both of the therapist and the client.
The movements that come from the core, well connected to the ground, reach the client`s core, and also connect him to the ground very clearly and safely, and in a way that gives a very basic existential feeling.
Coming from the core provides very basic needs of the being, of feeling at home, and of receiving existential confirmation.
This special relationship with the core is what allows the movements to grow, without losing confidence or the self.