Somatics for visual learners
Do you consider yourself a visual learner? A lot of people do. Some even worry they won't be able to keep up or enjoy the audio recordings I share with Think Somatics Online Community Members.
Here are key reasons why I predominately offer audio recordings vs videos, and why audio lessons are actually better for your Somatic Education.
We're talking Somatic Education
Well, let's start right there, with Somatic Education. Somatics is about working with your somatic nervous system, the part of the brain/nervous system that moves and senses what you do and how you do it. To get rid of pain you need to really start feeling and sensing yourself from an internal perspective. Not just your achy parts. All of you. Your re-educating your brain and body through your sensory and motor cortexes.
Muddling the learning process with extraneous input
As babies we learned to move by moving and sensing, repeating the patterns, which would lay down neural pathways to establish our motor patterns. It was a lengthy process too. As we grew up we may have copied certain nuances of our care givers, but our first learning is with us being our own teachers.
Beliefs about who will "fix" us
Our culture tells us that outside sources will have the answers to our pain problems. What is your first course of action when you are in pain? Go to the chiropractor? Get a massage? Work with a physical therapist? Stop moving? Demand pain medications from your GP? Believe everyone will need surgery eventually as they age, so why fight it?
Along those lines, when some people come to Somatics they are looking to their Somatic Educator as their healer. I am not your healer. I'm here to help you help yourself. Again, by becoming more aware of yourself. I can't sense what you feel from your internal perspective. That is your experience and yours only. I can make educated guesses, but you are the one with the ultimate answers. I am here to help facilitate, not fix.