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HANDS ON

A BODY-MIND CENTERING® LESSON CREATES THE IMPETUS FOR CHANGE

A Body-Mind Centering® Lesson facilities simple movement activities alongside gentle guidance through hands-on touch creating the impetus for change.

What to expect from a one-to-one lesson in BMC®

A typical lesson may include verbally directed movement activities or exercises and hands-on touch with precise, clear, often gentle approaches to facilitating movement in our tissues, fluids and body structures. Hands-on touch can be given on a table and/or floor mats. Lessons are fully clothed. 

 

One to one lessons in Body-Mind Centering® focus on the needs of the individual and offer a respectful safe environment in which to work deeply and intimately.

 

Each lesson will last approximately 1 ½ hours giving time for discussion at the beginning of a lesson and time for rest and transition at the end of the lesson. 

People typically take lessons if they are suffering from or in recovery from: 

long term injury and rehabilitation

long term tissue trauma and/or childhood illness or injury

repetitive strain injuries

chronic fatigue

stress & anxiety

sleeping difficulties

Rosalyn has been developing her teaching and facilitation practice as a one to one guide in movement education for twenty years and began to focus on the teaching of Body-Mind Centering® and somatics movement guidance in 2009. Rosalyn Maynard has regular supervision from registered Body-Mind Centering® Practitioner.

This is not a Therapy

A one to one session in Body-Mind Centering® is referred to as a lesson because this is not a therapy. Although therapeutic effects are often experienced and shared during a session the approach is about recovering the innate or natural intelligence that is invested in us all. So time is given to sensing how we move in simple activities such as lying & resting, standing and walking and recovering our own sense of agency and greater ease. This creates a bridge between more passive receptive experiences though the hands-on table or floor work and our own sensory self awareness, supporting active movement repatterning. Acceptance and curiosity guide the inquiry. 

 

"There is something in the experience of touch [and movement] that is not merely sensory, but that is potentially revelatory as well."

 

Deane Juhan - Author of "Job's Body. A Handbook for Bodyworkers"