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Cyclist & Sports Maintenance Packages
Body-Mind Integrative Energy-Bodywork
 
Christopher Pringer
Reiki Master, Ordained Minister (S.H.E.S.)
(S.H.E.S. : Spiritual Healers & Earth Stewards Congregation)


Integrative Body-Energy-Worker & Counselor
"Bodywork": advanced professional therapeutic modalities & techniques
Personal Coach in Body-Mind Awareness
Muscle / Connective Tissue Injury Prevention Specialist

Including sports-specific or more "generic" massage therapy

for cyclists, other athletes, office stress, etc


By Appointment Only
Seattle, WA (Ballard)

206-286-0899          chris.pringer@iinet.com

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"Integration": put very simply, refers to one's re-organizing all aspects of oneself (including those of the emotional body) into an optimal working whole. Which is also a way of describing the basis of Gestalt Psychology, or even the "Wholistic Approach" to preventive maintenance. And which describes the basis of my approach to therapy. Note: any form of counseling is optional in your session-work with me.
 
Chris Pringer of Body-Mind Integration Therapies, 10-23-16
Chris Pringer, Fall 2016

Testimonials 
(separate page)
 

 

      Elaborated Definition of Integration:
In the wholistic or therapeutic sense, implies that the information or skills (whether of the past, remembered, or forgotten) are re-organized and then learned from, in such a healthfully complete or "Integral" way (*Love-Wisdom* in application), that it is understood and used for the highest good. This transforms the most destructive material- that which has been repressed or denied, ie: from trauma - to manageable feelings and information. Sources of which (trauma) can be surprising, and effects of which can be wide-ranging. Other benefits (for which therapies can be specifically geared) include overall preventive maintenance, injury prevention, emotional intelligence-(EQ)-geared neuroplasticity benefits, not to mention more clarity and peace of mind. Most of this site's writings have been focused around the later set, as the process(es) in my own work may involve the "Synergy" of many systems. Whereas the essay, "Body-Mind Integration in Personal Growth Process," (published in "Massage Magazine" in 1992 - on the "leading edge" at the time) explains in lay-technical terms the traumatic origins of body-memory storage, as well as the process of healing. That writing leads off the "Body-Mind Integration Essays" page, which includes a number of related essays, charts, and links to more of same.
     About "Chalice-Bridge":
The sacred-geomentry-rendered Chalice (here) is the estoric representation of the Body-Mind relationships, and of an ideal, or at least optimal, "integration" of the many related dynamics within. Hence the "Chalice-Bridging" and "Arts & Sciences" connotations at various pages at this site, where there is a fair amount of elaboration on these themes. And, by the way, at my Gallery at Fine Art America, the artwork can be viewed in much greater scale and resolution.

Services Offered   (Summary)
Injury Treatment, Injury Prevention

          In General, I employ a variety of energy & body work, as well as body awareness approaches for therapeutic relaxation and addressing chronic pain for short AND long term. A retired doctor client calls me a "muscle injury treatment specialist", but I prefer "connective tissue prevention specialist" (referring also to the bones, as the muscles move and stabilize them) or even "tune-up specialist".
          Detecting tension in is my realm of expertise. As I do hands-on work, I assess where, how, & why stress is held, how to strategize goal-setting for reducing that, preventing its recurrence, and/or managing it if/when it does. I translate that into applying the most optimal techniques for addressing the situation. On pain medications? If you like, I may instruct or counsel in self-tuning & prevention (see right column).
          Rates: A wide variety of packages, including for individual sessions, are available (chart & details further below).
          Background: I draw upon my energy work experience since 1980-82, my massage related training & practice since 1984, which includes over 1700 hours of formal studies & practicum. References: available upon request. Testimonials: available (on a separate page).
          Confidentiality: maintained for session content, client ID, etc.

Cyclist & Sports Maintenance Packages

Sample Approaches & Techniques

      ¤     Massage / Bodywork Therapies, including Sports Massage, especially for cyclist-related complaints and minor injuries.
      ¤     Integrative Reiki: a multi-faceted energy balancing system which may include Reiki, Yi Ren Medical Qigong, Polarity Work, Therapeutic Touch, other Energy Balancing approaches, touch-based or other types of focus on energy points.
      ¤     Reiki Therapy (by itself)
      ¤     Preventative Health Maintenance Counseling: Coaching / Instruction based in Body-Mind Awareness based Preventative Health Maintenance and Yi Ren Qigong. This would include exercises for working with muscle strength, energy levels, minor injuries/ maintenance for cyclists and other athletes, specific areas of chronic pain or stiffness.

Bodywork / Massage Training
(1727 Total Hrs include Energy Work & Counseling. Details on training, certifications, & experience in section further below)

        Most of my formal training was at The New Mexico Academy of Massage & Advanced Healing Arts, Santa Fe, NM (837 Hrs plus 250 hours journalized practicum), an AMTA accredited school, Sept. ‘84 to June ‘85. This included Esalen & Swedish Massage, Deep/ Connective Tissue Work, Neuro-Muscular Re-Education, Proprio-Neural Facilitation, Orthobionomy, Myotherapy, Reflexology, Shiatsu, Acupressure, Jin Shin Jit Su, Trager/Joint Mobilization, Strain Counter-Strain, & Hydrotherapy.

       Advanced "bodywork" courses since then (165 Hrs) include Muscle Energy Technique, Treatment of Common Injuries, Clinical Study-Low-Back Pain & Dysfunction, Myofascial Massage Therapy for Low Back Pain, Aston Patterning, “Whiplash, Spinal Trauma & the Chiropractic Personal Injury Case,” Hakomi Bodywork Workshops.

Reiki / Qigong/ Energy-Work

      Put very simply, it's like applying jumper cables to a battery and conveying a charge via the natural flow of energy through established channels in the body. How? We are bio-electric neuro-cellular connected beings and thereby responsive to the focused intentions of our own minds. Science recognizes that, as well as that we benefit from that focus to the degree we allow ourselves and/or someone else to assist with appropriate and healing intention. IE: It provides the basic resource "fuel" for healing, as it "reminds" the cells of their originally designed connectedness with their DNA-informed "blueprint," including for the central nervous system, spinal fluid, & brain.
      Effects that have been scientifically observed (in the case of the technique, "Therapeutic Touch") include optimization of interconnections within & among the cells for circulation, efficiency of enzyme & cellular function, etc. The effects of Reiki, a popular form of energy work are generally perceived as subtle, yet lending both tranquility & vitality, as the *Universal Life Force* seeks all places where there is a lack of natural energy flow. That of Qigong & other energy-work systems may be more pronounced as they are usually more specifically directed. In any case, effects tend to be more pronounced for those individuals further out of balance energetically.

Please see reference section or *extended brochure* (via below links)
for elaboration on all aspects of all 3 columns here

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"Reiki Symbol on Chalice Tapestry 3DPiDStar & Flower of Life 5bVio" - Chris Pringer, 2009

Energy-Work Training, Etc
(Details further below)

      ¤     Master Teacher, “Kundalini Reiki, Full Spectrum” to 9th Level with Gtunmo & Devic Templates, (16 class hrs) with Khalid Nashmii, September 2004.
      ¤     Reiki training & initiations to 3rd Degree Master with Diane Harvey, May - October 1991.
      ¤     Yi Ren Medical Qigong Seminars on Chronic Pain (12 Hrs), on Chronic Fatigue (12 Hrs), with Dr. Guan-Cheng Sun, Ph.D. at Yi Ren QiGong Center, Seattle, WA, October 2010 & June 2011 respectively.
      ¤     Apprenticeship (100+ hrs) with Robert "Mitra" Battersby, psychotherapist, Presbyterian Minister, psychic, Reiki Master and healing practitioner, November '84 to June '86.

Body-Mind Awareness, and Preventative Health Maintenance

      Based on a) whatever stress, pain, or concerns that you bring to a given session, and b) an assessment of holding and movement patterns (that have been developed over time by the body's responses to stress), I show & explain "Tensing Yoga" exercises & other body awareness techniques that facilitate one's monitoring and adjusting the physical body (postural and/or muscle tone). I show how to tune-up and maintain appropriate muscle tension range or "work/ rest ratio" in chronic areas. I teach self-healing exercises & attitudes, and assist in optimal goal-setting for maintaining discipline. A 2010 addition to instruction (very basic as yet) is Yi Ren Medical Qigong.
      One can then use this awareness during subsequent pain/ stress-loading events to break unproductive and/or painful habits - so effectively in some cases that they have replaced pain meds with exercise; Note: Research study on massage, pain, & meds - [off page]). I suggest various homework exercises, reading material, web site and email access to many resources for health and healing. The approach & guiding principles underlying my work with others are elaborated in the essays listed under "Key Site Links" below.

Consider Preventive Home Body Care
on Massage Table or Massage Chair

Counseling Approach, Instruction

      My approach is based in a blend of Hakomi “Body-Centered Psycho-Spiritual Process,” Gestalt Psychology, Buddhist psychology, and New Thought philosophy. This mind-body-spirit fusion extends to the cell level with “re-parenting” dialog and related techniques, integrating a preventive maintenance approach with the principles of physics as well as of naturopathy. You may find elaboration on these approaches, methodologies, and perspectives at and via the extended brochure, including the essays, "A Gestalt Perspective and Seven Phases of Personal Growth", and "Body-Mind Integration in the Personal Growth Process", the basic hows & whys related to the storage & release of tension and "body memory" in the muscles and fascia, (published in Massage Magazine, July-August, 1992), and other essays mentioned via the reference section further below. Also included are references for Yi Ren Medical Qigong, naturopathic perspective, body-memory, pain control, and more.

Formal Training
for Counseling & Related

(Details on training & certifications further below)

      335 Hours Include: Two Hakomi Psychotherapy Workshops (32 hrs) with Amina Knowlan, Michael Herrick & Leah Gardner, including "Hakomi Bodywork" with Bill Bowen. Master Hypnotist Training with Alchemical Hypnotherapy Institute (100 Hrs), "Emotional Support for People with Aids" (15 Hrs), "Love, Therapy, & Therapist..." Seminar (8 Hrs), Apprenticeship in Herbal Studies with Silena Heron, RN, ND (150 hrs). Counseling & related courses were also included at the New Mexico Academy.
My “Niche” and *Muscle-Injury Management*: What Makes My Work Different?
      ¤     Assessment of Condition: I quickly assess the sources of tension for an individual, and employ his/her assistance as much as possible in addressing those sources - using the counseling and instruction referred to in other sections here.

      ¤     “You know exactly where to go” These are the words I often hear, and I believe that refers to my skills in trouble-shooting -- How I read the textures of muscles, sense the varying degrees of tension and holding patterns in the muscles, note the relationships between them. "Detail work" and "fine-tuning" are other common phrases mentioned. I devise plans (approach & techniques) to reduce tension and patterns - all specific to that individual - and employ my 25 years of experience in accomplishing the goals of the client for a given session.

      ¤     For that, I revise plans on the fly as needed, team working with the client, to accomplish results in a relatively short time. Based on what I learn works with an individual client, I not only revise techniques, but have created many new ones for when I encounter those same conditions with another client. A number of my clients have given up what they had believed would be a life with pain medications (occasional or more often).
      ¤     Muscle-Related Injuries: It took me most of my 25 years of experience to recognize that most doctors generally do not know how to "read," let alone treat, most muscle-related injuries (!), and that physical therapists or yoga teachers do not have the knowledge or hands-on nature to apply even nearly as muscle-injury-recuperative therapies as noted here.

      ¤     I've learned that what is needed for muscle injury treatment -besides exercises and/or pain meds- is effective working of the fibers & tendons of your muscles, release of tension and holding patterns, optimizing the *range of tension* or *work/rest ratio* - vs building strength around that tension and into those patterns. It also requires the working out of otherwise locked-in scar tissue. Otherwise, post-injury conditions simply set someone up for another and worse injury in subsequent months or years -- due to the over-tensioned muscles leading to additional tears in the scar tissue. EG: those elements that were not dealt with in the first place. Also, Please Note: adrenaline (from exercise) masks pain for only so long, and rarely for any amount of time after 35 or 40 years old. EG: Endorphin generation requires a different approach.

      ¤     A wholistic long-term problem-solving approach is what Integrative Bodywork is about. Please consider these things, especially if have a muscle-related injury and your Insurance doesn't cover *Appropriate* health care for that (as referred to above). Hint: *Some* osteopaths and chiropractors have this knowledge or suitably trained therapists in-office. Many do not, but are still vastly more capable of dealing with most muscle injuries - those that do not require surgery beyond that of osteopathic practice.
      ¤     My Bodywork Approach: My approach as noted above, stems from my belief that touch-based therapies are primary for preventative maintenance, that this is primary to health overall. While I do enjoy a client's "Ahhhhhhhh's" from experiencing much tension release, I believe that touch-based therapies are not a "luxury," but a most basic and necessary component of well-being.

      ¤     Pressure & Sensitivity: It helps greatly that I have always been unusually capable at varying the degree of pressure to apply when employing touch-based techniques.I sense and/or learn quickly the optimal amount of pressure for any given area for an individual, allowing me to work as deeply as possible without causing the muscles to tense up further. All this comes from being very strong physically, yet very much enjoying the subtlest perceptions.

      ¤     My many years of experience, with knowledge of nutrition, herbs, physiology, and practice of the self-healing and preventative maintenance that I teach, including "Tensing Yoga," has maintained my strength, stamina, and resilience in body and mind. The nature and arrangement of muscle texture has come to tell me many things, as has the science behind the relationships between the mental, emotional, physical, and energy bodies - which study and contemplation of, I love.
 


Section Links for this page

chBulletwfc  Certifications      chBulletwfc    Formal Training
chBulletwfc  Therapy for Cyclists  chBulletwfc  Fees & Package Rates 
chBulletwfc  Related Writings: Therapies, Body Memory, & more
chBulletwfc  Professional Bio


 
Section Links for Extended Brochure
(original version on Separate Page)


chBulletwfc  Reiki & Energy Work    chBulletwfc   Approach / Orientation
chBulletwfc  Preventative Health Maintenance Awareness Counseling
chBulletwfc  Self-Healing & "Healing Facilitation"    chBulletwfc   Yi Ren Qigong
chBulletwfc  What makes my work different? ("My Own Niche")
chBulletwfc  Body Awareness, Health Insurance,   "Body-Parenting"
Key Site Links

chBulletwfc  "Body-Mind Integration..." essay: summary encyclopedia of "mind & muscle" relationships - from why & how they do what they do (and don't do what we want), to injuries & healing, to the psycho-physiology of stress - storage & release, "body-memory", & the science behind the methodology.
chBulletwfc  "Tensing Yoga - Self Healing, Awareness, & Prevention" - self-care sister page to "Body-Mind Integration..." essay, probably the best for low back pain, chronic & re-injury, easy to apply daily preventative self-care, how & why it works.
chBulletwfc "Understanding the Pattern Triad & Assessment" (the "Body Reading") includes Source-References, Organization of *Body Memory*, and "What I Do" (how I read what I read).

chBulletwfc  "Approaches & Methodologies for Body-Mind Integration"
chBulletwfc  About Hakomi - Body-Centered Psychology
chBulletwfc  "Bridges & Cauldrons" - integrating many methodologies

chBulletwfc  Recommended Gestalt Psychology Sites (on Index Page)
chBulletwfc  Recommended Alternative Healing Sites (on Index Page)
chBulletwfc  Studies in Consciousness (on Index Page)

chBulletwfc  Body-Mind Integration Home Page
(Index Page)
chBulletwfc  Author/Copyright/Disclosure Info




 Site Navigation Note:

     For many pages at this site, there are many links to essays on other pages. So... you might brief an entire page first. Then if desired on the 2nd time through, read deeper and/or choose an essay or two. Many of these essays have been written and published by myself for those with a deeper interest in Body-Mind Integration, personal growth, self-healing, etc.

     The "Core Body-Mind Integration Concepts in Context Chart", at the Organization Chart page (10/10/11), may help. This chart compacts the key points into a relatively small visual space, and provides a summary of them and their implications relative to body-mind preventative maintenance, pain management, other aspects. Also at the Org'Chart page: "A Study in Cross-Discipline Approach", "Love & the Bridge", "Can We Heal Hopelessness...?"
 

CERTIFICATIONS:

  ¤  Certification as Master Teacher, 9th Level “Kundalini Reiki, Full Spectrum, to 9th Level w/Gtunmo & Devic Template” Seattle, WA; July-Sept. 2004.
  ¤  Certification as Reiki Master, 3rd Degree Johrei, Seattle, WA, October 1991.
  ¤  Certification in Massage Therapy (837 class hours), Sante Fe, NM, June 1985.
  ¤  Ordained as Minister, New Age Fellowship, Seattle, WA, August 17, 1987.
  ¤  Ordained as Minister & Spiritual Healer, S.H.E.S. (Spiritual Healers & Earth Stewards Congregation; SHES.Org), Seattle, WA, October 10, 2001.
  ¤  Certification as Nurse Assistant (CNA), Morro Bay, CA, April 1986.
  ¤  Certification in CPR, BLS Provider course C, Sante Fe, NM, 1985.
  ¤  Certification by American Massage Therapy Association, 1986 & 1988-2000.
  ¤  Business License (for Massage practice), San Luis Obispo County, CA, 1988
Integration Reiki Business Card- Thumb
Card & Logo Design also by Chris Pringer

FORMAL  MASSAGE,  BODYWORK,  QIGONG,  &  REIKI  TRAINING  (1392 hours)

  ¤  Training in Massage & Advanced "bodywork" modalities at The New Mexico Academy of Massage & Advanced Healing Arts, Santa Fe, NM, an AMTA accredited school, (837 Hrs plus the required 250 Hrs journalized practicum), September 1984 to June 1985. This included the following special courses:
Connective Tissue/Polarity/somatic release with Donald van Houten; Orthobionomics with Ursala Hoffer; Bonnie Prudden Pain Erasure Therapy (Myotherapy) with Beverly Antaeus; Shiatsu Therapy with Marc Pearl, Nutrition and Vibrational Medicine with Robert March, Counseling (including for "somatic release") with Robert "Mitra" Battersby
  ¤  Yi Ren Medical Qigong Chronic Pain Seminar (12 Hrs) by Dr. Guan-Cheng Sun, Ph.D. at Yi Ren QiGong Center, Seattle, October 2010.   ¤  Yi Ren Medical Qigong Chronic Fatigue Seminar (12 Hrs) by Dr. Guan-Cheng Sun, Ph.D. at Yi Ren QiGong Center, Seattle, June 2011.
  ¤  Master Teacher training & initiations in “Kundalini Reiki, Full Spectrum” to 9th Level w/Gtunmo & Devic Template, (16 class hrs) with Khalid Nashmii, Seattle, WA; July-September 2004.
  ¤  Reiki training & initiations to 3rd Degree Master with Diane Harvey, Seattle, WA; May-October 1991.
  ¤  Apprenticeship (100+ Hrs) with Robert "Mitra" Battersby, Presbyterian Minister and psychotherapist, psychic, Reiki Master and healing practitioner, Sante Fe, NM and San Louis Obispo, CA, November 1984 to June 1986.   ¤  License exam review classes (50 Hrs) at Brian Utting School of Massage, 1987-1988
  ¤  Muscle Energy Technique (MET) (12 Hrs) class (Lumbar & Sacral) by Kerry Ann Plunkett, December 1989.
  ¤  Treatment of Common Injuries, (12 Hrs) Intro to Muscular Therapy Institute classes, Brian Utting & staff, February 1990.
  ¤  Aston Patterning "Seeing I" (12 Hrs) with Judith Aston, Seattle, WA, May 1991.
  ¤  Hakomi Bodywork Workshops (30 Hrs) with Bill Bowen, Seattle, WA, May 1991.
  ¤  Clinical Study-LowBack Pain & Dysfunction (16 Hrs) with John Breadstill, Seattle, WA, Mar-Apr 1995.
  ¤  "Myofascial Massage Therapy for Low Back Pain" (20 Hrs) with Robert King, Seattle, WA, June 1996
  ¤  "Whiplash, Spinal Trauma & the Chiropractic Personal Injury Case" (13 Hrs) with Daniel J. Murphy, D.C., D.A.B.C.O., & Adler Giersch, P.S., Seattle, WA, March 1998
Reiki Symbol On Tapestry Gr3-VBG&Cdc Framed
Reiki Symbol On Chalice Tapestry Gr3, Chris Pringer 2009

FORMAL COUNSELING & OTHER TRAINING  (335 hours)


  ¤  Counseling & somatic release (10 Hrs) with Robert "Mitra" Battersby at New Mexico Academy of Massage & Advanced Healing Arts (see above), 1984-1986.
  ¤  Master Hypnotist Training (100 Hrs) with Alchemical Hypnotherapy Institute, Seattle, WA, Spring 1989.
  ¤  Hakomi Psychotherapy Workshop (16 Hrs) with Amina Knowlan & Leah Gardner, Seattle, WA, May 1990.
  ¤  Hakomi Psychotherapy Workshop (16 Hrs) with Michael Herrick & Leah Gardner, Seattle, WA, March 1991.
  ¤  "Love, Therapy, & Therapist..." (8 Hrs) by Internat'l Assoc. Spirituality in Psychiatry & Med., Seattle, WA, June 1996
  ¤  Emotional Support for People with Aids (15 Hrs) with Kay McDill of Shanti, Seattle, WA, April 1994.
  ¤  Apprenticeship in Herbal Studies (150 Hrs) with Silena Heron, RN, ND, Norman, OK, Winter, 1983-1984.
  ¤  Aromatherapy Class "Sacred Aromatics" (20 Hrs) with Diana James, Seattle, WA, Feb. 1997
Certificates

OTHER FORMAL EDUCATION           [equivalent of Bachelor of Science]

  ¤  Graduate of Will Rogers High School, Tulsa, Oklahoma (3.5 gpa), 1970
  ¤  General and Construction Science Mgt Courses at Oklahoma University (110 Semester Hrs at 3.2 gpa), 1974-1979
  ¤  Anatomy / Physiology Course at Oklahoma City Community College (10 Semester Hrs at 4.0 gpa), 1983
  ¤  General Chemistry w/ Lab Course at Oklahoma City Community College (4 Semester Hrs at 3.0 gpa), 1983
Integration Reiki Gift Certifs


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Sports Massage & Therapy for Cyclists  
(1200+ hrs Experience by Oct 2010)

      I have been working with a few cyclists over many years, including one before and after he came to ride competitively (16yrs & 3 yrs respectively). Another (12yrs) has neuropathy in his legs. That tallies to over 1200 hrs experience by May 2011. I've learned to re-apply a primarily Esalen style training (see above) and 25+ years experience to the bodies and minds of those very intent on athletic performance and long-term health maintenance. As a result, I've developed considerable skills for working with cyclist-related complaints, minor and major injuries, as well as chronic pain, while steadily improving their body awareness for preventative maintenance. They know me for my very deep, yet highly attuned work, although I am very capable of gauging and applying what works for others. Their words are at the Testimonials page. (Note: I have not been a cyclist since before it was called that, but I lettered in wrestling in high school, ran a 10.0 100-yrd dash, while a very slow 5 miles, and have kept in good shape since then.)

      The most common problem areas for cyclists are the quads and the knees (with apparent controversy as to which), but troubleshooting - *which* muscles are pulling on the knees and *how* - determines the efficiency of ones work with the system as a whole. And my clients will tell you that I have a CSI mind in trouble-shooting with tenacity in focusing and applying the work. Cyclists should know that the location and position of the bicycle seat can effect many elements in the tension and health of many key muscles, from the hands to the feet, as well as the neck.

      Yes, you get a few things here that you can't do for yourself, including instruction in "Tensing Yoga" - stretching with *yogawareness* - for *Work/Rest Ratio*, Muscle Energy Efficiency, thence power, flexibility, and *Long-Term* endurance. :-)

      Therapy For Cyclists essentially includes:
            *   Pre-ride massage stretches and warms the muscles, readies them for the ride.
            *   Post-ride massage stimulates blood flow, accelerates the recovery process, relaxes the muscles, and helps prevent soreness.
            *   Maintenance massage maintains health, flexibility, and vitality.

      Boomer Note: "According to a Wall Street Journal analysis of injury statistics, injuries to Americans in the 35- to 54-year-old age group are climbing much faster than the group's population... No. 4 on the ouch list behind only basketball, soccer and softball." -- Doug Freed in "Massage & Cycling A Winning Combination"
 

 
*Century Ride Packages*
Pre & Post Event


Prep with three Sessions before your event and recover with three sessions after: maximize your performance and endurance.

Six 1½ hour sessions for $300
Not incl. Travel IF Applies
Also See Rate Chart Below
*** Other Sports May Apply - PLEASE Ask ***


At Rates barely enough,
you get
"The Stuff without the Fluff"
as my cyclist client calls it. That's skills, attitude, and determination - with professional equipment and demeanor, of course.

Some local century ride or marathon events:
"Red-Bell 100" Seattle to Bellingham, "STP" - Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic, July 9 - 10, 2011; RAW - Ride Around Washington, Aug. 20 - 27, 2011; HPC - High Pass Challenge, Sept. 11, 2011;
More at http://shop.cascade.org/content/events/events
 

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       I M P O R T A N T,    A B O U T    M A K I N G    A P P O I N T M E N T S
              ¤   Appointments need to be made or changed via the phone, even while I welcome queries or comments via email.
                  (I do not maintain constant connection with email. Nor do I Tweet or "text" via the phone.)
              ¤   Also, it is important to me, and so I will ask, how you came to know about me.     THANK YOU!
F E E S   for   Reiki,   Other   Energy-Body-Work,   and   Counseling                          (Jan. 2008)
½hr
1 hr
1½hrs
2 hrs
Immediate Pmt (cash/check) Rates:
$ 40
$ 70
- $ 90 -
$ 120
 Program fees:  
 (Paid in Advance)
3 sessions:
 40
 65
 85
 115
See Discounts Below


Add $15 per Hydrotherapy Session
5 sessions:
 35
 60
 75
 110
10 sessions:
 30
 55
 - 60 -
 105
       Program Req's:     ¤   A bonus session of same time length is ADDED for every 10 sessions that are scheduled,
more than 7 days in advance (and kept), and that average less than 15 days in between sessions.
    ¤   There is a penalty of 1 session for each time the interval between sessions exceeds 21 days, and for every 14 days after that.
    ¤   Session Overtime is charged at regular (Immediate Payment) rates. For Example: the added charge for an
added hour - with a pre-paid *10-Session 1½-Hr Program* - (making a 2½-Hr Session) would be $70, paid at that session.
       Month-Plus Rates:   Interval between Session: 1-3 Wks 4 Wks 5 Wks 6 Wks (Reg.Rate)
for 1½ hour session: $60 $65 $70 $85 (90)
    ¤   For MonthPlus Rates, there is greater incentive for each Shorter Interval since previous session,
        yet some incentive is maintained just for keeping inside of a 6 week interval.
    Sports Packages     Six 1½ hour sessions:     $300   (see special section above)
             Above Program Req's (bonus sessions, intervals, penalties) apply

    ¤   1st Sessions Appreciation:    50% off: 1st two sessions for the price of one.

    ¤   Senior (over 65yo) Discount: $75 for 1½ hrs, or $60 for 1 hr. 5-Session Program Rates apply for individual sessions, not counting 1st/2nd session discounts. For advanced paid multi-session programs: above rate chart and conditions apply, except that TWO bonus sessions of same time length are given for every 10 sessions that are scheduled (compared to 1 bonus session for non-seniors). Also see "Sliding Scale Rates"

    ¤   Decorative Gift Certificates are available: $65 for 1½ hours, $55 for 1 hour.

    ¤   Referral Appreciation:    One free session is granted for each referred client who come in and pays for at least two sessions.

    ¤   No Fee is charged for the addition of Massage or Bodywork, including Esalen/Swedish Massage, Deep/Connective Tissue Work, Neuro-Muscular/Emotional Pattern Release, Neuro-Muscular Re-Education, Proprio-Neural Facilitation, Orthobionomics, Myotherapy (Trigger-Point), Reflexology, Shiatsu, Acupressure, Jin Shin Jit Su, Trager/Joint Mobilization, Passive Joint Mobilization, Strain Counter-Strain, or Exercise Instruction (Swedish Gymnastics).

    ¤   No Fee is charged for information or instructionabout the above and much, much more, including "Tensing Yoga," "Body-Mind Nutrition and Body-Mind Preventative Health Maintenance," so long as it is given within session time or over the phone (especially for regular clientele).

    ¤   Cancellations: The full fee is charged for less than 24 hours advanced notice

    ¤   Travel time; "Home Body Care" (I bring massage table or massage chair): $1 per minute driving time, carrying equipment from my car, setting up, etc. IE: half-hour each way would be 1 hour total, the Travel Charge would be $60 (plus any parking/access fees)

    ¤   Sliding Scale Rates and Barter: I am fairly open to these means and will consider needs/requests on a case by case basis. I keep a list of items and services that I may be in need of. Please feel free to ask (by phone, email, or in person).
 
Chris Pringer of Body-Mind Integration Therapies, 10-23-16
Chris Pringer on Puget Sound, Spring 2014
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Related Resources / References

ChBullet    Extended Web Page Version of the Professional Brochure
for "Body-Mind Integrative Reiki Energy-Body-Work & Preventative Maintenance" goes into some detail in each of many sections elaborating on the work. Whereas The compact version is much like the print-ready Compact Trifold *PDF* Brochure version, with addition of sections for page links, certifications, training, fees, related resources.

3DCh&DblstarBullet    The "Body-Mind Integration" (Essays) Page
BASIC HOW'S AND WHY'S Of Storage of Tension and Memory in the bodily tissues ("normal" and otherwise): When, how and why it is stored and released; communication between body and mind, benefits; proprioreceptors, personal growth, massage/bodywork, therapist's approach, etc.
(Published In Massage Magazine, July-August 1992.) Includes "The science behind the body-mind relationships" (Added/Rev'd May'11-July'12 in the reference section) as well as addendum essays for clarifying these topics for *common sense* preventative maintenance application, as well as further completing the context and clarifying the dynamics and processes involved; "Muscle Q & A" (a kind of overview of the mind-body aspect), "Body Awareness and Communications, as Related to Body-Memory and Integration"; "Insight Please"; "Cell Talk" - Suggestions on building a healing relationship with ones cells (muscles or otherwise); "Adrenaline vs Endorphins...Brain Activity, Muscles and Tendons ...Aging" about adrenal response related to all the above (incl. trauma, long-term conditioning); "EQ, IQ, Emotional Integration, and a Synergetic Relationship"; and Reviews for articles on Massage, Alternative Therapies, & Pain, incl. "Study: Massages really can make pain go away"; & Sept 2011 Consumer Report; quotes, commentary & charts. [Note: Keywords referring to, or related to, the phenomenon of body memory: somatic memory, tissue memory, muscle memory, somatic experience, somatic healing, somatic therapy, body-mind split, mind-body split]

BMI-CncptRefBridg'gCht2-Thm.jpg, © Chris Pringer, 2011
The
"Core Body-Mind Integration Concepts in Context Chart" at the Organization Chart page.
3DCh&DblstarBullet    The chart at left compacts the key points into a relatively small visual space, and provides a summary of them and their implications relative to body-mind preventative maintenance, pain management, emotional integration process, other aspects. Addressing all these aspects and their relationships is what make this site unique. [© Chris Pringer Oct'11] Core Principles of Yoga & the Body-Mind Interface - A Class Outline © Chris Pringer Oct'15
"Core Principles of Yoga & the Body-Mind Interface - A Class Outline"
- one chart at the "Tensing Yoga" page [© Chris Pringer Oct'15]

3DCh&DblstarBullet    "Tensing Yoga" and other Self-Applications
For Self-Healing, Body-Mind Awareness, & Preventative Maintenance (rev. 7/02, ..7'13).
Technique is explained for context and self-application. TY is about specific applications for chronic muscle pain, related injuries, without need to learn asanas (poses). However, TY may be used to get into positions quicker, easier, and without injury. All of which is critically related to healing or preventing injury. TY could be considered an optimized form of self-applied, neuro-muscular re-education, reinforced with a body-mind connectivity that insures a more comprehensive and long-term response (High Preventative Maintenance Gains). Page sections include those with emphasis on Tension Range, *Work/Rest Ratio*, Muscle Energy Efficiency, individual muscle focus, teamwork/ "edgework", and learn that as we interface with our cells in the way that TY leads us to do, we can directly, and naturally engage that capacity for neuroplasticity - for re-organization of the brain and other neural networks (including proprioceptors in muscles) especially when we include all elements of the approach, including focus, attitude, and rapport with the cells [as covered on the page]. Also on the page: "Low-Intensity Low-Back Exercises" Chart and "Before Rising..." instructions, a fun "Exercise for Illustrating Tension Range...", as well as a "Breathing Ratio Chart" - method & application. Subtopics including the extremely common myths about *Muscle Stretching*, a number of yoga ref-links for specific ailments/conditions as well as for selecting the right form of yoga for you, and about a "Muscle Madness" game!? "Origins of Tensing Yoga & Related Ref's from More *Traditional Yoga*" include my own self-healing story.

3DCh&DblstarBullet    About Inversion / Traction:
QUESTION: What would result from just the right combination of
a) focus
on the points noted at the "Tensing Yoga" page, & the resulting highly elevated body-awareness in b) applying just the right amount of traction for your muscles? -- considering that amount may change for any given hour of any given day -- via an inversion device appropriate for your individual needs, in cases of chronic muscle spasm, injury & re-injury situations, including disk damage ? As for part b): "Using your inversion table - Suggestions for Getting Started" at Energy Center .Com includes LOTS of resources for more information about the devices themselves, for efficient as well as safe application, as well as great instruction for preventative maintenance, including related nutrition, etc.

3DCh&DblstarBullet    "Integration" by Krysta Gibson,
about Common myths vs realities about psycho-spiritual integration; effective guidance about feelings and memories, 'living in the now', 'releasing' events and people, 'forgiving and forgetting' the past - for living the spiritual life fully and meaningfully. Originally published by Krista Gibson in "The New Times" of Seattle. Through the late 80's & most of the 90's, I always read Krysta's essays if I didn't have time to read anything else, and kept copies of various or her articles handy for my clients to take home with them. Still current...

3DCh&DblstarBullet    Yoga and Writing Workshops
with With Marcia Meier and Sue Anne Parsons, including "Fearless Women, A Yoga and Writing Workshop Designed to Unleash Your Inner Warrior" on April 28, 2012 at Let it Go Yoga, Goleta, Ca. "Through a series of yoga and writing exercises (including the below "Love-Letter" Journaling Exercise), this half-day workshop will help you get in touch with your inner "warrior" woman. Discover how to overcome your fears and tap into the strength you have within. Channel your energy into creating a life of meaning and purpose. Join us on this voyage of discovery! You'll come away from this workshop with a renewed sense of purpose and fearlessness - on your way to a more fulfilling life." Sue Anne Parsons is a master yoga teacher with more than 25 years of experience and has shown thousands of people the benefits of hatha yoga. She is also a certified yoga therapist and has worked with students of all levels. Marcia writes regularly for Miller-McCune Magazine, a print and online magazine focusing on the latest research in the social sciences, the environment, health and other public policy issues. Call to register: 805-685-8079.

3DCh&DblstarBullet    "My Cells - My Children"
& other metaphorical prose for the 'Body-Parenting' Approach to Mind-Body Integration: Illustrates the dynamic relationships of Spirit, mind, body, and emotions, as well as the inner-child-parent-family, including the cells, organs, and body systems. Section on "Body-Parenting" in Mind-Body Integration and a powerful form of Preventative Health Maintenance, with reference to an article lending scientific basis to such use of metaphor. Based on the "Re-Parenting" approach to personal growth & self-healing, I consider it a powerful adjunct to Body-Mind Integration. The page also includes a little artwork in surreal symbolism, "The Chaliverse."

3DCh&DblstarBullet    "Considerations and Strategies in the Management of the Emotional Body"
At three pages (!) each having their own particular areas of focus, with only as much overlapping as needed, including as related to coping mechanisms, as well as to working with *the Inner Child.* At the "Body-Mind Integration" page this assembly of resources are in the "Notes on Practical Application Of Gestalt Techniques in Emotional Release", and is the version more applicable for most any "issue", yet also tied in more closely with the somatic aspects (muscle and joint injuries and related conditions). At the "Efficient Body Sizing Strategies, Weight Management, Weight Loss" page, the focus is as per the title description. And the more eclectic version is at the page, "Attainment And Achievement -- The Alignment Of Beliefs, Desires, And Needs".

3DCh&DblstarBullet    "Love Letter" self-applied journaling technique (Word doc format)
"Nice name, serious work": This letter format is useful for preparing and/or facilitating deeper communications and/or resolving conflict/issues within self or with another person (ie: parent, former mate, etc). This method can fill a special need for therapeutic dialog with someone who is currently not present, including those who have passed on. Because most of what any person can actually heal, or may be responsible to heal, is within ones own feeling body. It is also valuable for/during various strictly personal therapeutic processes, for simply journaling, including self-dialog between two or more parts of yourself that represent mixed feelings about something. Other benefits include introduction to and practice in additional valuable self-healing techniques: "Self-Parenting;" constructing practical, emotionally integrative affirmations; making decisions about your intention and direction for healing change; and verbalizing those decisions in order to etch them into ones being. The latter initiates the completion of (as yet unmet) essential need(s) of the Inner Child, and may manifest changes in related physical symptoms (ie: much less pain). Titled, "How To Write A Love Letter", this is Available in Word doc format or (Unformatted) Text format. [You may also be able to right click on either of those links, select "save link as" (or equivalent), and save the file(s) to your hard drive for later use.]

3DCh&DblstarBullet   Research Study on massage & pain (and pain meds)
Three articles with related research references at the Body-Mind Integration page: "Its research has shown that massage is as effective in relieving chronic back pain as other treatments such as yoga, exercise and medication." ..."Hands-on treatments got high marks for some ills. Actually, for back pain, neck pain, fibromyalgia, headache, and osteoarthritis, massage and related therapies ranked near if not at the very top when compared with such as prescription medication, over-the-counter medication, and chiropractic treatments." Includes such links as for a "Hands-on and mind-body therapies: A user's guide".

3DCh&DblstarBullet    Yi Ren Qigong
Why I enjoy this approach and manner of treatment is explained via Dr. Guan-Cheng Sun's "Guiding Principle # 4: Assist Individuals to Identify and Treat the Root Cause of Their Health Condition. Illnesses do not occur spontaneously. Symptoms are not the causes of diseases but expressions of the body's internal miscommunications. Causes may occur on many levels, including physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. To accurately identify and treat the root cause of diseases with Yi Ren Medical Qigong, there are specific practice routines which can help individuals recover completely. Yi Ren Medical Qigong practice increases both the therapists/practitioners' levels of awareness, assists individuals in identifying the fundamental underlying causes of dis-ease on all levels, and encourages practitioners to work on the root causes rather than symptoms."
          Articles at QigongSeattle.Com include "Guiding Principles of Yi Ren Qigong", "Introduction to Yi Ren Medical Qigong", "Qi Cultivation for Healing Chronic Illness", "The Art of Internal Observation", "The Physiology of the Three Gates". Featuring Dr. Guan-Cheng Sun, PhD., Founder of the Institute of Qigong & Internal Alternative Medicine. Dr. Sun is currently engaged in mind-body medicine and energy medicine research at Bastyr University, Seattle, Washington. He is an expert in Qigong for Functional Pain (pain with no apparent organic causes).
          Related Pages include: Dr. Sun’s research on the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes using Yi Ren® Qigong, recently showcased in the Bastyr University Magazine; a Yi Ren Qigong Demonstration by Harmony Health Integrated Living, LLC (YouTube), Student Experiences with Yi Ren® Qigong, Q & A, News including a video by KOMO News on World Diabetes Awareness Day, Classes, About Dr. Sun's book includes and expands upon the Level 1 class: *Yi Ren® Qigong - A guide to a better-functioning body and a peaceful mind* It includes additional background material relating to energy flow, history of Dr. Sun's development of the Yi Ren® Qigong system, and a photo/descriptive breakdown of the Level 1 exercises; 70 pages.

3DCh&DblstarBullet  "Understanding the Pattern Triad and The Body Pattern Assessment"
Mind-Body Relationships, (from) coping mechanisms, (to) skills, (to) gifts through challenges on one's Life Path; how the body has habitually responded to experience, as evidenced by the body's holding & movement patterns. Includes "Notes on Mind-Body Correlations - Source-References, Organization of *Body Memory,* and 'WHAT I DO' " [New Dec'09]; a system of assessments & mind-body correlations; aspects to be discovered, emotionally cleared, & then employed as mental/emotional assets & guidance towards determining & accomplishing life goals. Note: Keywords referring to, or related to, the same phenomenon: emotional trauma, somatic memory, tissue memory, muscle memory, somatic experience, somatic healing, somatic therapy. [see "Pattern Triad & Body-Mind-Spirit Triangle Interfaces" chart in side column]

3DCh&DblstarBullet    "A Gestalt Perspective," and "Seven Phases of Personal Growth" (2 Essays) A perspective on an approach to and regard for life, one's past and present, as well as a basis for personal growth and/or therapy. I could've called it an integrated 'Gestaltist-Humanist-Buddhist-New Thought' perspective. (You could say these are my main sources, from among the various "schools" of psychology and correlating approaches to application of therapy.)

3DCh&DblstarBullet    "Emotion & Motivation on the Path and in Healing." -- A Cosmology of what is here referred to as the 'Emotional-Body' - that which provides the motivation or 'drive' for any sustained focus, decision, stance or action. It is the degree of emotion that makes the difference between a held belief and a mere passing thought. Includes "Emotion, Fuel, & 'the Vehicle' - Fueling or Fooling Around?", "Reward, Punishment, Justice, & Change", "Emotion & Intention; Motivation & Detachment; Self & Others", and "Asking for Forgiveness, & What's Trust Got to Do With It?"

3DCh&DblstarBullet    "WHY PAIN? Notes on Pain, Awareness & Denial" (Physical and other levels) -- Aspects in Developing a Practical Approach with Compassion. I begin with basic, more physical-level concepts, and extend into other dimensions from there. There may be more proper medical terms for most of the dynamics I describe, but my purpose is to try to explain a complex but common experience in an understandable fashion. includes short essays, "Intro & Notes on Pain, Pain Reduction, Pain Elimination, Pain Desensitization", "A List Of Factors In The Perception Of Pain", "More On Referral Of Pain", "Delayed Healing", "Why Deep Massage/Bodywork?", "Should A Massage Be Painful?" (therapy may locate, or bring awareness to, what is already there, but should not add to it), "Touch-Sensitivity of Muscles...", "Stress & Energy Related Pains", "Notes On Pain From Gestalt Perspective", "Internal Separation And Healing", & [added Aug 2011:] Heart's Desire, Ideals, & Accomplishment - and Healing the Pain.

3DCh&DblstarBullet Energy Psychology at Southeast Institute

Energy psychology focuses on the interrelationship of energy systems, emotion, behavior, psychopathology, and health. These systems include the electrical activity of the nervous system, acupuncture meridians, chakras, biofields, and morphogenetic fields. A good resource page for sample self-applications and related resources is at Feeling Free .Net. Another good reference is Dr. Fred P. Gallo's Energy Psych .Com site submitted, Thank you, by Bruce Tanner. I found the "Preface to Energy Psychology in Psychotherapy" page very informative.
          [ In my opinion, based on discussion with various practitioners, EMDR (incl. EFT the "Emo-Free", "TAP" & related Energy Psychology systems) works very well (and relatively quickly) for many people. And for vets and PTSD, EFT can "put the fire out". But it may not result in more than brief relief in cases where the cause of the trouble is based in, or critically anchored to, deep-seated emotions that were traumatically suppressed in early childhood. Per reasons as indicated at pages by yours truly, and/per those references of my teachers in body-centered psychology. I'm referring here to considerations in the difference between Gestalt, New Thought, EFT, and Behavioral schools of psychology, the different approaches to what some of us call "the emotional body", the cause of emotional pain, what we might call "true" preventative maintenance, etc. EFT seems to be a cross between Behavioral and New Thought(?). Exceptions to that would be in the case where, and to the degree that, the associated trauma is simultaneously felt (enough to be validated), observed, and breathed-through, as it moves through the energy system (ie: via polarity/meridian/chakra system if/as applies to one's modality), and to/through the CSF, and thus out of the body, during and/or subsequent to the EFT/related session. Otherwise, how is any associated and stored emotional component, born out of unresolved confusion at an early age, going to get out of the system, for the purpose of creating symptoms, so as to signal the deeper cause, so as to resolve our problems - as we were designed to do? How? - by whatever route the self next finds to work. The trouble is, it might be more destructive, perhaps even better disguised, perhaps "only" internally, via organ dysfunction. -Chris Pringer ]

3DCh&DblstarBullet    *Readings on the Scientific Basis of Bodywork, Energetic, and Movement Therapies*
Published by James L. Oschman, Ph.d. and Nora H. Oschman, two leaders in science as applied to healing. Excerpts and notes from that can be found here. The Oschmans are the authors of "Somatic Recall, Part 1 - Soft tissue memory," which continues in "... Part 2 - Soft tissue holography,". A summarization of their findings may be enjoyed in their article, "How Healing Energy Works". Visit their (new) web site at http://www.energyresearch.bizland.com/. There are extensive scientific references for your in-depth curiosity via the above links. (And, by the way, this is very related to my own work and studies in fascia based body-memory; my Fascia-Memory page is listed in the author section below).

3DCh&DblstarBullet    "Fascia Memory Theory"
About the Physiological relationships to the intangibles of emotional memory storage; the Connective Tissue (fascia), Body-Memory, and the basis for *prospectively* the most accurate health profiling and diagnostics systems, as well as most early on applicable preventative maintenance health system. To the degree one is aware of retained or stored tension in one's body (AND related nature, potentials, and implications), then to that degree one is equipped to develop an effective preventative health program for one's body, taking optimal advantage of our capacities for neuroplasticity. But this is about more than just the body. After all, modern psychology generally concedes that memory suppression/storage/"the mind-body split" is highly related to mental-emotional attributes, not to mention basic personality traits. One more (of many) Implications: Equipped with a scanning device developed through the research as proposed, a physician with a high degree of knowledge about these relationships (often referred to as 'correlations' here) can thus make determinations for an individual's preventative health maintenance program. S/he can provide that - with a level of accuracy and reliability that far surpasses today's capabilities - as well as equally accurate diagnosis for conditions not easily "read" at the current time. Sister page: Fascia Memory Project. For quick views, see the Project Overview Chart, or Project Task Flow Chart [PERT-style view].

3DCh&DblstarBullet     "Fibromyalgia - Theory with Examples" [NEW, Apr 28-30, 2011] at the Fascia Memory Theory page - a cause and effect theory - about Fibromyalgia's possible "relationship to a perfuse scattering of waste products throughout the fine interstitial spaces among the cells of the muscle tissues, due to their being chronically held *contracted* and under-circulated, including trauma induced contractedness over a broad-area (including by being forcibly tickled in early childhood)..." (Maybe it's no accident that this came along shortly after the visualization chart at the "Notes on Beliefs, Healing, and Prayer" page (see next).)

3DCh&DblstarBullet    "Notes on Beliefs, Healing, and Prayer"
Or "Bridging Prayer & Science" - faith & intuition, Spirit working logic & emotion, and a little science to boot. Tools (eclectic, ecumenical, interfaith) for working with the cells - self-healing on an energetic level, plus supportive science, concepts and references, a summary essay, "Cells & Healing Changes: How I Believe What I See; Building, Cleansing, and Paradigm Management; Body-Parenting & Healing Cell-Talk" and "'Getting Super': Sample Personalized Visualization Prayer Chart" (more application of science than prayer in this case, as related to *Cellular Re-Organization* and engaging *neuroplasticity*.) Also Focusing Love-Organized Healing Waters, Water-Charging: (incl. a section for the Neuro-Endocrine System), based on some very inspiring scientific findings by Masaru Emoto including Dr. Emoto's message for transforming the water (molecules) effected by nuclear radiation. [this page is finally beginning to say what I've always wanted it to! ie: more to come in time. Winter'12'13]

3DCh&DblstarBullet    "Body-Mind Nutrition"
Considerations in relating a transition in diet & nutrition to personal and spiritual growth, and the benefits of such transition. In addition to the title essay, includes sections, "More on this 'Natural Aging Process'" about possibly/ likely new potentials in aging without near so much disability and pain in the later stages; and two new essays (Jan'13): "Dietary Nutrition, Neuro-Endocrine Infrastructure, Neuroplasticity, and Aging" on relationship of nutrition and psycho-emotional environment during infancy and childhood upon key aspects of development of 'A Stable Platform for Perception', the 'Psycho-emotional Infrastructure', it's maturation through adulthood, as well as upon the aging process; and "Blessing Nutrition" about how prayer and invocation work at the atomic & molecular levels (facilitating processes by re-aligning their structural & therefore magnetic/ionic arrangement) to facilitate the optimal nutrition of the food, as well as optimal digestion, assimilation, and integration of the nutrients and vital force provided by the food. Includes some sample invocations for context and application.

3DCh&DblstarBullet    "Principles Of Natural Healing" page
--excerpts from "The Science of Healthful Living:" by Dr. Joel Robbins:
A great deal of information has been put together on this page. Note: People should know that there are health supplements that would be effective but may not be due to their being multi-level marketed in a disgustingly non-informative manner. I refer to the more unpleasant "cleansing effects" or "healing crisis" that some may experience from such supplements, about which crisis I've also added some notes. Knowing the principles on this page, one may better take advantage of such events. Includes organized sets of links for naturopathic medicine resources, including, weight management, stress management, and "Natural Practitioner" Magazine's Library Database for supplements, conditions, interactions, etc), improved formatting, etc for both. Also a short section for supplements for bones, joints, connective tissue, including special section for natural *anti-inflammatories*.
And it's sister page is (next below)...

3DCh&DblstarBullet    "The Transition Diet"
- Steps & principles telling how to transition -gradually & successfully- to a diet that promotes & sustains optimal health for body, mind, AND the planet, even from the standard American diet. Incorporate this approach as slowly or as quickly as you can maintain. (If done too fast, you may find it too uncomfortable, then bounce back to the old ways, so would just be a waste of time). Includes a Food-Combining Chart for optimal digestion and assimilation of nutrients, as well as for proper elimination. Page sections include: "Transition Diet," "Rebuilding Diet," "Three Day Apple Fast and Seven Day Cleanse," "About Cleansing Reactions," and "Efficient Body-Sizing Strategies (for Weight Management)."

3DCh&DblstarBullet    Jon Kabat-Zinn & PAIN CONTROL
For a non-medicated approach to PAIN CONTROL you may want to see Jon Kabat-Zinn's article at Be Mindful .Org. NOTE: To paraphrase Jon Kabat-Zinn (in reference to his perspective): control of pain is not purpose for the approach he teaches, but it can be one benefit. Zinn is the author of the book, *Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness*. Some other references for him include Wikipedia on Jon_Kabat-Zinn or EOmega .Org and his voluminous resources via University of Massachusetts Medical School

3DCh&DblstarBullet    "Integration of Behavioral and Relaxation Approaches
Into the Treatment of Chronic Pain and Insomnia"

at National Institutes of Health, Technology Assessment Conference Statement, October 16-18, 1995. Reference page: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) and National Institute of Health Home page.

3DCh&DblstarBullet    Buteyko And Other Breathing Methods with Acute & Chronic Conditions
A comparative analysis created when I needed to know when Buteyko Method (named after it's Ukrainian originator, Dr. Konstantin Pavlovich Buteyko) is called for, and when it is [not so much]. Begins with summary, including long-term benefits of breathing practices as well as certain short-term uses (ie: symptomatic treatment of Asthma with Buteyko Method), selected excerpts and references on breathing as particularly related to hyperventilation, panic and anxiety, Carbon Dioxide/Oxygen balance (re: blood pH, respiratory alkalosis), Hyperventilation Syndrome, "'7-11' BREATHING", "reduced breathing exercises", "Paper Bag Breathing (not advisable)." Includes many annotated Ref-Links as well as suggested research strings and keywords.

3DCh&DblstarBullet    "Achievement of Goals, Attainment, And the Role of Inner Work: A Flow Chart of the Human Psyche in Growth Facilitation and ..." - Often referred to at this site as "The Goal Chart" - a practical visual tool to help organize a truly gestalt approach to goal accomplishment, as well as complement & help complete other self-help perspectives & presentations. This comprises a re-hash of gestalt application of modern psychology and ancient truths, created to work for new applications; © Chris Pringer, '92, Rev'd 8'02. In another section, "Heart's Desire, Ideals, & Accomplishment" (Aug'11) is about clarifying what we most truly want, and how we can have that... also about HOW we respond to Pain & Loss (whether caused by disease, ourselves, others, or the economy) and are brought back together again - the *how* that can MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE.

3DCh&DblstarBullet    "Compassion, Healing, and The Practitioner - and Detouring 'Burn-out'" - Published July'88 in "The New Times" (Seattle). On title-noted-aspects and related co-dependency and psycho-spiritual dynamics more or less common to therapists, nurses, doctors, and other care-givers. Also differentiates compassion from sympathy, permanent healing facilitation from symptomatic or temporary, responsibilities as related to "the work". An older writing, a compilation of principles and ideals. Also includes prose, "The Price Of Compassion". Added Feb'13: Visual "Affirmation for 'Seeing' & 'Hearing' ", for Clarifying and Clearing over Chalice Garden Multi-Chalice(8) HemiSync[12-3B]... This (page-wide) visual affirmation is based on principles of various therapeutic systems, including Chi Gung, for bringing about greater balance of energies in your system...". Included suggestions for use, with a 2nd graphic, "Chalice Bridging" & "Synthesis" prose over "PiChal-on Sepia".

3DCh&DblstarBullet    "Questions for INTER-RESOURCING
The Use of Personally Applied Invocative Questions (Invoc-Q's) for Multi-Dimensional Facilitation of Information Sharing, Integration, & Access"

3DCh&DblstarBullet    "Approaches & Methodologies for Body-Mind Integration"
Suggestions & Resources for Considering Receiving the work as well as for Vocational Considerations.

3DCh&DblstarBullet    "The Middle Path Log"
Transcript of an on-line discussion among healing practitioners and students
about Integration of Body, Mind, & Spirit     (an intelligent & insightful exchange)

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Chalice Artwork and
realizing the Inner Chalice
      3DCh&DblstarBullet    Body-Mind-Chalice Integration  A R T  Index Page       Presenting early to more recent artwork on the "Chalice" or Grail theme (by yours truly), both hand-made & artistically rendered computer-generated works, & a little bio on how it began & developed. This art is born out of the 3D geometric vision/ visual "seen" in 1985, which experience was complete with correlations to deep (pre-Christian) symbology - which initiated the research into the correlations to the legendary meanings of the Holy Grail (and sources, and how and why that was later edited by "the Church"), as well as into various body-mind-spirit correlations, & healing alchemy & energy dynamics. All this related both the body & the grail elements to the mind's interface, in a way that makes sense of many otherwise-would-be paradoxes & mysteries, bridging arts & sciences, with implications related to whole health, including one's relationship with his/her cells. And when incorporating "sacred geometry" into the rendered symbols (per pi-ratio) -also relevant to the DNA of all Life (proportion as essential to function), most interesting art forms seem to naturally appear.
      Essentially (Per mystical symbolism which precedes anything any religion has, or may yet, to do with it), the chalice is about the human embodiment of Spirit (or Who or whatever It is that created & connects all Life) into the three "lower bodies" (mental, emotional, & physical) which compose the "Body-Mind". Which is also a "vehicle" for the balancing & integrating of Humanity - individually & communally. Chalice "Productions" may thus refer to each person AS a chalice in development. There are essays on various geometry, proportion, function, symbolism, history, & possible implications, including " 'The Lords of Culture' & Listening - A story about Language, Relationship, & the Body-Mind Split - An Anthropology of Intelligence & Paradigms in Context" (7'10) accompanied by, "Therapies & Levels of 'The Spectrum of Consciousness' " a seminal chart by Ken Wilber; "Paradigm Shifts" (7'10); The "Pragmatic Balancing" section of this page relates the Holy Grail to the (psycho-social) evolution of Man, to the world's key religions as well as the Gnostics (by nature of that which unites all of them, although is not necessarily about them), & to *The Da Vinche Code*; includes a working summary of & psycho-social objectives & approaches for bringing about that evolution (as addressed at various pages at the site). Hence, my artwork overall is an eclectic/symbolic mix of multiple layers of brights and subtles, thematic components that blend in sacred geometry rounded with a balance of textures and grounding touch.[Key/Tag: "body-mind split" = "mind-body split"]
Chart of The Science Behind The Body-Mind Relationships by Chris Pringer 2012
"The science behind the body-mind relationships" Chart
at the "Body-Mind Integration..." page, Chris Pringer 2012


Feedback Systems Interfaces (Proprio-Neuro, Motor Cortex, Adrenal Emotion, Fascia-Muscular) in Psycho-Physiology of Fascia Memory ChartS by Chris Pringer 2'12,12'13- Thumb
"Proprio-Neuro Fascia-Muscular & Motor Management Centers Feedback Systems with Adrenal Emotion / Muscle Cell Feedback Systems Interfaces in Psycho-Physiology of Fascia Memory Chart. Full sized chart at the "Body-Mind Integration..." essay page, Chris Pringer Feb'12--Dec'13



Nature-Nurture A-Z Chart Over Chakra Tree Anatomy Chalice Garden (LtBkGr)
Chart, "Nature-Nurture A-Z Chart Over Chakra Tree Anatomy Chalice Garden (LtBkGr)"
© by Christopher Pringer Jan'13



Chart of 'Invocation for Water Healing Neuro-Endocrine System on Chakra Tree Anatomy' [RD3] © Chris Pringer Mar'13
Chart of "Invocation for Water Healing Neuro-Endocrine System [RD3] on Chakra Tree Anatomy"
© Chris Pringer Mar'13


Chart of Pattern Triad & Body-Mind-Spirit Triangle Interfaces, © Chris Pringer Apr'11

"Pattern Triad & Body-Mind-Spirit Triangle Interfaces" chart sig'd, © Chris Pringer Apr'11



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Chalice Art Slideshow at ChaliceBridge.Com [May-June'12]




Animated gif of selection of my work at Fine Art America, as of Dec'12
My artwork at Fine Art America,
where it can be viewed at full resolution, and is available in framed prints, canvas prints, greeting cards, and more. (Since Aug 2012)


MultiVortexChalice MultiSynth CntrSphere &DblStar-a3A1-333px.png sig'd, © Chris Pringer May'10-Apr'11
Multi-Vortex Chalice MultiSynth CntrSphere &DblStar-a3A1" sig'd, © Chris Pringer March-July'11



3DChalice w/ Star, AtomicPiCh1-b2a &TreeOfLife SpheriCnxtn1 sig'd, © Chris Pringer May'10-Apr'11

"3DChalice w/ Star, AtomicPiCh1-b2a &2TreeOfLife SpheriCnxtn1" © Chris Pringer May'10, Rev'd Apr'11



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"PiVortex Spheres on ChaliCell
Garden Tapestry V" © Chris Pringer 2012
in full size at my gallery at ArtistWebsites.Com




Chalice8 vortex 3D4A& 3DPiA1B5 Vortex DoubleStarSphere FlowerOfLife E,A4 on Black -sig'd, © Chris Pringer 2011



3D Chalice Transforming Tapestry5 Flower Of Life, Dark2, sig'd, © Chris Pringer, 2010
3D Chalice Transforming Tapestry5 Flower Of Life, Dark2, sig'd, © Chris Pringer, 2010


V&HChaliceTransforming on Tapestry5bFCVt w/ Flower of Life FTH, © Chris Pringer"V&HChaliceTransforming on Tapestry5bFCVt w/ Flower of Life FTH", sig'd, © Chris Pringer, Oct 2010


3DChalice & ChaliceV&HVortex9 FlowerOfLife YinYang sig'd 300px by Chris Pringer 2009

"3DChalice & ChaliceV&HVortex9 FlowerOfLife YinYang sig'd" by Chris Pringer, 2009


Transition Mandala 3s Over Transformg Heart Bckgr--drk, © Chris Pringer Mar'09
"Transition Mandala 3s Over Transformg Heart Bckgr--drk" © Chris Pringer Mar'09



DblAtomicPiChalice &Vortexs OnStrSBk-Multi-Renderg1, sig'd © Chris Pringer Oct'10
"DblAtomicPiChalice &Vortexs OnStrSBk-Multi-Renderg1", sig'd © Chris Pringer Oct'10


3D &MultiChalice VortexBridge Flower&Tree OfLife3 on Black, sig'd, © Chris Pringer, 9'09, 6'11 ChaliceBridge.Com
"3D &MultiChalice VortexBridge Flower&Tree OfLife3 on Black" sig'd, © Chris Pringer 9'09, 6'11


3DChalice-1'10AonBlue-s-333px sig'd, © Chris Pringer, 7'11 ChaliceBridge.Com
"3DChalice-1'10A on Blue" sig'd, © Chris Pringer 7'11



Goal Chart 333px  by Chris Pringer, ChaliceBridge.Com
"GoalChart 1-4b2" (Thumbnail)



Long Hair Night, Chris-2011

Chris, Feb'11
All artwork © by the author - overall, an eclectic/symbolic mix of multiple layers of brights and subtles, sacred geometry rounded with a balance of grounding touch

 
 




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