Some Body-Mind RESOURCES
Some Classic Contributors |
in the Field:
Milton H. Erickson
Richard Bandler & John Grinder
Charles T Tart
Peter A. Levine
[See Lists of Books/Authors below]
|"Torusphere Synthesis Bright Beginning Soulin I"
This piece is a scaled down sample of the kind of framed preview for artwork at my gallery at Artist Websites of Fine Art America. There, you can choose artwork to look at in large view, in your choice of frames, matting, paper, and/or other mountings or greeting cards that are available, and the site will display it in that setting.
At ChaliceBridge.Com, various chalice art images can be viewed in smaller sizes at the Chalice Art & Holiday Card Slideshow Presentations, with bio, related philosophy, and more at the Chalice Integration Index Page.
¤ Body-Centered Psychotherapy- The Hakomi Method, by Ron Kurtz (See below review of "Ron Kurtz, Daniel Siegel, John Briere, and by Mary Morgan On Memory")
¤ Minding The Body, Mending The Mind, by Joan Borysenko
¤ The Body Reveals, by Ron Kurtz with Hector Prestera
¤ The Holistic Body Therapy Textbook, by Barry Green
¤ Emotional Anatomy, by Stanley Keleman
¤ Bioenergetics, by Alexander Lowen
¤ The Joy of Feeling - Bodymind Acupressure - Jin Shin do, by Iona Teeguarden
¤ Technical Manual of Deep Holistic Bodywork, by Jack Painter (Advanced)
¤ BodyMind by Ken Dychtwald
¤ Healing Ancient Wounds, by John F. Barnes
¤ Play as if Your Life Depends on It by Frank Forencich
¤ Change Your Body, Change the World: Reflections on Health and the Human Predicament by Frank Forencich
¤ Healing Trauma A Pioneering Program for Restoring the Wisdom of your Body, Peter A. Levine
¤ Waking the Tiger - Healing Trauma: the Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences, Peter A. Levine
¤ The Body Keeps the Score - Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, Van der Bessel A. Kolk
Mind-Body <=> Psycho-Neuro-Physiology <=> Science
¤ [See Dr. Dan Siegel Section below]
¤ Molecules and Emotion by Candace B. Pert
¤ Readings on the Scientific Basis of Bodywork, Energetic, and Movement Therapies by James L. Oschman, Ph.d. and Nora H. Oschman
¤ The Rainbow and the Worm, The Physics of Organisms by Mae-Wan Ho
¤ The Heart's Code, The New Findings About Cellular Memories and Their Role in the Mind/Body/Spirit Connection by Paul Pearsall
More Physiology <=> Natural Medicine <=> Science
¤ Acupressure for Emotional Healing: A Self-care Guide for Trauma, Stress & Common Emotional Imbalances by Michael Reed Gach
¤ T'ai-Chi Ch'uan: Body and Mind in Harmony, Sophia Delza
¤ Tai Ji: Beginner's Tai Ji Book, Chunglian Al Huang
¤ The Energy Within: The Science Behind Every Oriental Therapy from Acupuncture to Yoga, Richard M. Chin
¤ Craniosacral Therapy, by Upledger & Vredevoogd (Advanced)
¤ Love Your Disease, by John Harrison
¤ Mind-Body Medicine: How to Use Your Mind for Better Health, by Daniel Goleman and Joel Gurin
¤ Brain Gym, Simple Activities For Whole Brain Learning, by Paul E Dennison, Ph.D., and Gail E Dennison.
More Natural Medicine <=> New Science
¤ PNI: The New Mind/Body Healing Program, Elliott S. Dacher
¤ Mind Matters: How the Mind and Brian Interact to Create Our Conscious Lives, by Michael S. Gazzaniga
¤ Ageless Body, TImeless Mind: The Quantum Alternative to Growing Old, by Deepak Chopra
¤ Where the Mind Meets the Body, Harris Dienstfrey
¤ The Greening of Medicine, by Patrick Pietroni
¤ Cross Currents: The Perils of Electropollution, The Promise of Electromedicine, by Robert O. Becker
¤ The Pleasure Connection: How Endorphins Affect Our Health and Happiness, by Deva Beck and James Beck
¤ Vibrational Medicine, by Richard Gerber
¤ The Healer Within: The New Medicine of Mind and Body, by Steven Locke and Douglas Colligan
¤ Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness, by Jon Kabat-Zinn
More Psychology, Hypnotherapy
¤ Memories, Dreams, Reflections by Carl G. Jung
¤ The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious by Carl G. Jung
¤ Towards a Psychology of Being, Abraham H. Maslow
¤ On Becoming a Person, Carl Rogers
¤ Healing In Hypnosis; The Seminars, Workshops, and Lectures of Milton H. Erickson Edited by Ernest L. Rossi, Margaret O. Ryan and Florence A. Sharp
¤ Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy with Children, Karen Olness and G. Gail Gardner
¤ Trance and Treatment, by Herbert Spiegel and David Spiegel
¤ Gestalt Therapy Verbatum, by Fritz Perls
¤ Facticity- A Door to Mental health and Beyond by Ragini E Michaels
¤ Uncommon Therapy by J. Haley
¤ Psychosynthesis by Roberto Assagioli
¤ How to Work with the Energies of Chakras & Archetypes self-healing book by Ambika Wauters
¤ Archetypes, Who Are You? by Caroline Myss
¤ Self-Parenting: A Guide to Your Inner Conversations by John Pollard
¤ Homecoming by John Bradshaw
¤ Leaving the Enchanted Forest by S. Covington and L. Beckett
More Consciousness <=> New Science
¤ Healing and the Mind, by Bill Moyers
¤ Beyond Biofeedback, by Elmer Green and Alyce Green
¤ Focusing, by Eugene T. Gendlin
¤ Body, Self, & Soul, by Jack Lee Rosenberg
¤ No Boundary, by Ken Wilber
¤ Quantum Questions by Ken
¤ 3 Books by Norman Friedman: Quantum Cloud: Physics and Consciousness; Bridging Science and Spirit; The Hidden Domain.
¤ The Future of the Body: Explorations into the Further Evolution of Human Nature, by Michael Murphy
¤ Transpersonal Realities or Neurophysiological Illusions: Toward an Empirically Testable Dualism, Presented at 1978 Meeting of the American Psychological Association in Toronto, by Charles T. Tart
¤ Spiritual Dimensions of Healing:" From Native Shamanism to Contemporary Health Care, by Stanley Krippner and Patrick Welch
¤ Tying Rocks to Clouds by William Elliot
¤ The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot
¤ The Heart of Healing by Institute of Noetic Sciences with William Poole
¤ "Wholeness and the Implicate Order" by David Bohm (In both science and philosophy, Bohm's main concern was with understanding the nature of reality in general and of consciousness in particular. In this classic work he develops a theory of quantum physics which treats the totality of existence as an unbroken whole.)
Reviews for Resources
Dr Dan Siegel .Com and Mindsight Institute
Dr. Daniel J. Siegel, MD, is the author of "Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology" (2012), "Parenting From the Inside Out How A Deeper Self-understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive" (2014), and "Developing Mind How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are" (1nd Ed, 2015), among an extensive array of seminal works in integrative healing, as well as a pioneer in the field called Interpersonal Neurobiology. This highly integrative field is not a division of one particular area of research, but rather is an open and evolving way of knowing that invites all domains of both academic and reflective explorations of reality into a collective conversation about the nature of the mind, the body, the brain, and our relationships with each other and the larger world in which we live. This emerging approach is fundamental to exploring a range of human endeavors, including the fields of mental health, education, parenting, organizational leadership, climate change intervention, religion, and contemplation. Knowing about the way the focus of attention changes the structure and function of the brain throughout the lifespan opens new doors to healing and growth at the individual, family, community, and global levels. Dr. Siegel and associates have gone the extra mile in prolifically translating all this into pragmatically useful training manuals for students and practitioners, and for a most impressive variety of applications in mental health, especially pediatric psychology, as well as in self-healing and conscious awareness. Resources for professional organizations via Mind Gains .Org.
| Ron Kurtz, Daniel Siegel, John Briere, and by Mary Morgan On Memory|
Excerpts from "Neuroscience and Psychotherapy" by Marilyn Morgan, SRN, B.A., MNZAP
Marilyn Morgan is a master teacher and Certified Hakomi Trainer who has a special interest in the new and exciting developments
in interpersonal neurobiology. In this article she introduces a number of currently relevant advances in neuroscience (2006)
"Many people who have had traumatic childhoods have problems with memory. They sometimes can’t consciously remember most of childhood, yet unwanted feelings and images from childhood experiences may intrude. It is not uncommon to forget a lot of details in daily life as an adult; appointments, where one has put car keys, phone numbers and so on.
"Ron Kurtz, founder of Hakomi, (Kurtz, 1990), described the child as `the mapmaker’. Neuroscience emphasizes that the connections formed within the brain are experiencedependent. A person is born with approximately 100 billion neurons. If these nerve cells were placed end-to-end they would stretch two million miles. There are many nerve connections already in place at birth, the being brain was hard-wired to seek connection with caregivers, and basic bodily functions proceed. However, the major growth of neurons and the wiring of neuronal circuits are yet to take place depending on experiences to come. Eventually each nerve cell is likely to have 10,000 connections.
"Daniel Siegel describes the brain as an anticipatory machine. The infant’s, and child’s, interactions with her world are imprinted in her brain circuitry. She is `wired up’ for a particular world. Her brain is coded with all kinds of memory, and most of the early memory will be unconscious. However, this memory will deeply affect later emotions, behaviour patterns, beliefs, and abilities to process information. In Hakomi we call this core material, and the shaping of character styles. Other models describe ‘deep cognitive structures’, ‘schemata’, ‘unfinished business’, or sometimes ‘the inner child’. 
"When the parent to whom the child goes for comfort and mirroring is also a source of fear this creates massive neural disorganization. Trauma and abuse in the young child has a serious impact on brain structure and function. Those parts of the brain undergoing critical growth at the time of the trauma will be particularly affected. This child is likely to have a smaller brain overall, fewer fibres in the corpus callosum connecting the left and right hemispheres, a smaller hippocampus, and poor development of prefrontal lobe areas. (Teicher, 2002)"
"Implicit memory ...is generally unconscious, and there is not the sense of ‘remembering’. Things feel as if they are happening now, in the present. Implicit memory requires no attention to be encoded. There are different kinds of implicit memory: Procedural memory is the patterns of behaviour and habits we learn. It is mediated by the cerebellum and striatum.
Emotional memory is related to the significance of events, and whether they feel good or bad. This is mediated by the right hemisphere, the amygdala and basal ganglia. There is sensorimotor memory, consisting of body sensations, posture and body responses. Perceptual memory is implicit, as are our mental schema and core beliefs.
"John Briere, a traumatologist, describes deep cognitive structures that are narrative in nature, but held in a nonconscious way because when these are activated they trigger associated emotional responses that are distressing to the person.(Briere, 2001) These deep cognitive structures may be triggered by events that bear some similarity to the original memories. Implicit memories do not feel like `memories’ as they have a here and now quality to them, and `blend’ with current reality. Distressing emotional or traumatic memories are not consolidated, or resolved, and are therefore not integrated into a coherent narrative. Memory ‘stacks’
"The emotional brain circuitry stores memory in a simple way, almost like ‘stacks’ of similar circuits. When a current event has a particular flavour then the whole ‘stack’, going back to early events is activated. The feelings and behaviours are generated, often very quickly and powerfully. Because emotional memory is always in the ‘now’, the old perceptions, feelings and behaviours become blended with the current situation." [For the sake of context with the rest of this material, I would like to qualify that first sentence, if I may, to say "in a simple way with regard to organizing for similar circuits..." -Chris Pringer]
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Related Essays & Charts at Chalice Bridge .Com
The "Body-Mind Integration" (Essays) Page - BASIC HOW'S AND WHY'S 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). Newly Added/Rev'd (May'11-July'12) on this page: "The science behind the body-mind relationships" (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, including "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]
The "Core Body-Mind Integration Concepts in Context Chart" is now (10/10/11) at the Organization Chart page. It 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.
"The science behind the body-mind relationships" at the "Body-Mind Integration" (essays) pg: "As for the adrenal/ fight/ flight/ hormonal elements with the emotional-physical interface of all that ...so far, I am using essentially the tremendous amount of credible anecdotal data, plus deductive reasoning, essentially based in textbook physiology. Plus it follows upon, as becomes part of, the "Fascia Memory Theory" (1995). I've continued to call it "theory", although the above noted references provide empirical support for it, and almost (?) for relating Re-Parenting therapy (Transactional Analysis) to the neuro-endocrine. But the Fascia Memory Project, if/when carried forth, would "fix" all that!" [The "above noted references" refers to those at the Fascia Memory Project Research Reference page. There are more charts and dot-connecting clarifiers in the works, by the way.]
A Selection of Excerpts and/or paraphrasings from the "Body-Mind Integration..." page (described above) and the "Tensing Yoga" page (described further below):
"TY [Tensing Yoga] makes it easy to take optimal advantage of our capacities for neuroplasticity, ...so we can directly, naturally, and positively engage that capacity for re-organization of the brain and other neural networks (including proprioceptors in muscles) as a result of that experience, as we interface with our cells and self-healing mechanisms for preventative maintenance or self-healing - especially when we include all elements of the approach, including focus, attitude, and rapport with the cells (as covered on the TY page).
Questions discussed at ChaliceBridge, mainly at the BMI & TY pages:
What does attitude, approach, consistency, and sincerity have to do with how your cells respond? And what could that (along with muscle tension dynamics and body-memory) possibly have to do with "Neuroplasticity" [which refers to cellular re-organization, particularly to the nervous and related/interfacing systems, as a result of experience] ? Would not those interfacing systems include proprioreceptors, and therefore relate to any holding and movement patterns, and therefore relate to the experiences that initiated those patterns ? What is "Controlled Motor Response", and what's that got to do with muscle habits & movement patterns, chronic tension, and "Body Memory" ? What is an "inner-child", how is it formed, what's that got to do with cells and their function, with muscle habit/movement patterns, with "cell-talk" and relations with cells, with effective body-mind awareness based preventative maintenance methodology, and with yogic awareness? What could all this (also) have to do with the the "System Interfaces in the Psycho-Physiology of the Fascia Memory Theory" - A flow chart very briefly illustrating the interfaces of the proprio-neuro fascia-muscular, motor management centers, adrenal systems, connective tissue cells, as well as the inner-child & related aspects? Or with the Fascia Memory Research Project?
"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 emphesis 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.
"My Cells - My Children" & other metaphorical prose - 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. New section on "Body-Parenting" in Mind-Body Integration and a powerful form of Preventative Health Maintenance (New 12/16/09). 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." Related note at ChaliceBridge.Com's home page (albeit much more esoteric than InnerComm page goes): "Just as 'Body-Parenting' uses a metaphore to personify the cells to communicate with them effectively -since they respond to our unconscious thoughts and emotions anyway, this approach is based in the view (or a personification of energy dynamics) based in the view that we each are a bridge -- between the yin & yang energy-vortexes (personified here as) 'Father & Mother God/Goddess, thus forming a chalice of Spirit' (a bridge of energy) "for the balancing & integrating of Humanity with the Divine".
"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...
"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.)
"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): 1) "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 a chart for that, "Nature-Nurture A-Z..."; and 2) "Blessing Nutrition" about how prayer and invocation work at the atomic & molecular levels 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. And a related chart, "Invocation for Love-Organizing Waters for the Neuro-Endocrine / Energy System". Includes some sample invocations for context and application.
"Opening the Bridges & Firing the Cauldrons" -Integrating Energy Work and Self-Healing Instruction into bodywork, is about a "Chalice-Bridging" style chakra balancing, and may include Reiki and/or very basic Qigong instruction. Just as "Body-Parenting" uses a metaphore to personify the cells to communicate with them effectively -since they respond to our unconscious thoughts and emotions anyway, this approach is based in the view (or a personification of energy dynamics) based in the view that we each are a bridge -- between the yin & yang energy-vortexes (personified here as) "Father & Mother God/Goddess, thus forming a chalice of Spirit" (a bridge of energy) "for the balancing & integrating of Humanity with the Divine" [ per FtNote at end of paragraph ]. Or at least ideally so, as our systems are *attuned* & our batteries are *charged* & we fullfill our true role as human embodiments of Spirit. And in the belief that the body-mind can be a primary means of access for finding ones Way, developing appropriate and effective relationship among the three "lower bodies" (mental, emotional, and physical, as composes the "body-mind"). Having learned more about Qigong and 5-Element Theory (2010-2011, see section below), I could call my work "Chalice-Qi-Energy-Body-Work" - IF I wanted to relate the chalice concept to the Qigong energy format, and that is one very highly efficient system for development and maintenance overall.
[ FtNote: that is, the Yin & Yang of Whatever or Whomever that created all elements of Life, and the interpermiating connecting flowing energy between them, that which makes that sparky bio-electric, bio-magnetic, bio-emanating, and bio-responsive light -around and often between living organisms- that has been called the "aura" long before electronic devices began picking up on it. Whether we name Him, Her, or Them, or It, or treat it strictly as a energetic phenomenon. ]
"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?" (Rev'd Jul'13)
"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-Sensivity 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. (at http://www.chalicebridge.com/Whypain4c.html)
"Understanding the Pattern Triad and The Body Pattern Assessment"
- About Mind-Body Relationships, (from) coping mechanisms, (to) skills, (to) gifts through challenges on one's Life Path. This page is about how the body has habitually responded to experience is evidenced by the body's holding and movement patterns. Includes (Rev'd & New Sections, 12/27/09) "Notes on Mind-Body Correlations - Source-References, Organization of *Body Memory,* and 'WHAT I DO' ". I provide an explaination for a system of assessments and mind-body correlations -- learned and integrated from/for my work with others as well as for my own life process. Other sections include excerpts from "Body Memory and ... Learning Life Lessons." About aspects to be discovered, emotionally cleared, and then employed as mental/emotional assets and guidance towards determining and 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.
"The Empathy Movement" -- an assembly of resources and considerations, is currently at the "Chalice Integration Arts & Sciences" page. Also related on that page is 'The Lords of Culture' and Listening- a story about Language, Relationship and Communications, "the body-mind split", emotional intelligence (EQ) as related to IQ, implications and ramifications (cause and effect dynamics) in society, politics, foreign relations, suggestions/ considerations for pro-active response on individual and social levels, etc. And "A Kind of Summary For Pragmatic Balance" - eclectically presented summary of links to (more) essays with considerations for pragmatic approach.
"Love Letter" self-applied journaling technique (Word doc format). 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.]
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".
"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 page, "Notes on Beliefs, Healing, and Prayer" or "Bridging Prayer & Science", healing prayer techniques.)
*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).
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
"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.
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.
For Behavioural Therapy, and good references for self-help, I would like to pass on to readers this information on the Dialectical Behavioural Therapy site. For particular instance, I like the handlouts for Emotion Regulation, for Interpersonal Effectiveness, as well as the Mindfulness Handouts. And there's a handy set of ref-links at DBT skills list.
"The Middle Path Log" -- a Transcript of an on-line discussion among healing practitioners and students about Integration of Body, Mind, & Spirit (an intelligent & insightful exchange) (at http://www.chalicebridge.com/MiddlePathLog.html)
Charts by Chris Pringer
(links to) "Core Body-Mind Integration Concepts in Context" Chart (Oct'11) at Site Organization Chart page
"The science behind the body-mind relationships" at "Body-Mind Integration..." page, Chris Pringer 2012
(see page description at left)
"Proprio-Neuro Fascia-Muscular & Motor Management Centers Feedback Systems with Adrenal Emotion / Muscle Cell Feedback Systems Interfaces in Psycho-Physiology of Fascia Memory Chart with "Inner-Child / Cell Interface" - full sized chart at the "Body-Mind Integration..." essay page or at the Fascia Memory Project Theory page, © Chris Pringer, Feb & June'12-Dec'13
(page descriptions at left and special Fascia Memory Project section below)
"Core Principles of Yoga & the Body-Mind Interface - A Class Outline" © Chris Pringer Oct'15
"Nature-Nurture A-Z Chart Ovr Chakra Tree Anatomy Chalice Garden (LtBkGr)" at the "Dietary Nutrition, Neuro-Endocrine Infrastructure, Neuroplasticity, and Aging" section at the Body-Mind Nutrition page.
Which refers (also) to HOW we parent our children AND may continue in self-care with our "celldren" (cells and inner children)- as there are many suggested approaches and techniques at this site.
Just under those sections is the and "Blessing Nutrition" section, about about how prayer and invocation work, "...In essence, by facilitating processes at atomic/molecular levels by re-aligning their structural & therefore magnetic/ionic arrangement. ...Repeated 're-training' of our cells..." (page description in other column)
"Pattern Triad & Body-Mind-Spirit Triangle Interfaces" sig'd © Chris Pringer Apr'11
(links to) "Invocation for Love-Organizing Waters for the Neuro-Endocrine / Energy System" on Chakra Tree Anatomy" [RD3] © Chris Pringer Mar'13 at "Notes on Prayer" page - an affirmation/ invocation visual for increasing "Love-Organized" the water molecules (per Dr. Emoto water healing technique) throughout the neuro-endocrine / chakra system. Related section at "Focusing Love, Water-Charging" section at the "Notes on Beliefs, Healing, and Prayer"
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(links to) " 'Get Super' Healing Transformation on 'ChakrAnatomy Model'" - visualization tool for *therapeutic reframing of the health challenge* as "cellular re-organization" - with an upgrade (from the original Apr'11 version) at the "Notes on Beliefs, Healing, and Prayer" page, Chris Pringer
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Click to find full sized "Breathing Ratio Chart" below the Hints on Focus Section at the "Tensing Yoga" page
"The Goal Chart" © Chris Pringer at "Achievement of Goals, Attainment, And the Role of Inner Work: A Flow Chart of the Human Psyche in Growth Facilitation and ..." (page description further below)
Positive Response Questions (PRQ's) designed specifically for Personal Empowerment through clarifying and/or re-defining one's values and beliefs, all over "Chalice Tapestry" sacred geometry background. Chris Pringer, 9'99
"Questions for Empowerment" over chalice tapestry (sacred geometry-based) background
"Affirmations for Inner-Communications on Chakra Tapestry background" by Chris Pringer '03-'11
"Chakra & Path To Guidance Chart", with the background of geometric complexity, the foreground also can symbolize "the sublime in the midst of the way-too-sophisticatedness".
Chakra & Path To Guidance Chart" © Chris Pringer 2002
Site Map & Organization Chart
| The Fascia-Memory Project
What would actually change our health-care system the most?
How about a means of diagnosis that takes so many aspects of a person into account, that it creates a capacity for designing a truly healing program for most any patient? Nice dream you say. How could a diagnostic system be that accurate for so many conditions? What would enable our medical system to consider, so surely and comprehensively to so much greater depth and context, the many processes for the many different kinds of individuals, than we do now? Well, of course, such questions indicate a healthy skepticism. But let's dream just a bit more, but this time, from outside the box, as they say:
What if there were a system of assessment that would bring together the great many disciplines of health-care - particularly including Eastern, Naturopathic, and even the many among the Western - and to a degree of collaboration that was far beyond what we've ever seen before? In case you don't know, such collaboration is currently not a reality to any meaningful extent, certainly for most health conditions. Particularly between those focusing on the body, and those focusing on the mind, not to mention the relative few focusing on the connection between the two. Bottom Line: When enough people become sufficiently motivated to know the degree to which individuals can heal themselves and each other through body-awareness-based preventative maintenance, then the research will be funded and implemented.
The Fascia-Memory Project is about research and development into the relationships among connective tissue (fascia), objective/subjective experience, the neuro-physical interface between emotion, and the brain, and "body-Memory." About developing connective tissue scanning devices and diagnostics hardware for discerning and illustrating all that. Goals include the developing optimal means for applying that R&D in health care practice, as well as enhanced systems for individual development of body-awareness for preventative health maintenance. A long term project, of course, but intermediate goals and sub-projects could have considerable effective change. The range of application extends from the medical industry to personal home use, to public education, to social and correctional rehabilitation. Original Theory published June'96.
The project's web site includes pages for Intro & Summary (with a detailed table of contents with links to the other pages - Description & Purpose, Goals & Objectives, Research & Development, Theory, References & Links [extensive], Project Overview Chart, Project Flow Chart ( "Pert" style output by 'MS Project' ), and links to accompanying documents at this site. For context and perspective on this far-reaching multi-faceted proposal, see (page 8) the Fascia-Memory Project Overview Chart.
Fascia Memory Project
"Proprio-Neuro, Motor Management Centers, Adrenal Emotion Fascia-Muscular Feedback Systems Interfaces in Psycho-Physiology of Fascia Memory" Chart at Fascia Memory Theory Page
F.M. Project Overview Chart
F.M. Project (Pert) Flow Chart
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"Attainment And Achievement -- The Alignment Of Beliefs, Desires, And Needs" Basic principles and definitions - for functionally clarifying the differences between ones beliefs, desires, & needs; the implications for personal growth, preventative health maintenance, and self-healing
"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.
"Whole Being Integration In Manifesting Abundance and Seven Steps To Initiation And Understanding" - Principles of magnetism in the process of conscious personal growth, spiritual integration, and self healing. ('93-'03) Includes special section: "Questions for Empowerment" - Positive Response Questions (PRQ's) designed specifically for Personal Empowerment through clarifying and/or re-defining one's values and beliefs, all over sacred geometry background. Chris Pringer, 9'99
"The Use Of Questions (and Gestalt approach) In Effective Affirmation Therapy" - Theory & Examples for Practical Application. Theory section explains how this (PRQ) system compares to other affirmation techniques and therapies - how and why they work, advantages of PRQ's, etc. Includes Lots of Sample PRQ's (Positive Response Questions) for learning and affirming any desired knowledge, Simple How-To's in developing Pragmatic use of "the right question" -- from a test situation and/or from regular affirmations. Works well for the intangibles (Personal Growth oriented) which many would say has to come before you can truly enjoy the rest anyway.
"Notes on Beliefs, Healing, and Prayer"
Or "Bridging Prayer & Science" - faith & intuition, Spirit working logic & emotion, and a little science to boot. Tools 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" (Rev'd Apr 2011) 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* (New Apr 2011). Also "Focusing Love-Organized Healing Waters", or 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 begginning to say what I've always wanted it to! ie: more to come in time.]
"Intwined Hearts Chalice Shimmering Turquoise Vortexes" By ChrisPringer Apr'13
Full Size at Fine Art America