Approaches & Methodologies
for Body-Mind Integration


Suggestions & Resources for Considerations in Receiving the work
as well as in Exploring for Vocational purposes

by Chris Pringer

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    Resources and Research (as the introduction just below)
    Some Methodologies/Approaches with/of/for Mind-Body Therapies
                Correlative Systems for (Body-Mind Health) Evaluation
                Variations in Practice & Scope of BodyMind Therapies
                One way of describing the basis of Integrative Bodywork
                Note on "Energy Psychology" Methodologies

    Which Approach For EMOTIONS?
    Some Gestalt-Buddhist Related References
    About Therapy (Reason for & against seeking it)
    Some Body-Mind RESOURCES
                Some Classic Contributors in the Field
                Suggested Books including two Reviews for Resources in interpersonal neurobiology, psychotherapy, and consciousness

    Related Essays & Charts at Chalice Bridge .Com

"Integration"

    "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.

 
















































Introduction, Resources and Research

            Please keep in mind as you read this, that the field of bodymind therapies is very broad and deepening fast although it is still in it's formative stages. Hence, as regards the categorization, some systems I list below may shift from one category to another over time. These lists are probably incomplete to begin with, and other information sources may disagree. But such is part of the nature of exploration in growth processes, long needed and now current in the realms of health and wellness.
          - I wrote the above in 2001 or so, and it still applies to the degree that I now leave this page here, only because it offers a particular mix or sampling of perspectives and resources that may be useful, but certainly not more comprehensive or more up to date than many other sites. And because many items below may serve well as stimulation for thought in a useful direction and keywords for further search. - Chris Pringer, July 2013


 

Some Methodologies/Approaches
with/of/for Mind-Body Therapies:


* Most General Bodymind Approaches are Based in and/or Assisted by one or more of the following [listed alphabetically]:

    Bio-Feedback, Bio-Kinesiology, Bodymind Awareness Counseling, Bodywork/Massage, Breathing/Release, Cellular Blueprint Invocative, Cranio Mobilization, Energy Work, Fascia/Connective Tissue, Hypnotherapy, Movement, PNI (Psycho-Neuro-Immunology), Yoga, ...

* Some Specific Schools, Methodologies, and/or Techniques designed for bodymind approach [listed alphabetically]:

    Alchemical Bodywork, Bioenergetics (A. Lowen), Biogram Therapy, Edu-K, Hakomi (R. Kurtz - see "Ron Kurtz, Daniel Siegel, John Briere, and by Mary Morgan On Memory" in Suggested Books Section), Holistic Body Therapy (B. Green), Holographic Memory Release (J. Daily), Jin Shin Do, Postural Integration (ie: Jack Painter), Rosenwork (Rosen), Rubenfeld Synergy (I. Rubenfeld), Touch for Health, Zero Balancing, ...

* Some Specific Schools, Methodologies, and/or Techniques that are often --but not always-- used in bodymind approach, not only due to factors noted in the above "variations," but because many clients also come for, expect, and by their thinking, receive only strictly physical level and/or "stress-related" benefits [listed alphabetically]:

    Craniosacral Therapy (Upledger), Feldenkrais, Hellerwork (J. Heller), Myo-Fascial Release (J. Barnes), NLP, Polarity, Rolfing (I. Rolf), Trager.

* Popular Belief/Therapeutic Systems for supporting Bodymind Approaches [listed alphabetically]:

    Ayurveda, Gestalt or Gestalt & Psycho-Somatic Psychology, Huna, Chinese Five Element (Meridian), Shamanism, Toism


  Correlative Systems for (Body-Mind Health) Evaluation:

            A Correlative System is often one of the defining elements of the bodymind approach. Such systems are used for the purpose of involving the patient's subjective awareness, instilling motivation for and participation in, as well as assisting in revealing direction for, the patient-practitioner team-approach to healing and/or personal growth. A Correlative System correlates two or more levels of a patient's situation/condition in a therapeutically meaningful relationship (such as cause & effect, path & goal, limitation & payoff, or symbiotic relationships). For instance, a correlation may be found to exist between a location or type of stress and a relatively specific location or type of physiological condition, so that the patient may more easily relate to and participate in the further development and utilization of his/her program of therapy. Such approaches are often essentially self-healing, and are usually realized as such by the patient sooner or later.
            A key term related to this approach is "body-mind split" or "mind-body split," referring to the degree of unconsciousness, denial, or suppression around the relationship to ones body, let alone to the way in which one's muscles have responded to early childhood experience, or formed habitual tension-holding or related movement patterns, etc. Which is what the "Body-Mind Integration" essays page covers in depth, including the section, "Notes on Practical Application Of Gestalt Techniques in Emotional Release" with a selection of ref/links for the self-help resources for anger management and related healing processes (Aug'16).
            Most of these systems might be considered analytical correlative systems, others are based more on "body as oracle" intuitive systems. The levels of correlation are many and varied, but most generally would fall into one or more of these four general categories: spiritual, mental, emotional, bio-magnetic, physiological. The fascial-emotional memory system, for a relatively new example, will usually incorporate varying degrees of analytical correlation, and involve the mental, emotional, bio-magnetic, and physiological levels.


 


Variations in Practice & Scope of BodyMind Therapies:

            Bodymind methodologies, as taught, usually focus on one or two levels while often giving consideration others, but the practitioner may consciously direct the work to a more narrow or broad spectrum of levels/considerations. Some methodologies and techniques may go deep into the emotional waters very quickly, as some do so by design, others tend to allow more distance, while still others may depend on the variations as noted here. The scope of practice may depending on many factors to do with the patient and the therapeutic situation at hand, the legal limits of the practitioners scope of practice and the nature of the introduction of the practitioner's work to the patient, as well as the practitioner's own belief system(s), training, experience, etc. [Elaboration]

            For example, most Rolfers and Hellerworkers are very focused on the physiological aspects -- and they are usually dependable experts in this regard. And among these there *may* be those who also have talents and orientation for working with the emotional level, maybe some other levels as well. You would likely need to ask to find out. Sometimes, you can go by the licenses and certifications listed (although sometimes that is a matter of interpretation). And as with anything else, it is what the individual brings to and gets out of the work that makes the work what it is for that individual -- speaking of both the practitioner *and* the patient.

            For those interested for the purpose of seeking meaningful vocation, a question to ask yourself might be, "How deeply do I want to 'get into people's stuff?'."
            Note: When you are studying the material, it can all seem very very mental, compared to when you are engaged in the practice. At which point if it remains all mental, well... you probably won't remain in it, or shouldn't. Every formal training for systems designed to work with the emotional level will include, or otherwise require, personal therapy for the would-be practitioner.


 

One way of describing the basis of Integrative Bodywork:

         a)     Body-Mind Relationships & Dialog (between different levels of oneself, of one's Being).
         b)     Physical Body: a key repository of clues for troubleshooting life experience, for guidance, an "Oracle", a "Canary in the coal mine", as well as the primary access mechanism for preventative maintenance. Much of that being due to it's indicating starting points & reference points for emotional body relationships to challenges. Clues to where, how, & when the "Inner Children" are requiring more parenting before they cease interfering with accomplishments, break-throughs in life.
         c)     That "pesky" emotional body: We can use the emotional body as a library of knowledge about experience (that is, our subjective reactions to experience), but would be far less wise to let it drive the bus. Which bus it will try to commandeer, if we don't check-in often enough or consult it sufficiently.
         d)     Improving the relationships among these three bodies -through an approach and methodology of dialog that works for that/those purposes- thus works well toward healing existing injuries and chronic conditions, as well as for preventing future injuries, not to mention overall health.
                To put it yet another way:         The FEELINGS move the muscles, that is, the feelings and (unconscious) stored emotion-data (all of which comprising 'the emotional-body') determine the setting and changing of the state of muscle tension, which determine the "automatic"/ habitual holding and/or movement patterns in the muscles and fascia. eg: If your muscles are working (tense) when they are not actually working (doing something you want them to do), then it is the emotional body that is directing the holding of that extra tension.
            The THOUGHTS move the feelings, that is, they create/govern the feelings, both of which (thoughts and feelings) have the power to create beliefs -- which is to say that the mental perspective determines the feelings and emotions. BELIEFS are thoughts made more permanent (consciously or unconsciously) by attached emotional charges. eg: If the mind perceives a need to fear and armor up, the muscles respond (aided or totally controlled by the adrenal response). But until the (adrenal oriented) "all clear" signal is given or fully received, the emotion is held in the muscles until released, and until then a belief is formed, usually unconsciously, about similarly perceived experiences.
            Hence: ATTITUDES and their related mental-emotional reaction patterns move or hold the muscles (thence limbs, eyes, mouth, etc). This is governed overall by BELIEFS (thoughts invested with emotion(s). Beliefs are the result of personal experience -- physically manifested and/or imagined and/or as taught. The intensity of the experience, imagination, and/or teaching determines the power of the belief, and therefore the degree of MOMENTUM invested in any PATTERN of related postural and/or movement manifested in the body. (These invested patterns are primary to what is sometimes referred to as "BODY-MEMORY".)
            [excerpts from "A Cosmology of the Body-Mind-Spirit Self and Related Tenants in Hierarchy Of Cause And Effect"]

         e)     In Summary: Problem-solving communication would be significantly improved were we to be fully at home in our bodies, were it not to actually (best) begin there. smile

 
Note on "Energy Psychology" Methodologies:

             I refer to those such as the Energy Psychology at Southeast Institute focuses on, in 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. I also refer to these systems just below.















































 

WHICH APPROACH FOR EMOTIONS?

         Regarding EMDR (incl. EFT the "Emo-Free", "TAP" & related Energy Psychology systems): I believe these systems work very well (and relatively quickly) for many people. And for vets and PTSD, EFT can "put the fire out". HOWEVER, these techniques 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 (and with which many other practitioners would seem to agree).
      I'm referring here to considerations in the difference between Gestalt, New Thought, EFT/EMDR, 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. In that light EFT seems to be a cross between Behavioral and New Thought(?). Behavioral is mainly about breaking the associated habits - mentally and otherwise.

      Exceptions to that opinion 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/EMDR 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 disfunction. [from my "buddhistalt" point of view. See Extended Addendum below. I address the behavioral aspects more in the essay, "Seven Phases of Growth".]

      Most of the essential elements of Gestalt approach are actually not in conflict those for New Thought or Positive Psychology approach. New Thought utilizes a structured approach that works in the short term for those in emotional pain, via a structure of fellowship dynamics through the (New Thought) church support system. But once that system has done it's work, that is, emotionally strenthened an individual, then the individual may be strong enough to do the deeper work.
      From a transpersonal psychology point of view, achieving *and maintaining* an increased balance of right & left brain requires integration of the 'emotional body' and is the homework of the 'lower chakras'. In any case, this Left/right brain balance also implies/requires a certain amount of neuro-endocrine (including neurotransmitter) healing / balance. All of which -also- generally enhances EQ (emotional intelligence) which enhances data access related capabilities as well as creativity, and thus IQ. [Elaboration]

      Which system is best? Depends on your beliefs about cosmology/ reincarnation/ karma/ transcendence etc, as well as about the different levels of approach, and what you've tried with what amount of success, among many other factors you would discuss w/your therapist. And one could also engage the transpersonal element through the "Psychosynthesis" approach- "Psychosynthesis was regarded by Assagioli as more of an orientation and a general approach to the whole human being, and as existing apart from any of its particular concrete applications. This approach allows for a wide variety of techniques and methods to be used within the psychosynthesis context. 'Dialogue, Gestalt techniques, dream work, guided imagery, affirmations, and meditation are all powerful tools for integration..."
      [With exception of the last note, this section drawn from edited excerpts from section, "The CHALICE [symbolism] and its Relationship to Body-Mind and Personal Growth" at the Chalice Integration Arts page, -cp, 2011/2013]

Extended Addendum from Darlene Mulholland; the 1st par is a good summary:

      "The whole trend that I have learned is to get out of the cerebral and emotional and focus more on the body and as you know from Buddhism... [to] be the witness of the body and just by validating the body's process of "felt sense" ...things will shift... no need to even know what the trauma is anymore... Just follow the energy through the body by asking the person to report it to you, and then you repeat it back to them, and have them breathe into it, and then it shifts and the trauma dumps into the CSF ...CSF is the shock absorber for the nervous system.? ?

      "It is like the story of the day Siddhartha (sp) became the Buddha... he was sitting under the tree by the river waiting for the ferry and it was late and his agitation grew.? He began to watch his anger move trough his body like a wave and he noticed that as he watched it and let it move through his body without judgment it began to subside.?This is the same principle. ?
      "Most people become addicted to their drama trauma and their pain and so this short circuits that... just as most people become addicted to catharsis... it feels good to release all that stuff but actually, research has found that it drives the trauma deeper into the system because the reptilian brain doesn't know the difference between a re-enactment and the real thing... it is just more trauma to that part of the brain which as you know is our survival center. ?

      "There is a really good book on all of this and it is called "Waking the Tiger " by Peter Levine. He teaches Seminars on his work and it a 2 or 3 year course.?Most of the Polarity Teachers studied with him and they transferred his technique to Polarity and it became our model for trauma and emotional work.? Since the trauma is in the body, it works to release it via the monitoring and tracking method and staying with the felt sense rather than going into content.?...The great thing is.. once you release it this way, it filters up to the emotional and mental, as well as the etheric bodies too." -Darlene Mulholland, 2/7/02 (email exchange w/yours truly)

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"If our habitual conditioning is to overcome our pain, we will have a tendency to feel overwhelmed when things don't go the way we wish. We may even feel a need to "beat" another's pain. We will find it difficult to connect with them just where they are. We won't be able to touch them with love because if we want anything from somebody, even for them to be out of pain, they will be an object in our mind rather than the subject our heart. If we can open to our own pain and explore our resistances and long-held aversions, there arises the possibility of touching another's pain with compassion, of meeting another as we meet ourselves with a bit more clarity and tenderness. We see in such instances how the work we do on ourselves is clearly of benefit to all sentient beings. Each person who works to open his heart touches the heart of us all. When we are no longer recreating the problem, we reaffirm the solution. We discover from day to day how the healing we do for ourselves is a healing for us all."
      -- Stephen Levine in "Healing into Life and Death", a most highly esteemed author in the art of understanding, including of the books, "Who Dies?: An Investigation of Conscious Living and Conscious Dying", and "A Gradual Awakening"



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Some Gestalt-Buddhist Related References


ChBullet   Includes a table comparing Gestalt and Buddhist psychology approaches: "Why Awareness Works And Other Insights From Spiritual Practice" (pdf) by Robert Kolodny, PhD; British Gestalt Journal 2004 Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 92-99 [I previously had a link to this pdf when found it at Relational Turn .Com in 2013, But, having been alerted to it's non-availability via that link in 2015, I made a copy available via Chalicebridge.com.]

ChBullet   Buddhist Psychology and Gestalt Therapy [a class]:
          Bringing Mindfulness to Psychotherapy Practice: An exciting and promising development in psychotherapy in recent years has been the demonstrated effectiveness of Buddhist psychology ideas and methods ? such as mindfulness ? in addressing issues like anxiety, depression, chronic pain and stress related symptoms. This vast resource is only beginning to be tapped as far as what it may contribute to the enhancement of lives by increasing the ability to cultivate compassion, wisdom, joy and skillful ways of relating to others and to ones own experience. A number of therapy approaches are seeking to incorporate these concepts and methods. While for other systems, this incorporation may require a shift in emphasis in order to focus on phenomenology, awareness, acceptance and being present with ?what is,? these are cornerstones of Gestalt therapy, making it uniquely compatible with these approaches. Further, Gestalt therapy provides direction for the clinical application of these ideas within an experimental, experiential therapeutic model that involves a focus on the moment-to-moment process within a dialogic relationship.

ChBullet   Spirituality and Gestalt - A Gestalt-Transpersonal Perspective (pdf) This article explores Gestalt theory and transpersonal perspectives and principles, such as Ken Wilber?s model of spirituality and spiritual development, Wilber?s Big Three model; dialogical approach to relationship; and Jorge Ferrer?s ?participatory knowing,? to begin to outline a relational and interactive model of spirituality and spiritual experience. This Gestalt-transpersonal framework can illustrate more clearly how spirituality manifests itself in Gestalt therapy and in the therapeutic relationship. This approach also emphasizes using the relational field as the basis for higher spiritual development in both the client and the therapist. The author, Lynn Williams, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist experienced in providing individual, couples, family, and group counseling. She received her graduate training from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology and additional professional training at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. Has an extensive list of references one may find especially helpful.

ChBullet   Gestalt Comparison to Uppanisats (pdf):

ChBullet   Gestalt Therapy Training Center Northwest

    Note:       Many of these folks (above) and I seem to have followed many similar learning paths, with exception, of course, of their having gone the formal education route AND completed so much of the homework (in depth), that are required of professionals in their realm. In any case, I much appreciate that they've produced these works. -cp
 



About Therapy (Reason for & against seeking it)

        Have you ever thought twice about getting psychological therapy? You'd be unusual if you didn't, since we have been influenced by a more than a few generations to stigmatized those who get therapy. And that is one of the more unfortunate things about our society. Here is an example of how "Suzy" got such training:
        Any time Suzy used to bring up her going to therapy with her mom, her mom responds as would many parents of her generation, asking, "what did I do wrong to mess you up?" Suzy replies, "it's not about what you did, it's about what I needed and didn't get." Then mom says "How was I supposed to know what you needed?" And Suzy replies, "you wouldn't know, and I as a child didn't have the ability to understand and communicate what I needed. I needed you to allow us both to talk without blame. It could be that we did hug and snuggle, but I don't remember it... I needed more than what I remember I got."
        This is my response to those who judge and/or act with prejudice towards others (or themselves) when they get therapy:
        Would we make it wrong, that in our early growing experience, we a) had parents, b) that they were human, and had mixed feelings (and beliefs) about a lot of things, c) that they influencd us, with contradictions included, d) that some influences were therefore, sooner or later, found not ideal or consistent with our preferred/chozen ideals, e) that in our love and respect of our parents, we found it difficult, or in some cases even shameful, to live our own lives with our own ideals while feeling the best about ourselves?
        So what's wrong with most anyone having needs for therapy or personal growth work? Whats wrong with most anyone doing therapy, and calling it personal growth work, if that's what most or all of it is -- especially since that IS what it usually is nowadays? A much better question might be, "What's RIGHT with that?" -- EVERYTHING!

© Christopher Pringer, April 2001




  The sections,
"Anger - Some Modes & Complexities"   and    "Jack, Smack, and Del - a metaphor"
have been moved to the page,
"WHY PAIN? Notes on Pain, Awareness & Denial --
Aspects in Developing a Practical Approach with Compassion"

Thank you.

 



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Some Body-Mind RESOURCES


 

Some Classic Contributors
in the Field:

    Wilheim Reich
    Oscar Ichazo
    Ron Kurtz
    Alexander Lowen
    Ida Rolf
    Moshe Feldenkrais
    Milton H. Erickson
    Fritz Perls
    Ernest Rossi
    Virginia Satir
    Richard Bandler & John Grinder
    Charles T Tart
    Ken Wilber
    Stanley Krippner
    Joan Borysenko
    Don Johnson
    Ken Dychtwald
    Randolf Stone
    Jack Painter
    Eva Pierrakos
    Peter A. Levine
    [See Lists of Books/Authors below]

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    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.


 

Suggested Books:
Body-Centered Psychotherapy
    ¤   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
    ¤   Books by Dr. Daniel J. Siegel [See Section below]
    ¤   Molecules and Emotion by Candace B. Pert
    ¤   Job's Body, by Deane Juhan [As Related to Fascia Memory Theory (this site)]
    ¤   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

ChBullet   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.

 


ChBullet     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’. [1999]
         "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

ChBullet   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 self-help level emotional processing. Page includes "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]

ChBullet   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.

ChBullet   "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.]

ChBullet   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:
          ChBullet   What does attitude, approach, consistency, and sincerity have to do with how your cells respond?   ChBullet   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] ?   ChBullet   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 ?   ChBullet   What is "Controlled Motor Response", and what's that got to do with muscle habits & movement patterns, chronic tension, and "Body Memory" ?   ChBullet   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?   ChBullet   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?   ChBullet   Or with the Fascia Memory Research Project?

ChBullet   "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.

ChBullet   "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 metaphor 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".

ChBullet   "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".

ChBullet   "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...

ChBullet   "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.)

ChBullet   "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.

ChBullet   "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 metaphor 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 fulfill 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)

ChBullet   "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. (at http://www.chalicebridge.com/Whypain4c.html)

ChBullet   "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.

ChBullet   "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.]

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".

ChBullet   "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.)

ChBullet   *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).

ChBullet   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

ChBullet   "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.

ChBullet   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.

ChBullet   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.

ChBullet   "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

BMI-CncptRefBridg'gCht2-Thm.jpg, © Chris Pringer, 2011
(links to) "Core Body-Mind Integration Concepts in Context" Chart (Oct'11)
at Site Organization Chart page

***Core Body-Mind Integration Concepts in Context 3rd Web Draft [10'12]***:: || Body-Mind Integration Concept / Reference Bridging Chart Summary of Connecting Points & Implications in Relation to: • Body-Mind Awareness based Preventative Maintenance, Pain Mgt & Other Aspects • Yoga Practice, Basic. Enhanced • Body-Mind Integration Elements • Genetics-Self Adjusting • Fascia Memory / Project Elements || Body-Mind Integration in the Persona1 Growth Process: Originally published July-Aug 1992 by the author in Massage Magazine. Addendum essays added May-June 2011 with the goal of clarifying these topics, preventative maintenance application, as well as further completing the context and clarifying the dynamics... || • "MuscleQ&A" Summary Intro to "BMI" Concepts • The Basic How’s, Why's, & Implications Of Storage & Release of Emotion or Tension in the bodily tissues: the Psycho-Physiology Of Stress. "Body-Memory". Healing Integration, relationships to • Proprioceptor & Adrenal Systems, Motor Cortex. Emotional Body. Body Awareness & Communications, EQ (Emotional Intelligence) • The science behind the body-mind relationships and related ... || “Tensing Yoga” Exercises for Self-Healing & Preventative Maintenance: • Yoga, Focus & Breathing for "Quality Time" with the kids (cells), Tension Range (Work/Rest Ratio, Switch Rate, Texture), Controlled Motor Response • Capacity to "isolate" muscles (for individuated focus), "tweaking" Proprioceptor systems, related balance, dis-engaging muscle holding & movement patterns • Long terms results, management of chronic pain, injury prevention • Optimizing results via rapport with musdes / other cells & "Body-Parenting" • Body-mind awareness, attitude, sensory focus (feeling "what's there") vs mental imagery, ‘Presence* for tearmork &edgework, vs force & top-down approach • "Low-Intensity Low-Back Exercises": http://www.chalicebridge.Com/LowBackExercises.html || Understanding the Pattern Triad and the Body Pattern Assessment Reading: Mind-Body Relationships & *coping mechanisms, *challenges, & *gifts on one's Life Path, how the body has habitually responded to experience is evidenced by body holding & movement patterns. The "body-mind" term refers to the complex of mental, emotional, & physical bodies. | Describes "body-memory," body-mine correlations, "body-reading," & related basis, uses, & purposes for this knowledge. || FASCIA-MEMORY PROJECT: Integrated Preventative Health Maintenance Systems R&D GOALS & OBJECTIVES of the Fascia-Memory Myo-Scanner R&D Project: 1) Integrated Systems Development of Methodology and Hardware' for Advanced Medical -Fascia Memory Correlative-Diagnostics 2| Development of Advanced Therapies & Rehabilitation Applications Systems 3) Public Education in Body-Mind Awareness based Preventative Health Maintenance in all grades of public school. • Hardware: Scanning Devices to Assess Bio-History of Connective Tissue. To Research: pain referral phenomena, subjective somatic awareness capabilities and relation to PNI. preventative maintenance strategies, techniques, and devices. Spinal Fluid flow/rhythm, brain tissue expansion and compression, and related cranial movement dynamics, related Bio-History and Pathologies; CNS-associated memory recall as related to somatic memory recall; potential of subsequently developed public-use myo-scanner devices (and computer hardware & software) to assist in Myo-Scanninq for both home and institutional uses... || WHY PAIN? Notes on Pain. Awareness & Denial, Aspects in Developing a Practical Approach with Compassion: * Intro & Notes on Pain, Reduction, Elimination, Desensitization A List Of Factors In The Perception Of Pain * Perception & Referral Of Pain Optimal Injury Experience Stress & Energy Related Pains Internal Separation And Healing "Should A Massage Be Painful? & "Touch-Sensitivity" of Muscles * Deep Massage/Bodywork Delayed Healing Repression, Denial. & Tension From Gestalt Perspective * Heart's Desire, Ideals, & Accomplishment (& Healing the Pain) || "Heirarchy Of Genetic Option Slots:" * Theory that some “slots" get filled in with emphesis or relative permanence by or due to beliefs (global/cultural/personal) as well as experience, related emotions. Relates to our individual potential to create and/or return to states of optimal cellular efficiency. || “Muscle Madness” Game Show Muscle-Capacity Stats*: • Tension Range: (Length & Depth) • Best Hi / Low • Work/Rest Ratio • Switch Rate • Switch Rate • M. T exture • M. Isolation (individual focus) • M Coordination, Efficiency, CMR •M. Strength * Muscle fiber (cells & muscle groups) functions monitored, measured, graphed by scanning devices developed by Fascia Memory Project || Primary Implications [of This Chart]: • Accomplish Fascia Memory Project Goals. • Development of latent talent in hi-performance capacity body awareness for healing and/or preventing chronic pain, related injuries, or performance loss, including ability to tweak muscle / local* proprioceptor systems, to adjust many (more) of ones genetic factors That is, most all of the above primarily via natural self-application, at most any age.



Chart of The Science Behind The Body-Mind Relationships by Chris Pringer 2012
"The science behind the body-mind relationships" at "Body-Mind Integration..." page, Chris Pringer 2012
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Feedback Systems Interfaces (Proprio-Neuro, Motor Management Centers, Adrenal Emotion, Fascia-Muscular) in Psycho-Physiology of Fascia Memory ChartS by Chris Pringer 2'12,12'13,Aug'17- 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 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,Aug'17
(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
"Core Principles of Yoga & the Body-Mind Interface - A Class Outline" © Chris Pringer Oct'15




Nature-Nurture A-Z Chart Over Chakra Tree Anatomy Chalice Garden (LtBkGr)'-thm © Chris Pringer 2013
"Nature-Nurture A-Z Chart Over 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)



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


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



Getting Super Healing Transformation (Thumb) Chris Pringer, Rev'd July'15
(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
(page description further below)



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Goal Chart, 'Achievement of Goals, Attainment, & the Role of Inner Work: A Flow Chart of the Human Psyche in Growth Facilitation...' (thumb) by Chris Pringer
"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)



'Questions for Empowerment' over chalice tapestry (sacred geometry-based) background (Thumb) by Chris Pringer
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' by Chris Pringer '03-'11
"Affirmations for Inner-Communications on Chakra Tapestry background" by Chris Pringer '03-'11



Chakra Path To Guidance Cht 4c2 by Chris Pringer
"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



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ChBullet   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


Feedback Systems Interfaces (Proprio-Neuro, Motor Management Centers, Adrenal Emotion, Fascia-Muscular) in Psycho-Physiology of Fascia Memory ChartS by Chris Pringer 2'12,12'13- Thumb
"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

Goal Chart 333px  by Chris Pringer, ChaliceBridge.ComInfo at right; Click to see full size version
ChBullet   "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

ChBullet   "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.
ChBullet   "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:     ChBullet    "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

ChBullet   "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.

ChBullet   "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 beginning to say what I've always wanted it to! ie: more to come in time.]

Intwined Hearts Chalice Shimmering Turquoise Vortexes By ChrisPringer of ChaliceBridge.Com Apr'13
"Intwined Hearts Chalice Shimmering Turquoise Vortexes" By ChrisPringer Apr'13
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the 3 Gates by Cheng Yin Liu (1886)

The Three Gates by Chen Yin Liu (1886)
[arrows indicate "Jade Pillow", "Narrow Vertebrae", and "Coccyx" gates.] From "The Physiology of the Three Gates in the Process of Energetic Development" by Dr. Guan-Cheng Sun, PhD*; published in "Qi: The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health and Fitness", 2004. 14 (2):34-39. This article and others are available via the Article Links page at the Yi Ren Qigong website.
Yi Ren Medical Qigong:

          I offer instruction for this methodology of self-treatment as of October 2010. While I am as yet a novice, there are some valuable things I have learned and can share. That will grow over time. Meanwhile and in any case, please take advantage of the links to the web site created by the Yi Ren system founder and instructor, Dr. Guan-Cheng Sun, PhD.
         [All statements quoted in this section are by Dr. Guan-Cheng Sun, PhD via the Yi-Ren Qigong web site:] "Qigong is the traditional practice of Chinese energy medicine combining various methods of breathing, movement, and meditation. It has been practiced with documented results in China for thousands of years for the prevention and treatment of illnesses. Qigong is part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It works with Qi or 'vital energy' which is one of the key components of healing. Qigong has many different styles and types. The type of Qigong we offer at Yi Ren Qigong Center is called 'Yi Ren Medical Qigong (YRMQ).' YRMQ is not in conflict with any existing medical protocols; instead, it promotes one's existing medical programs and/or treatment."
               Yi Ren Medical Qigong consists of two types of Qigong training:
         1) "Intrinsic Medical Qigong (IMQ): IMQ includes fundamental Qi activation, cultivation, balance, and circulation as well as disease-specific Qigong exercises for self-healing. Benefits of daily Intrinsic Qigong practice: * Increased levels of awareness of internal energy conditions * Effectively Cope with stresses or energy imbalances * Improve treatment outcomes by strengthening self-efficacy * Enhance one's creativity, emotional and spiritual well-being * Balance and enhance practitioners' own internal energy conditions in order to maintain good health and to improve personal performance.
         2) "Extrinsic Medical Qigong (EMQ): EMQ is also called ?External Qi healing,? which is specially designed for practitioners to aid the healing of patients and clients. With External Medical Qigong, practitioners can * Perform diagnosis using Qigong methods * Provide diseases-specific self-care Qigong exercises to their patients * Help patients release unhealthy energies from their bodies * Balance and enhance practitioners' own internal energy conditions in order to transmit healing energy to patients." [Note: I am not qualified to do diagnosis; I plan to increase my ability to provide the other noted skills/services over time -cp]
         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 the Yi Ren Qigong Center web site 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).
         * Dr. Guan-Cheng Sun, PhD, founder of the Institute of Qigong & Internal Alternative Medicine, is an expert in Qigong for Functional Pain. Dr. Sun earned his Ph.D. in molecular genetics from the Graduate University for Advanced Studies in Japan in 1993, and was awarded a fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. From 1994-1997 Dr. Sun conducted postdoctoral research in molecular endocrinology at the University of Washington. This research enriched his theory and practice of Qigong. His understanding of modern molecular genetics and scientific principles, as well as his experience with internal cultivation, allowed him to create a unique bridge between cultures. Dr. Sun has spent over 30 years refining his skills and has developed a new system of Qigong called ?Yi Ren? Qigong.? He is currently engaged in mind-body medicine and energy medicine research at Bastyr University, Seattle, Washington. [Fall 2010]



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