"Re-Opening Bridges & Firing the Cauldrons" --
Integrating Energy Work and Self-Healing Instruction into Bodywork



          This approach and methodology is based on the belief that the body-mind can be a primary means of access for finding ones Way [purposefully capitalized]. Granted, the body can be a way for losing one's way on the spiritual path -- which perspective, for most people who have received little or no hands-on and/or energy-work therapies, has been the only side of the story that gets heard. However, in the type of focused work with the body-mind that is described here, we find and open the doors, and optimize clarity on the path. We do this by re-opening the bridges to our energy/resources as we clear "holding patterns," release energy in a positive way, and find the most optimal means of using our resources and energy.

 

Full Spectrum Reiki Logo - w/MultiVortex-ChaliChakra's - w/MultiVortex-ChaliChakra's Over Atomic Chalice &Star onGr3TpBk2, sig'd, Logo & Background Design © by Christopher Pringer Aug'12
"Full Spectrum Reiki Logo - w/MultiVortex-ChaliChakra's" by Christopher Pringer Aug'12

         How dow we know that this 'access' is a reality, and that the 'opening of such doors' is possible?
         Through many years of experience of healing practitioners (from the conventional as well as the alternative arenas), and more recently from scientific research, we know there is the direct relationship between a) the releasing of patterns of holding and movement that have been held in the musculature and other connective tissues in the body, and b) the self's re-interconnecting of inner resources on the physical, emotional, and mental levels of being. And there is a tremendous amount of data (albeit less than scientific) relating this to the initiation of personal and spiritual transformation.
         Two leaders in the science as applied to healing and body-memory are James L. Oschman, Ph.d. and Nora H. Oschman. They have published the book, *Readings on the Scientific Basis of Bodywork, Energetic, and Movement Therapies* - Excerpts and notes from that can be found here. They 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 first link section).

         Further development of such knowledge bases as this is described and referenced in the essay, "Understanding the Pattern Triad and The Body Pattern Assessment". This page is about how the body has habitually responded to experience is evidenced by the body's holding and movement patterns. Includes "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.
         For an overview of the 'personal growth -> clarity of direction -> spiritual attainment' perspective, see "Achievement of Goals, Attainment, And the Role of Inner Work - A Flow Chart of the Human Psyche in Growth Facilitation and ..."
          And just in case, if you haven't already read it, and want to understand the (physiological and psychological) basis of all this, please read the essay, "Body-Mind Integration in the Personal Growth Process": The How's And Why's Of Psycho-Emotional Storage of the Body-Mind (in layman's physiology & psychology): When, how and why tension is stored and released; communication between body and mind, benefits; proprioreceptors, personal growth, massage/bodywork, therapist's approach, etc. Originally published by the author in Massage Magazine, July-Aug 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. And "My Cells -My Children" and other selections of metaphorical prose & metaphor conveys the nature of the dynamic relationships and 'Inner Communications' among mind, body, emotions, and Spirit, that underlies the 'Body-Parenting' approach for Mind-Body-Spirit Integration, as well as the INNER-child-parent-family relationships.

===What do you mean by "bridges" and "cauldrons"?===

         Opening bridges, or "Bridging" in therapeutic application to the physical level, pertains to energetic focus on the ***interconnecting surfaces** of connective tissues -- vs the more common view of massage as applied to the bellies of muscles.
         Such "bridging" mechanisms include, and serve to maintain communications between all the fascial layers themselves, all those between the surrounding muscle/connective tissues, and essentially every organ and system component in the body! It is at this level of bodily function that the patterning and habits of muscle-holding and movement are keyed in and, in a sense, where the extra energy is kept/stored/locked in or released, although areas of the brain are directly associated with the body's neuro-sensory systems. You might compare the brain-to-neuro-sensory-systems relationship to a web site, where the brain keeps index pages with links to countless other pages, sections, paragraphs, sentences, and words in the body (as well as in the brain), which stores volumes of biomagnetic data. The biomagnetic data is in the form of bio-electric fields emanating from every atom and cell, as they interpermiate and inter-relate with each other. And these waveform relationships (!) are what form the bio-energetic "cauldrons" of our physical being, where processes of transmutation and change take place. [Ref/Keyword: Heartmath Institute]

         More specifically, the focus of this therapy is on the mechanisms of overly restrictive bonding of myo-fascial surfaces, both microcosmically (in and around a given area of focus) and macrocosmically (distant but related by cause &/or effect). The mechanisms themselves include a) those between the musculature and the nervous system/motor management centers - those mainly being proprio-receptors, as regards the focus of this particular approach, but also sensory receptors and moter neurons (although physical pressure is not necessarily direct on all these systems), b) various areas that are often called "pressure points," and which include myo-fascial "trigger points", bio-magnetic storage release points, bio-energetic polarity points, chi-release points (as in chi meridian related modalities), as well as the areas/points related to the chakras or primary bio-etheric energy centers.

         Can you understand now how the removing of blocks in such areas would result in increased communications between all the bodily systems? The initiation of access to these points can be on the physical, emotional, energetic, and/or mental level - in varying degrees one compared to another, and depending on many factors. For instance, during Reiki, with a high level of conscious awareness of body-mind connections on the part of the recipient, much of the access is facilitated energetically and/or with Integrative Reiki touch/pressure on meridian or chakra-related points. Oftentimes this is facilitated by the recipient's taking charge of his/her process of healing, mental-emotionally - in a new way and/or in greater depth - relative to early stress reactions and the resulting attitudes and beliefs that led to chronic patterns of holding and movement in muscle/fascia tissues. Much about these aspects is taught in sessions, including through the use of questions, PRQ's and InVocQ's (see next paragraph), affirmations, or other statements, and an appropriate setting of readiness for healing established between the recipient and myself. (More general description of this instruction provided in the brochure.)

          When the client is ready to "take the next step" in his/her growth process - such techniques as The Positive Response Question ("PRQ") and Invocative Question ("Invoc-Q") are most efficient at facilitating transmutation of deeper stored excess energy. Especially when combined with such techniques and the magnetic setting that develops (as elaborated below and per references noted above). What I mean by "ready to 'take the next step'" depends on many factors, which hopefully may be born out in the context of this and other writings at this site. The openness of the client will determine how much subtle level information I can "pick up on" and assist in it's integration. . [Ref/keywords: healing, attitude, attitudinal, personal growth, homework,...]


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== More On the Energy-Work Component ==

         As I am applying energy, and feeling the "pulse" from/to my hands, and if I get the "feel-image" of some particular experience and the feelings involved, and then the "counter-feel-image" that will fill in the gap... I may then engender that feeling -- along with the acknowledgment, established as much as possible through interaction -- that the client IS worthy and capable of creating/allowing the opportunities for taking the next steps in the healing process. The results have often been dramatic in terms of (visible and/or palpable) muscle releases, and sometimes in terms of the clients immediate emotional or other subjective reality.

         For example, concerning the healing of my low back, I practice taking on the roles of both the nurturing inner parent, or Earth-Goddess, as well as that of my Inner Child with his emotional stuff. In general, in Life, it helps to have another person to be there for that energy exchange - it seems to be the nature of humans. And the greater the energetic difference between the two people --if not beyond an acceptable and compatible complementarity-- the greater the energetic exchange. Eg: male and female create the most basic complementary polarity, I believe. (Granted: as regards this polarity and resulting energetic exchange, in some circumstances, the actual physical genders of the individuals may not need to be different.)

 
Chakra[8] DNA Multi APiChalice Over PrayerBack 8'10-1, sig'd, Chris Pringer, 2010
Chakra[8] DNA Multi APiChalice Over PrayerBack 8'10-1, sig'd, © Chris Pringer, 2010, with '8th Chakra' rendering for the chakra vortex, which is from *The Chakras* by C.W. Leadbeater, Quest Books, Theosophical Publishing House, Wheaton Ill. 1972 edition.
         I explain how 'the questions' work in the essay, "The Use of Questions in Affirmation Therapy -Theory and Examples for Practical Application" and more about how to apply them in the therapeutic setting in "Questions for Invocation of 'The Blueprint' -- An Empathic and Invocative Healing Exercise" (at Seeker Magazine Web site). I emphasise here that silent use can be just as potent as verbal use, depending on the situation. How this is so is related to prayer, or my approach in prayer and certain types of meditation, and has to do with alignment of the energies with the "Blueprint" - per "Notes on Beliefs, Healing, and Prayer" or "Bridging Prayer & Science", healing prayer techniques, visual prayer charts". More specific to this point (about "blueprints") are the writings, "Principles for Invocation of 'The Blueprint' and "Seven Laws of Change," on empathic healing & invocation, and some key attitude-related principles of force, movement, and balancing of energies.
         Whether the action works essentially on or for the practitioner, the client, or both, may not be immediately discernible, but for me it has proven it's value in creating a most effective setting that greatly enhances therapeutic release. And, like a prayer that puts God in charge of the results, if the prayer I use isn't the one that the recipient is "ready" for, even if it appears "nothing happens," I am guided to the next step, whether that is an energy point on the body, or another InVoc-Q, or to just be silent within my self and breathe into my feet. Over time, the pace of this type of interaction has greatly increased my overall report with the tissues, and my respect for the wisdom of the body's cells and their inner-communications systems.

==== About Change =====

         The "Cauldron" metaphor is all about change on every level. It also refers to the most central and dynamic psycho-spiritual interface of a) the creative will and intention with b) the actual physical formation of any key event in ones life. And it refers to the aspects of self that process the inner causal aspects as well as the effects of the condition and related issues on whatever levels they manifest. "Firing the Cauldrons" is the stimulation of the release and/or reorganizing of stored excess energy, the processing of the issues, and the actual transformation of beliefs, perceptions, feelings, and tissues - as well as the issues. Cauldron also refers to the central focal point of "the Chalice," the matrix of causal energy levels for each person.

"Now wait a minute, did you say 'inner' causes?"

 
Chalice Bridging & Synthesis Prose by Chris Pringer 2000-01
"Chalice Bridging" & "Synthesis" prose over "PiChal-on Sepia"
by Chris Pringer, Prose © 1990, Artwork © 2000

         Briefly explained, this therapy is about becoming responsible for one's choices. Including how one feels about one's challenges, the choice to "own the choices." Including understanding the necessity of how one responded - physically and emotionally - to understanding one's earliest formative environments. And about forgiving whatever/whomever the self feels the need to forgive, and about consciously changing - "updating" - one's choices. (The latter is based on how 'Consciously or unconsciously' one feels that need to forgive, that is. Because, while one can only consciously work with what one is aware of, the on-going process often reveals much that was previously unconscious. And that is not a simple bit of psychology to fully understand the implications of.)
         Memories are regained even as, perhaps mainly because, they have been established in context with a more accurate and healing understanding of critical and early psychologically formative events in one's life. Various data may emerge and even new or improved skill sets as a result. It might even include an understanding of how and why one's soul created the situations one was born into. Note that the transition phase towards the resumption of fully integrated function can be less than pleasant, as the healing process is usually one of breaking various habits of posture, movement, perception, and expression.

         However, the result is increased clarity, and insights and realizations of the highest value may be experienced. Now, energy that was previously closed off/stored has a direction to flow. (Another view of opening "intra-systemic communications.") And one opens to new energies to flow as a result of the integration of added information sources, talents, and capacities -- including those from greater depth of feeling and less inhibition of true self, lending to increased motivation for application of fresh perspectives and insights in one's life. In short, old and new resources of energy are accessed/facilitated as purposes for their utilization are realized.

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==== More on Releasing Stored Energies ====



         I've been blessed to witness some pretty wonderful changes. I've found that I can immediately witness so much of the client's on-going process with small and/or large releases.
         Actually, a release may initiate in the tissues, or it may begin on the emotional level. In the former, as release happens in the tissues, the muscles may snap out of their pattern, occasionally so dramatically that the whole body actually jerks, releasing tension and opening to renewed circulation. At other times there is a rapid pulsing in the deeper connective tissues, at the end of which some nearby part of the body may do a settling into the massage table, or maybe a whole limb will jerk -- distant and opposite from where I am working.
 

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         I'll say a little about emotional release here. Due to various experiences in one's past, various resources were put on hold, the doorways camouflaged until readiness is attained. One might say that "the setup" of our belief systems in the formative years of life also set us up for a kind of incremental earning of our stored resources and energy. Readiness for the earning is attained through forgiveness of what one believes (consciously or unconsciously) is a 'detour' from the intended path. But forgiveness happens as this detour becomes realized as simply part of the process of learning to be all one is, of up-dating parts of self with the rest of self. (Elaboration on this in other writings). That part of the healing process is the most exciting, yet it takes the most application of faith, persistence, and "homework."

         This is the work of integrating the "inner child," the "critical parent," and the other aspects of the "Emotional Body." (One school of thought bases much of that in what they call "completing communications.") It is about releasing stored emotion along with the filters and judgments (as parts of beliefs) that maintained their storage. This returns the muscles to optimal bio-magnetic state -- as well as the cells down river of the vessels that were cramped by the hyper-tense musculature. And that is only a few things that happen on the physical level (among many described in publications on massage, physical therapy, osteopathy, etc.).
         Such release clears the access to previously blocked awarenesses. I like to describe it as a process whereby the "family" of organs, cells, and systems (including the musculature) are "Re-inter-connected" by and through Spirit to take the necessary steps to be reminded of, and encouraged to return to, operation according to their original DNA-instructed design, to their divinely designed "Blueprint." I also refer to this learning process as "re-parenting" or "Well-Body-Parenting," which mostly occurs as one releases the usually unconscious, ill-felt need to send messages that interfere with that original design, nature, and function. In this state the cells resume fine-tuned communication, spontaneous resource sharing, and optimally synchronized teamwork under every condition.

         These "movements" appear to be verified by the various patterns of breathing and tension through the body, by clients' descriptions of their experience, and by my own feeling senses (empathy). I'm guided by a number of things, including, I believe, by the conscious, semi-conscious, and unconscious recognition of patterns (especially as regards muscle tension, texture, patterns in holding and movement, etc.), as well as by the corresponding un/semi-conscious access of knowledge related to those patterns (as I believe that this is part of what intuition is). [Ref/keyword: Hakomi] During this kind of work, given such as the above "cues," I have often witnessed various interesting phenomenon - perhaps conventionally defined as an intense "right-brain" or "alpha-state" experience, and the apparent exit and re-entering of the client's conscious focus into/out of the body. At other times I just get the strong impression someone is doing 'heavy' thinking, or maybe day-dreaming. By the way, these skills of perception are not uncommon to hands-on practitioners.

         Given that awareness to begin with, I may also notice specific perceptual enhancements in my own being in those moments, changes that I've found to be signs of what perceptual capabilities the client is (consciously or unconsciously) experiencing or utilizing (especially when doing the PRQ's, Invoc-Q's, or other spontaneous prayer-Q's, as noted further above). I may interpret this as S/he is likely using/feeling these elements at that moment and I am empathising the experience to some degree.
         I often get to feel the parent-child relationship as related to the experience that led to the initial over-tensing and pattern-holding (chronic tension) in the musculature -- as much as I am capable of opening my heart to it at the time. Or I might trust that a part of the client's higher self is using various signs -- via the state or movement of the musculature -- to communicate to keep me sufficiently on track of the experience so to be able to respond appropriately.
         All of which can roughly indicate the nature of the client's subjective experience. And of course, I find there's generally nothing more verifying of the client's experience than simply checking in with the client -- at the time or later. In fact, oftentimes the client's description is much more dramatic than my own perceptions, although they frequently report not being able to remember various details, in particular how they "got there."


=== Summary ===

         One way of defining this work is that of detail-focused orientation on the re-opening (and re-establishing) of the micro-cosmic order, as well as on the macro-cosmic, and of bridging of the intra-cellular, intra-systemic, and intra-mind-body-spirit communications. Integrating various energy/body-awareness work, such as using the PRQ/Invoc-Q, Blueprint, & re-parenting system along with the work, facilitates a most efficient "re-membering" of the bodily systems. The resulting releases are on both physical and emotional levels, although the timing may lag between the physical and the emotional releases, and much physical release may occur following the session - usually over a period of 1-3 days. In either case the result is increased access to inner resources, increased capacity for preventative health maintenance, increased personal growth, and manifesting more of one's highest potentials.
         While much of the actual work on the part of the client occurs off the massage table, in daily life, I am available for follow-up session-work and/or instruction as necessary. This may also take the form of a brief question and answer communication by email or phone.

© 1998, rev. 2003 Chris Pringer
 

"Synthecentered Doublestar Chalice In Blueaurayed Multivortexes On Tapestry" (c) Chris Pringer 2011; Full size version at my Fine Art America Gallery


For elaboration/explanation of many things discussed here,
you may want to review the brochure for references in context with the information there,
especially if you haven't already. Some of the more pertainant of those include:


COMPACT Web Page Version of the Professional Brochure for Body-Mind Integrative Reiki Energy-Body-Work & Preventative Maintenance. This version is much like the print-ready Compact Trifold *PDF* Brochure version, with addition of sections for page links, certifications, training, fees, related resources.

   Hakomi, the system of body-centered psyhology and therapy developed by Ron Kurtz (described on a page at this site, including reference links).

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

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

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

  "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...

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

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: fascia memory, somatic memory, tissue memory, muscle memory, somatic experience, somatic healing, somatic therapy.


   "The Lower Chakras & Synthesis of Body & Soul"
The body illustrates the dynamic relationship of the shadow elements with one's highest potential. Sections include "BODY MEMORY and the INTERPLAY of SOUL in the LEARNING LIFE LESSONS", "Psycho-Emotional Organization and the Body-Mind...", A Brief Cosmology Regarding the Body-MInd, Attitudes, and Chakras. Includes notes clarifying empathy of the 3rd Chakra from that of 4th or Heart Chakra. I consider the HEART CHAKRA the "bridging" chakra or chalice-Chakra, between the lower and upper chakras. [Rev. 10-96, 2-98, 6-98,5-99, 7-01, 4'11]

   "Love Letter" self-applied journaling technique
         This "How To Write A Love Letter" format
is useful for preparing and/or facilitating deeper communications, or for "completing communications," - 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: less pain). 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.]

   "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."

   "Tensing Yoga" and other Self-Applications For Self-Healing, Body-Mind Awareness, & Preventative Maintenance (revised 7/02, 9/02).
Technique is explained for context and self-application. Includes many subtopics as well as link to an illustrated sheet of "Low-Intensity Low-Back Exercises.

   "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.)

   "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...

    "Notes on Beliefs, Healing, and Prayer" - "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.]

    "The Use Of Questions (and Gestalt approach) In Effective Affirmation Therapy - Theory and Examples for Practical Application".
 
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."
         Why I enjoy this approach and manner of treatment is explained via "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."
               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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