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Chris, Oct'16

Introductory Note

        These testimonials are mostly from hand-written sources, notes, letters, cards, and questionaires. A few are from email. [ed. Note 4'11 to 4'15: Some of the testimonials have words in brackets - those are part of the questionaire that I asked clients to fill out. (Which form was used some years ago, but not since, by the way).] Thank you! -Chris Pringer

Chalice Over Clear Island' by Chris Pringer Fall'13
"Bridging Chalice Over Clear Island"
by Chris Pringer, Fall'13

          *Hello Chris,  You should know that in the short time I talked with you I came away with very valuable information that to this day changed my life.   You have uncommon insight!  For barely knowing me and my background you were able to sum up in one sentence what I have been unaware of my whole life.  You "hit the nail on the head", and I was able to see a piece of myself thus far unseen! What a relief!   Part of your sensitive ability is due to your listening skills.  Seldom is this quality so well honed.  And what better skill can a counselor /adviser /guide possess?   Thank you for the time we spent together.  You are a generous, kind man with aptitudes best suited to your spiritual profession.* ~All the best, Christine

          "...I am impressed with your level of skill and awareness, it's just what I was hoping for. I feel that better communication with my own body is what I need, so that my mind and body are working cooperatively together. Like most people, I have more often made my mind the master over my body, and though there is a need for that at times, it's so much better when the body has a voice, one that gets listened to. That takes attention, something that you intuitively do quite well, along with all your training. I find myself ignoring many of the messages my body is giving me, because of old habits of getting things done. I'm hopeful that with more awareness from me, and your therapeutic skills, that I can change that old pattern. I am impressed with your level of skill and awareness, it's just what I was hoping for...You have a healing touch, Chris, which I felt immediately, and which assured me you are as capable as your words are illuminating. I'm glad to have found you." ~Jon F

          "In the sessions I had with Chris I found him to be very genuine and present. I felt comfortable talking with him and he really listened to what my needs were. We discussed a number of health issues and he worked on my back and an injury to my elbow. His hands were gentle, soothing, and strong all at the same time and seemed to know exactly what was needed. I have had a lot of body work, and I knew that with Chris I was in the hands of a true healer. I appreciated Chris' holistic approach. He is extremely knowledgeable in many healing arts and synthesizes a variety of modalities to do what is best for each client. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking alternative methods for health and healing." Janeane W (Seattle)

          "I've been a client of Chris for the last 6 months. Prior to seeing Chris I had a chronic thigh injury that was severely restricting my movement in yoga class. I had been to see 2 other massage therapists before Chris that tried to treat my condition - but without any improvement. With several sessions of focused and intense work by Chris, my thigh injury is practically gone. My movement and flexibility is back to where it was prior to my injury. I am thankful to have found Chris Pringer. I am happy to have sessions with him weekly. -- DW (55 yo male)."

          "Christopher ...I'm glad to report my right hip feels much better today - oh, those magic fingers of yours." -- Patty M (Seattle)

          "Chris, you were a key factor in helping me to successfully complete my first STP ride. The therapeutic work with you provided gave me so much more flexibility and strength, and shortened my post-ride recovery during training and the STP itself. I look forward to continuing this work with you as I prepare for this year's ride." -- Monte B (Seattle)

          "Dear Chris, ...You have helped to maintain functionality in my muscles, joints, tendons, and bones, as well as improved my overall outlook on life and my state of wellbeing. I would not hesitate to recommend you and your skills to prospective future clients. You can contact me if you need such a reference. ...I will miss you, your thumbs and your elbows and your eagerness to please. ...extreme gratitude for all of the kindness, skill, and attention you have shown me over these past many years." -- David __, MD (Seattle)

          "Chris is an amazing massage therapist. I have been going to him for years, and he truly has a special gift for providing a deep and healing massage. If you are looking for serious healing bodywork, from a highly skilled massage therapist, I recommend Chris." -- Bill B (Seattle) at Yelp.Com

          "So Much more than a massage AND it's a great massage" -- Suzi H (Seattle)

          "Chris - Thank you for your healing devices & humor! And books, handouts, tea, tapes, etc... have a wonderous Summer" -- Valerie J   [Note: by "devices" I'm sure Valerie meant *techniques,* as I've never used any mechanical devices. ~cp]

          "Dear Chris, ...Thank you for an intense/wonderfully therapeutic bodywork session. Best Wishes..." -- Ann P (Seattle)

          "I wanted to Thank you my ankle is BACK to normal & my toes have THEIR FEELING BACK. Thanks Muches" -- Patty M (Seattle)

          "Thanks Chris for everything. You are a gifted healer and one of the best I've ever worked with, ...and have helped me so much already. ...Thank you SO much for helping me to get healthy again and ...for what you did for me and B_ ...I'm glad we found each other, I think we will all help each other right now in each way that we are all able to. It is also an honor to work with you." From her partner: "The work you have done for her is truly awesome, a lot of things are coming together for her right now and we've both started to see a future where she is coming out of this terrible health trauma. ..." --Sheila D and B (Seattle)

          [In response to questionaire:]     [main reason for session:]   "Over-all Body Maintenace - Shoulder tightness.     [re: treatment:]  The non-force techniques have been very helpful in release in depth emotions and stiffness in joints and muscles.    [Immediate Effects:]  motion range - wider & easier - lightness of mind & heart.    [After 6 mo:]  permanent release of specific complaints, shoulder.    [attributions:] ...Chris's techniques and abilities help release greater understanding of my own physical mental & emotional bodies - he's excellent.    [added:] I have known Chris 3 yrs & find him most helpful in all his skills, as an ethical practitioner." -- Shirley M   (Bremerton)

          "Thanks again for your great help - Something extra for your extra effort - Regards," -- Chuck P (Port Orchard)

          "...I thank the many beautiful guides put in my life that remind and inspire me to live at greater levels of charity, honor and forgiveness, not only for others but for myself as well - you were one of these guides and I do thank you " -- Monica B (Rhode Island)

          "Dear Chris, Wanted to write something amazing for an amazing person but I'm out of time. Mail goes out now, so I'm just going to send this money because you are totally deserving of it. Thank you for your guidance which helps me fulfill all my potential." -- Shira W (Seattle)

          "Dear Chris: Thanks for being so kind giving me the trading opportunity. I feel very good! Enjoy it!" -- Gabriela V (Seattle)

          "Dear Chris ...Thank you for all your wonderful support that you have given me. You are such an important & vital part of the good, healthy & positive things in my life that keep me going strong. I feel blessed to have you in my life as my friend. And a happy day after your birthday. And ..." -- John R (San Francisco)

          "Dear Chris, Thanks for ...your inspiration and healing hands. I wish you the best in the coming year - and always!" -- Monte B (Seattle)

          [Response to questionaire:]    [main reason for session:]  "_?_ myself, give attn to physical symptoms yet unseen but brewing in my body... carry stress in my shoulders, stomach.    [History:]  I'm not very aware of the changes in [my body]- since it is so subtle. But I am learning to listen to my body - more lived in.     [received:]  Reiki, Trager, Swedish massage, Visualizations, Affirmations on my own - all these have been helpful. Felt good to my body.    [re: treatment:]  Wow, I'm realizing how subjective an experience this is and how hard it is for me to quantify it! Especially since this is not for a "medical problem". *Basically the nurture comes from the fact I'm being treated gently & lovingly, and my body feels it!    [Immediate Effects:]  Overall healed some issues with fiance' - now wife." [and still sends pics of beautiful kids every year!] -- Paul T (Bainbridge Is)

          "Thanks for your patience, skill and equanimity in dealing with me today & providing the safety in which I could express, though it couldn't have been pleasant for you. I appreciate it, and you. Thanks again. Namaste'" -- Christa R (Seattle)

          "Chris, Happy Holidays! I want to acknowledge the good work I did with you and to thank you for your understanding, support, and patience. You are a hightly skilled massage therapist - I miss those weekly massages! Warm wishes for a healthy, happy and prosperous year ahead." -- Alex O (Seattle)

          "Dear mr. Pringer: Thank you for the wonderful work you are doing with Mrs. W_. Please give Ms.W_ 10 additional massage therapy treatments for the injuries she... Sincerely," -- Don H, DC (Seattle)

          "Merry Christmas Chris! I am thankful for the work we did this year. I hope you find this crystal inspiring..." and "Merry Holidays, Chris! for being so supportive! And your help with my inner work. You are greately appreciated! -- Carol K

          "Dear Chris, Thank you for being there! Your efforts to prepare teachings for us humans in this day and age are so special. AFFIRMATIONS and Questions. There is a gentleness these works that seems rare to me. Last Sunday I walked in the early afternoon sun, and I found myself at the door here [Nicholas Roerick Museum] and went in and found refuge. Shalom," -- Barbara D (Seattle)

          "Hi Chris! ... I have some good news to share with you. I just found out, so you're one of the first people I've shared with. It seems sort of fitting. Remember the lump & you said it was anger & they thought it was an early cancer... well, it's completely gone with out a trace! I wanted to say "thank you" for talking to me & convincing me not to let the surgeons cut and ask questions later. I'm glad that I listened & that I started working on anger & healing. Which reminds me... I need to get the [encounter bats] back to you along with sheets, etc... Thank you for pointing me in the right direction..." -- Cyndi

          "Hi Chris, This is a good time of year to express how grateful I am that you came into my life when I started my sessions with you. I had some Specific fears, anxieties etc that has totally disappeared . I wanted you to know how much your sessions have helped me. Chris, you are truly one of the kindest, loving men I have ever known. Have a beautiful Christmas and rewarding new year." -- Kenny A (Kirkland)

          "Dear Chris, Thank you for the wonderful massage today. I have had to be so self-protective (hard) these last few years. It felt good to feel open & vulnerable (soft) again. Thank you for your nurturance and acceptance and support. Until next time..." -- Jan A (Seattle)

          "Thanks again, Chris for your patience, your perseverence and your help. It is my honor to honor you with this check." -- John S (Seattle)

          "Chris - Thank you for your rich gift- time patience, love, understanding, wisdom & humaness" -- Susan S

          "Dear Chris, I wanted you to know how much your gift to me was appreciated. The time that you spent with me, your interest, and your compassion were so very special. It was a high point of my retreat. I really was able to sort out some of my new perspectives after you worked with me. Really opened up some new avenues of energy! I've started working with a therapist here on some of the ideas that you gave me - and I'm starting to work on taking care of myself!! Thanks..." -- Sharon __, MD (Port Orchard)

          "Chris - Thank you for being one of those to sustain the change - Blessings & Hugs" (in card w/story of "The hundredth monkey") -- Karen B

          "Thank you Chris for your excellent massage work and heartfelt dedication to clients. That was the most thorough massage I have had in a long time... All the best to you in your exciting integrative approach to massage..." -- Beverly __, LMP (Seattle)

          "Hi Chris, So many thanks for your tender loving touch. You indeed are a miracle worker. My right shoulder certainly listened to us for I am as good as new- I hugged my pillow and Thanked my little child for being and learning all the lessons she came to learn and was now able to understand and let go of old programming. Thanks so much again. I hope some day to attend a class from you... I'd be willing to come to Seattle..." -- Shirley M (Bremerton)

          "Hi Chris, Sorry this has taken so long. I meant to write a lot sooner. I want to thank you the massage I had [in Mar'91]. Actually, though I consider it to be much more than a masage, more an awakening experience. I hadn't felt that alive in a long time. You removed toxins in my skin, bloodstream, and muscles I didn't know I had. It lasted a good three weeks teaching me I need the time about 3-4 weeks. My therapist feels this will be very good for me. I hope to see you again real soon for another two or more hours... Through your help I feel I will learn much more about my body, mind, and health. I have maintained body effects mind and vice versa. Anyhow I hope to see you very soon... " -- Ren H (Seattle)

          "Thanks for keeping my body going and the extraordinary effort you put into each session." -- David __, MD (Seattle)

          "Chris, Thanks for your ...health Support. You are a gifted and wonderful person. I am So lucky to have you in my life." -- Monte B (Seattle)

          [Response to questionaire:]    [Nature of Injury:]  "Re: Whiplash Injury (2x)...Neck is always worse during periods of stress. Seek treatment during these flare-ups. ..    [re: treatment:]  Since I seek treatment for my neck ...your therapeutic methods have always had a holistic effect. Not only is my neck healed, but I always begin life with a fresh outlook. The healing is in the mind as well as the neck.    [immediate effects:]  ...Immediately relief from migraine and severe pain - unable to work and went back the next day.    [effects 1-2wks later:]  still in effect"    [Attached letter of recommendation:]  "There are many aspects of his practice which are greatly respected by his clients, including a fee scale that accommodates special needs an ready access in an emergency. His place of practice reflects his spiritual side and his respect for people: It is filled with gentle music, art (much of it his own), and uplifting sayings excertpted from his voluminous readings. I've had physical therapy in hospitals and at Chris Pringer's and I have no doubt which one lasts longer and why: Chris understands that stress is more than a muscle issue and provides his clients with recommendations for dealing with the entire picture... I have also referred my daughter to his care. Chris is a person whom I, and so many other people, respect and depend upon... In fact, I would not even know where to begin to find the excellence in care that I have encountered in Chris Pringer's practice. Sincerely..." -- Sheron W (Seattle)

          "Chris - You really rub me the right way! Thanks, Happy Holidays" -- David __, MD (Seattle)

          "Dear Christopher, Thanks for all the support you have offered WTC over the years, we truly appreciate it! Wishing you a happy healthy and peaceful season and a wonderful 2007. Thank you for all of your support of WTC" -- WTC Staff (Seattle)

          "Chris - Thank you so much for coming over to help Chuck. He is much better now. Best," -- Muriel H (Port Orchard)

          "Thank you, Thank you - Blessings Upon You - For being the professional you truly are. " -- Hollis F (Port Orchard)

          "Chris, I just wanted to let you know how much you've helped me, especially the last session w/ the hypnotherapy plus bodywork. There's something about not getting too far ahead of myself in one direction or or the other - right now I'm catching up to where we got w/ all those sessions - I mean, the missing memories & pieces are filling in. I'm also catching up at work re: paperwork; ... making good progress... getting my life back in balance and there's a vision of real freedom when I'm done w/ the paperwork. Therapy has been intense, but could be more traumatic except for the work you & I did. You do have such a gift. The understanding you helped me get in the last session has been a real key to getting through, & making sense of, the work I've done since then. Since it's March I've been thinking a lot of you and sending you peaceful energy and a valuing of the work you do. I want the Universe & anyone envolved w/that decision to pick up on that valuing! I'll be back for more sessions when I catch up to myself & my work. Take care..." -- Carol S (Bellevue)

          "Thanks So much, Chris. Ginger is elated with you and your work with her - thanks so much - Chris - I'd like to see you next Friday" -- SM (Bellevue)

          "Chris - Thanks for your skills and insights. The things you pick out for me are so helpful, useful, etc... You really take the trouble to know your clients well." -- C

          "Dear Chris, Thanks for the great massage and the follow-up note -- that was very thoughtful. ...Because of your high level of awareness, I would welcome any referrals you made. I find my best clients are referred from other health professionals who understand the work involved in therapy. I will certainly keep your name and number available for my clients looking for an excellent masseur. Thanks again! Sincerely..." -- Daneen S (Seattle)

          "Thank you so much for all those terrific massages...    [and in another note:] ...Thank you so much for all you have done for me, I really appreciate you..." -- Steve T (Seattle)

          "Look Ma! Healed Wings! Thanks, Chris..." (with hand drawn pic) -- Mark F (Seattle)

          "Thank you for sharing your energy and wisdom with me. The articles have helped. I have to put off massage for a bit due to the amazing bill I've just received from my "traditional therapist. Wow, it's not surprizing that the world is so sad with mental health's price! I'll call you again, now that I know how to find you and now that I know I can enjoy an hr. of massage." -- Susan S (Seattle)

          "Chris - Thanks for your kindness and insights. The world is a better place with you in it." -- Kyle G (Seattle)

          "Dear Chris, I came across your website as result of a google search for Rober (Mitra) Battersby. I had a psychic reading from him years ago in NYC and for some reason he popped into my head again recently. At any rate, I failed to fin any current information on the internet about Mitra but I did find you! Your article, '..Body-Mind Integration in the Personal Growth process' was very helpful. In fact, I was so impressed with your article I want to find out if you ever do work in the Bay Area. Or, if not, could you recommend a body worker here..." -- Josette A (Seattle)

          "Dear Chris, I want to thank you for referring __ to me for vision care. I really appreciate your thoughtfulness and your confidence in me. The main reason our practice continues to grow is because people like yourself are kind enough to send other patients to me for care..." -- George D, Dr. (Seattle)

          "Dear Chris - I'm really glad that we've found a connection - glad for my aching muscles & glad in other ways too - I think that we can learn a lot from each other..." -- Margaret L (Seattle)

          [Response to questionaire:]    [main reason for session:]  "Stress/Need for touch & understanding/Emotional, physical, mental stress"    [re: treatment:]  Please see attached paper    [Immediate Effects:]  Uplifted, Free - I always feel free, mentally, emotionally, Light on my feet.    [after 1-2wks:]  Emotional support - Opening up blocks - more centered.    [within 6mo:]  More centered. Much more self approval & acceptane of self.    [after 6mo:]  Regaining my own power. Nuturing myself. Expressing my feelings to others.    [attributions:]  My work with Chris Pringer has been a tremendous aid in my self empowerment & overall whole health."    [Attached letter of recommendation:]  "To Whom it May Concern, While undergoing monthly massage through Chris Pringer I was always met with kindness, Love & respect. The environment was always safe, warm & very comforting, as was Chris Pringer himself. ¶ While undergoing massage & gained release from stress & always left with a better acceptance of myself & a deeper understanding of my feelings. This always left me feeling much lighter & freer. Renewed is the word. ¶ At a time when I dropped other therapists & self help therapies, Chris Pringer was the one I kept with and I am gratified for his gentle healing approach. I recommend him highly and shall resume visits with him should my condition change..." -- Hollis F (Port Orchard)

          Dear Chris - All my good wishes to you... You have been a wonderful support for me - and you have my gratitude for all of it. Thanks for continuing with me on my journey...: -- Ron A (Seattle)

          "Thank you, Chris, for all of your help this past year..." -- Jude

          "I ...greatly appreciate the massage you gave me ...it was the first immediately effective treatment I had received regarding the relief of my carpal tunnel symptoms. Take care & enjoy .." -- Ken H (Seattle)

          "Dear Chris, ...The dialogue* I had the last visit to you has helped me greatly (*dialogue between my mom & me) & the tape is good to have. Thanks again. :-)    [and, in another note:] ...I wanted to just say again ...how much I value the healing that passes between us... the healing that you nurture in me and allow me to experience in your prescence..." -- Susan P (Seattle)

          "Dear Chris, ...the other day made me feel so good. ...and you practice what you preach. My hat's off to you. I'm getting better. I had quite a siege of headaches ...and then the flu. I'm trying what you said plus more exercise & biofeedback or relaxation or whatever it's called. I enjoyed your sessions so much - if I possibly can, I'm coming back." -- Ruth S


Some Quotes

"It's helpful to realize that this very body that we have, that's sitting right here right now ... with its aches and it pleasures ... is exactly what we need to be fully human, fully awake, fully alive."
-- Pema Chodron

Compassion for others begins with kindness to ourselves.
-- Peme Chodron

"The body has its own way of knowing, a knowing that has little to do with logic, and much to do with truth, little to do with control, and much to do with acceptance, little to do with division and analysis, and much to do with union."
-- Marilyn Sewell

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
-- Leo Buscaglia

The door of the Soul opens inward
-- Emmet Fox in *The Mental Equivalent*

Regarding the degree of potential impact of soft tissue therapies: "Very few people understand that the Myopathic Spinal Lesion - inflammation in the spinal muscles, joints, and nerves, is the Chief Cause of visceral disease - disease of the internal organs of the head, neck, chest, abdomen, and pelvis... Most diseases in most organs are inflammations. ... inflammations are caused chiefly by impaired blood and nerve supply, which predisposes to infection. ... The impaired blood supply is caused by muscle hyper-tension from strain, which either presses on blood vessels or irritates the nerves which control the blood vessels. The regular medical profession has no regard for this principle in the diagnosis or treatment of disease, yet, it is the most important factor."
--Dr. Claude Clarence Heckman, D.O. (Osteopathic Physician and Surgeon, Held positions of Director, Program of Intern Training, Madison Street Hospital, and President, King County Osteopathic Society, Seattle, WA)
Some Chalice Art

"PiVortexSpheres in ChaliCell Garden of Light"

    "Chali-Cells": Even in the matrix of our cells, the sacred-geometry proportions actually facilitate (ionic) polarities [positive/ negative or yin/ yang] for bio-magnetic interactions and energy exchanges at atomic/ molecular levels - in this "cell matrix chalice." And these "chali-cells," at that atomic level, operate like tiny but ever-powerful nuclear generators, yet with all of a living cell's frequencies/colors (Rainbow), given all the energy, including all the loving understanding that's been channelled into this "chalice dynamic."

    The above image is a scaled down sample and a kind of framed preview for artwork of the one at my gallery at Artist Websites of Fine Art America. There, you can choose artwork to look at in large view, as well as in your choice of frames, matting, paper, and/or other mountings or greeting cards that are available, and the site will display it in that setting.

    Here at ChaliceBridge.Com, various chalice art 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.


Some Resources

   EXTENDED (Original plus additions) Version of the Professional Brochure
for Body-Mind Integrative Reiki Energy-Body-Work & Preventative Maintenance
This version has elaboration on most all aspects with links to related essays; passes on some of the instruction I was given about healing self-healing and more. Accompanied by Chalice artwork.

   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). More rritings added since 2011 for further completing the context and clarifying the dynamics and processes involved, including included: "The science behind the body-mind relationships," "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]

"Integration" in the wholistic or therapeutic sense, implies that the information or skills (whether of the past, the good, the bad, 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. The process involves "Synergy" of many systems, and the word "Transformative" is often used to describe what often happens with the most destructive material - that which has been repressed or denied. (Pertains to my more in-depth work, if/as requested.)

   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.

   "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 (perhaps always)... -Chris

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

   "Tensing Yoga" and other Self-Applications (and Breathing)
          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 about focus on breathing, including 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, about Inversion /Traction, and about a "Muscle Madness" game!? "Origins of Tensing Yoga & Related Ref's from More *Traditional Yoga*" include my own self-healing story.

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

   "My Cells - My Children"
And other metaphorical prose for the 'Body-Parenting' approach to Mind-Body Integration. Illustrates the dynamic relationships of Spirit, mind, body, and emotions, as well as the inner-child-parent-family, including the cells, organs, and body systems. 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.

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

   *Body-Memory* 2 (refs at this site)
Two Leaders in the Science as applied to Body Fascia, Bodywork, Somatic Recall, and Healing are James L. Oschman, Ph.d. and Nora H. Oschman. They are the authors of "Somatic Recall - Soft tissue memory," which is Part 1," of two parts. The other part is here, among other writings by them. References from Mae Won Ho at this site include "The Acupuncture System and The Liquid Crystalline Collagen Fibres of the Connective Tissues"), otherwise extremely difficult to find now (2009). Many more references are included at the above linked Fascia Memory Project pages.

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

"Synthesis" Shirts !!!

Some have claimed that wearing a "Synthesis" shirt cured that groundless state of begging for extreme circumstances, just so they could locate the center of the universe!!!
Ok, not really, but some did say
it just made them feel good to wear it!

While all the original "Synthesis" Shirts have been sold or donated, you can still Find out for yourself with the "Synthesis" design - or other mandalas - at my Artist Websites Gallery smile

Some 'SynthWorks' Abt Daughter & Friends in Synthesis Shirts
My daughter (8 yo) and some friends to my right in 1991 - amidst some of the much later developed work born from "Synthesis" (and at my Artist Websites Gallery

Temple Fire Chalice by Chris Pringer Printed on YogaMat, IphoneCase, & Notebook
Temple Fire Chalice by Chris Pringer Printed on Yoga Mats, Iphone Cases, Notebooks at my gallery at Pixels.Com

and on the High Gloss Metal Frame (below)

Temple Fire Chalice by Chris Pringer Printed on Metal



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Sample Artwork by yours truly:

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'Karma-learning-Love Shield' - 'What is Sown is Reaped, What is stolen is paid for; Karma is Learning is Justice is Love; The Tree of Life Bears the Flower of Life Bears the Tree of Life...' Shared by Chris Pringer 2010
"Karma Learning Love Shield" Chris Pringer 2010



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