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- Integrated Awareness¨
Like many powerful healing and transformational tools, body-oriented techniques
focus on reconnecting, embracing and integrating all aspects of
ourselves. These aspects include physical experiences (e.g., chronic disease),
psychological/emotional experiences (some of which may not be fully resolved),
and possibly energetic or spiritual experiences. Such a process, while
difficult on occassion, can be tremendously healing.
Body-oriented healing and transformation techniques primarily use experiences
in the body as a way to begin the reconnecting, embracing, and integration
process. The movement of energy and the experience of emotions can play a
very important role, but experiences in the body, and its structure & movement
are a common starting point for the processes.
Physical and psychological healing benefits can be significant. This is
nothing like looking for a supplement or herb to heal disease "x", but rather
a process that can help promote deep "to the core" healing (especially when used
in conjunction with other
Holistic Healing Fundamentals).
But like most things in the world, such a process is not for everybody.
It is a process, and as such, there will be times of significant change as well
as some times of uneven change/healing or frustration. Persons with a deep
desire to heal or transform and with at least a small sense of adventure are
best suited to this process.
Working with a practitioner/teacher on a semi-regular basis and attending
workshops whenever possible is the best way to pursue these healing and
transformational processes (if onsite, intensive programs are not possible).
While individual sessions can be very healing, emersing oneself regularly
in the processes can help keep the healing and transformation process moving.
For a period of time, I was able to come up with regular excuses as to why I
couldn't pursue the body-oriented healing and transformational process in
more depth. Some of the excuses were actually very good excuses! However,
one I experienced the benefit, I internalized my intent to pursue this process.
After that, the excuses I had became much less important and I found ways to
attend classes, sessions, and workshops. Others have gone through similar stages.