The Trager® Approach / Psychophysical Integration
In all our doing we pattern. To do well, we must undo the patterns that pain and limit us.
Trager® frees the body by distinctively reaching the mind – the subconscious place where tension, pain, and limitation patterns build and nest. Lulling gestures overcome hardness and holding as peace and ease are invited to become you. Through a feeling experience, shoulders are reminded how to hang, necks how to glide, spines how to slither, fingers how to dangle, ribs how to rise, bellies how to breathe, hips how to sway, feet how to roll, scars how to trust. Lulling gestures invite your body/mind to feel relaxed and vibrant, unified and expanded, surrendered and glorious.
Although one session can be profound, results are cumulative. Each successive session offers deeper repatterning of a more optimal state. Prevailing effects clients report are freedom from chronic pain and tension, easier movement, increased range of motion, an overall lightness of being, a sense of length in limbs and spine, a natural heaviness of shoulders, feeling where numbness was, emotional release, fuller breath, more restful sleep, peace, renewal, centeredness, joy, and a friendlier relationship with oneself and gravity.
Sessions begin or conclude with simple, near effortless movement explorations that empower you to replace old habits of holding on with new ways of letting go. A more peaceful condition evolves as you innocently explore what could be freer... lighter... heavier...? And what could be freer yet... even lighter... even heavier... softer? Integration of this mindful curiosity into your daily life promotes the building and nesting of kinder patterns of moving and being.