About Somatic Movement

 
 

Thomas Hanna PhD studied neurology and researched the muscular ways in which all humans respond to stress reflexes and how these full body reflexes can become habituated into the central nervous system, causing muscular pain which contributes to many common painful conditions experienced regularly in our busy modern lives. 

From these studies he developed a program of Somatic movement offering a safe, gentle and common sense approach to eliminating chronic muscles pain and improving movement long term. This method is scientifically based; sensory motor training that teaches you how most chronic muscle pain develops, and what to do to restore full nervous system control of both your muscles and your movements. You learn to reverse the root cause of most chronic muscle pain, so you prevent pain and movement limitation in the future.


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 This two-hour workshop will introduce you to 4 of the key exercises to unlock your movement potential and eliminate pain. All movements are easy to learn and continue working with at home afterwards. This workshop is for anyone, regardless of age or ability wanting to learn more about their own body and what is underlying any discomfort, stress, acute or chronic pain, stiffness or tension they have.  Please be advised that this is not an exercise class as such, so you will not be overly exerting yourself. Somatic movements are very small and carefully controlled, so if you are in any doubt about current discomfort or pain being worsened by this workshop, I would encourage you to come along to help you gain a better understanding of what is currently happening in your body and discover easy ways to eradicate your pain.  Wear warm clothes that you can move in without restriction Wear thick socks Bring a blanket  The workshop will last 2 hours however please try to give yourself time afterwards to discuss any questions and also it is very important to note the following:  Somatic movement can be very powerful on the nervous system and quite often afterwards you will experience tiredness, feel slightly unsteady and possibly a little weary - bearing this in mind, if you feel any of these symptoms, it is advisable to wait for a while before driving home and take some refreshment.  We will provide a small snack and herbal tea/water to revitalise you afterwards.

This two-hour workshop will introduce you to 4 of the key exercises to unlock your movement potential and eliminate pain. All movements are easy to learn and continue working with at home afterwards. This workshop is for anyone, regardless of age or ability wanting to learn more about their own body and what is underlying any discomfort, stress, acute or chronic pain, stiffness or tension they have.

Please be advised that this is not an exercise class as such, so you will not be overly exerting yourself. Somatic movements are very small and carefully controlled, so if you are in any doubt about current discomfort or pain being worsened by this workshop, I would encourage you to come along to help you gain a better understanding of what is currently happening in your body and discover easy ways to eradicate your pain.

Wear warm clothes that you can move in without restriction
Wear thick socks
Bring a blanket

The workshop will last 2 hours however please try to give yourself time afterwards to discuss any questions and also it is very important to note the following:

Somatic movement can be very powerful on the nervous system and quite often afterwards you will experience tiredness, feel slightly unsteady and possibly a little weary - bearing this in mind, if you feel any of these symptoms, it is advisable to wait for a while before driving home and take some refreshment.

We will provide a small snack and herbal tea/water to revitalise you afterwards.