Dialogues for our collective wellness future
Although there is inevitable overlap between body, mind, spirit, ethics, anatomy, and so forth, the articles and videos in this section are loosely grouped around the category of "mind".
Non-Invasive Communication in Manual Therapy
Dharma Talk #1-The Scale of Stillness Practice
Dharma Talk #2 - Starting Point
Dharma Talk #3 - Accessing Deeper Levels of the Breath
Dharma Talk #4 - Rooting & Containment
Wasabi and Non-Typical States of Consciousness
Autism spectrum disorder is a serious neurodevelopmental disorder that impairs a child's ability to communicate and interact with others. Its presentation includes restricted repetitive behaviors, interests, and activities. These issues cause significant impairment in social, occupational, and other areas of functioning.
My daughter, Heather was diagnosed around age 13 with autism. She was given a bleak prognosis that included a recommendation to institutionalize her. No traditional pharmaceutical supports were working and Heather’s neurosurgeon was recommending brain surgery to “poke around her brain,” but he advised it was highly unlikely there was anything they could do to control the 40 seizures a day. I poured my heart out to Heather’s occupational therapist who was trained in, and recommended Upledger - CranioSacral Therapy.
Accessing the deeper Levels of the Breath
The third Dharma talk focuses on the ancient idea of Pranayama practice, its use and application in modern day life, and how it can take us much deeper into the subtleties of our breath. Additionally, we want to experience how pranic breathing acts on our body and the mind and prepares us for mindfulness and meditation practice.