Wednesday, January 17, 2007

William James, Sri Aurobindo, and Maine de Biran

Touching Life Within: A 7-Day Professional Training in Sensorial Reeducation
Danis Bois, Ph.D., P.T., Ed.D., M.Ed.
Sensorial Re-education works by tuning the mind and the body, and is based on the discovery that a slow natural movement flows deep within the body, supporting our vitality and body-mind health. When we are confronted with stress, anxiety, or injury to which the body cannot adapt, this movement immobilizes, leading to a loss of sensitivity and awareness in the affected areas which become vulnerable. Over time, harmful physical or psychological symptoms develop, we become disconnected from our own body and begin to experience malaise. Sensorial Re-education restores mobility, sensitivity and awareness to areas of the body which have become immobile, insensitive and unavailable to consciousness. It combines two complementary approaches:
Somatology: A "hands-on" therapy reaching the depth of the tissues to re-activate and enhance the inner movement, thus restoring the body's capacity to adapt and self-heal.
Sensorial Training: A movement therapy aimed at developing our capacity to feel movement and express its potential. As the body returns to its inherent capacity to feel itself, a profound sense of connectedness arises, bringing feelings of wholeness and well-being. This profound sense, unrelated to any specific belief systems, has been explored by visionaries such as the psychologist William James and philosophers Sri Aurobindo and Maine de Biran, whose work has supported and inspired the faculty's research. Sensorial Re-education can be applied in a health-care professional context, in psycho-physical practices, and in all disciplines related to arts, expression, and movement. It will also interest anyone looking for new approaches to healing and personal growth.

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