In college, Steven Aronstein became debilitated by chronic pain throughout his body, weakness, gastrointestinal problems, and fatigue to the point of immunological & cognitive impairment. At the age of 19, he found himself with less health and function than most 70 year olds. Steven was officially diagnosed by specialist hospitals with fibromyalgia, a chronic illness of the nervous system and joints...
The founder of the field of Somatics discusses the philosophical and theoretical roots an emerging broader field.
Thomas Hanna offers a reflective follow up to Bodies in Revolt, the 1970 book in which he established the field of Somatics.
Part 2 of a 4 part article by the founder of the field of Somatics, which provides philosophical and academic discussion about some central concepts and questions of the field.
Thomas Hanna's somatic insights are not only an inspiration to a member of the first class in Clinical Somatic Education, but a breakthrough in somatic learning.
I was born with scoliosis and a left leg that was 1/4" shorter than my right leg. I was lucky that my scoliosis was an “S”-curve, which meant that my spine was somewhat balanced. I wore a 1/4" lift in my left shoe to even out my hips. From the age of 12 through the age of 18, I kept an annual appointment with one of Chicago’s top orthopedic surgeons...
A one-page summary of Somatics Clinical treatment, useful for providing to doctors and insurance companies.
Nowadays, there are so many different kinds of “bodywork” that even the bodyworkers are confused about what each other is doing. Here, the founder of the field of Somatics explores a way of making sense of a complex field.
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