How has Somatic Systems Institute affected my practice? Heavens! How has it not? The mentoring I had from my faculty advisor was one of the most important tools I received. I started working right out of the box after the first semester....and I had some difficult cases. I sent her photos online and she sent back her input as to what my assessment was — it was like clinic with her watching. Had that not been in place, I would have had more trouble learning to ‘see’ the client.
Somatic Systems Institute has sent me out into the world highly trained, supported by ON-GOING mentorship (how often have I called the Director for help and guidance?!?!) and deeply rooted in the principles of Clinical Somatic Education. Because we do so much work with ourselves somatically (in daily movement class), I’m better able to ‘see’ what is going on with clients and to guide them to sense their bodies, movement and progress. The passion and enthusiasm, not to mention the technical expertise in training on behalf of the staff, has everything to do with the success of my practice.
Clinical Somatics has changed my life; the way I perceive what happens with and to my body and the way in which I use my body. It has given me back my sense of physical independence and Somatic Systems Institute has helped me to get there!