50 CEs Aug 18 -Aug 22 2022 8am-5pm
Active exercise, passive float, active assist to address the nervous system
Nervous System Reset shares many tools and concepts to utilize with the client in the session and additional tools for the person to use as homework to maintain more time in the parasympathetic state by awareness giving choice practicing a new way of living. Class is experiential rather than protocol. You learn to ask open-ended questions and find the intuitive solutions that are there all along. Whether you are already working in the water or just starting this is your best next class. Zero gravity alters time and space. Awareness is heightened. Awareness gives choice. Alignment, expansion, organization while addressing the nervous system is the most productive place to start any session.
STILL BASE begins with the breath. Get out of our own way. Connect with someone else staying open to their experience of the stillness and movement of the breath. Become aware of all the other levels of connection the body offers you to follow its inherent wisdom. Subtle weight shift magnifies sensations.
Once we have found stillness and the movement of the breath with productive alignment, we will discover how to use the water to facilitate effortless movement of our partner and to transition between different positions of support for mobilization, organization and integration.
ADAPTIVE TOOLS provide additional care for specific body needs giving precise support or stabilization of the neck or body compensating for challenging body sizes or physical limitations allowing floating, stretching and maneuvering effortlessly in the water.
TRAVELING BASE adds more 3-dimensional freedom of movement including frequent positioning of the partner on their side to evoke the deeper relaxation of the dive reflex while still remaining breathing comfortably above the water. The natural waves and spirals movement emphasizes the sensation of water flowing past the body releases holding patterns.
SPECIFIC TECHNIQUES TO ASSESS AND ADDRESS REBALANCING THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
This class is mostly experiential hands-on exploration in the water with strong theory base to support your own discoveries.
During the course students will assess and address the nervous system, alignment and organization for the most productive sessions.
*Study and experience the basic principles and concepts of Aquatic Bodywork while addressing the balance of the nervous system.
*Focus on the proper neutral alignment of the giver and the receiver in each exercise.
*Learn multiple assessment approaches to the body and availability of movement.
*Learn transitions from one place of support to another while moving a body through the water.
*Be able to educate their clients by using simple alignment exercises and weight change and body awareness exercises.
*Will be able to safely float and transition a body through the water for deeper relaxation and organization then is available in gravity.
*The main teaching methods will be experiential exercises in the water as well as supporting discussions. The objective is listening and following the body of the client rather than doing or fixing anything. Through this experience the ultimate innate wisdom of healing energy of the human body and respecting the natural process of awareness and healing is the ultimate goal.
The course content is supported with digital handouts.
Prerequisites: AQUATERNATIVES® Foundation
More Clear Subtle Boundaries Between Practitioner and Client
Productive Movement for Both Practitioner and Client
Ability to work effectively in a completely new medium
Mary Theresa Thomas “Theri”
is registered with the California Massage Therapy Council State of CA Massage Therapist Holistic Health Practitioner, License #37460; Continuing Education Provider for the NCBTMB, provider #451090-09
We want you to read all handouts before class and return registration questionnaire and class acknowledgement form to instructor before class begins.
Please bring towel, robe, easy change layered loose clothing, a jacket, pen and paper
NCBTMB CEs awarded: 50
NCBTMB category other
Monday to Saturday: 9:30am-5:00pm PST