SOMATIC COACHING WITH SETH
Stressed! Drained? Overwhelmed?
Let’s tackle it together using Bioenergetics, Bodywork, Breathwork and Coaching.
During the session we’ll cover several Somatic Coaching strategies, exercises and tools that will help you overcome the stressful challenges in your life. As it’s a 1-on-1 session there will be time to address and resolve those Body/Mind blocks and limiting beliefs that are holding you back.
Bioenergetic Alchemy & Breathwork
Most of us do not notice how we breath. We do not feel how we hold the breath or constrict various parts of the belly or chest. Our way of breathing is normal to us.
The first, most basic, step to breathwork is to feel your own breathing, and allow the breathing to become smooth and balanced in its cycle. Then, begin to notice whether your breath from your chest or your belly, and see what happens when you consciously expand parts that are normally restricted. Notice what feelings, impulses, and desires arise.
Rhythmical Movement Bodywork
Bodyworker Seth Newman offers you this rhythmic, movement-based somatic therapy in London. He uses a very gentle and nurturing approach to deepen your connection to your body, increase awareness and sensitivity, and to connect you to the body’s natural rhythms. Seth trained in Pulsing with both Guy Gladstone and Silke Zeihl.
He is offering a discount for your first session.
Pulsing was originally developed in the late 1970s by Curtis Turchin, a practitioner of Postural Integration, itself one of the deepest and most fundamental approaches to bodywork. Dr Milton Trager, founder of the Trager Approach, demonstrated his movement-based bodywork at the Esalen Institute in the mid-1970s. Turchin was inspired by this form of working to develop a systematic approach that he called Pulsing.
It involves the application of pressure and movement (stretching, lifting, shaking, rotating and swinging) to the soft tissue of the body (skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia) within a continuous soft rhythmic rocking. The client is encouraged to be passive – in the sense of not trying to do anything, but allowing the body to relax into the movements. This in itself quickly highlights areas of muscular tension and holding.
Children and adults will often rock themselves when distressed: there appears to be a deep comfort and security to be found in gentle movement. With its flowing and wave-like movements, Pulsing perhaps recalls a body-memory of the foetal experience in the womb, where the baby is constantly subject to rhythmic pulsation, or of being cradled and rocked during infancy.
Pulsing can take a number of forms, distinguished by the intent with which it is approached by both client and therapist (for example, relaxing, playful or as deeper emotional therapy).
In the ‘lighter’ modes, clients sometimes experience gentle emotional release and often enter a trance-like state. Sessions usually have a deeply relaxing yet energising effect. Here the benefits may include a release of deep physical tension, an increase in flexibility and movement repertoire, and an improved general sense of well-being and energy.
On a deeper level, it can also be performed explicitly as a form of body psychotherapy, encouraging the client to become aware of their emotional responses, patterns of breathing and physical areas where “they feel tense, tight, weak, uncomfortable or painful and aware of protective holding patterns”.
In this way clients may discover and release deeply embodied emotions. Whichever form is used, many of the effects of Pulsing occur below the level of conscious awareness and continue to resonate in the bodymind for some time after sessions.