Hanna Somatic Education is available in two forms:

  • CLINICAL SESSIONS
  • SOMATIC EDUCATION EXERCISES (pandiculation action patterns)

CLINICAL SESSIONS: Hands-on procedures free people from the grip of muscular tensions maintained by muscle/movement memory and improve coordination and muscular control. "Control" means improvement in the person's ability to relax and to tighten muscles in movement, to begin, carry out, and end movements with ease, grace, and confidence. Often, fewer than seven sessions are needed for complete results.

Hanna Somatic Educators are certified by the Novato Institute for Somatic Research and Training.  Certified Hanna somatic educators practice throughout the world.

Some offer a money-back guarantee of satisfaction.

SOMATIC EDUCATION EXERCISES magnify the results of clinical sessions, improve coordination and purge out the residual tensions of daily living.

Somatic education exercise classes presented by certified Hanna Somatic Educators teach people to improve themselves without the help of clinical practitioners. It's slower going, but it works.

Hanna Somatic Education is available in two forms:

  • CLINICAL SESSIONS
  • SOMATIC EDUCATION EXERCISES (pandiculation action patterns)

CLINICAL SESSIONS: Hands-on procedures free people from the grip of muscular tensions maintained by muscle/movement memory and improve coordination and muscular control. "Control" means improvement in the person's ability to relax and to tighten muscles in movement, to begin, carry out, and end movements with ease, grace, and confidence. Often, fewer than seven sessions are needed for complete results.

Hanna Somatic Educators are certified by the Novato Institute for Somatic Research and Training.  Certified Hanna somatic educators practice throughout the world.

Some offer a money-back guarantee of satisfaction.

SOMATIC EDUCATION EXERCISES magnify the results of clinical sessions, improve coordination and purge out the residual tensions of daily living.

Somatic education exercise classes presented by certified Hanna Somatic Educators teach people to improve themselves without the help of clinical practitioners. It's slower going, but it works.

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Highly credentialed health care authorities endorse Hanna Somatics (Hanna Somatic Education®), a new, better way to end pain presented here.

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Highly credentialed health care authorities endorse Hanna Somatics (Hanna Somatic Education®), a new, better way to end pain presented here.

ENDORSEMENTS

The word, "education" fits with the word "somatic" better than do the terms "therapy" or "treatment". You learn something new that works better.

"Therapy" and "treatment" imply "getting rid of symptoms" -- a return to your "pre-injury" condition. "Education" implies development -- better off than before.

Clinical Somatic Education extinguishes pain far faster than conventional physical therapy or "alternative" methods of treatment. It reduces the likelihood of re-injury and leaves you better than before injury.

The word, "education" fits with the word "somatic" better than do the terms "therapy" or "treatment". You learn something new that works better.

"Therapy" and "treatment" imply "getting rid of symptoms" -- a return to your "pre-injury" condition. "Education" implies development -- better off than before.

Clinical Somatic Education extinguishes pain far faster than conventional physical therapy or "alternative" methods of treatment. It reduces the likelihood of re-injury and leaves you better than before injury.

Everyone has seen and done pandiculation, but most people misunderstand it as "stretching". 

Pandiculation is the correct name for the natural action people commonly do upon waking up. 

It involves tightening up in certain ways and then relaxing in a leisurely way (e.g., the "morning stretch"), in the mood of a yawn. In fact, yawning is one form of pandiculation.

The sensation triggers wakes up the parts of the brain involved in moving and feeling movement. Then, we're ready for action. 

Pandiculation (or the omni-yawn) improves the abilities both to move and to relax, freeing musclebound muscles and ending the tendency to cramp or go into spasm.

What's new is the application of this response to injuries and muscular pain patterns. Pandiculation works quickly to restore freedom of movement and comfort.

Your Experience of Injury and Therapy?

You may have noticed that you don't and can't really relax completely, that you always hold tension. 

Here's why: brain conditioning

When you experience physical or emotional trauma, or long-term stress, a memory imprint forms. 

This memory imprint shows up as involuntary muscular tension (a guarding reaction) that resists stretching or external therapeutic modalities -- a guarding reaction that makes you tight enough to cause pain and restrict movement.

Such guarding reactions come from centers in the brain involved in self-protective reflexes and habitual posture -- which are involuntary muscular actions that come from primitive reflex centers of the brain. 

The pandicular response shifts the center of control from those involuntary reflex centers to the parts of the brain involved in voluntary movement. This is a natural part of the healing response.

Muscles relax and pain fades out, leaving you completely fit for all ordinary activities. Improvements occur during the session and withstand all ordinary activities.

Comparing Clinical Somatic Education and Standard Therapeutic Modalities

Most therapy seeks to "fix the patient" by acting upon the patient chemically (drugs, ultrasound), mechanically (manipulation, stretching, or surgery), or electrically (TENS, electric stim) -- rather than having the patient regain control of their own body. You can't change conditioning, from outside. So, after therapy (hours or days), the patient's previous, injury-caused conditioning takes over and symptoms return.

Your experience?

When therapy uses stretching and strengthening, that doesn't work very well, either. Stretching doesn't work because it works on the effect (tight muscles) rather than the cause (brain conditioning formed suddenly, at the time of injury). Strengthening doesn't work because the pain is caused by muscles that are already too tight. It's the wrong direction for successful therapy.

People commonly remain dependent on therapy for a long time. Improvement is often slow, temporary, and may require many repetitions of the same treatment process. Many people exit therapy with some or all of their symptoms (regrettably) intact.

Everyone has seen and done pandiculation, but most people misunderstand it as "stretching". 

Pandiculation is the correct name for the natural action people commonly do upon waking up. 

It involves tightening up in certain ways and then relaxing in a leisurely way (e.g., the "morning stretch"), in the mood of a yawn. In fact, yawning is one form of pandiculation.

The sensation triggers wakes up the parts of the brain involved in moving and feeling movement. Then, we're ready for action. 

Pandiculation (or the omni-yawn) improves the abilities both to move and to relax, freeing musclebound muscles and ending the tendency to cramp or go into spasm.

What's new is the application of this response to injuries and muscular pain patterns. Pandiculation works quickly to restore freedom of movement and comfort.

Your Experience of Injury and Therapy?

You may have noticed that you don't and can't really relax completely, that you always hold tension. 

Here's why: brain conditioning

When you experience physical or emotional trauma, or long-term stress, a memory imprint forms. 

This memory imprint shows up as involuntary muscular tension (a guarding reaction) that resists stretching or external therapeutic modalities -- a guarding reaction that makes you tight enough to cause pain and restrict movement.

Such guarding reactions come from centers in the brain involved in self-protective reflexes and habitual posture -- which are involuntary muscular actions that come from primitive reflex centers of the brain. 

The pandicular response shifts the center of control from those involuntary reflex centers to the parts of the brain involved in voluntary movement. This is a natural part of the healing response.

Muscles relax and pain fades out, leaving you completely fit for all ordinary activities. Improvements occur during the session and withstand all ordinary activities.

Comparing Clinical Somatic Education and Standard Therapeutic Modalities

Most therapy seeks to "fix the patient" by acting upon the patient chemically (drugs, ultrasound), mechanically (manipulation, stretching, or surgery), or electrically (TENS, electric stim) -- rather than having the patient regain control of their own body. You can't change conditioning, from outside. So, after therapy (hours or days), the patient's previous, injury-caused conditioning takes over and symptoms return.

Your experience?

When therapy uses stretching and strengthening, that doesn't work very well, either. Stretching doesn't work because it works on the effect (tight muscles) rather than the cause (brain conditioning formed suddenly, at the time of injury). Strengthening doesn't work because the pain is caused by muscles that are already too tight. It's the wrong direction for successful therapy.

People commonly remain dependent on therapy for a long time. Improvement is often slow, temporary, and may require many repetitions of the same treatment process. Many people exit therapy with some or all of their symptoms (regrettably) intact.

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The Institute for Somatic Study and Development

Herrada Road, Santa Fe, NM 87508

Lawrence Gold, C.H.S.E. (certified Hanna somatic educator) 

telephone 505 819-0858 | TERMS OF USE | PRIVACY POLICY 

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Hanna Somatic Education ® 

is a registered trademark of The Novato Institute for Somatic Research and Training

The Institute for Somatic Study and Development

Herrada Road, Santa Fe, NM 87508

Lawrence Gold, C.H.S.E. (certified Hanna somatic educator) 

telephone 505 819-0858 | TERMS OF USE | PRIVACY POLICY 

CONTACT  

COPYRIGHT INFORMATION 

Hanna Somatic Education ® 

is a registered trademark of The Novato Institute for Somatic Research and Training