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Neurologic Bodywork | Movement & Fitness Coaching
Proprioceptive – Deep Tendon Reflex® (P-DTR®)
Here is a video that explains how P-DTR works. Or keep reading below…
Proprioceptive – Deep Tendon Reflex (P-DTR)is the product of the original thought and research of orthopedic surgeon, Dr. José Palomar. This work recognizes that input from sensory receptors – and the way the brain processes the information from these receptors – is critical in determining neuromuscular responses throughout the entire body. If feedback from proprioceptors is aberrant, then motor control is compromised, and pain and dysfunction will ensue.
Using a comprehensive system of muscle testing and neural challenges, dysfunctional sensory receptors can be located and corrected, quickly restoring normal function and eliminating pain. Most therapeutic modalities address only the “hardware” of the body, neglecting the fact that most of the pain and dysfunction we experience is often actually a problem with our “software.” P-DTR® provides access to the software coding of the human nervous system, allowing you to quickly identify and resolve the root causes of pain and dysfunction throughout the entire body.
The P-DTR evaluation and treatment process is fast, non-invasive, and permanent. While a given set of symptoms can have many layers of software problems that need to be resolved, once a given channel of sensory information flowing to brain has been corrected, it will remain functional unless a new trauma occurs. PDTR-USA Website
Z-Health® Neurologic based Training
Z-Health® is a cutting-edge system that helps people improve their health, alleviate their pain, and maximize their athletic performance. And in Z-Health everyone is considered to be an athelete.
Most training systems focus on muscles via resistance training and flexibility exercises or on the heart and lungs through aerobic-work. Z-Health is much more evolved. Z-Health focuses on the nervous system. The nervous system manages your entire body. If you need to make changes in pain, range of motion, strength, coordination, speed, agility, or any other physical attribute, the fastest path to getting there is to adjust your nervous system.
- It is the governing system of the body. In other words, it runs the whole show.
- It is the most plastic system of the body. Research has proven that the nervous system can continue to learn and adapt at ANY age, which means you can improve your body at ANY point in your life by focusing on the nervous system.
- It is the fastest system of the body. Your nerves communicate throughout the body at lightning-fast speed. What is wonderful about this is if you impact the nervous system correctly, you can make nearly instantaneous changes in the body
All day every day we are communicating with our nervous system. It is your guardian that is always on duty. Here is a link to an EXCELLENT video “Z-Health and Neurology 101” that explains in simple terms how the nervous system works and how Z-Health interfaces with it.
Z-Health targets the nervous system in many different ways:
- Visual Skills Training
- Unique Balance Challenges
- Precise Mobility Work
- Non-Traditional Strength Training Exercises
- Sensory Integration Drills
- And many, many more
One thing that all of these approaches have in common is a persistent focus on novelty. Modern neuroscience tells us that the brain learns best when there is something new to learn. By varying the stimulus (which can be as dramatic as an entirely new movement or as subtle as a change in lighting) you get the nervous system’s attention. This allows us to use every training session as a “neural reeducation experience” leading to not only better movement, but more interesting and powerful training sessions.Z-Health’s nervous system-based exercise program was created by Dr. Eric Cobb. For more information visit the Z-Health website HERE.
Muscle Activation Techniques®
Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) is a dynamic muscular assessment system that analyzes and corrects muscular imbalances. It has been successful in the reduction and elimination of pain and fatigue, as well as enhancing muscle recovery in athletes and non-athletes alike. This unique method was developed by Greg Roskopf, a biomechanics expert who has worked as a consultant for the Denver Broncos, Denver Nuggets and the Utah Jazz. For more information, please visit the MAT web site at www.muscleactivation.com.
(See Personal Growth below)
Recover Your Cool* with Fast Track Mindfulness℠ January 13 or 27
Integrity in Messy Interactions. January 4
HEALTHY BODY AND MIND OFFERINGS
(more detailed descriptions and registration information below)
MORE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS:
Embodying Resilience/Embodying Possibilities –
Introducing the Practices of Leadership Embodiment
OVERVIEW: The Leadership Embodiment model is based on the idea that evenif we “know” all of the right things to do, when we are stressed, our bodies revert to fight, flight or freeze. Under stress our thinking is impaired and we lose access to the broader view, creativity and innovation. Leadership Embodiment (LE) offers a methodology for assessing how our bodies organize under pressure and teaches simple and powerful practices that help us recover to a more open, uplifted and skillful state. LE is the HOW of cultivating resilience, presence, confidence and compassion.
WHAT HAPPENS: Exercises are used to simulate the stressors of life interactions in order to illicit and recognize our reactive patterns. Once we recognize these patterns, a method for centering is used to quickly shift our state of being to one that is more open, relaxed, and balanced. We then contrast our relationship to the stressor, and the way the interaction is being handled, before and after centering. Further training builds our capacity for accessing this centered state under increasing intensities of challenging situations.
Z-Health Neurologic warm-up
Don’t let the name fool you, this is a neurologic workout. This stripped-down effective series of movements is designed to stimulate all of your body’s major systems quickly and efficiently with the purpose of regaining joint health, coordination, agility and efficient movement. There will be 2 sections in the warm-up, sensory and motor (movement), which can be done separately or together. Join in on creating a new relationship with the amazing vehicle of life, your body. Tuesdays 12-1 until we are free to gather again. Register to get the list of movements.
T’ai Chi Chih – Accessible Moving Meditation
T’ai Chi Chih is a modern form of chi gong which has the sole purpose of activating, circulating, and balancing the life force or chi. It consists of 19 movements and one pose that are done in a repetitive fashion alternated with stillness. The movements are very easy to learn and very accessible. They can be done in both standing and sitting positions. Wednesdays 10:30-11:30am. Meditation follows the T’ai Chi practice. Register to get the list of movements.
Awakening Body Awareness
With an attitude of kindness, compassion, and curiosity, we will be using active range of motion to bring awareness to our body & joints. We will begin with self-explorative movements to awaken the body, followed by directed movement to progressively explore the available and unavailable motions of all the joints. All the while we will have the intention of noticing the pleasant, unpleasant, and neutral sensations that are present along with the thoughts that are arising. These explorations are usually done lying down although just as easily sitting or standing. Thursdays from 8-9am until we are free to gather again. Let me know if you will be joining in.
Cost: All online classes are offered on generosity. The generosity of sharing and the generosity of gratitude. Gratitude offerings can be sent through Venmo (@Paul-Ciske, firstname.lastname@example.org), PayPal friends & family (email@example.com), or Zelle (mobile number 510-912-5775, firstname.lastname@example.org). Suggested: $5 – $30 sliding scale depending on the class. Offer what you can or complimentary for unemployed or financially struggling. No excuses, just join in for the health of your body and mind.
I suggest “googling” “zoom app download” or follow this LINK and download the application in advance. The other option is that the web browser client will download automatically when you start or join your first Zoom meeting. I had some people have problems with this and found it confusing so that is why I suggest downloading it in advance. You will also need to allow Zoom to access your microphone and camera. In opening Zoom it may direct you to this but if not you need to go to System Preferences under Security and Privacy. Go to camera and also microphone and check the box allowing Zoom to access them. At the specified time, you can open Zoom directly and enter the meeting ID and password or click on the link to take you to the meeting. Let me know if you have questions.
Recover Your Cool*
with Fast Track Mindfulness℠
*Cool = Calm, Composed, Collected, Relaxed, Unruffled, Level-headed, Imperturbable, Unfazed
- Are your recovery tools as fast as your reactivity?
- Do you want the benefits of mindfulness in real time?
- Would you like to manage stressors with greater ease?
- Have a more powerful and confident presence?
Sunday, February 21, 5-5:30pm
Learn to recover from reactivity to centered
It is well known that mindfulness is beneficial for the health and well-being of the body and mind. However, many of the techniques take time and require creating the right environment. Reactions to stressors and triggers, we all know, happen at reflexively fast speeds and over time takes a toll on the body and mind. We need recovery tools that match the quickness of the reactivity. Fast Track Mindfulness℠ offers techniques for countering and reversing in real time the body’s reactions to being stressed. The techniques work by changing our focus and body posture to change our internal chemistry & physiology which then changes our brain’s way of thinking and how we interact with the world.
These classes are offered on generosity. The generosity of sharing and the generosity of gratitude. Gratitude offerings can be sent through Venmo (@Paul-Ciske, email@example.com), Pay Paul Ciske using PayPal.Me (USD), Transferwise (Paul Everett Ciske, 510-912-5775)
Speaking up & Taking Action with Integrity
3rd of 4 seminars expanding on “Recover Your Cool” (see below)
each followed by 4 optional training sessions. No prior experience needed.
Seminar on Monday, February 15, 6:30-8pm (Pacific time)
Optional Training sessions February 22, March 1, 8, 15, 6:30-7:30pm
(NOTE: time will be an hour earlier in Asia on March 15)
$45 Seminar only; $75 Seminar plus 4 hour-long training sessions;
$40 Four Training package or $15/training (prior approval needed)
(No one turned away due to lack of funds)
Develop a greater awareness of your patterns when speaking up, taking a stand and moving into action. Learn to access a state of being that has greater clarity, precision and empowerment when taking actions of body, speech and mind. This series will emphasize the shape of action as represented by the triangle or wedge shape while working with mindfulness of our patterns, as represented by the square, and inclusivity, as represented by the circle. The core of the practices will be accessing the centered state using the “B.E.S.T.” Centering practices. What makes this different is that we train the body rather than the cognitive mind which allows for a quicker recovery to a more centered state of being that can tap into our innate wisdom, confidence and compassion and take clear and precise action. This approach was developed out of the work of Wendy Palmer’s Leadership Embodiment.
“Resilience to Brilliance”
Most comprehensive ‘Introduction to LE’ online course currently available.
Excellent for deepening your current LE skills.
Photo by Nicole Y-C on Unsplash
LEADERSHIP EMBODIMENT Interactive Online Program
(interactive learning platform featuring Wendy Palmer, Founder, and Tiphani Palmer recorded videos)
LIVE – 7 small group online coaching trainings
(designed and led by Paul Ciske and Ched Lee, accredited Instructors)
For both beginners and those who have LE training
NEW GROUP starts:
Tuesdays, March 9, 5-6:30pm; March 16 – April 20, 6-7:30pm 2021 (Pacific Americas);
Wednesdays, March 10 – April 21, 9-10:30am (Asia, Australia, NZ)
Pre-requisite seminar: “Embodying Resilience to Brilliance” (See below)
For more information, questions and registration contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (New information landing page will be up very soon)
- Do you only want to recover when derailed by stress, pressure and the unknown or fully actualize your potential?
- Can you access your strengths while connecting with inclusivity and warmth?
- Does your presence match your verbal message?
- Are you in alignment with your highest values?
This program offers tools and practices for recovering to a state of being we call “Center” that can access our innate wisdom, confidence and compassion when thrown off by stress, pressure and the unknown. The program does not stop there but offers further tools and practices for accessing our fuller potential for innovative and creative actions of body, speech and mind that can bring our intentions for good into the world.
This all happens in a supportive atmosphere with others on a similar journey through interactive embodied practices and exercises. The reason we use the body is that it is a shortcut. Our reactivity of irritation, frustration, annoyance, fear, etc. shows up in the body before our conscious mind as contraction, tightening, constriction, etc. Changing the body is the fastest way of countering and reversing the reactive physiological responses to stress and pressure. Changing the body and focus also changes brain function and in turn how we relate with the world. Once we learn to connect with the centered state, we further train our capacity to access the resources and inspirations available to us for taking wise, skillful, innovative and creative action for actualizing our intentions.
Early Early Bird – $399 (full payment before or within a day of the pre-requisite seminar; NOTE these spots are limited)
Early Bird – $450 full payment by February 28 / March 1 (Pacific Americas / Asia)
Regular – $550 after February 28 / March 1 (Pacific Americas / Asia)
Embodying Resilience to Brilliance
An Introduction to Leadership Embodiment and
Pre-requisite seminar for “Resilience to Brilliance” Program
|February 16th or 23rd, 5-6:30pm (Pacific time)
February 17th or 24th (Asia; 9-10:30am Singapore)
Recording will also be available
$35 [fee fully applied to the Resilience to Brilliance Program (see above)] The work of Leadership Embodiment is based on the principles of the revolutionary, non-aggressive Japanese martial art of Aikido, and Mindfulness. Through interactive exercises we explore recognizing our reactive habitual patterns when dealing with pressure, stress and the unknown. We then learn to shift our attention with an embodied centering practice that accesses a state of being which offers a greater capacity to act with wisdom, confidence, and compassion. By being able to recognize our patterns and having the capacity to shift to a different state, we are able to be more resilient to the stresses and pressures that life throws at us and also have greater access to our brilliance for offering our gifts to the world.
|$35 [fee fully applied to the Resilience to Brilliance Program (see above)] The work of Leadership Embodiment is based on the principles of the revolutionary, non-aggressive Japanese martial art of Aikido, and Mindfulness. Through interactive exercises we explore recognizing our reactive habitual patterns when dealing with pressure, stress and the unknown. We then learn to shift our attention with an embodied centering practice that accesses a state of being which offers a greater capacity to act with wisdom, confidence, and compassion. By being able to recognize our patterns and having the capacity to shift to a different state, we are able to be more resilient to the stresses and pressures that life throws at us and also have greater access to our brilliance for offering our gifts to the world.|
Overview of Leadership Embodiment Centering