Video: Your Pain and Injuries are Caused by the Way You’re Using Your Body

By |July 5th, 2017|Clinical Somatic Education, learn the basics, muscle memory, pain & pain relief, videos & graphics|

Recommended reading: Why We're in Pain: Why chronic musculoskeletal pain occurs--and how it can be prevented, alleviated and eliminated with Clinical Somatic Education by Sarah St. Pierre, CSE Somatics: Reawakening the Mind's Control of Movement, Flexibility and Health by Thomas Hanna

What is Clinical Somatic Education?

By |January 6th, 2016|Clinical Somatic Education, learn the basics|

When people ask me what Clinical Somatic Education is, I usually say something like this: "Clinical Somatics retrains the nervous system to release involuntary muscle tension and relieve pain by retraining damaging posture and movement patterns.” That's a mouthful. And while it's an accurate description, it doesn't begin to convey just how unique Clinical Somatic [...]

How to get the most out of Clinical Somatics exercises

By |January 5th, 2016|Clinical Somatic Education, Clinical Somatics exercises, learn the basics|

What are Clinical Somatics exercises? Clinical Somatics exercises work directly with the nervous system to release chronic muscular tension, relieve chronic pain, and improve posture and movement. The exercises are extremely slow and gentle, and are appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. The exercises that I teach at Somatic Movement Center were developed by [...]

What is somatic movement?

By |January 5th, 2016|Clinical Somatic Education, learn the basics|

What is somatic movement? A somatic movement, generally speaking, is one which is performed consciously with the intention of focusing on the internal experience of the movement rather than the external appearance or result of the movement. The term somatic has become a bit of a buzzword in the health and wellness industry. The word [...]

How Clinical Somatic Education was developed

By |January 5th, 2016|Clinical Somatic Education, learn the basics|

The History of Somatics F.M. Alexander Somatic education, as it came to be known, began with the work of Frederick Matthias Alexander at the end of the nineteenth century and beginning of the twentieth century. Alexander was an actor and reciter who struggled with vocal problems during performances. Alexander was not satisfied with doctors' diagnoses, [...]

How is Clinical Somatic Education different from other methods?

By |January 4th, 2016|Clinical Somatic Education, learn the basics|

Clinical Somatic Education (CSE) uses both hands-on and self-care movement techniques to teach the nervous system how to release chronic muscular contraction and relearn natural, efficient posture and movement patterns. The movements are extremely slow and gentle, and are suitable for all ages and physical abilities. Many healing modalities are passive, meaning that the client [...]

Is Clinical Somatic Education right for me?

By |January 3rd, 2016|Clinical Somatic Education, learn the basics|

Clinical Somatic Education (CSE) is a highly effective chronic pain treatment for people whose pain is being caused by their habitual muscular patterns. CSE also has enormous benefits for athletes, people who experience stress, and anyone who wants to improve their posture and movement. Most importantly, CSE is right for you if you are [...]

What to expect in Clinical Somatic Education lessons and classes

By |January 2nd, 2016|Clinical Somatic Education, learn the basics|

You can learn Clinical Somatic Education (CSE) exercises in several different ways. You'll get the most personal attention and in-depth understanding of the exercises if you are able to have private lessons with a certified educator. A less expensive option is to attend group movement classes, where you will learn a number of self-care exercises [...]

The Clinical Somatic Education learning process

By |January 1st, 2016|Clinical Somatic Education, learn the basics|

A series of Clinical Somatic Education (CSE) lessons or classes is a learning process, and that process is different for every person. Some people experience significant changes in their pain or functioning very quickly, while for others it takes a longer period of time. It is important to focus on the learning process rather than [...]