“Where do I begin with so much to say about my experience so far with this course? I have just finished Level One and am now working my way through Level Two, into which I am excited to delve a lot deeper, get specific and see where it takes me.
I am 45 (although feel an old lady at times) and for many years now, have been in some pain throughout my life, some stemming back from 17 years old, and more recent over the last 5 years.
Over the years I have tried many treatments, therapies, techniques, massages etc etc…….. I have found several things along the way to help ease my symptoms, expand my knowledge and learning, giving me better understanding of my body, but still felt there was something amiss. I was at a real sense of loss as to what and how I could help myself and what may work, having tried so many things but not always feeling lasting change.
A lot of the time we end up putting our bodies, our healing, into the many hands of others, hoping that they can and will fix us! What I have found and love with Clinical Somatics is that you have more power than you think to create some amazing shifts and changes for yourself, by yourself, obviously guided by Sarah.
I am someone that has always charged ahead, tried to always do more and push!! All the time with my body too. I also am hyper mobile so my body naturally always seems to want to go further too. This practice helps me to really slow down, do less at times and never push, never create more pain. It’s helped me to become even more aware and present, with not only my body but my breathe and my emotions too. As someone that for many years has been disconnected on so many levels, especially with my body due to injury/trauma, this is something that I feel can and will bring you back in touch and in tune. It’s the key!!
We then all found ourselves in lockdown from March and I was completely all over the place and in massive panic and fear at the thoughts of no outside treatment!! No massage, of which I felt I could never do without, no other treatments to help ease my pains and no physio!!!
Also just a couple of weeks prior, my mum sadly passed away. The reason for me disclosing this is I want to give a full sense of how bad I felt. While my body was semi ok with some of the things I was doing, no pain while I spent the last 2 weeks of her life in hospital. My pain then come back with a vengeance.
In just a few short months, Level One has opened me up to a whole new world, my world!! And the possibility of a less painful and pain free one too!! It has been a consistent lifeline!! Not only has it helped ease pain, I have found something that helps ground me, brings me back to my body and my breath and also my pain to then help re-educate, ease and nurture myself through it.
I have had some amazing changes already! And it is a life skill that I can now help ease, adjust and change my life. It’s helped me to start unraveling a lot of deep tension, reconnecting to myself. It’s helped me to notice my patterns of tension and movement, and to work towards changing them, becoming more bodily aware, showing me what parts of my body I may need to explore more, what and where in my life I may need to change. It’s felt like a complete overhaul on my whole system!! And for that I couldn’t be more grateful!!!
Reading The Pain Relief Secret book alongside this has been of much benefit in helping me to understand pain more too. The course is super easily set out, exercises are sent with enough time to go at a comfortable steady pace, and slower if needed. You will learn lots about yourself, which can surely only be a great thing.
May this get out to more people, may you gift yourself this knowledge, may you find ease and peace in your life, free from your pain.”