Extended Web Page Version of the Professional Brochure
for "Body-Mind Integrative Reiki Energy-Body-Work & Preventative Maintenance" goes into some detail in each of many sections elaborating on the work. Whereas The compact version is much like the print-ready Compact Trifold *PDF* Brochure version, with addition of sections for page links, certifications, training, fees, related resources.
The "Body-Mind Integration" (Essays) Page
BASIC HOW'S AND WHY'S Of Storage of Tension and Memory in the bodily tissues ("normal" and otherwise): When, how and why it is stored and released; communication between body and mind, benefits; proprioreceptors, personal growth, massage/bodywork, therapist's approach, etc.
(Published In Massage Magazine, July-August 1992.) Includes "The science behind the body-mind relationships" (Added/Rev'd May'11-July'12 in the reference section) as well as addendum essays for clarifying these topics for *common sense* preventative maintenance application, as well as further completing the context and clarifying the dynamics and processes involved; "Muscle Q & A" (a kind of overview of the mind-body aspect), "Body Awareness and Communications, as Related to Body-Memory and Integration"; "Insight Please"; "Cell Talk" - Suggestions on building a healing relationship with ones cells (muscles or otherwise); "Adrenaline vs Endorphins...Brain Activity, Muscles and Tendons ...Aging" about adrenal response related to all the above (incl. trauma, long-term conditioning); "EQ, IQ, Emotional Integration, and a Synergetic Relationship"; and Reviews for articles on Massage, Alternative Therapies, & Pain, incl. "Study: Massages really can make pain go away"; & Sept 2011 Consumer Report; quotes, commentary & charts. [Note: Keywords referring to, or related to, the phenomenon of body memory: somatic memory, tissue memory, muscle memory, somatic experience, somatic healing, somatic therapy, body-mind split, mind-body split]
|***Core Body-Mind Integration Concepts in Context 3rd Web Draft [10'12]***:: || Body-Mind Integration Concept / Reference Bridging Chart Summary of Connecting Points & Implications in Relation to: • Body-Mind Awareness based Preventative Maintenance, Pain Mgt & Other Aspects • Yoga Practice, Basic. Enhanced • Body-Mind Integration Elements • Genetics-Self Adjusting • Fascia Memory / Project Elements || Body-Mind Integration in the Persona1 Growth Process: Originally published July-Aug 1992 by the author in Massage Magazine. Addendum essays added May-June 2011 with the goal of clarifying these topics, preventative maintenance application, as well as further completing the context and clarifying the dynamics... || • "MuscleQ&A" Summary Intro to "BMI" Concepts • The Basic How’s, Why's, & Implications Of Storage & Release of Emotion or Tension in the bodily tissues: the Psycho-Physiology Of Stress. "Body-Memory". Healing Integration, relationships to • Proprioceptor & Adrenal Systems, Motor Cortex. Emotional Body. Body Awareness & Communications, EQ (Emotional Intelligence) • The science behind the body-mind relationships and related ... || “Tensing Yoga” Exercises for Self-Healing & Preventative Maintenance: • Yoga, Focus & Breathing for "Quality Time" with the kids (cells), Tension Range (Work/Rest Ratio, Switch Rate, Texture), Controlled Motor Response • Capacity to "isolate" muscles (for individuated focus), "tweaking" Proprioceptor systems, related balance, dis-engaging muscle holding & movement patterns • Long terms results, management of chronic pain, injury prevention • Optimizing results via rapport with musdes / other cells & "Body-Parenting" • Body-mind awareness, attitude, sensory focus (feeling "what's there") vs mental imagery, ‘Presence* for tearmork &edgework, vs force & top-down approach • "Low-Intensity Low-Back Exercises": http://www.chalicebridge.Com/LowBackExercises.html || Understanding the Pattern Triad and the Body Pattern Assessment Reading: Mind-Body Relationships & *coping mechanisms, *challenges, & *gifts on one's Life Path, how the body has habitually responded to experience is evidenced by body holding & movement patterns. The "body-mind" term refers to the complex of mental, emotional, & physical bodies. | Describes "body-memory," body-mine correlations, "body-reading," & related basis, uses, & purposes for this knowledge. || FASCIA-MEMORY PROJECT: Integrated Preventative Health Maintenance Systems R&D GOALS & OBJECTIVES of the Fascia-Memory Myo-Scanner R&D Project: 1) Integrated Systems Development of Methodology and Hardware' for Advanced Medical -Fascia Memory Correlative-Diagnostics 2| Development of Advanced Therapies & Rehabilitation Applications Systems 3) Public Education in Body-Mind Awareness based Preventative Health Maintenance in all grades of public school. • Hardware: Scanning Devices to Assess Bio-History of Connective Tissue. To Research: pain referral phenomena, subjective somatic awareness capabilities and relation to PNI. preventative maintenance strategies, techniques, and devices. Spinal Fluid flow/rhythm, brain tissue expansion and compression, and related cranial movement dynamics, related Bio-History and Pathologies; CNS-associated memory recall as related to somatic memory recall; potential of subsequently developed public-use myo-scanner devices (and computer hardware & software) to assist in Myo-Scanninq for both home and institutional uses... || WHY PAIN? Notes on Pain. Awareness & Denial, Aspects in Developing a Practical Approach with Compassion: * Intro & Notes on Pain, Reduction, Elimination, Desensitization A List Of Factors In The Perception Of Pain * Perception & Referral Of Pain Optimal Injury Experience Stress & Energy Related Pains Internal Separation And Healing "Should A Massage Be Painful? & "Touch-Sensitivity" of Muscles * Deep Massage/Bodywork Delayed Healing Repression, Denial. & Tension From Gestalt Perspective * Heart's Desire, Ideals, & Accomplishment (& Healing the Pain) || "Heirarchy Of Genetic Option Slots:" * Theory that some “slots" get filled in with emphesis or relative permanence by or due to beliefs (global/cultural/personal) as well as experience, related emotions. Relates to our individual potential to create and/or return to states of optimal cellular efficiency. || “Muscle Madness” Game Show Muscle-Capacity Stats*: • Tension Range: (Length & Depth) • Best Hi / Low • Work/Rest Ratio • Switch Rate • Switch Rate • M. T exture • M. Isolation (individual focus) • M Coordination, Efficiency, CMR •M. Strength * Muscle fiber (cells & muscle groups) functions monitored, measured, graphed by scanning devices developed by Fascia Memory Project || Primary Implications [of This Chart]: • Accomplish Fascia Memory Project Goals. • Development of latent talent in hi-performance capacity body awareness for healing and/or preventing chronic pain, related injuries, or performance loss, including ability to tweak muscle / local* proprioceptor systems, to adjust many (more) of ones genetic factors That is, most all of the above primarily via natural self-application, at most any age.
"Tensing Yoga" and other Self-Applications
For Self-Healing, Body-Mind Awareness, & Preventative Maintenance (rev. 7/02, ..7'13).
Technique is explained for context and self-application. TY is about specific applications for chronic muscle pain, related injuries, without need to learn asanas (poses). However, TY may be used to get into positions quicker, easier, and without injury. All of which is critically related to healing or preventing injury. TY could be considered an optimized form of self-applied, neuro-muscular re-education, reinforced with a body-mind connectivity that insures a more comprehensive and long-term response (High Preventative Maintenance Gains). Page sections include those with emphasis on Tension Range, *Work/Rest Ratio*, Muscle Energy Efficiency, individual muscle focus, teamwork/ "edgework", and learn that as we interface with our cells in the way that TY leads us to do, we can directly, and naturally engage that capacity for neuroplasticity - for re-organization of the brain and other neural networks (including proprioceptors in muscles) especially when we include all elements of the approach, including focus, attitude, and rapport with the cells [as covered on the page]. Also on the page: "Low-Intensity Low-Back Exercises" Chart and "Before Rising..." instructions, a fun "Exercise for Illustrating Tension Range...", as well as a "Breathing Ratio Chart" - method & application. Subtopics including the extremely common myths about *Muscle Stretching*, a number of yoga ref-links for specific ailments/conditions as well as for selecting the right form of yoga for you, and about a "Muscle Madness" game!? "Origins of Tensing Yoga & Related Ref's from More *Traditional Yoga*" include my own self-healing story.
About Inversion / Traction:
QUESTION: What would result from just the right combination of
a) focus on the points noted at the "Tensing Yoga" page, & the resulting highly elevated body-awareness in b) applying just the right amount of traction for your muscles? -- considering that amount may change for any given hour of any given day -- via an inversion device appropriate for your individual needs, in cases of chronic muscle spasm, injury & re-injury situations, including disk damage ? As for part b): "Using your inversion table - Suggestions for Getting Started" at Energy Center .Com includes LOTS of resources for more information about the devices themselves, for efficient as well as safe application, as well as great instruction for preventative maintenance, including related nutrition, etc.
"Integration" by Krysta Gibson,
about Common myths vs realities about psycho-spiritual integration; effective guidance about feelings and memories, 'living in the now', 'releasing' events and people, 'forgiving and forgetting' the past - for living the spiritual life fully and meaningfully. Originally published by Krista Gibson in "The New Times" of Seattle. Through the late 80's & most of the 90's, I always read Krysta's essays if I didn't have time to read anything else, and kept copies of various or her articles handy for my clients to take home with them. Still current...
Yoga and Writing Workshops
with With Marcia Meier and Sue Anne Parsons, including "Fearless Women, A Yoga and Writing Workshop Designed to Unleash Your Inner Warrior" on April 28, 2012 at Let it Go Yoga, Goleta, Ca. "Through a series of yoga and writing exercises (including the below "Love-Letter" Journaling Exercise), this half-day workshop will help you get in touch with your inner "warrior" woman. Discover how to overcome your fears and tap into the strength you have within. Channel your energy into creating a life of meaning and purpose. Join us on this voyage of discovery! You'll come away from this workshop with a renewed sense of purpose and fearlessness - on your way to a more fulfilling life." Sue Anne Parsons is a master yoga teacher with more than 25 years of experience and has shown thousands of people the benefits of hatha yoga. She is also a certified yoga therapist and has worked with students of all levels. Marcia writes regularly for Miller-McCune Magazine, a print and online magazine focusing on the latest research in the social sciences, the environment, health and other public policy issues. Call to register: 805-685-8079.
"My Cells - My Children"
& other metaphorical prose for the 'Body-Parenting' Approach to Mind-Body Integration: Illustrates the dynamic relationships of Spirit, mind, body, and emotions, as well as the inner-child-parent-family, including the cells, organs, and body systems. Section on "Body-Parenting" in Mind-Body Integration and a powerful form of Preventative Health Maintenance, with reference to an article lending scientific basis to such use of metaphor. Based on the "Re-Parenting" approach to personal growth & self-healing, I consider it a powerful adjunct to Body-Mind Integration. The page also includes a little artwork in surreal symbolism, "The Chaliverse."
"Considerations and Strategies in the Management of the Emotional Body"
At three pages (!) each having their own particular areas of focus, with only as much overlapping as needed, including as related to coping mechanisms, as well as to working with *the Inner Child.* At the "Body-Mind Integration" page this assembly of resources are in the "Notes on Practical Application Of Gestalt Techniques in Emotional Release", and is the version more applicable for most any "issue", yet also tied in more closely with the somatic aspects (muscle and joint injuries and related conditions). At the "Efficient Body Sizing Strategies, Weight Management, Weight Loss" page, the focus is as per the title description. And the more eclectic version is at the page, "Attainment And Achievement -- The Alignment Of Beliefs, Desires, And Needs".
"Love Letter" self-applied journaling technique (Word doc format)
"Nice name, serious work": This letter format is useful for preparing and/or facilitating deeper communications and/or resolving conflict/issues within self or with another person (ie: parent, former mate, etc). This method can fill a special need for therapeutic dialog with someone who is currently not present, including those who have passed on. Because most of what any person can actually heal, or may be responsible to heal, is within ones own feeling body. It is also valuable for/during various strictly personal therapeutic processes, for simply journaling, including self-dialog between two or more parts of yourself that represent mixed feelings about something. Other benefits include introduction to and practice in additional valuable self-healing techniques: "Self-Parenting;" constructing practical, emotionally integrative affirmations; making decisions about your intention and direction for healing change; and verbalizing those decisions in order to etch them into ones being. The latter initiates the completion of (as yet unmet) essential need(s) of the Inner Child, and may manifest changes in related physical symptoms (ie: much less pain). Titled, "How To Write A Love Letter", this is Available in Word doc format or (Unformatted) Text format. [You may also be able to right click on either of those links, select "save link as" (or equivalent), and save the file(s) to your hard drive for later use.]
Research Study on massage & pain (and pain meds)
Three articles with related research references at the Body-Mind Integration page: "Its research has shown that massage is as effective in relieving chronic back pain as other treatments such as yoga, exercise and medication." ..."Hands-on treatments got high marks for some ills. Actually, for back pain, neck pain, fibromyalgia, headache, and osteoarthritis, massage and related therapies ranked near if not at the very top when compared with such as prescription medication, over-the-counter medication, and chiropractic treatments." Includes such links as for a "Hands-on and mind-body therapies: A user's guide".
Yi Ren Qigong
Why I enjoy this approach and manner of treatment is explained via Dr. Guan-Cheng Sun's "Guiding Principle # 4: Assist Individuals to Identify and Treat the Root Cause of Their Health Condition. Illnesses do not occur spontaneously. Symptoms are not the causes of diseases but expressions of the body's internal miscommunications. Causes may occur on many levels, including physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. To accurately identify and treat the root cause of diseases with Yi Ren Medical Qigong, there are specific practice routines which can help individuals recover completely. Yi Ren Medical Qigong practice increases both the therapists/practitioners' levels of awareness, assists individuals in identifying the fundamental underlying causes of dis-ease on all levels, and encourages practitioners to work on the root causes rather than symptoms."
Articles at QigongSeattle.Com include "Guiding Principles of Yi Ren Qigong", "Introduction to Yi Ren Medical Qigong", "Qi Cultivation for Healing Chronic Illness", "The Art of Internal Observation", "The Physiology of the Three Gates". Featuring Dr. Guan-Cheng Sun, PhD., Founder of the Institute of Qigong & Internal Alternative Medicine. Dr. Sun is currently engaged in mind-body medicine and energy medicine research at Bastyr University, Seattle, Washington. He is an expert in Qigong for Functional Pain (pain with no apparent organic causes).
Related Pages include: Dr. Sun’s research on the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes using Yi Ren® Qigong, recently showcased in the Bastyr University Magazine; a Yi Ren Qigong Demonstration by Harmony Health Integrated Living, LLC (YouTube), Student Experiences with Yi Ren® Qigong, Q & A, News including a video by KOMO News on World Diabetes Awareness Day, Classes, About Dr. Sun's book includes and expands upon the Level 1 class: *Yi Ren® Qigong - A guide to a better-functioning body and a peaceful mind* It includes additional background material relating to energy flow, history of Dr. Sun's development of the Yi Ren® Qigong system, and a photo/descriptive breakdown of the Level 1 exercises; 70 pages.
"Understanding the Pattern Triad and The Body Pattern Assessment"
Mind-Body Relationships, (from) coping mechanisms, (to) skills, (to) gifts through challenges on one's Life Path; how the body has habitually responded to experience, as evidenced by the body's holding & movement patterns. Includes "Notes on Mind-Body Correlations - Source-References, Organization of *Body Memory,* and 'WHAT I DO' " [New Dec'09]; a system of assessments & mind-body correlations; aspects to be discovered, emotionally cleared, & then employed as mental/emotional assets & guidance towards determining & accomplishing life goals. Note: Keywords referring to, or related to, the same phenomenon: emotional trauma, somatic memory, tissue memory, muscle memory, somatic experience, somatic healing, somatic therapy. [see "Pattern Triad & Body-Mind-Spirit Triangle Interfaces" chart in side column]
"A Gestalt Perspective," and "Seven Phases of Personal Growth" (2 Essays) A perspective on an approach to and regard for life, one's past and present, as well as a basis for personal growth and/or therapy. I could've called it an integrated 'Gestaltist-Humanist-Buddhist-New Thought' perspective. (You could say these are my main sources, from among the various "schools" of psychology and correlating approaches to application of therapy.)
"Emotion & Motivation on the Path and in Healing." -- A Cosmology of what is here referred to as the 'Emotional-Body' - that which provides the motivation or 'drive' for any sustained focus, decision, stance or action. It is the degree of emotion that makes the difference between a held belief and a mere passing thought. Includes "Emotion, Fuel, & 'the Vehicle' - Fueling or Fooling Around?", "Reward, Punishment, Justice, & Change", "Emotion & Intention; Motivation & Detachment; Self & Others", and "Asking for Forgiveness, & What's Trust Got to Do With It?"
"WHY PAIN? Notes on Pain, Awareness & Denial" (Physical and other levels) -- Aspects in Developing a Practical Approach with Compassion. The title question could have been, "Why do bad things happen to good people?" or "Why deny pain?" or Why would I hold on to pain?" or "Why one should complain about pain?" There are no easy answers to these, if only because every individual has his/her own story and experience. I begin with basic, more physical-level concepts, and extend into other dimensions from there. There may be more proper medical terms for most of the dynamics I describe, but my purpose is to try to give ideas to help explain, a complex but common experience in a more understandable fashion -- perhaps even to give a little hope, motivation toward resources and some degree of relief. An exploration of concepts in empathy, caring, punishment and 'The Martyr Triad,' is included as well as essays: "Intro & Notes on Pain, Pain Reduction, Pain Elimination, Pain Desensitization", "A List Of Factors In The Perception Of Pain", "More On Referral Of Pain", "Delayed Healing", "Stress & Energy Related Pains", "Notes On Pain From Gestalt Perspective," "Internal Separation And Healing," "Anger - Some Modes & Complexities," "Pain Management & Body Parenting," "Pain, Relative to 'True Courage vs Toughness'," "A Message from the Masters" (a select collection of ancient wisdom in colloquial voice for balancing the adrenalised brain with the spiritual heart), "Heart's Desire, Ideals, & Accomplishment - and Healing the Pain," "A Metaphysician's Perspective On Pain, Emotion, & Change," "Why Deep Massage/Bodywork?", "Touch-sensitivity of Muscles...," "Should A Massage Be Painful?," and "Touch-sensitivity of Muscles - and Cell Congestion."
Energy Psychology at Southeast Institute
Energy psychology focuses on the interrelationship of energy systems, emotion, behavior, psychopathology, and health. These systems include the electrical activity of the nervous system, acupuncture meridians, chakras, biofields, and morphogenetic fields. A good resource page for sample self-applications and related resources is at Feeling Free .Net. Another good reference is Dr. Fred P. Gallo's Energy Psych .Com site submitted, Thank you, by Bruce Tanner. I found the "Preface to Energy Psychology in Psychotherapy" page very informative.
[ In my opinion, based on discussion with various practitioners, EMDR (incl. EFT the "Emo-Free", "TAP" & related Energy Psychology systems) works very well (and relatively quickly) for many people. And for vets and PTSD, EFT can "put the fire out". But it may not result in more than brief relief in cases where the cause of the trouble is based in, or critically anchored to, deep-seated emotions that were traumatically suppressed in early childhood. Per reasons as indicated at pages by yours truly, and/per those references of my teachers in body-centered psychology. I'm referring here to considerations in the difference between Gestalt, New Thought, EFT, and Behavioral schools of psychology, the different approaches to what some of us call "the emotional body", the cause of emotional pain, what we might call "true" preventative maintenance, etc. EFT seems to be a cross between Behavioral and New Thought(?). Exceptions to that would be in the case where, and to the degree that, the associated trauma is simultaneously felt (enough to be validated), observed, and breathed-through, as it moves through the energy system (ie: via polarity/meridian/chakra system if/as applies to one's modality), and to/through the CSF, and thus out of the body, during and/or subsequent to the EFT/related session. Otherwise, how is any associated and stored emotional component, born out of unresolved confusion at an early age, going to get out of the system, for the purpose of creating symptoms, so as to signal the deeper cause, so as to resolve our problems - as we were designed to do? How? - by whatever route the self next finds to work. The trouble is, it might be more destructive, perhaps even better disguised, perhaps "only" internally, via organ dysfunction. -Chris Pringer ]
*Readings on the Scientific Basis of Bodywork, Energetic, and Movement Therapies*
Published by James L. Oschman, Ph.d. and Nora H. Oschman, two leaders in science as applied to healing. Excerpts and notes from that can be found here. The Oschmans are the authors of "Somatic Recall, Part 1 - Soft tissue memory," which continues in "... Part 2 - Soft tissue holography,". A summarization of their findings may be enjoyed in their article, "How Healing Energy Works". Visit their web site at http://www.energyresearch.bizland.com/. There are extensive scientific references for your in-depth curiosity via the above links. (And, by the way, this is very related to my own work and studies in fascia based body-memory; my Fascia-Memory page is listed in the author section below).
"Fascia Memory Theory"
About the Physiological relationships to the intangibles of emotional memory storage; the Connective Tissue (fascia), Body-Memory, and the basis for *prospectively* the most accurate health profiling and diagnostics systems, as well as most early on applicable preventative maintenance health system. To the degree one is aware of retained or stored tension in one's body (AND related nature, potentials, and implications), then to that degree one is equipped to develop an effective preventative health program for one's body, taking optimal advantage of our capacities for neuroplasticity. But this is about more than just the body. After all, modern psychology generally concedes that memory suppression/storage/"the mind-body split" is highly related to mental-emotional attributes, not to mention basic personality traits. One more (of many) Implications: Equipped with a scanning device developed through the research as proposed, a physician with a high degree of knowledge about these relationships (often referred to as 'correlations' here) can thus make determinations for an individual's preventative health maintenance program. S/he can provide that - with a level of accuracy and reliability that far surpasses today's capabilities - as well as equally accurate diagnosis for conditions not easily "read" at the current time. Sister page: Fascia Memory Project. For quick views, see the Project Overview Chart, or Project Task Flow Chart [PERT-style view].
"Fibromyalgia - Theory with Examples" [NEW, Apr 28-30, 2011] at the Fascia Memory Theory page - a cause and effect theory - about Fibromyalgia's possible "relationship to a perfuse scattering of waste products throughout the fine interstitial spaces among the cells of the muscle tissues, due to their being chronically held *contracted* and under-circulated, including trauma induced contractedness over a broad-area (including by being forcibly tickled in early childhood)..." (Maybe it's no accident that this came along shortly after the visualization chart at the "Notes on Beliefs, Healing, and Prayer" page (see next).)
"Notes on Beliefs, Healing, and Prayer"
Or "Bridging Prayer & Science" - faith & intuition, Spirit working logic & emotion, and a little science to boot. Tools (eclectic, ecumenical, interfaith) for working with the cells - self-healing on an energetic level, plus supportive science, concepts and references, a summary essay, "Cells & Healing Changes: How I Believe What I See; Building, Cleansing, and Paradigm Management; Body-Parenting & Healing Cell-Talk" and "'Getting Super': Sample Personalized Visualization Prayer Chart" (more application of science than prayer in this case, as related to *Cellular Re-Organization* and engaging *neuroplasticity*.) Also Focusing Love-Organized Healing Waters, Water-Charging: (incl. a section for the Neuro-Endocrine System), based on some very inspiring scientific findings by Masaru Emoto including Dr. Emoto's message for transforming the water (molecules) effected by nuclear radiation. [this page is finally beginning to say what I've always wanted it to! ie: more to come in time. Winter'12'13]
Considerations in relating a transition in diet & nutrition to personal and spiritual growth, and the benefits of such transition. In addition to the title essay, includes sections, "More on this 'Natural Aging Process'" about possibly/ likely new potentials in aging without near so much disability and pain in the later stages; complementing that with research referenced articles, "DNA Research, DNA Repair, and Neuroplasticity - Scientific Break-throughs with Wonderfully Validating Conclusions." To me, this implies that, given these scientifically established capabilities in neuroplasticity, including scientifically backed capabilities of the mind to effect enzymes, cellular metabolism, blood physiology (pH, enzyme processes, etc) within and around the cell matrix, we can facilitate communication among our own cells to use that same capacity to repair damages and thus heal our cells -- thus encouraging the kind of preventative maintenance that facilitates the science of true healing. And that medical authorities, as well as alternative healing practitioners, can now, with full scientific backing, teach people how to do this. And about "The Immune System, Aging, and an Attitudinal Approach that May Improve It." As well as: "Dietary Nutrition, Neuro-Endocrine Infrastructure, Neuroplasticity, and Aging" on relationship of nutrition and psycho-emotional environment during infancy and childhood upon key aspects of development of 'A Stable Platform for Perception', and the 'Psycho-emotional Infrastructure', it's maturation through adulthood, as well as upon the aging process. The neuroplasticity aspect relates well to the essay on proprioceptors, "Adrenaline vs Endorphins...", not to mention the relationship with ones cells (muscles or otherwise), covered at the "Body-Mind Integration" (Essays) Page (described just below). Some debate with Barbara Ehrenreich in "About the Immune System and The Aging Body - As a 'Battleground' ...Or As A Worthy Challenge." On the more eclectic side is "Blessing Nutrition" about how prayer and invocation work at the atomic & molecular levels (facilitating processes by re-aligning their structural & therefore magnetic/ionic arrangement) to facilitate the optimal nutrition of the food, as well as optimal digestion, assimilation, and integration of the nutrients and vital force provided by the food. Includes some sample invocations for context and application.
"Principles Of Natural Healing" page
--excerpts from "The Science of Healthful Living:" by Dr. Joel Robbins: A great deal of information has been put together on this page. Note: People should know that there are health supplements that would be effective but may not be due to their being multi-level marketed in a disgustingly non-informative manner. I refer to the more unpleasant "cleansing effects" or "healing crisis" that some may experience from such supplements, about which crisis I've also added some notes. Knowing the principles on this page, one may better take advantage of such events. Includes organized sets of links for naturopathic medicine resources, including, weight management, stress management, and "Natural Practitioner" Magazine's Library Database for supplements, conditions, interactions, etc), improved formatting, etc for both. Also a short section for supplements for bones, joints, connective tissue, including special section for natural *anti-inflammatories*.
And it's sister page is (next below)...
"The Transition Diet"
- Steps & principles telling how to transition -gradually & successfully- to a diet that promotes & sustains optimal health for body, mind, AND the planet, even from the standard American diet. Incorporate this approach as slowly or as quickly as you can maintain. (If done too fast, you may find it too uncomfortable, then bounce back to the old ways, so would just be a waste of time). Includes a Food-Combining Chart for optimal digestion and assimilation of nutrients, as well as for proper elimination. Page sections include: "Transition Diet," "Rebuilding Diet," "Three Day Apple Fast and Seven Day Cleanse," "About Cleansing Reactions," and "Efficient Body-Sizing Strategies (for Weight Management)."
Jon Kabat-Zinn & PAIN CONTROL
For a non-medicated approach to PAIN CONTROL you may want to see
Jon Kabat-Zinn's article at Be Mindful .Org. NOTE: To paraphrase Jon Kabat-Zinn (in reference to his perspective): control of pain is not purpose for the approach he teaches, but it can be one benefit. Zinn is the author of the book, *Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness*. Some other references for him include Wikipedia on Jon_Kabat-Zinn or EOmega .Org and his voluminous resources via University of Massachusetts Medical School
"Integration of Behavioral and Relaxation Approaches
Into the Treatment of Chronic Pain and Insomnia"
at National Institutes of Health, Technology Assessment Conference Statement, October 16-18, 1995. Reference page: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) and National Institute of Health Home page.
Buteyko And Other Breathing Methods with Acute & Chronic Conditions
A comparative analysis created when I needed to know when Buteyko Method (named after it's Ukrainian originator, Dr. Konstantin Pavlovich Buteyko) is called for, and when it is [not so much]. Begins with summary, including long-term benefits of breathing practices as well as certain short-term uses (ie: symptomatic treatment of Asthma with Buteyko Method), selected excerpts and references on breathing as particularly related to hyperventilation, panic and anxiety, Carbon Dioxide/Oxygen balance (re: blood pH, respiratory alkalosis), Hyperventilation Syndrome, "'7-11' BREATHING", "reduced breathing exercises", "Paper Bag Breathing (not advisable)." Includes many annotated Ref-Links as well as suggested research strings and keywords.
"Achievement of Goals, Attainment, And the Role of Inner Work: A Flow Chart of the Human Psyche in Growth Facilitation and ..." - Often referred to at this site as "The Goal Chart" - a practical visual tool to help organize a truly gestalt approach to goal accomplishment, as well as complement & help complete other self-help perspectives & presentations. This comprises a re-hash of gestalt application of modern psychology and ancient truths, created to work for new applications; © Chris Pringer, '92, Rev'd 8'02. In another section, "Heart's Desire, Ideals, & Accomplishment" (Aug'11) is about clarifying what we most truly want, and how we can have that... also about HOW we respond to Pain & Loss (whether caused by disease, ourselves, others, or the economy) and are brought back together again - the *how* that can MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE.
"Compassion, Healing, and The Practitioner - and Detouring 'Burn-out'" - Published July'88 in "The New Times" (Seattle). On title-noted-aspects and related co-dependency and psycho-spiritual dynamics more or less common to therapists, nurses, doctors, and other care-givers. Also differentiates compassion from sympathy, permanent healing facilitation from symptomatic or temporary, responsibilities as related to "the work". An older writing, a compilation of principles and ideals. Also includes prose, "The Price Of Compassion". Added Feb'13: Visual "Affirmation for 'Seeing' & 'Hearing' ", for Clarifying and Clearing over Chalice Garden Multi-Chalice(8) HemiSync[12-3B]... This (page-wide) visual affirmation is based on principles of various therapeutic systems, including Chi Gung, for bringing about greater balance of energies in your system...". Included suggestions for use, with a 2nd graphic, "Chalice Bridging" & "Synthesis" prose over "PiChal-on Sepia".
"Questions for INTER-RESOURCING
The Use of Personally Applied Invocative Questions (Invoc-Q's) for Multi-Dimensional Facilitation of Information Sharing, Integration, & Access"
"Approaches & Methodologies for Body-Mind Integration"
Suggestions & Resources for Considering Receiving the work as well as for Vocational Considerations.
"The Middle Path Log"
Transcript of an on-line discussion among healing practitioners and students
about Integration of Body, Mind, & Spirit (an intelligent & insightful exchange)
Chalice Artwork and
realizing the Inner Chalice
|| Body-Mind-Chalice Integration A R T Index Page
Presenting early to more recent artwork on the "Chalice" or Grail theme (by yours truly), both hand-made & artistically rendered computer-generated works, & a little bio on how it began & developed. This art is born out of the 3D geometric vision/ visual "seen" in 1985, which experience was complete with correlations to deep (pre-Christian) symbology - which initiated the research into the correlations to the legendary meanings of the Holy Grail (and sources, and how and why that was later edited by "the Church"), as well as into various body-mind-spirit correlations, & healing alchemy & energy dynamics. All this related both the body & the grail elements to the mind's interface, in a way that makes sense of many otherwise-would-be paradoxes & mysteries, bridging arts & sciences, with implications related to whole health, including one's relationship with his/her cells. And when incorporating "sacred geometry" into the rendered symbols (per pi-ratio) -also relevant to the DNA of all Life (proportion as essential to function), most interesting art forms seem to naturally appear.
| Essentially (Per mystical symbolism which precedes anything any religion has, or may yet, to do with it), the chalice is about the human embodiment of Spirit (or Who or whatever It is that created & connects all Life) into the three "lower bodies" (mental, emotional, & physical) which compose the "Body-Mind". Which is also a "vehicle" for the balancing & integrating of Humanity - individually & communally. Chalice "Productions" may thus refer to each person AS a chalice in development. There are essays on various geometry, proportion, function, symbolism, history, & possible implications, including " 'The Lords of Culture' & Listening - A story about Language, Relationship, & the Body-Mind Split - An Anthropology of Intelligence & Paradigms in Context" (7'10) accompanied by, "Therapies & Levels of 'The Spectrum of Consciousness' " a seminal chart by Ken Wilber; "Paradigm Shifts" (7'10); The "Pragmatic Balancing" section of this page relates the Holy Grail to the (psycho-social) evolution of Man, to the world's key religions as well as the Gnostics (by nature of that which unites all of them, although is not necessarily about them), & to *The Da Vinche Code*; includes a working summary of & psycho-social objectives & approaches for bringing about that evolution (as addressed at various pages at the site). Hence, my artwork overall is an eclectic/symbolic mix of multiple layers of brights and subtles, thematic components that blend in sacred geometry rounded with a balance of textures and grounding touch.[Key/Tag: "body-mind split" = "mind-body split"] ||
"The science behind the body-mind relationships" Chart at the "Body-Mind Integration..." page, Chris Pringer 2012
"Proprio-Neuro Fascia-Muscular & Motor Management Centers Feedback Systems with Adrenal Emotion / Muscle Cell Feedback Systems Interfaces in Psycho-Physiology of Fascia Memory Chart. Full sized chart at the "Body-Mind Integration..." essay page, Chris Pringer Feb'12--Dec'13
Chart, "Nature-Nurture A-Z Chart Over Chakra Tree Anatomy Chalice Garden (LtBkGr)" © by Christopher Pringer Jan'13
Chart of "Invocation for Water Healing Neuro-Endocrine System [RD3] on Chakra Tree Anatomy" © Chris Pringer Mar'13
"Pattern Triad & Body-Mind-Spirit Triangle Interfaces" chart sig'd, © Chris Pringer Apr'11
Chalice Art Slideshow at ChaliceBridge.Com [May-June'12]
My artwork at Fine Art America,
where it can be viewed at full resolution, and is available in framed prints, canvas prints, greeting cards, and more. (Since Aug 2012)
Multi-Vortex Chalice MultiSynth CntrSphere &DblStar-a3A1" sig'd, © Chris Pringer March-July'11
"3DChalice w/ Star, AtomicPiCh1-b2a &2TreeOfLife SpheriCnxtn1" © Chris Pringer May'10, Rev'd Apr'11
"PiVortex Spheres on ChaliCell
Garden Tapestry V" © Chris Pringer 2012
in full size at my gallery at ArtistWebsites.Com
Chalice8 vortex 3D4A& 3DPiA1B5 Vortex DoubleStarSphere FlowerOfLife E,A4 on Black -sig'd, © Chris Pringer 2011
3D Chalice Transforming Tapestry5 Flower Of Life, Dark2, sig'd, © Chris Pringer, 2010
"V&HChaliceTransforming on Tapestry5bFCVt w/ Flower of Life FTH", sig'd, © Chris Pringer, Oct 2010
"3DChalice & ChaliceV&HVortex9 FlowerOfLife YinYang sig'd" by Chris Pringer, 2009
"Transition Mandala 3s Over Transformg Heart Bckgr--drk" © Chris Pringer Mar'09
"DblAtomicPiChalice &Vortexs OnStrSBk-Multi-Renderg1", sig'd © Chris Pringer Oct'10
"3D &MultiChalice VortexBridge Flower&Tree OfLife3 on Black" sig'd, © Chris Pringer 9'09, 6'11
"3DChalice-1'10A on Blue" sig'd, © Chris Pringer 7'11
"GoalChart 1-4b2" (Thumbnail)
All artwork © by the author - overall, an eclectic/symbolic mix of multiple layers of brights and subtles, sacred geometry rounded with a balance of grounding touch