Your Body is a Barometer
People are interested in working with me because they intuitively know that their body is trying to get their attention. No matter the condition, the pain, the injury . . . .they understand that something is up.
This may not have always been the case. My clients tend to be hard drivers, deeply ambitious and very successful. More often they are male entrepreneurs or executive leaders who have pain, strain, tension, non-restorative sleep issues, and/or symptoms associated with a high work load-fast paced living.
In the past, when they experienced symptoms, they labelled them an annoyance, an obstacle and (consciously or not) chose to ignore them in order to get on with their life, in order to accomplish the next thing. The symptoms then got louder, and more numerous. “Getting on with their life” became more difficult. They became frustrated, p*ssed of . . . They aren’t the type to become resigned.
They tried to strengthen, they tried improving their core stability, they got on their bike or treadmill. They tried meditation, breathing techniques, and/or mobility training. They tried to reduce their work hours, alter their sleep schedule, and perhaps go on vacation. They changed their diet, reduced their sugar and increased their water intake. They got some relief, a little bit of change . . . but no real change. Their health care providers may simply have said that they either have to live with it. Some were told to quit their job because their job is killing them.
They weren’t happy with that advice.
They knew something was up but weren’t quite sure how to access it. They knew that change was possible, they just weren’t sure how. They wanted to keep their job, their lifestyle. They wanted to feel better.
Working with me
I see symptoms as a language, your body’s innate feedback system telling you when you are doing too much, too little, when it is asking for a change and when to do something differently. If not acted upon – if you push them aside in the spirit of mind over matter – the symptoms tend to grow either in number, or in intensity. The more you push, the more they grow.
You can see then, how your drive and ambition is contributing to this situation. However, I don’t see this as a negative. My job is to help you rechannel your drive and ambition so you can use it more creatively, constructively and not in the current destructive manner.
When you work with me, you’ll learn that the matter actually matters. I’ll teach you about your biomechanics and the relationship between how you move, how you relax and how and who you are. You’ll recognize where and when you compensate. As you move better, as you relax more easily, you will better hear your symptoms as whispers wanting your attention. As you pay attention and act on the whispers, as your body becomes more efficient, so will you. In all aspects of your life. With more ease, strength and stamina.
Are you ready?
A few things to know.
- I work only with a handful of 1:1 clients at any one time, so I may not be immediately available.
- All of my programs are customized and co-created – ie. how often we meet, through what means (live and/or online), and for what length of time is decided together. However, the minimum commitment is 3 months. I can help you to become aware very quickly, and sustainable change requires practice over a period of time.
- My service may or may not be covered by insurance. Some insurers cover services of a registered kinesiologist, or yoga teacher, and some don’t.
If you are ready for the next step, if you are ready to have a powerful conversation about your body and your wellbeing, please send us an email to [email protected]
Looking forward to connecting.