Tag Archives: Awareness through Movement

Awareness of walking

These two videos visually support learning points that I support my students to integrate through movement using guided micromovements in a particular way of exploration. I encourage my students now to watch both of these videos to imprint the visual stimulus for growing envisioning techniques with a focus on transitions of the body’s moving parts.

Why is this important?

Watch this video again, however this time, raise your gaze up towards the hip joints at the top outside of the legs. Notice the weight being dispersed equally side to side with no effort. The movement appears to be dance like in the flow of easy counterbalance motions.

If you continue to observe the video again you may begin to view how lite the legs are with each step. With each separate step the legs response in a similar way as the feet. Using the ability to shift weight this way with through the bone the also shifts forward and back, and side to side. This is why bones have rounded ends into rounded joints.

Remember that the individual leg bones shift weight differently, in any given moment, as a response to the pressure in the foot. For example, the standing leg that bears ones weight is locked at the ankle, knee and hip when the other leg bends at the ankle, knee and hip.

Mentoring micromovement patterns in community learning groups I have observed that one of the biggest culprits to mobility is the loss of this natural counterbalance. In an earlier post I write about the hidden influences in our environment that are silent systems of learning interrupting these natural movements. I believe it started with sitting for long periods of time having a locked focus of attention in one area of function only. I have discovered the outcome to sitting for long periods creates a gap in one’s brain of the natural movement patterns through the bones of ones pelvis, hips, upper and lower legs, knees, angles and feet.

You will see the differences in how these people walk in this second video. In this video they are mostly picking up their feet and not using the ground to push off like the person in the first video.

Begin watching this video with a focus on noticing how both people lift their feet up and hold them in a straight blank like way. This takes an extreme amount of muscle effort which becomes more difficult to continue as one ages.

On second viewing begin to notice their hips. Both people do not have any sway that demonstrates counterbalance through their legs, hips and pelvis. Both of them have one side where the hip seems to bounce hard in the socket of a locked pelvis.  Almost as though wearing an artificial leg. As a Feldenkrais® practitioner I observe a stumble like action.

Watch one more time and lift your  gaze upward to observe turned heads. Each person is looking at the other in a state of intent focus on mental processing. There is no evident counter balance through the upper body. What I see is a locked torso that begins at the base of their neck. It is a much different pattern of walking than in the first video.  

I would describe the first video as effortless and the second one as having tremendous effort.

In the first video the pattern of movement reflects what each toddler has learned in order to roll over, sit up, stand, walk and run. In the second video the pattern of movement reflects what happens through the silent learning patterns in institutional learning systems – sitting in a chair to focus on tasks and memorization. Both these learning systems reflect right and left brain activities. They are both relevant to a healthy and productive life, however there is no balance of both systems. The silent organic and inherent one each of us was born with was replaced by the non-organic one created by our ancestors.

Models of learning are around us starting at birth and continuing into old age.  One never stops learning from the influences surrounding us.  These boards are an example of a learning model that imprints rotations patterns of  movement for those who are having chunky movements and balance issues.   Using these boards at set times throughout the day can enhance integration of the movement pattern, especially if one cultivates awareness of  different shifts in weight.  This pattern of micromoving can reduce inflammation and pain, and increase circulation.  

The need for rounding the edges in design to increase spinal rotation in the classroom

This Feldenkrais Mentor and Lifestyle Coach has a growing awareness of how  hidden learning patterns can eventually lead to reduced mobility through the spine.  

 

WHY?

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Over time I have observed how reduced movement through one’s spine can have an enormous impact in one’s physical, mental and emotional health. 

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Examples of Hidden Patterns that contribute to the loss of flexible rotation through the spine

I encourage you to consider the following prior to shifting your focus to  environmental influences, physical expectations and  focused learning styles  that I believe contribute to the loss of flexible rotation through the spine:

Observe yourself while reading this and pause to check in for your style.  Do you take information in in a left or right brain way.

For example, do you mentally compare this information to what you have stored in your memory already or immediately seek  references?  These two actions are left brain focused. If no, then do you receive information with an open investigative quality?  Exploring is different than solving and this qualify activates the somatic experience.  Let’s call this right brain experiencing. 

I encourage you to read this from a quality of investigation versus analysing or seeking comparisons.  In the introductory article, Feldenkrais and early learning for aging well,  the focus is on how observing human functioning through a variety of ages and backgrounds where all students demonstrated similar functional limitations.  Limitations that can only have come from hidden patterns of learning.  These constraints disappear  when these same students experience new information to integrate into their functional patterns.  Students from 15 to 94.  

All of us are born with similar abilities for learning to increase function and create habits as the building blocks to further development.   We all are born with an inner learning system.  Critical thinking comes later in our development process.   As a Feldenkrais Practitioner my focus is completely on tapping into this first inner exploring ability to take a student into experiencing if they can do more than they think they can.  There is no diagnosing, no judgments, no comparisons, no analysing and no fixing them with solutions. 

My unspoken question is,  “What can you do differently?”  

Environmental  Design Patterning

The ability to rotate increases counter balance, resilience and flexibility throughout life

ROTATIONAL REMINDERS IN PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENTS

Design

Prior to studying Feldenkrais I spent time uncovering the elusive qualities and corresponding effects in one’s surroundings. Here are three examples of how design can be an elusive influence for learning bad habits.  

  • Example #1 in architectural design:

Two straight lines  come together to create a sharp edge or point.

 

This is called a secret arrow and it can be agitating for those experiencing it for extended periods.  If you are kinesthetic your may feel the differences of the points and round container in this picture.  It is an example of how a felt experience can be created by what one can see.  Without the rounded container placement these points would stimulate warning senses.  Two recommendations are:

#1.  remove any furniture away from the aim of  a corner

#2.  place a distraction in front of the point like in this picture

Rounded corners would be prefered to sharp corners for all young children, parents and educators during formative education years.  Physical movement is rotational.  It is not linear.  The environment is an elusive model for learning patterns.  My recommendation is to shift the somatic experience of sharp edges and straight lines by installing stimulus that connects the outer experience with inner function. 

What I notice in later teens and in adults of all ages is that they all walk in a linear pattern.  Their early counter rotation has completely disappeared.  I am suggesting that the linear lines in homes and schools are being demonstrated through to their actions.  This is more evident in the next example.
  • Example #2 in pathways or hallways:

Hallways become the model for linear movement at an early age.  How much time does a student spend in hallways and aisles growing up?  The visual stimulus of straight lines in architecture, roadways and sidewalks become the structural model or container for children during formative years as they begin to focus their attention.  Emphasis is on staying within the lines. 

Straight lines are needed to focus direct attention however not at the expense of curved line experiences.  Curved lines are need to balance the escalation of too much stimulus by the reminder that movement is rotational, playful and joyful, not square and ridgid.    
This concept is important now due to COVID design measures of organizing.  How can you soften the edges of this experiences for children to remind them they are resilient and flexible.   

Furniture and Placement

Desk Placement

In the perfect classroom the teacher’s desk would be along the wall with the  entryway and exits. 

 

However in most classrooms the teacher faces the door forcing children to sit with their backs to them.  Unfortunately this elusive placement stimulates a reactive quality of danger in the children.  This will stimulate their flight, fight, freeze brain center guaranteeing many  distractions.  

If you entered a traditional Buddhist learning environment with this placement, leaving the students backs unprotected,  a person would be placed at the door.  This persons placement would settle the students sensibilities and create a safe place for being present to learn.

Desk to close together or shared 

The safety, privacy, independence and autonomy of the child is lost with two or more per table or if they are close together.  Younger  children would not understand this intellectually yet they would experience it through inner reactions.  These reactions become habitual throughout a lifetime.

The desk experience can be an integral step to learning what boundaries are, yet this is mostly a lost opportunity due to its elusive nature.  The crowding of desks is a strategy for an adult problem.  In the process of fixing this adult problem the  lost opportunity for the children is the potential to  learn though simple dialogue modelling.  The reason is that in the process of fixing a problem there is usually  no consideration for outcomes or of how participants will process the experience.  This creates the following question for me.   Why do adults leave children to process their own reactions without guidance?  I have witnessed the lack of an empathetic listener and guidance of spoken word patterns for children to process an experience.  In the case of overcrowding with desks there is an expectation that the kids fit into the model without any acknowledgement of how this is for them and then letting them hear back the need for it.  This small interaction is the first step to empathy.  It all starts with dialogue that includes exploring what it’s like for the student and then giving them the opportunity to understand the need for it.   It doesn’t mean the configuration changes.  It simply means that it is no longer an elusive distraction.

When desks are too close a question that arises  is, “how can a child focus if they aren’t emotionally safe in their own learning space?”  Another is, “At what age is a child compared and judged for their appearance, learning materials and how they complete tasks by their own peers?” These are normal conditions and I am sure we can all agree on that they are going to be a part of life.  However, I am suggesting  that their learning model can accommodate consideration for making the elusive obvious by slowing down and considering the influences to their learning.   Sensing and emotions are stimulated by environmental influences and can only be fully released when they receive acceptance and understanding.  Environmental influences include relationships, verbal dialogue, body communication, expectations and directions, and the actual physical surroundings.

Remember that a pattern of words can be learned to express boundaries.

Desk corners 

  • Sharp corners

As mentioned earlier, sharp corners increase agitation and add to the distraction in students.  Ideally the corners on desk and tables would be rounded.

 

Back to Feldenkrais and early learning for aging well


The only way to change is action


by Renee Lindstrom

Effective Movement Posture with Feldenkrais integrating Awareness through Communication and Awareness through Space

Mentoring Programs Available:

 1st Level – Getting Started (Introduction & Pattern)
 2nd Level – Getting Intouch (Experiencing & Connection)
 3rd Level – Integration (Embodiment)

Follow the journey on TwitterInstagram or Facebook

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP @ Inside Awareness,  Living in Natures Love Blog
Renee Lindstrom Live
Copyright 2014 – 2021 Renee Lindstrom, GCFP

Feldenkrais®, Feldenkrais Method®, Awareness Through Movement®, Functional Integration®, are registered service marks of the Feldenkrais Guild® of North America. Feldenkrais Method®

 

Vertebrae & the Spine

One dimensional views of the spines vertebrae

 

Vertebrae & the Spine

The spines vertebrae connects the skeletons head, chest and pelvis, distributes the weight of the skeletons upper body through the pelvis to the legs and protects the spinal cord and nerves.

Dare I write the natural 3 and 4 dimensional S shape of a healthy spine has 4 curves and is made up of 24 independently moving vertebrae and 9 fused vertebrae.  The 3 and 4 dimensional flexibility and stability of the vertebrae is created by muscles, ligaments, and connective tissue that acts as a shock absorber to increase  easy and pain free movement.

The motion and rotation of the vertebrae can be spontaneously motivated by a shift of skeletal movement of areas of  the head, ribs, shoulders, arms, pelvis, legs and feet.  By increasing a spontaneous fluid motion through this core skeletal system it improves balance and general overall health; physically, emotionally and mentally.

This core system of articulating, sensing and cultivating awareness of each unique pattern of movement describes the focus point of somatic learning in Feldenkrais. Read more about Feldenkrais below

Those who created the anatomy learning standards had a dominant left-brain approach using a 1 or 2 dimensional  focus when they separated the vertebrae into smaller sized chunks to compartmentalize them for easier scientific study and micro management.  These four parts of the spine are labelled; Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar and Sacral.

  •   Cervical spinal cord & nerve functions

  • Thoracic spinal cord & nerve functions

  • Lumbar spinal cord and nerve functions


2 direct ways to influence vertebrae and spinal functions

1.  Feldenkrais & the Spine

The patterns of micro-movement in Feldenkrais increase available movement and are intended for participants to begin observing the activity of  how each body part participates in the focused  pattern of movement.    Whilst observing the patterns one is creating another intention is to increase felt awareness of each movement.

Here are some examples of symptoms and diagnosed conditions that have been eased through learning some of the somatic movements of Feldenkrais:

  • Anxiety, depression & mood disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Chronic Pain
  • Eating Disorders
  • Edema
  • Fear
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Injuries
  • Intimacy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscle Tension
  • Muscle Pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Parkinson’s
  • Spasms
  • Stroke
  • and more………

Why Feldenkrais?

It’s not a philosophy & there is no guru

The focus is upon a natural learning system & developmental building blocks that may have been interrupted through one’s lifetime

The wonderful integration focus of micro-movements in this somatic system of learning stimulates confidence and inner-strength.  It’s singularly focus is upon activating one’s learning awareness within themselves that increases a more complete and natural system of support.  In many students these patterns of micro movements has reduced the conditions and attachment to any diagnosis they have had.  It appears that changing movement patterns can decrease years of habits and reaction contributing to the diagnosis.

Feldenkrais is a self-focused learning system uniquely designed to increase ones abilities to function in the world.


2.  eating for Spinal Cord & Nerve Functions

Cultivating awareness of the nutritional needs for the vertebrae and all it’s functioning parts can create direct actions towards improving the conditions one’s experiencing.  Focusing upon an eating plan that feeds all ones moving parts can be an effective lifestyle change not only physically but emotionally and mentally.  Retrain your brain through eating and growing appreciation for the actual function it is feeding.


The only way to change is action


by Renee Lindstrom

Effective Movement Posture Mentoring Programs Available:

 1st Level – Getting Started (Introduction & Pattern)
 2nd Level – Getting Intouch (Experiencing & Connection)
 3rd Level – Integration (Embodiment)

Follow the journey on TwitterInstagram or Facebook

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP @ Inside Awareness,  Living in Natures Love Blog
Renee Lindstrom Live
Copyright 2014 – 2021 Renee Lindstrom, GCFP
Feldenkrais®, Feldenkrais Method®, Awareness Through Movement®, Functional Integration®, are registered service marks of the Feldenkrais Guild® of North America. Feldenkrais Method®

Balance Tip for falling fear when going down inclines

Are you fearful of falling going down stairs or an incline? This is the  number one  question at Renee’s Balance & A Fear of Falling Movement Series. 

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Her answer:  

Drop your center of gravity

Try it. 

  • Drop your center of gravity.  Can’t figure it out?  Bend your knees and let your butt drop down slightly.  Notice the difference in your feet.
  • Straighten up again and notice your body weight and posture
  • Now drop down and notice the difference.

Bending your knees and dropping your butt slightly is more grounding and can give one a sense of  solidness in their feet calming the fear center.

Learn more about Feldenkrais 

Learn more about Movement Series

by Renee LindstromEffective Movement Posture  Mentoring Programs Available:

 1st Level – Getting Started (Introduction & Pattern)
 2nd Level – Getting Intouch (Experiencing & Connection)
 3rd Level – Integration (Embodiment)

Follow the journey on TwitterInstagram or Facebook

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP @ Inside Awareness,  Living in Natures Love Blog
Renee Lindstrom Live

Feldenkrais®, Feldenkrais Method®, Awareness Through Movement®, Functional Integration®, are registered service marks of the Feldenkrais Guild® of North America. Feldenkrais Method®

How out of balance Taurus qualities can manifest physically & embodying change

Taurus  governs hearing, touch, smell and taste and the neck, voice and  throat.

When these parts are out of balance here are some physical ways it can manifest that become habitual. 

Developing an awareness of how to focus and enhance ones lifestyle can change the story of these conditions.  Cultivating this awareness to focus attention on whole function on the inside and expand it to go beyond ones perspective and beliefs to include physical, mental and emotional functions.

In the following figure the parts of  the human functional process are separated into visual bodies to make them easier to identify.

Currently understanding of human function seems to lack the knowledge of how each body of  function is inter-related.  This creates a gap of in ones ability to regulate and balance functions leading to system malfunctions.

For example, if someone is totally focused upon physicality with strong cultural beliefs of self-image, their personal mental and emotional health may suffer.  They may act out false self-esteem through aggression in relationships creating escalating conflict.

Since 2007 Renee has employed methods to support the creation of personal balance and inner harmony at home, work or at play.  They integrate the Bodies of Function whether the gateway session  is focused upon movement,  relationships, or environment.   This concept easily translates into individual coaching, mentoring, and  group learning events.

More in-depth learning about the Body of Functions is incorporated into the Intermediate Awareness through Communication teachings and deepened in Intensive Embodied Mentoring Programs

Guidance through simple change agent action steps can harness ones power of  learning to retrain mental, emotional and physical behaviours.

   The major benefit is taking one’s power back by cutting through the materialism  that gives it away.

Book a personalized Coaching session for self, work, group or create a retreat 250-361-7508

MORE  below ON UNDERSTANDING FOR TO EFFECT  EXPERIENCES OF INNER CHANGE


EXPERIENCE IS THE ALIVENESS OF  EXPRESSION & ACTIONS

AWARENESS OF LIFE IS THE NEW ZEN

Check out this interpretation of the structure of of living zen versus sitting zen

Grounding & Support

 #1.  Physical Environment 

  • environment influences
  • eating plan

Affect change through retraining using methods of Awareness through Space and Awareness through Eating.

Awareness through Space Coaching or Consulting can be as simple as adding  or subtracting influences to create mental & emotional harmony & balance or functional to support physicality
Calming decor accents for out of balance Taurus behaviours←

 

Awareness through Eating Coaching or Consulting can be as simple as receiving empathy, setting goals, creating an environment for success or accountability coaching.

 

Eating with the Stars

 

Taurus  Moon Influences for Daily Goal Setting

 


Creates life  (how life is lived & experienced)

#2.  Body Function

  • senses; sight, sound, touch, taste & smell and abilities to hear, see, feel, taste & smell
  • brain function
  • physical body & functioning –  voice, breathing, movement, responses, circulatory & glandular systems, digestive function,  reproductive &  elimination systems, etc.

Affect change through retraining using methods of Awareness through Movement

Awareness through Movement can be experienced through guided patterns of movement in classes or personal functional integration sessions.

 

Taurus Awareness through Movement introduction ←

 


Filters information, responds and captures experiences

#3.  Mental Function

  • short-term & long term memory
  • learned thoughts (one’s thoughts are personal and not what others believe)
  • learned thinking (how one thinks is a personal process and doesn’t translate to being another’s perspective)
  • learned communication (how one choose their words is personal and the words may not have the same impact for someone else)

Affect change through retraining using methods of Awareness through Communication & Effective Empathy

Awareness through Communication & Effective Empathy Listening  Consulting, Coaching, or Training can be explored privately or in groups.

 

Six ways to balance emotions & reactive behaviours of  Taurus
Taurus Moon Influences for Daily Goal Setting

 


MENTORING IS AVAILABLE FOR EFFECTIVE PERSONAL  INTEGRATION

Book a personalized Coaching session for self, work, group or create a retreat – 250-361-7508

Daily Moon Phase Calendar for Personal Goal Setting

Goals, Food, Movement & Life Style Updates

Follow the Journey on TwitterInstagram or Facebook

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP @ Inside Awareness,  Living in Natures Love Blog
 & Renee Lindstrom Live

 

How out of balance Aries qualities can manifest physically & embodying change

Aries governs the head, adrenaline, sight, brain, pineal gland and optic nerve

When these parts are out of balance here are some physical ways it can manifest that become habitual

Aries – Out of Balance Health Conditions

Developing an awareness of how to focus and enhance ones lifestyle can change the story of these conditions.  Cultivating this awareness to focus attention on whole function on the inside and expand it to go beyond ones perspective and beliefs to include physical, mental and emotional functions.

In the following figure the parts of  the human functional process are separated into visual bodies to make them easier to identify.

Bodies of Function

Currently understanding of human function seems to lack the knowledge of how each body of  function is inter-related.  This creates a gap of in ones ability to regulate and balance functions leading to system malfunctions.

For example, if someone is totally focused upon physicality with strong cultural beliefs of self-image, their personal mental and emotional health may suffer.  They may act out false self-esteem through aggression in relationships creating escalating conflict. 

Since 2007 Renee has employed methods to support the creation of personal balance and inner harmony at home, work or at play.  They integrate the Bodies of Function whether the gateway session  is focused upon movement,  relationships, or environment.   This concept easily translates into individual coaching, mentoring, and  group learning events.

More in-depth learning about the Body of Functions is incorporated into the Intermediate Awareness through Communication teachings and deepened in Intensive Embodied Mentoring Programs

Guidance through simple change agent action steps can harness ones power of  learning to retrain mental, emotional and physical behaviours.

   The major benefit is taking one’s power back by cutting through the materialism  that gives it away.

Book a personalized Coaching session for self, work, group or create a retreat – 250-361-7508

MORE  below ON UNDERSTANDING FOR TO EFFECT  EXPERIENCES OF INNER CHANGE


EXPERIENCE IS THE ALIVENESS OF  EXPRESSION & ACTIONS

AWARENESS OF LIFE IS THE NEW ZEN

Check out this interpretation of the structure of of living zen versus sitting zen

Grounding & Support

 #1.  Physical Environment 

  • environment influences
  • eating plan

Affect change through retraining using methods of Awareness through Space and Awareness through Eating.

Awareness through Space Coaching or Consulting can be as simple as adding  or subtracting influences to create mental & emotional harmony & balance or functional to support physicality

 

Calming decor accents for out of balance Aries behaviours

 

Awareness through Eating Coaching or Consulting can be as simple as receiving empathy, setting goals, creating an environment for success or accountability coaching.

 

Eating with the Stars 

 

Aries Moon Influences for Daily Goal Setting

 


Creates life  (how life is lived & experienced)

#2.  Body Function

  • senses; sight, sound, touch, taste & smell and abilities to hear, see, feel, taste & smell
  • brain function
  • physical body & functioning –  voice, breathing, movement, responses, circulatory & glandular systems, digestive function,  reproductive &  elimination systems, etc.

Affect change through retraining using methods of Awareness through Movement

Awareness through Movement can be experienced through guided patterns of movement in classes or personal functional integration sessions.

 

Aries Awareness through Movement introduction

 


Filters information, responds and captures experiences

#3.  Mental Function

  • short-term & long term memory
  • learned thoughts (one’s thoughts are personal and not what others believe)
  • learned thinking (how one thinks is a personal process and doesn’t translate to being another’s perspective)
  • learned communication (how one choose their words is personal and the words may not have the same impact for someone else)

Affect change through retraining using methods of Awareness through Communication & Effective Empathy

Awareness through Communication & Effective Empathy Listening  Consulting, Coaching, or Training can be explored privately or in groups.

 

Six ways to balance emotions & reactive behaviours of Aries

 

Aries Moon Influences for Daily Goal Setting

 


MENTORING IS AVAILABLE FOR EFFECTIVE PERSONAL  INTEGRATION

Book a personalized Coaching session for self, work, group or create a retreat – 250-361-7508

Daily Moon Phase Calendar for Personal Goal Setting

Goals, Food, Movement & Life Style Updates

Follow the Journey on TwitterInstagram or Facebook

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP @ Inside Awareness,  Living in Natures Love Blog
 & Renee Lindstrom Live

How out of balance Pisces qualities can manifest physically

Pisces governs the feet, immune system, lymphatic system, 3rd eye, aura, pineal gland and glandular systems.

When these parts are out of balance here are some physical ways it can manifest that become habitual

Developing an awareness of how to focus and enhance ones lifestyle can change the story of these conditions.  Cultivating this awareness to focus attention on whole function on the inside and expand it to go beyond ones perspective and beliefs to include physical, mental and emotional functions,

In the following figure, Bodies of Function,  the parts of human functional process are separated into visual bodies to make them easier to identify.

Bodies of Function

Currently understanding of human function seems to lack the knowledge of how each body of  function is inter-related.  This creates a gap of in ones ability to regulate and balance functions leading to system malfunctions.

For example, if someone is totally focused upon physicality with strong cultural beliefs of self-image, their personal mental and emotional health may suffer.  They may act out false self-esteem through aggression in relationships creating escalating conflict.

Since 2007 Renee has employed methods to support the creation of personal balance and inner harmony at home, work or at play.  They integrate the Bodies of Function whether the gateway session  is focused upon movement,  relationships, or environment.   This concept easily translates into individual coaching, mentoring, and  group learning events.

More in-depth learning about the Body of Functions is incorporated into the Intermediate Awareness through Communication teachings and deepened in Intensive Embodied Mentoring Programs

Guidance through simple change agent action steps can harness ones power of  learning to retrain mental, emotional and physical behaviours.

   The major benefit is taking one’s power back by cutting through the materialism  that gives it away.

Book a personalized Coaching session for self, work, group or create a retreat – 250-361-7508

MORE  below ON UNDERSTANDING FOR TO EFFECT  EXPERIENCES OF INNER CHANGE

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experience IS THE ALIVENESS OF  expression & actions

Awareness of Life

Awareness of Life is the New Zen

Check out this interpretation of the structure of of living zen versus sitting zen

Grounding & Support

 #1.  Physical Environment 

    • environment influences
    • eating plan

Affect change through retraining using methods of Awareness through Space and Awareness through Eating.

Awareness through Space Coaching or Consulting can be as simple as adding  or subtracting influences to create mental & emotional harmony & balance or functional to support physicality
Awareness through Eating Coaching or Consulting can be as simple as receiving empathy, setting goals, creating an environment for success or accountability coaching.

Creates life  (how life is lived & experienced)

#2.  Body Function

    • senses; sight, sound, touch, taste & smell and abilities to hear, see, feel, taste & smell
    • brain function
    • physical body & functioning –  voice, breathing, movement, responses, circulatory & glandular systems, digestive function,  reproductive &  elimination systems, etc.

Affect change through retraining using methods of Awareness through Movement

Awareness through Movement can be experienced through guided patterns of movement in classes or personal functional integration sessions.

Filters information, responds and captures experiences

#3.  Mental Function

    • short-term & long term memory
    • learned thoughts (one’s thoughts are personal and not what others believe)
    • learned thinking (how one thinks is a personal process and doesn’t translate to being another’s perspective)
    • learned communication (how one choose their words is personal and the words may not have the same impact for someone else)

Affect change through retraining using methods of Awareness through Communication & Effective Empathy

Awareness through Communication & Effective Empathy Listening  Consulting, Coaching, or Training can be explored privately or in groups.

Mentoring is available for effective personal  integration

Book a personalized Coaching session for self, work, group or create a retreat – 250-361-7508

Daily Moon Phase Calendar for Personal Goal Setting

Goals, Food, Movement & Life Style Updates

Follow the Journey on TwitterInstagram or Facebook

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP @ Inside Awareness,  Living in Natures Love Blog
 & Renee Lindstrom Live