Tag Archives: Jaw Pain

Mouth Guards, Splints, Migraines, Off Work. Jaw stories, what’s yours

At the beginning of each workshop the participants share their story, if they choose.  This gives me some idea of what is going on for them and hearing each others experience seems to lets them relax.

Are you like this angry fish with your jaw pain?

Are you like this angry fish with your jaw pain?

What is the story of your jaw?

I hear about the strategies the participants are given such as; surgery, splints and braces with no guarantees, or that they are going to physical therapy, having chiropractic adjustments and massages without lasting change.

In our restorative jaw workshop participants learn how to use their own movement  increasing their abilities to change their own experience of a tight and tense jaw to that of a relaxed jaw.  They end the workshop knowing how to:

  • expand their physical movement to use their jaw differently
  •  re-focus their mind from thinking of solutions to integrating body intelligence.

The mind is included in our movement lessons so there is a deeper integration of learning how the mouth, tongue, lower jaw, neck, shoulders, arms, ribs, pelvis and more, are apart of the jaw function!  Our jaw is more that our teeth!  Get back to being body inclusive!

Our jaw is more than out teeth!

Our jaw is more than out teeth!

Lets change a  culture that shifted our jaw health to a focus on our teeth’!

Feed back

 “My mouth feels more vital somehow!”

Benefits of this workshops?’

  • saving money on dental bills
  • reducing the  tension in ones jaw
  • reducing pain and migraines
  • being able to cope better and enjoy life more

Upcoming Workshops

Book a private session & learn how to change your experience through your own abilities!  


Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Value-Based Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000, Founder of Greater Victoria Peace & Intercultural Celebrations since 2010 & Greater Victoria Labyrinths since 2012, #yyj Peace Week Calendar Founder – 2014 & 2015

 

Pain in the Jaw? or more of these symptoms:

 

  • Locking your jaw?
  • Pain in your cheeks? around your ears and jaw joint?
  • Trouble breathing?
  • Headaches?
  • Clicking, popping or grating your teeth?
  • Right and left sides of your jaw feel crooked?

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Did you know that if you explore simple patterns of movement it can release your jaw and free you of pain!  Relax your jaw and lessen your TMJ pain using the Feldenkrais® Method.  Read more on TMJ

Upcoming #yyj Workshops 

Experiencing intention in your movement patterns and growing awareness of skeletal movement

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Learning to sense your head through images & visual imagination


Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Value-Based Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000, Founder of Greater Victoria Peace & Intercultural Celebrations since 2010 & Greater Victoria Labyrinths since 2012, #yyj Peace Week Calendar Founder – 2014 & 2015

 

 

 

A client today had to be convinced that their teeth didn’t control their jaw movements!

What about you?  What do you think directs your mouth to open, closed and shift from side to side?

mouthCrazy idea!  Your teeth are one small part in the function of your jaw, yet when you search mouth images the bulk only show lips and teeth.  The tongue, upper and lower jaw, jaw joints, cheeks and chin is usually missing.  No wonder most people only think teeth and lips!

Learn more about how to improve jaw strain, pain and tension with mouth care at upcoming workshop