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Re-train your brain

Using the small, slow and subtle movements of Hanna Somatics and Feldenkrais, you can release habitual muscular holding patterns which often cause pain and discomfort.  These focused movements allow your brain to change the deep-rooted movement patterns that your body has developed.  By changing the neural pathways in the brain, you can  begin to let go of painful movement habits.

Our muscular holding patterns come from the subconscious brain, which makes it difficult to create new ways of moving and standing using the conscious brain alone. For example, to ‘sit up straight’ or ‘stop slouching’ may be possible when you’re thinking about it, but very quickly your subconscious brain takes over and you find yourself slouching again.

The techniques you will learn in this workshop can make it possible – with practice – to reset these subconscious patterns and reduce ongoing pain and discomfort.

The practices you will learn are…

  • Simple
  • Easy to remember
  • Suitable for those with injuries and chronic conditions
  • Don’t require physical exertion – perfect for when you’re tired, ill or injured
  • Don’t require special equipment – easy to do at home

The focus of this workshop will be the lower back, including the spine and pelvis which can also affect this area. Hanna Somatics can also help with pain or discomfort related to the lower back, for example knee or hip pain.  If you are unsure if this workshop is suitable for you, please contact the studio.

Suitable for all ages, body sizes, physical abilities, levels of fitness and for those with injuries or chronic conditions.  If you have mobility issues and are unsure, then please contact the studio and we can make arrangements for you, all are welcome.

You will receive a handout with a few basic exercises so you can practice the appropriate exercises for you.

You do not need to have any experience or knowledge of Hanna Somatics or Feldenkrais techniques to attend this workshop.