Engaging the Body
Awareness and Movement to Change Pain
Time: 1-2 Nov 2019, 9.30am-5.30pm
Tutors: Steve Haines and Marina Collard
Cost: £220 early bird 1 month before, £240 full price
Venue: Studio 16, 25a Belfast Rd, Stoke Newington, London, N16 6UN
How can movement and awareness help us overcome pain? Open to anyone, the workshop will be a mix of playful, simple movement - suitable for any body type - meditative awareness, paired work and story telling.
The workshop is an exciting joint venture between Steve Haines - author of ‘Pain Is Really Strange’ - and Marina Collard - dancer and long term faculty member at Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance. We will explore the science and practice of movement for both therapists and people who experience pain.
We will use slow, simple movement and body awareness to help us move without fear. The capacity to listen and be receptive is at the heart of moving. Listening, slowing down and attending to each moment supports coherence and integrity. Invest in the awareness and the doing takes care of itself. Easy and efficient movement can emerge with sustained practice.
By focusing on variety and safety, new patterns of control will occur in the nervous system, allowing changes in the fascia, muscles and fluid continuity.
The latest pain science is very clear; finding new ways to move without fear will help turn off protective feelings of pain.
After the workshop:
- You will have new tools to overcome pain
- You will have new awareness to meet your body via movement
- You will have practiced not forcing or ‘muscling’ movements and be more skilled in using balance and weight to do the work for you
- You will trust and recognise the potential in relating clearly to anatomical structures to give permission for movement
- You will have learnt clear guidelines for when to move more and when to rest