We are broken, and…we are held in wholeness. With great listening and care this wholeness, this health that is present with us can bring a quality of healing in a moment or over time. Slowing the story down and learning the language of the body can begin to change the way we relate to trauma.
Inertial Fulcrums develop in our body as a result of stress in our system. This stress can originate from traumatic forces from outside of our body or it can be caused by postural or emotional strain from within. The force of gravity and the spinning of the earth can also affect our body as we interplay with our environment to maintain balance. Some stress, like movement through a shock absorber, will move in (or from within), through and out of our system, while other stress may create inertial fulcrums leading to dysfunction. These can potentially be freed with bodywork.
As a teen in art school my life drawing teacher said to me that it was as important to consider the space on the page as it was the placement of the shapes and lines. That awareness of space resonated in me and I remind myself of that idea when working with each person and their body. As the therapist allows for spaciousness in their contact, in their own body, in the pauses between techniques used; then the nervous system has time to integrate treatment. With this awareness of space and breath, there can be a listening and engaging with the fluid rhythm of the body.