|Creating Space For Your Lungs
An Introduction And 8 Lessons
This series of lessons is an innovative and powerfully effective movement awareness program that can help you to enjoy a freer, easier, deeper and less habituated way of breathing - a way of breathing that is characterized by greater resilience and responsivity to the present moment.
Because Dr. Parker introduces Dr. Stephen Porges’ Polyvagal Theory and emphasizes the importance of nervous system feed-back loops, this series can also help you to restore balance to your autonomic nervous system (the stress control mechanism in your brain). When one’s autonomic nervous system is out of balance (which is the case for many people in these fast-paced, modern times) one feels less and less able to cope with everyday stressors. Conversely, when balance is restored to the stress control mechanism, one feels more resilient and more able to cope with the stressors of everyday life.
Lori A. Parker, GCFP, S.E.P., Ph.D. brings to these lessons her 20 years of experience as a Feldenkrais Practitioner, and also her 18 years of experience as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. Somatic Experiencing is a method designed to resolve shock reactions in the nervous system and to help restore the optimum functioning of one’s autonomic nervous system. Dr. Parker has written extensively on the function of the autonomic nervous system and how to go about restoring its balance.
|Polyvagal Theory For The Lay Person
Presented By Dr. Benjamin Shield
Stephen Porges' "Polyvagal Theory" is a new understanding of the Autonomic Nervous System which has huge implications for trauma therapies. The articles detailing Porges' theory, however, are quite technical. For those without an academic background in biology, physiology, or neuroscience, these articles may be difficult to read, understand, and interpret. So, Dr. Lori A. Parker asked her friend Dr. Benjamin Shield to teach a one-day workshop on the theory. She wondered if he could turn "Porges into English". Dr. Shield agreed to develop this one-day course in order to help those without his scientific background to better understand the relevance and implications of Porges' theory. This purchase will consist of 2 downloadable files with Dr. Benjamin Shield's original presentation of Dr. Porges' Polyvagal Theory.
|Freeing the Neck, Relaxing the Jaw, Softening the Face|
An Introduction And 10 Lessons
This series of lessons is an innovative and effective movement awareness program that will give you the tools you need to find your way back to a more relaxed and pain-free state. It is for sufferers of Neck Pain, TMJ, Dysfunction Headaches, and Chronic Stress. The lessons are designed not only to reduce - and quite possibly eliminate - pain and tension in the neck, jaw, and face, but also to help restore the optimum functioning of your Autonomic Nervous System (the stress control mechanism in your body).
The series includes an informative indtroduction in which Lori A. Parker explains how excessive tension in the area of your neck, jaw, and face might not only lead to painful necks, painful jaws, and headaches, but also to a malfunction of the stress control mechanism in your body. When this mechanism is malfunctioning, you will feel less and less able to cope with the stressors in your life. NOTE: This Introductory Material is included in the Series, but is also available as a separate purchase (for those who would like to learn more about the method before purchasing the entire set).
Lori A. Parker, GCFP, SEP, Ph.D. is not only a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner®, but also a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner®. Somatic Experiencing® is a method designed to restore the optimum functioning of the Autonomic Nervous System. Dr. Parker has written extensively on the function of the Autonomic Nervous System and about how to go about restoring its balance.