Hanna somatic education


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Hanna somatic education

A method developed in 1973 by Dr T Hanna, which is based on the belief that muscles chronically contracted due to stress and trauma eventually reach a point where they can no longer remember how to relax. Hanna called this phenomenon sensory-motor amnesia; the intent of somatic education is to input new sensory information that will allow the person’s muscles relearn how to relax.