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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.
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Patient discussion about somatics

Q. Can depression cause your sight to narrow and your vision to be very spacey? Can depression cause your sight to narrow and your vision to be very spacey? If not what else may be the factor? If it did not seem to be that you were actually losing your vision and that you needed glasses.

A. Depression may be part of a wider problem. Perhps stress headaches or migraine headaches or something like that is causing the vision problem. Tension will cause your muscles to lock up. Some of the tension headaches I have had made me think I was not seeing so good. It was like a pain all the way around and across the top of my nead. My doctor readily recognized that symptom and gave me a presscription for them, and it has worked well on them, something called Dolgic.

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Mindful Movement: The Evolution of the Somatic Arts and Conscious Action
In this section, my aim is to present possible ways of processing, analyzing, and understanding the researcher's somatic and affective experiences in an autoethnographic research design.
Somatics also has a therapeutic application in dance, by coordinating movement, breathing and mental conditioning to reduce body tension and increase efficiency and safety.
In this way, there are physical and somatic triggers that remind the student physically, emotionally, and intellectually, about the holistic meaning of fortitude.
We can also observe that these composers' sound-triggered recollections present as primarily somatic: their descriptions of the sounds as "cold," "feely, like touch," "white," and "full of pain" suggest that their long-buried memories of trauma are somehow more embodied than cognitively remembered, stored more in the blood and tissue of torso and limb or the deep, elderly smell-regions of the cerebellum than in the swifter, more evolved, and efficiently streamlined neural pathways of the cortex.
Instead, Tolstoy's theory of infection is marshaled largely because it supports Robinson's larger assumption about what he calls "the somatics of literature." Robinson's analysis yields an unfamiliar Tolstoy, one who does not recall immediately the figure emerging from Gorky's reminiscence.
Gary: Certainly my understanding is that somatics has now become an integral part of dance training and physical discovery.
The consistency of a vision encompassing the physiological and transcendental mighty seem inconsistent, but note that social scientists characteristically regard emotions, even religious ones, to have a somatic components (for example Kemper, Theodore, Thoits, and Hartley).
The author also became educated in equine somatics which offers horses release from muscle tension just as yoga helps people relax.
But Shakespeare's Entrails also reminds us how profoundly Hillman's scholarship has shaped our discussions of early modern somatics.
Where once the much-travelled pro looked to be consigned to a retirement spent in pain and depression, now he can be found in the Epsom yard of the talented trainer Jim Boyle, passing on the benefits of Equine Hanna Somatics to a decent but rather pottery individual named Alfie Tupper.