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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.


n a neuromuscular system of education developed by Thomas Hanna; assists students in release and reversal of pain patterns due to past injuries, repetitive motion patterns, learned postural misalignment, and stress.

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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