Functional Integration® will benefit you if:
you are recovering from an injury
you hope to delay or entirely avoid a procedure that is not absolutely medically necessary
you’ve tried many other healing modalities but found little or no relief
you want to get “unstuck” from thought and emotional patterns that find support in your musculature
you want to improve your self-esteem, confidence and posture
you are committed to fully realizing your potential
What are Functional Integration® sessions like?
I use gentle touch to help you sense habitual muscular contractions and patterns of movement that may be causing pain. Gradually, I guide you into movements that clients often describe as pleasurable and relieving. Usually at the end I will help you apply what you have learned to a practical function or skill, so that you can take the work into your life. At the end of a session, people typically feel that they are more grounded, yet have a feeling of lightness and freedom. (See this NY Times article: Trying the Feldenkrais Method for Chronic Pain)
What if I don’t like to be touched?
You are entitled to feel comfortable and safe, and many of my clients, especially survivors of trauma, prefer not to be touched. Fortunately, I am skilled at guiding clients without touch, by using words and imagery that improve movement, breathing, and mood. Our focus will be on your strengths, not your weaknesses. As we work, you may find emotions welling up, and this is normal. Together we will acknowledge the need that you once had for protecting yourself, how those holding patterns may be limiting you and causing you pain now, and exploring other options for the present. With new possibilities and an expanded sense of self, you will experience a heightened sense of self-determination, self-esteem and potency.
How long are sessions and how many will I need?
That depends, but after the initial consultation (75 minutes) most clients begin with a series of at least 10 sessions, and each session is approximately an hour. The single session rate is $125. However, learning happens most rapidly and effectively when one is immersed in the process. A 10-session package for $1000 is available for those who have completed the initial consultation and are serious about coming at least weekly.
Just call (301) 401-3213 or send me a note.
Where and when are private sessions held?
MindBody Sense is conveniently located in Ambers Professional Center at 176 Thomas Johnson Drive, Suite 105 (rear of building, lower level). Hours are by appointment Tuesday to Friday, with some Saturdays available by request.