The Thompson Method of Bodywork
Structural Alignment, Core Strength, and Emotional Release
Full Color Illustrated Manual for using Physical Movement to Resolve Chronic Pain and Tension and Work with the Emotions
Developed by Cathy Thompson through her many years as a bodywork therapist, the Thompson Method incorporates Zen shiatsu, Rolfing, yoga, and Genstalt psychotherapy to heal pain in the physical body both through bodywork and by recognizing the emotional blockages that often underlie chronic pain, tension and poor alignment. In this practical manual, Thompson and her protégé daughter Tara Thompson Lewis provide a deep understanding of body mechanics and discover our physical and emotional blindspots—the weaknesses and misalignments at the root of our discomfort—and explain how transformation of your physical structure can correct imbalances in the unconscious mind caused by repressed memories and emotional traumas.
My husband fell last year and found that the exercises here for his torn rotator cuff did give him some relief.
Offering illustrations with their instructions, there are 90 corrective alignment exercises. The authors show how to release body tensions, realign the body’s dynamic structure, work with the deep postural muscles, amd support the neck, shoulders, lower back and feet to strengthen the emotional and physical body as well as improve singing, dancing, yoga, and posture while sitting at the computer. They also explre breathing and bodywork practices to release the vocal mechanism and free the voice for more fluid and powerful self-expression.
By recognizing and releasing the deeper emotional triggers beneath our physical complaints, the Thompson Method allows you to resolve chronic pains, increase body awareness and free movement, and create the foundation for good health and well-being.
ISBN 9781620556641 Paperback $35.00
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