Finding Balance and Neuroplasticity
Milton Trager MD developed an approach over his lifetime to reduce limitations from trauma and neurological problems like Cerebral Palsy, stroke, paralysis, polio and later in his life Parkinson's Disease. Using movement and guided imagery, we can recreate lost nervous system connections, now known by current neuroscience as "neuroplasticity" . Research has validated what Milton knew instinctively.
“Neuroplasticity, also known as brain plasticity, neuroelasticity, or neural plasticity, is the ability of the brain to change continuously throughout an individual's life, e.g., brain activity associated with a given function can be transferred to a different location, the proportion of grey matter can change, and synapses may strengthen or weaken over time” (wikipedia). Movement, crossword puzzles, learning a new language and music all help create new neurons that keep our brains growing new connections.
I am offering a class on Sunday 9/22 from 12-5 to explore these ideas related to balance. This introduction to the Trager Approach will use movement and touch to improve your balance physically and in your life...everything is related. Old injuries that have not healed may be kept alive by compensation patterns, so new movement patterns need to be learned. Patterns are also formed in the way we think or speak about things, so being aware of your attitude toward yourself and your limitations will be discussed.
Neuroplasticity can be used in a positive or negative way, you make the choice. If you have strong self-efficacy and self reliance, you know you can heal yourself, you know you can be well. You may also have a lot of self-doubt and fear about your health, which will bring about problems and delay healing. We can learn to use our brain power to live the live we want, fully and alive at any age. This is not black and white, but many gradations of movement and light, and to live fully is to explore them all. Perhaps this is why it is called GREY matter! I want to show you ways to explore the full range of your being, the depth of you that has not seen the light of day for a while. Sometime we need a pair of eyes to help us with our blind spots.
Primarily, learning these skills for yourself is a must before you share with others, but if you are helping others, these simple techniques are easily shared and VERY EFFECTIVE, I have been a nurse for 30 years and a Trager Practitioner and instructor for 22 years. I will help you develop a plan to move beyond your current capacity to move and enjoy the freedom you long for.
SUNDAY SEPT 22 from 12-6 1540 W. 5th St 614 486 8323 register online thereikicenter.net