Somatic Touch Therapy is our signature therapeutic model for addressing stress, chronic pain, & trauma. Somatic Experiencing®, a body-based naturalistic approach to healing trauma developed by Dr. Peter A. Levine, and Five Element Acupuncture Theory, a Chinese medicine approach based upon the Five Elements and their health correspondences to the body, form the very foundation for this unique approach.
Originated by psychotherapist Iona Marsaa Teeguarden beginning in the 1970s, Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® is a unique synthesis of traditional Japanese acupressure technique, classic Chinese acupuncture and acupressure theory, Taoist philosophy, Qigong, Reichian segmental theory and principles of Ericksonian psychotherapy. JSD® Acupressure uses gentle, yet deep finger pressure on specific acu-points to help release “armoring” or chronic tension, balance the “Qi” or energy, and improve vitality.
You might ask, How is a "trance-like" state evoked by receiving Jin Shin Do® Acupressure? In 1985 at a Psychotherapy Conference, Teeguarden discovered that trance describes the "relaxed state of increased awareness" she had experienced receiving and giving Jin Shin Do® Acupressure sessions. A trance state is essentially "a meditative state, usually including muscular relaxation, heightened awareness, slowing of the breathing and pulse rate, and at times eyelid flutter, tearing, tiny muscle movements, tingling, and time distortion."
In the 1930s, Austrian Dr. William Reich discovered "orgone energy", a "life-force" energy that he believed is shared by all living beings. He called the study of it Orgonomy and he defined Orgonomy as being the science of cosmic orgone energy. Reich believed that muscular tension or body "armor" reflects psychological armoring; that the orgone energy charge in the human biosystem was expressed in emotion and sexuality and could be measured in a biolectrical way. This phenomenon of chronic "muscular armoring" theory developed by Reich offers emotional context to the concept of "chronic tension" and adds a layer of depth that distinguishes acupressure from Jin Shin Do® Acupressure.
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