Cranial Nerve Sequencing:
Centering & Stress Relief
- be present with others without losing your body
- recover fluidity, ease, and coordination
- let go of stiffness and strain
What is cranial nerve sequencing? I guide you step by step through an experience of all 12 cranial nerves using the Alexander Technique principles. You will learn the basic anatomy and function of each nerve, and learn practices you can use to explore each one on your own.
Our perceptual and motor systems can get "glued" together in patterns that arent' helpful. Through exploring each cranial nerve, you learn how to let that nerve do it's work without over-activating other nerves that are not needed. We don't have to smell with our neck muscles, hear with our jaw muscles, or see with our frown muscles.
Cranial Nerve Sequencing activates a free and delicate articulation of head and spine, resetting overall coordination throughout your whole body. It provides the easiest possible access to the free neck, balanced head, resonant voice, and dynamic postural tone that the Alexander Technique is famous for.
Access deep mobility, coordination, and balance:
We explore one or two nerves in each session, allowing time for re-integration of what is learned with felt sense of your whole body. There is ample time to address your personal needs, concerns, and questions.
We map one cranial nerve at a time, exploring its function, and discovering if it's over or under activated. Either state can be the hidden cause of stress and strain. Sometimes one nerve is damaged or in distress, but other neighboring nerves are perfectly able to help you adapt to this reality more effectively.
- Suffer from stiffness, visual strain or headaches at work
- Struggle to stay in touch with your own body
- Suffer from daily back ache or pain due to sitting for long periods of time
- Experience jaw tension that you can't release
- Have difficulty with voice, speech, or swallowing
- Depend on outside influences to calm your nervous system (like social media or TV)
- Thrive in a non-judgemental, structured learning environment
- Want an ally on your healing journey that will see you as whole person instead of treating an isolated symptom or issue
HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE?
Single Cranial Nerve Sequencing session
- 55 minutes -
Let's make sure I understand your goals and can help you achieve them.
Let’s try working together and see if it’s a good fit.
New Yorkers: Wednesdays 1pm - 8pm. Balance Arts, 151 West 30 Street, Manhattan
10 one-to-one sessions. Email and text support between session, educational charts & illustrations included.
Clare has a creative and playful way of teaching online that gets people out of their zoom boxes and into their body. Her ability to help me find the same ease I found with hands-on work in person was truly profound. Her work is a testament to how subtle changes can have such big ripple effects.
Communication Coach for Introverts
Clare is a body whisperer. I’ve been working with her during the COVID pandemic through my recovery from multiple brain surgeries and spinal meningitis. Our work together has been an important part of my healing journey, providing me with more tools for working with my nervous system and welcoming more ease into the day. Just thinking about our sessions relaxes and grounds me.
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“Stress is not the problem.
Stress is not bad for you; being stuck is bad for you.”