Deep Resilience

Online Retreat October 2024

Cranial Nerve Sequencing

 

- Calm overthinking 

- Deepen sensory awareness

- Be your best self in challenging circumstances

What is cranial nerve sequencing?

It's a deep resilience practice designed for sensitive leaders who want a spacious, inclusive, and authentic sense of authority. Without this, it is becoming very difficult to engage constructively in an increasingly polarized world.

I guide you step by step through an embodied experience of all 12 cranial nerves using the Alexander Technique principles. We learn concrete practices for each nerve, exploring it's function and linking it to physical connection to and mobility within the environment.

You literally return to your senses, one sense organ at a time. You find neglected areas of perception and re-integrate them into your sense of wholeness and peace.

These practices enhance receptivity and self-acceptance, availability for learning, and meaningful connection with other human beings.

This is not a treatment for trauma, but it can sooth a traumatized or stressed nervous system through quiet learning and somatic exploration. It is exploratory and educational, not diagnostic or treatment oriented.

You will learn the basic anatomy and function of each nerve, along with practices you can use to further explore each one on your own, and recordings with visual support materials to help you remember what you've learned.

Our perceptual and motor systems can get stuck together in patterns that hold us back or make us feel stuck.

When our motor system is always active, it drowns out the nuance of sensory experience. When our sensory system feels unsupported by our structure, we can feel easily overwhelmed.

Through exploring each cranial nerve, how it connects to and animates your physical structure, you can experience a more springy and resilient relationship between inner and outer worlds.

We don't have to think so hard that we forget our bodies. We don't need to smell with our neck muscles, hear with our jaw muscles, or see with our frown muscles.

Cranial Nerve Sequencing also activates a free and delicate articulation of head and spine, resetting overall coordination throughout your whole body so you can be more open and available for what is happening around you.

The practice provides access to the resonant voice and dynamic postural tone that the Alexander Technique is famous for.

Access deep mobility, coordination, and balance in this online retreat:

We will explore cranial nerves 1 - 6 on the first day; 7 - 12 on the second day. Guided practice for each nerve will be followed by a few minutes for personal exploration, and then group reflection. There is ample time to answer questions and share learning.

We map each cranial nerve visually and learn about how it functions before going into practice mode; by giving each nerve time and space, we often untangle tensions and confusions in our sensory and motor systems.

IF YOU:

- Want to be a better listener without losing your sense of self

- Access calm and speak your truth in challenging situations

- Need to stay in touch with your own body when with others

- Thrive in a non-judgemental, structured learning environment 

- Suffer from stiffness, visual strain or headaches 

- Suffer from daily ache or pain in shoulders, neck or back

- Have difficulty with voice, speech, and breathing

- Depend on outside influences to calm your nervous system

THIS RETREAT WILL GIVE YOU SOME POWERFUL TOOLS TO TAKE BETTER CARE OF YOURSELF AND BE MORE AUTHENTIC IN THE PRESENCE OF OTHERS.

AND, 15% OF THE PROCEEDS WILL GO TO THIS GOFUNDME CAMPAIGN THAT WILL HELP AFGHAN WOMEN AND GIRLS BREAK THEIR TALIBAN-IMPOSED ISOLATION THROUGH LEARNING LANGUAGE SKILLS.

HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE?

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15
minute
consultation

Single Cranial Nerve Sequencing session
55 minutes
Immersive Workshop
October 2024
Dates & Times TBA

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

We'll cover anatomy, physiology, and practices for all 12 cranial nerves. Each day is 4 hours, with hourly short breaks for rest.

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“Stress is not the problem.

Stress is not bad for you; being stuck is bad for you.”

 

― Emily Nagoski