What is Somatics?

For over a quarter of a century, I have practiced Somatic Education. But often, I would identify my work with various modalities: massage, Rolfing®, polarity, etc. instead of Somatic Education. I would choose the modality to meet the needs of the client, and those needs were often acute or chronic pain, momentary or prolong stress, clumsiness or body image conflicts. But underlying all those needs, I concluded, was the unspoken assumption: my body is a foreign land.

Whether I’m doing massage, Rolfing®, cranial-sacral, medical Qi Gong with you, I’m helping you to come home to your body. I’m helping you to “re-member” what you have “dis-membered.”

David McQueen

david mcqueenI graduated from the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics in Albuquerque New Mexico in 1984. The school was a six month residential program providing a thousand hours of education.read more >>

 

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
- T.S. Eliot