WE MEET YOU WHERE YOU ARE WITHOUT JUDGEMENT OR EMPTY PRAISE
Rumi said, "out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field, I will meet you there." As Structural and Functional Integrators we work with clients coming from every level of fitness. We begin our work with you by meeting you wherever you are. We are not interested in ideas about "right" movement or body shape. We see this sort of right/wrong judgment as an impediment to good integrative work. Here is why: When we hear that something about us is "wrong" we are halted. Obviously there are times we need to halt or stop behavior that harms us or those around us. But as we learn to use our bodies, this stopping, this arresting, this judging can create "snags" in the fabric of our structure (Think of the tension or holding pattern that is created in a tiny chest as a frustrated parent harshly hushes a crying baby). If we adopt these holding patterns from so much halting, our communication with our bodies is hushed. Our work may be less enjoyable or fluid. It may even be painful or uncomfortable to play or perform.