Trager Hookup and Presencing: One of the unique differences between the Trager® Approach and other forms of bodywork is a discovery by Milton Trager that a certain state of mind in the practitioner could dramatically influence the results of sessions. He called this state of mind, “hook-up”, meaning that the practitioner was connecting with the client mentally as well as physically.
There are three ingredients in meditative practices that are identical to the use of hook-up in the Trager approach.
First, bodily sensations are used to maintain a state of continuous awareness of the present, to keep the mind from drifting or losing concentration.
Second, there is a continuous monitoring of the effects of remaining present by a witnessing/recording part of the mind.
Third, there is a commitment to maintaining this focus or alertness of body and mind so even very subtle changes in perception can be registered and worked with.
Personal Presencing: You will learn how to bring yourself into the present moment under many different conditions like fear, decision making, awakening to nature, finding inner guidance, and becoming present to your own destiny. The more you practice presencing daily, the more you can use the tools of presence with your clients. This class introduces practitioners to body-centered meditative techniques.
How do we develop our body awareness into an instrument for awakening?
Sharing Presence with Your Client: When a person has an experience of healing even when alone, that becomes a feeling of joining with the rest of humanity or joining with creation. Healing is an experience of joining with others.
You will be introduced to conscious ways of bringing your clients into presence, joining with them in witnessing the positive effects of conscious awareness they can create in their own bodies and how those effects can change the ways they live the rest of their lives.