the upcoming class in Orcas Island!!
Adding ORIGIONAL FACE to Your Practic
Includes Upper Body Releases
8CEs- 9am to 6pm Sunday, March 26th,
Orcas ODD Fellows Hall
Original Face Class + Secrets od Decompression Somatics $250
When the client and practitioner interact somatically in Facework – This set of classes are intended to be hands-on even though they will still be taught as on-line webinars. Koito and Jack want to make sure that you are learning new approaches to add to your sessions that deal with specific body difficulties; your own and your clients’.
Bodyworkers do not usually work on their client’s face. Is there a good reason for that? Well… we are not trained as estheticians and the face is very sensitive territory.
We would not want to do anything to upset the input: sight, sound, smell, taste, touch from the five basic sensory nervous systems which are all located in the front and sides of the head. Also, most persons are very concerned with their facial appearance. Evan touching the skin and contours of a person’s face can feel invasive.
We’re adding “Original Face” methods to our classes because very astonishing results happen when clients feel and see their deconditioned face for the first time.
Bodyworkers can give this gift!
Human Faces are Mirrors:
We cannot see our own faces.
So one of the primary functions of our faces is to mirror the faces of others – even as they are mirroring us… What we feel inside governs how we mirror others. Loving-open faces create the effect of being truly met. “Truly met” means that someone is greeting us as a fellow soul-being… When we wear a “mask,” what the Greeks called persona, it means that we are playing a part or role in relation to others. Handsomeness and beauty are personas or roles, not mirrors of empathy.
Original Face Work:
In Original Face Work, we are learning the feeling the feeling of relaxed, refreshed, and fearless facial musculature. We are clearing our musculature from past memories and projections.
True beauty and ugliness have nothing to do with age… they reflect our ability to mirror others and our willingness to be mirrored back.
Gateways to Personal and Interpersonal Expression:
Our eyes are called mirrors of the soul and can look deeply from our soul to another soul. The expression “Look into the eyes that really see you,” is a deeper form of mirroring we support with Original Face Work. We are relaxing eye muscles and inner tension inside and behind the eyes.
Many persons are afraid to make eye contact… Why?
Also many persons are afraid to keep their eyes closed when entering their inner being… Why?
What are the stages of letting go of eye-centered fear?
**For Webinar classes, we recommend you to have a model to practice on your table in this class. If your model is a colleague, you can experience this Original Face work together! And you can ask questions simultaneously during this webinar class.**
More about Original Face work…
Presencing Newsletter Issue 85 : More aspects of A New Bodywork Paradigm VIII
Jack’s article on touch : Unusual Aspect of Touch – Part 1