Help your clients experience the empowering flow of movement through their bodies as they learn to ground and orient to the world from their center. Darrell Sanchez, Ph.D., will be conducting North American Tuning Board Trainings this year in Boulder, San Francisco and Vancouver. Visit www.tuningboard.org/trainings for more information.
A 10% discount is available for members and SEPs. Members, please visit the Member Portal under ‘Tuning Board Discount' and students, email: email@example.com to receive the discount code. Go to www.tuningboard.org, and click on How to Use the Tuning Board on the dropdown menu.
Thursday June 25th, 2020 – 10am Mountain, 6pm Central European
“One of the primary resources we tend to lose track of under traumatic stress is our sense of and ability to support our vertical orientation…. When confronted with threat our bodies assume certain postures in response. When we go sympathetic we tend to brace our limbs, crouch and shorten our stance as we prepare to run or fight. When we go parasympathetic we take on a posture of going down toward collapse or fetal so as to protect our vital areas and to make ourselves small. In both cases, we have relinquished the full vertical orientation of our spines and nervous systems. This is appropriate when meeting the threatening circumstance. It does not serve us when fixed and habituated postures create an orientation to the world that does not allow us to be free and balanced.
The Tuning Board is a somatic tool that addresses this problem of a non-resilient ability to return to a fluid vertical nervous system. It is increasingly known and used for this purpose in the SE™ community as well as among other somatic therapy practitioners. A unique balance board device, the Tuning Board gives the individual the task of relating to a comforting constant motion while the spine is in a state of vertical orientation. This movement-related task directly confronts the immobilization or fixation patterns that tend to be so characteristic of trauma, as a connected flow of movement transmits through the body from the feet and ankles upward.”