Say what?

Many bodyworkers struggle to talk about their work with potential referral sources and potential clients, and sometimes even with existing clients. I’m curious about the underlying challenge. Talking with people about practices that aren’t mainstream in our culture is the first challenge. While it is tempting to compare our modality with something people may already …

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Words. Milton used them effectively, and at the same time he often minimized their power. Words have the power to convey thoughts, ideas, concepts, and yes, feeeeelings! I often hear from Trager students and practitioners that they hesitate to use words because it will distract from feeling or disrupt relaxation. Do you agree? What is …

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Under The Hood

Have you ever wondered about the underpinnings of the Tragerology presentations? Here’s an “under the hood” view of the three modules related to pedagogy, unveiling how we used educational principles to support your learning. Ahead of this series, we planted a few seeds to pique interest and curiosity. Eileen wrote a blog post on self-directed …

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Self-directed learning

Self-directed Learning

I’ve heard Lorimer Moseley speak about learning, mostly in the context of pain science. Much of what he talks about can be applied to self-directed learning in any subject matter. I recall one of Lorimer’s quotes that resonated with me.​      Education isn’t something that happens to you. Learning requires you to do the …

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pleasure snacks

Pleasure Snacks

Yesterday I participated in a webinar related to pain and was delighted to hear the speaker introduce the concept of pleasure snacks. When I think of snacks, I think of something small that is eaten between meals. For me it needs to be easy, convenient and nutritious. My go to is a handful of nuts. …

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The Knowledge Iceberg

I first saw the iceberg image in a post by NOI  in their Neuroscience Nuggets series, a regular and witty bit of writing by Lorimer Moseley and/or David Butler. They are writing primarily for an audience of people who work with people in pain, namely Physical Therapists. However, their thoughts are also applicable to us …

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Tiny Habits

Ah, September! This is the time of year I associate with renewal more than the traditional new calendar year. Along with new pencils, new classes and teachers, and a blank slate from schooling years, fall opens me to new possibilities, including developing a new habit or two. Habits are things we generally associate with a …

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