From the desk of Jocelyn Olivier… When I work with a body that has a problem, I always envision what that body would be like with the problem gone. I find that, if the client and I are in good rapport, their body will begin rapidly to change to match my vision. I’ve called it […]
It’s Spring and my favorite time of year: Easter, Beltane, a time of resurrection, fecundity and new growth! All the flowers are coming on in the garden and mother Gaia is moving and expanding in an extravagance of aliveness; a burgeoning exuberance of re-creation. After the stressful events of the last few years since 2008, […]
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For over 25 years I have used Dynamic Walking to keep me pain free, warding off debilitating sciatic pain that had resulted from my scoliosis. The ‘gift’ of my disability became a fulfilling career in movement and dance therapy that grows richer every year. I developed the Dynamic Walking method in 1985 and have taught […]
Brain Buttons are a tool that we use every day here at the Healus Neuro Rehab Center. Using Brain Buttons regularly will improve your ability to pay attention, increase your coordination, reduce your risk of physical injury, and mediate the impact of stress in your life. It is the single most effective tool we can […]
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Have you ever had a muscle spasm that came out of nowhere? Do you have any chronic pain patterns that show up worse when you are under a lot of stress? Most of us understand that stress causes dis-ease, but not many people understand how or why. Muscular coordination depends on easy communication between the […]
Breathing with the diaphragm is crucial to healing from structural injuries, whether they are generated from injury or shock. When we get into accidents, arguments, or other physically or emotionally traumatic experiences, our initial response is to hold our breath. By locking the diaphragm, we signal our body to go into a state of shock. […]
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Hidden Hyperventilation is a state of metabolic imbalance that produces a felt sense of worry or anxiety. Test yourself by following these simple steps: Sit quietly and observe your breathing. How fast is it? Is it shallow or deep? Now see if you can slow it down to a count of 3 on the in-breath […]
Have you ever wondered why old sprains, overuse injuries, or traumatic injuries don’t just correct themselves? Jocelyn explains the physiological mechanisms that govern muscle coordination, and why so many people experience pain long after an injury should have resolved completely.
Getting a good night’s sleep is crucial to our attitude and energy level. Yet sleep in our older years tends to become elusive as our stress hormones are no longer mediated by the abundance of estrogen we had in younger years. When hormone levels fall, muscles harden, exacerbating migraines and tension. Here are some […]