Green Touch Bodywork (GTB) is about Love. “love as a way of being with each other in the world.” Love arises only in conditions of safety and expressing our feelings authentically. Green Touch is about discovering “Safety” in our bodies. We need this safety in order to connect and interact with one another in loving compassionate ways in spite of personal trauma and environmental negativity. Green Touch is about finding the safety within our bodies that we need to heal and to support others’ healing rather than living in states of freeze, defense, depression, fear, loneliness and isolation.
In practice, Green Touch Bodywork is a evolutionary approach to mind-body awareness that combines bodywork with the latest understandings of human neurobiology, especially the activation of the Social Engagement System/Polyvagal Theory (as seen below) as described in the work of Dr. Steven W. Porges. Green Touch goes beyond traditional bodywork approaches to address the underlying neural networks that are responsible for the symptoms associated with trauma and emotional/mind distress. Through intuitive, instinctual, physical touch, and observation that allows me to “tune in” to the neural signals of the client.
Green Touch Bodywork bypasses symptomatic manifestations of trauma and works directly with the body’s own inner wisdom to rewire organically the neural networks . Releases of stored trauma, postural changes, diminishes or completely eliminates pain, increased flexibility, a new interpersonal openness and socially engaged connections are immediate results of this work.
observations of animal in the wild, for example, have revealed that the body has a “natural” way of dealing with trauma that leaves the victim without lasting symptoms and dysfunctions. However, in humans the “unnatural” conditions we live in and the cultural programming we have experienced have alienated us from our own natural restoring processes and self---regulating mechanisms. Neural Somatic Integration leads us back to the restoring processes that nature has stored within our bodies. Once we have learned to access this inner wisdom, we are capable of self---regulation and self---restoring.