Developments and Reflections: our Blog
Attuning to ‘Radical Wholeness’
Book Review Philip Shepherd’s book Radical Wholeness is an interesting mix. He anchors his perspective in the roots of self-awareness while casting a broad net including culture, learning and habits of being. Importantly for our work, he offers a keen analysis of how Western/European culture builds upon a false idea of the mind-body split. An…Read More
COVID: What about clotting?
You might have seen headlines about the problem of clotting that comes with COVID-19 infection. This should set off alarms in your mind when thinking about massage or manual therapy. Blood clots are a sure contraindication for certain techniques. How can we sort out this risk when getting back to work? Pathophysiology At this point,…Read More
Sources and Resources–Learning about COVID
Here are the sources I’m following for guidance amidst the flurry of news (noise?) about COVID: Pathophysiology and clinical implications Science Daily — email newsletter with overviews and links to studies Medscape — email newsletter with overviews and links to studies JAMA — links to studies (no summary overviews) Ninja Nerd Science/Medicine — excellent videos…Read More
Getting back to work — 7 of 7: What it feels like seeing clients again
Taking all these steps can feel daunting. If you feel like you’re not sure it’s worth it, take a peek at what these birds are willing to do: National Geographic Birds of Paradise. Thankfully, our work is simpler than that! After taking care of all the practical steps, we come to the moment of beginning…Read More
Getting back to practice — 6 of 7: Personal Health Log
For this idea of taking responsibility for our own health and keeping track of it, I can think of 2 moments in movie/tv viewing that really spoke to me. The first is a ‘cris du couer’ –a heart cry– at how challenging it can be; the second is a bit more fun. First: in season…Read More
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