Welcome to SPRe®

It’s Time to Feel Better.

 

What does the name SPRe® stand for?

SPRe is the acronym for Somatic Personal Resonance Education. SOMATIC refers to how your body works as both a time capsule and a constantly reporting system. PERSONAL reflects that the information is already yours and unique to you. RESONANCE refers to the quality of being alive and relational.

SPRe’s emphasis on weaving sensation and cognition together brought me back into my body in a new and satisfying way.
— SPRe Client

What is somatization?

The turtle responds automatically to a stressor by retracting limbs and freezing.

The turtle responds automatically to a stressor by retracting limbs and freezing.

Your physical body reacts before your mind is able to recognize and respond to experiences and information. These physical reactions are somatization. Your body is a source of accurate information that is always changing. You can have access to this dynamic information if you are willing to check-in with yourself.

We know that the immune system, like the central nervous system, has memory and the capacity to learn. Thus, it could be said that intelligence is located not only in the brain but in cells that are distributed throughout the body, and the traditional separation of mental processes, including emotions from the body, is no longer valid.
— Dr. Candace Pert

What does our work together feel like?

SPRe utilizes many different techniques that are appropriate to recover authentic movement.

 
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Your bodywork takes place fully clothed on your SPRe practitioner’s table.

Your practitioner uses their hands to create an elliptical motion through the body that functions in a similar fashion to sonar. This motion explores what areas are working too hard in your body and what could be more supportive.

This technique is like sonar waves moving through the body bumping up against areas of holding and tension.

The movement essentially hits the reset button. It slips below the nervous system’s current set point of tension.
This gentle technique allows for structural shifts, greater ease in movement and the release of unwanted emotional holding patterns.

 
 
Having my system and tension patterns physically met and supported by my practitioner, I was leaving each of my sessions more aware of and comfortable in my body
— SPRe client
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What do I need to know about my session?

A practice room.

A practice room.

  • The bodywork takes place in a quiet room, on a comfortable massage table. The space is ambient, welcoming and peaceful.

  • The relationship between client and practitioner is critical when exploring the relational issues which exist with family and career: Each 60 minute session includes seated dialogue that informs the attuned bodywork with the intention of moving the process forward

  • Conversation and exploratory dialog uncover the links between physical tension, emotional patterns and belief systems.

  • Because SPRe® combines traditionally separated modalities, the result is an economical, efficient and effective use of the client’s resources.

  • Wear comfortable clothing

 

Learning to interpret, attend, and respond to your body’s information allows for greater success at work and in personal relationships.

 

What are some of the benefits of SPRe?

Interpreting your own feelings and being able to communicate them is evolutionary.

Interpreting your own feelings and being able to communicate them is evolutionary.

  • The attuned bodywork affects each joint and body segment, creating lasting shifts in structure

  • SPRe contributes to greater mobility and may discourage tissue & joint degeneration

  • SPRe’s process can provide sustained pain relief

  • The integration of your body with your personal history allows for a process that is decidedly faster than addressing each of these separately

  • Sensitivity to the information your body holds is a skill that can be developed and with continued practice, can be available to you at any given moment

  • SPRe® helps create a physical structure capable of supporting the cognitive changes that accompany the process

A SPRe client builds the skills to recognize how feelings, belief systems and physical tension patterns all work together. It is empowering to have access to the whole operating system.

 
I had done traditional therapy and felt alone with my problems, sitting across from my therapist...the thought of having someone else’s hands on my body helping me decipher what I was feeling seemed smarter, and like the next step in my journey.
— SPRe Client
 

How is this form of somatic practice different from others?

SPRe is not exclusively focused on trauma resolution. A body evolves and ages very differently when we are supported through each phase of life than when we are not. Every session builds on the human tensegrity model, known as human structural reality.

Imagine a different outcome…

Imagine a different outcome…

SPRe® invites you to bring your stress related physical symptoms as a starting point for our work together.

By connecting your physical sensations with your feeling state, it is easier to recognize and change unwanted reactions or ways of being at home or work. By taking a certain “stance” (physical and emotional) you can often predict how an argument with a partner or child will go. When a deliberate change can be made in the moment, something new can happen, because you are not stuck in a reactive cognitive or physical pattern.

 

What happens when we don’t do this work?

Ignoring the gentle tug or growing tension over a period of time means that the system has to create a grander, louder way of getting your attention. Anything from an illness that prevents you from going to work to behaviors that sabotage your relationships.

Why am I still in pain if I know what my issues are and can talk about them?

Being able to name your “issues” is important, however, naming alone does not always keep you from repeating thoughts, behaviors or tension patterns that are in the way of your success.

 
The more we allow our selves to unfold, the less likely we are to unravel.
— Irwin Kula

Ready to Explore the Benefits of SPRe?


Do you do workshops?

Yes, check out our workshop page to save your spot in an upcoming offering.

 

What Does the SPRe® Practitioner Training Process Look Like?

 

Still have a question?

Life wants to live.

Life wants to live.