In October 2018, I attended Carrie’s Somatic Movement Workshop not having any idea what somatic movement was. Two items in the workshop description caught my attention: “if you are experiencing tension and pain, this is a good series for you” and “if you are tired, stressed or simply ready for a change, then this series is for you”. I went into the workshop having no expectations, other than finding out what Somatic Movement was all about. I loved every single class.
Carrie has the ability to vocalize cues that helped me focus on the movements and target the muscles that were supposed to be working. Carrie happily answered my many questions and was always very encouraging. By the end of the workshop the tendonitis in my elbow that had been causing me considerable pain for several months, was almost 100% resolved! This was quite amazing to me as it was a group setting with no specific focus on me or my personal aches & pains.
My next step was to see Carrie for one-on-one sessions. In my first session, Carrie suggested I try 3-3-3 Alternate Nostril Breathing for my poor sleep pattern. I routinely wake up during the night around 2 a.m. and will remain awake until 5-6 a.m., then fall back to sleep until my alarm goes off at 7 a.m. I can’t even begin to tell you how this breathing practice has changed my sleep pattern!
The first night I tried it, I slept soundly through the night and woke up feeling well-rested. I have continued with this breathing practice every night and I am sleeping so well that I have no inclination to hit the snooze button when the alarm rings. It’s hard to believe that something so simple can have such profound results!
I have also noticed that I feel taller through my rib cage which provides more space and allows me to breathe & relax more deeply.
Carrie is fabulous! She is intuitive to your body’s specific needs and has a special ability to deliver her treatment in a gentle, safe and very effective manner.
I would highly recommend Carrie to everyone as I think everyone can benefit on some level, from Somatic Therapy.