Everything that we learned at Level 1 seminar – the basic concepts and interpretation of their meaning such as sensory motor amnesia associated with disorder, the law of mutual effect, the green light, red light and trauma reflex, the membrane – at Level 2, this knowledge was greatly deepened. Movement, muscle control, and the meaning of pain added to the importance of interoception, its effect on the abdominal membrane and thus on breathing, speech, sentence formation, words – therefore verbal expression.
If we allow ourselves to feel how we’ve done something, whether it’s a movement or something else in life, it’s easier to sense what the truth is. However, when interoception is poor there is a lower chance that the impulse will reach our consciousness, instead we redirect the signal into the subconscious. This leads to separation of our body from our consciousness and to unrealistic perceptions of time and gravity. In this way, consciousness does not get information, only the subconscious gets information, and the subconscious operates on the same patterns from our past, mostly from childhood. As a result, we don’t feel ourselves and it becomes a chronic condition. In this way, we lose life force energy and increase our already poor interoception, and so everything remains as it was. This is also the biggest problem, because changing relationships and expressing emotions that come to up with greater interoception, is a slow process – quick solutions are not available here.
Knowing and trusting yourself that the sensations that you receive from your body are the most important for you, regardless of your tradition, culture and subconscious. This is very important. Today we live in an orderly environment, with a lot of energy, and we definitely could listen to our body, which always leads us to orderliness and well-being. Unfortunately, we have past patterns in our subconscious that obstruct us. Luckily, we have the AEQ method that can help us on this path. Its inventor and our teacher Aleš helps us understand – with theoretical explanations and every-day practical examples, while always being available for answering our questions at the seminar – the state of our bodies, our feelings, what our reality is, and when we get to know it, we can slowly start changing it, step by step, never giving up.
Vesna Tomšič, Teacher of AEQ Method® Level 2