Learning clinical somatics according to the AEQ method is, in my opinion, learning to live in the truest sense of the word. Again. What we have already learned and know, but at the same time, we have also learned...
Here you learn the method through personal contact with the author of the AEQ method, AEQ breathing and AEQ relationships, and by performing exercises on the table with the AEQ protocol, you reduce the sensory motor illusion. This way you increase the ability to consciously perceive the real state of the body and increase emotional maturity and efficiency.
Actively learning the AEQ method with the guidance of a level 5 AEQ teacher
The purpose of learning is to stop our special patterns of chronic muscle tension. First, you will become aware of them and make them aware; then, the teacher will teach you how to retrain your brain to change the orders sent out to the chronic muscles so that they can relax. You will then be taught how to set their length and function correctly. You will become better at self-control, changing your posture, movement, and responses to stress. We focus on your specific state, behavior, and your history of muscle pain and movement patterns during the sessions. Because active therapy involves physical exercise, loose, comfortable clothing is required (jeans, business attire, and skirts are not appropriate).
The process begins with a conversation: the teacher seeks out the strongest subconscious patterns. At the same time, they discuss the AEQ protocol, which depends on the client’s current condition, his realizations that he achieved during the previous session, and the blockades he detects when performing the exercises at home. The teacher helps her – he guides her with his hands and later controls the movements’ correctness. The movements are slow; with the help of the teacher’s touch, the client increasingly feels how deficient he is aware of the body’s movements and motor skills. Namely, the difference between the movement that a person performs and the movement that he wanted to perform is due to sensory-motor amnesia’s influence on the so-called sensory movement feedback loop. The feeling of imperfect control felt by the client and the illogical ticking at the slow release of tense muscles reminds the conscious part of the brain to focus more attention on the body and movement and gain more sensory information, thus increasing control and thus improving movement. The teacher’s touch facilitates and guides the focus of attention to the right places. His voice enables the correct execution of the movement, thus redirecting the sensory movement control to the right path.
We connect movement into a movement pattern, which replicates one or more somatic reflexes. The client tries to feel, recreate, and then let go of the reflexes when they aren’t needed; his control over movement increases and abandons unconscious movement patterns. This is especially important because movement defines the behavior. It is necessary to adapt behavior to the environment’s requirements and expectations during childhood and to strongly block a certain movement to achieve different behavior.
Active learning enables the client to recognize and chose whether a reflex is currently required or appropriate, or if it’s an old pattern that is useless now, maybe even harmful. Only active learning gives the client a stronger feeling of change. He becomes aware of how strong the minds influence on our well-being and our ability to change seemingly unchanging habits really is. This way, the client can feel and understand well the causes and consequences that put him in his current state. He learns to change the circumstances in which he finds himself, giving himself the opportunity for a different result and a different feeling, even though he has a certain problem for many years. Suppose the cause of the problem in the current circumstances is incorrect muscle tension. In that case, we can quickly change it into the right one through active learning, especially because we perceive more clearly and understandably that something is normal, unnecessary, and the reason for chronic conditions.
orders that come from the brain. It can’t even tell whether the orders are good or “bad.” However, the muscles’ state is greatly influenced by the past in the form of altered behavior and altered movement patterns that keep certain muscle groups in constant contraction from the subconscious and fascia. Active learning also includes the teacher’s work on the fascia. With special approaches and understanding of pulse flow, energy, and sensation, he discovers areas of fascia that are contracted and dry. This process is also very painful and is performed on naked skin. The approach is used in more difficult sensory-motor amnesia cases that result from strong behavioral changes due to emotional trauma, where fascia helps to maintain certain behavior, despite it being the opposite of what a person wishes to express.
During active learning, the client learns one or two AEQ exercises, which recreate the newly acquired knowledge and control. Then, through daily conscious repetition and development of movement complexity, push this knowledge deeper and ensure a lasting change in the sensory-motor connection between the body and mind. That’s how they strengthen the stronger movement and behavioral patterns. We find it increasingly difficult to go back to our old habits, but we also immediately feel if we have activated an old pattern, which gives us a conscious choice: to stay in it or leave.
It also allows you to live your present differently from your past, altering your future. All clients that attend an active learning session are unsatisfied with their current state and are afraid of what the future holds for them if they don’t change. Actively learning the AEQ method allows for a rational change of behavior in accordance with the body. Consequently, this allows you to change the actions that determine and enable change, increasing the likelihood that we will achieve what we want.
With every visit, you will learn the appropriate AEQ exercise that you can perform at home. Every day 30-40 minute exercise and exploring movement will strengthen new discoveries made during active learning. This is the recipe for eliminating chronic pain and making sure that it doesn’t return.
Active learning makes the ego realize that the body is a friend and not a foe and can achieve so much more if they cooperate.
The most efficient approach is five to six-session in the span of three months. The first three visits in the span of seven to ten days, while the rest in two to three weeks. Cases of very severe contractions connected to emotional trauma usually require eight to ten visits in six to eight months. Eliminating scoliosis or strong emotional imbalances requires ten to fifteen visits in the span of two years.
Active learning can be done over Zoom sessions. The process is the same as in hands-on approach bud due to the lack of physical contact needs more character analysis and deeper learning of AEQ exercises. I developed that approach as Covid-19 travel restrictions limit the possibility to work hands-on with clients. Results are almost the same but client needs to put more of his time and awareness in to personal change.
The first session with a level 5 AEQ teacher includes:
Every next session with a level 5 AEQ teacher includes:
Due to increased interest, the current waiting time for a Zoom session is 1-2 months.
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Learning the AEQ method online
Online learning is possible through FaceTime, Facebook video chat, or Zoom.
Online learning is appropriate in cases where active therapy or personal contact is not required to continue progress in understanding the AEQ Method® and mind-body relationships.
That way, you can receive answers to any questions and doubts you might have throughout the regular implementation of AEQ exercises® and changing character and movement patterns.
Often the questions are not so big and important that they would require the length of an entire therapy (90 minutes), so distance learning is also possible in shorter intervals, which enables a higher efficiency of using your time.
Working via video connection is also suitable for clarifying and answering your questions about the correct execution of the AEQ exercises® (in this case, when scheduling an appointment, state that you would like to review the correct execution of the exercises to receive instructions on the appropriate placement of the camera and arrangement of the environment).
An online video chat is also appropriate as an examination/consolation before your first active session while we discuss the most suitable approach to learning the AEQ method® as well as in more complex cases (scoliosis, strongly expressed autoimmune diseases…).