ACTIVE LEARNING

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.

For a scheduled appointment send an email to info@aeq.si

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…).

TESTIMONIALS

The progress made is exceptional.
Then you realize even more clearly that absolutely all choices in life are conditioned by our subconscious. Choosing a place to live, a job, a profession, a partner…
Thank you very much Aleš for your detailed explanations and for your patience, I gained so much new knowledge
I am glad I stepped into the world of AEQ. I enjoyed your teachings, knowledge and leadership.
I did the exercises too quickly, without feeling.
I think you have created a great deal of confidence in all of us
I have found that a 30-day AEQ workshop is the best way to learn AEQ exercises
HOW TO HEAL YOURSELF FROM PAIN – THE EFFECTS OF AEQ PRACTICE
I realized that leading with a teacher is much more effective than if I doing it alone. That I have many parts of my body that I can’t feel or connect.
In the beginning, I pressed my heel and shoulders with all my strength and all possible muscles into the ground…
I am so deeply grateful for committing to the AEQ method.
I now go on walks daily, and I walked 400m up a hill without rest and with far less fatigue
One month after completing the AEQ breathing program – Description of the impact; on me, on my life and higher emotional maturity
With a better understanding of myself, which I deepened during the program, I better understand why certain things represent greater limitations for me than others.
Your program gave me a lot. Your words constantly echo through my head. Especially the saying that if you hit a wall, it feels no pain, but you do.

I just wanted to say that your 30-day program is better than any psychotherapy. The progress made is exceptional – I am gaining so many insights. I had an especially emotional day today – it was very difficult. Alenka Rebula came into my thoughts when she said: “put down all of your burdens, let the well flow, discover salvation and maintain it.

After the recently completed 30-day program, the door to an updated way of perceiving myself and the environment began to open for me. Of course, changing the perception of oneself is a lifelong process, but the AEQ method represents an important point in this process for me.

What have I observed so far? One of the things is that every ‘’Why’’ has its own ‘’because.’’ And I mean every ‘’why’’ even those that I never even thought of before. It’s easier to say that ‘’it is just the way it is’’ than to take responsibility for the condition you found yourself in.

The 30-day AEQ program for the bottom part of the body gave me the opportunity to start feeling my body better. After many years of living with a severed connection to the bottom part of my body and having minimal sensations when using my legs, I now feel that these sensations are slowly coming back. I can sense my legs better now from the knee up and what I can sense the most is how much my muscles are contracted. Through Aleš’s explanations I now understand that it is hard for me to move because of my excessive muscle contraction.

I joined this program because I learned, through previous programs, how very tense I am. I began learning how to relax and feel my muscles, as well as how to correctly perform and lead AEQ exercises. I realized how important correct nasal breathing is. Mine was the opposite. It was shallow, distorted, I was regularly hyperventilating, which you have pointed out to me several times.

I recommend the AEQ program to anyone who wants to eliminate or alleviate their chronic condition with the help of the AEQ method.

Even when I was reading your book, which was gifted to me for Christmas, I knew this was a very serious matter. However, with your introductory lecture my trust in you grew even more, which is reflected every day, especially during exercises. Your leadership is convincing, your answers mathematically accurate.

The efficiency is shown in lessening the usage of energy for the same amount of work and for making the work higher quality. During the program we are updating the body to the living conditions of the present moment by understanding our past. During the workshop I first increased, then lessened, and at the end eliminated a repetitive pain in my leg (ischiatic pain). I would recommend the 30-day program to anyone who wants to get to know the real reasons for why does the human body not function properly which then brings chronic inflammation and chronic pain long-term. It’s also good to be aware that we cannot achieve the desired changes quickly because that can only make it worse.

AEQ method is an innovative approach that my wonderful teacher Aleš Ernst whom I’ve been seeing and learning from for the last 3 years invented. It looks like a crossover between yin yoga and tai chi but the way how it feels it is much more advanced and revolutionary than that. It includes AEQ breathing, a specific type of breathwork, specific muscle movements, breakthroughs of releasing heavy emotional trauma, releasing of chronic physical pain, and it gives you more body awareness and self-control.

I decided on the 30-day exercise management program because I thought that this way, I would be able to exercise more regularly and with greater presence. When I was doing the exercises myself, I spent quite a bit of time reading. Then I tried to do it. When reading, I tried to remember as many things as possible so that I could use them during the exercise, which distracted me from my feelings. I wanted to memorize the exercise in its entirety as soon as possible so that I wouldn’t need to read it again.

On the right side of the back muscles at the level of the shoulder blade, it cut me as if I had been stabbed with a knife. All the muscles on the body were activated; only then, with your warning, did I gradually relax the ones I didn’t need.

When I press my right shoulder into the ground, my arm muscles still participate in the movement.

Through one’s awareness and receiving proper explanations one can go very deep into changing his patterns and habits. Aleš has a lot of knowledge and understands the connection between an individual’s situation and his somatic issues well. Highly recommended.

I noticed changes in my body daily: immediately after the morning exercise as relief and relaxation of certain parts of the body, the pain in my joints was becoming less severe. Around 10am I felt fatigued so I took an hour long nap (I never took any naps before, I never even lay down to rest). After the evening exercise for the first 10 days, I went to sleep at the usual hour, somewhere between 10.30 and 11.30pm.

Today I can understand that during the whole month, while actively performing AEQ exercises and breathing protocols as explained in the program, I had a regular symptom of cleansing the body with the presence of worms in the stomach and cleansing through diarrhea. A whole month after the program, I noticed that my body was being cleansed and detoxified with this method.

Raising emotional maturity is not an easy thing; there is no room for pretense. Aleš led the program professionally and creatively, with many additional explanations, which enabled the participants to understand our states and the feelings we experienced during the program.
Sometimes the explanation was not pleasant to hear; it revealed a lot of inner pain, repressed traumas, fear, and other unpleasant feelings.

Thank you, I am very pleased. The structure going forward also makes a lot of sense. I wrote the exercises in advance according to the numbers of the days of the month and I do them whenever I have the time and space for it. They keep me grounded and I am very comfortable with the rational basis of knowledge that once came to me through yoga.