Yearly Archives: 2018

Stuck in the Body…Stuck in Emotion

Sep, 03, 2018 Annette Bray Uncategorized 0

As our physical body presents restriction to us in the form of pain or discomfort, we tend to find ourselves in a postural position that reflects this sensation.  Our body and emotions tend to mirror the experience of limitation with one another.  We can use the avenue of the body or mind to access peace …

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Connection…is Happiness

Jul, 22, 2018 Annette Bray Uncategorized 0

I’m told, and I believe, that nurturing close relationships is an avenue to genuine feelings of happiness.  And copious research shows this to be true for humans across the board.  The long-term Harvard study showed that the quality and accessibility of relationships was a bigger predictor of mortality than smoking.  In short, disconnection is bad …

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Finding Safe Haven in Self

Apr, 14, 2018 Annette Bray Uncategorized 0

We tend to look outside ourselves when we’re looking to feel that sense of openness and safety. We wait for the right moment to choose this vulnerable emotional expression. And reality is, this moment may never arrive. What if that security came from within your own skin? What if that safe haven resides in a …

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How Release Works!

Mar, 15, 2018 Annette Bray Uncategorized 0

To know how to release the tightness of our bodies connective tissue (called fascia), it helps to understand how we find our way into this bound up way of living first.  Release is effectively an unwinding of this process of poor posture and movement patterns.  In the world of somatics, we don’t feel it’s absolutely …

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A New Light

Jan, 13, 2018 Annette Bray Uncategorized 0

This time of year, around the winter solstice, has been a celebrated occasion for thousands of years.  Pagan traditions celebrated it as the rebirth of the sun, a time when we are moving into longer days of light and all that it brings.  It’s at this time that the earth begins to rotate back around …

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