I went for IA® help with 2 separate problems. I had very painful sciatica on one occasion and a painful elbow and shoulder on another. During the sessions I noticed a lot of different sensations. There was a feeling of balancing happening in my legs and a sense of lengthening in my neck. It was gentle and non-invasive. My IA Teacher, Andrew McKay, knew just how to hold my head and how to support my neck.
I was introduced to Integrated Awareness by my mother-in-law, who I was getting to know at the time. I had lost my own mother to sickness, gotten married, and had given birth to my first child within the same year. I had no idea what my experience was going to be other than the hearsay of how wonderful Integrated Awareness is at helping people with all aspects of their life and body.
Before I started IA, I identified myself as lost and alone. I had been very depressed most of my life. After a few sessions with Lansing, I noticed that my motorcycle...
In 2006, I was faced with a particularly aggressive, life-threatening illness. Should anyone ask me today I would and could recommend excellent surgeons, oncologists and radiologists, all of whom I credit for saving my life at that time.
It is, however, my IA teacher, Kathy Bledsoe, to whom I attribute my healing, recovery, and ability to thrive and live a life I continue to grow and to love. Initially, I chose IA to help me find a way to sleep. I had all kinds of...
During a 2-month stay at Esalen in 2010, I had a couple of sessions with a man named Jules, who seemed to know more about my journey than I did. My curiosity aroused, I asked him about his training: he mentioned a name - Lansing Barrett Gresham - that I googled when I returned home.
I first came to Integrated Awareness seeking continued work on my sobriety following six months with Alcoholics Anonymous. I was looking for something more… and I stayed for 25 years of table sessions and classroom study with Lansing Gresham.
When I was a young student nurse in 1950 and again when getting my degree in 1980 I had been educated to know the function and problems associated with the interior organs of the physical body. I learned the typical Medical Model for the disease process, trauma repair and the different approaches for healing via surgery and/or medication.
About 15 years ago, my doctor recommended a wonderfully gifted IA teacher to me. Through a series of table sessions and occasional workshops, my perspective of the world around me and my place in it has changed profoundly. The notion that there is more choice available to me is both thrilling with possibility and daunting with responsibility. I can recall the moment when I finally felt the weight of choosing to view myself as scarred shift toward the possibility that I was quite complete.
My experience at Integrated Awareness was absolutely incredible and life changing. I had a lot of discomfort in my body coming in there, and the work done with Lansing and Jane helped reduce a lot of my physical and emotional discomforts and opened up opportunities to live in a whole new way.
Now when something in my life happens, I can immediately feel where I hold certain muscle groups and tense up. This newfound awareness has enabled me to release that tension and come back to who I really am, releasing the anxiety and allowing my body to be at ease.
Twenty years ago I came to Integrated Awareness® needing healing after a serious car accident. My life passion and work require me to travel the world, but I could not fly because my left ear could not pressurize. The first time someone had their hands on me in IA I felt a deep awareness of all the energy in my body. Within thirty seconds I knew I needed to know more.
I started looking for Lansing Gresham, the founder of Integrated Awareness, who was the teacher of the person helping me. When I learned his base was near my hometown, I felt...
I watched two dear friends change in their self-regard and self-knowing through their work in Integrated Awareness. I was powerfully affected watching their transformations. When I hit a wall, in terms of life choices and patterns, I turned to IA. I now watch my own transformation and feel forever grateful. The journey has not been easy; it has been remarkable. When I find myself lost in old habits, disconnected from myself, or in a state of forgetfulness, I have a table session. I come home to myself.
Practicing Five Element Acupuncturist since 1979...