Personal Experiences

My first introduction to IA was from an article I read in one of the massage magazines back in the early 2000’s. It was written by Dale Alexander. I was intriguingly lead to sign up for one of the public workshops. I bought both of Lansing’s books and read them. Then took another workshop in 2009. As of 2014, I have engaged in a massage practice for 20 years. For the last few years I have been asking Source, my Higher Self or the Universe for the “next step” to deepen my work. And from a physical...

-Marsha Copeland - Sonoma, CA

Integrated Awareness me ha dado mucha confianza en mi misma. IA esta ensenandome una nueva forma de vivir. Y he aprendido que el dolor físico a causa de nuestras emociones se puede soportar. Yo no sabía como manejarlo. Gracias…

Integrated Awareness has given me a lot of confidence in myself. IA is showing me a new way of life. And I’ve learned that it is possible to handle the physical pain caused by emotions. I didn’t know how to cope with them.  Thank you… 
-Begona - Murcia, Spain

To start with, I do not understand Integrated Awareness.  My daughter has studied it for twenty years.  So after I had suffered distressing breathing problems for a year (beyond my usual COPD) I finally accepted her gentle suggestion that I see Lansing for a session.  My daughter had worked on me various times so I knew it was “hands on” work.

Specialist pulmonary doctors did not know what was causing this strange problem and I had little confidence that hands-on could help damaged lungs. I  believed and understood how perhaps this work might help...

-Olive - Santa Rosa, California

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.  

A few months later as I was in my first IA class, Lansing came to me at the break to ask how I was doing.  I replied, “I know all of the words you’re using, but it’s as if you’re speaking a completely foreign language.”  He smiled and said “you’...
-Eric - Alameda, CA

Without a doubt I would not be here today, let alone with a spring in my step, joy in my heart, and a body that is serving me well, without my healing learning experiences with Lansing Gresham over these past many years. Thanks to IA, I learned to overcome serious physical, mental, emotional and spiritual challenges. My entire family has benefited by also receiving private sessions and attending workshops. We are all healing emotional wounds, growing, maturing and are able to relate to each other in present time, without the baggage that prevented us from truly...

-Eileen - Los Angeles, CA

I went to see an IA Teacher, at the suggestion of a counselor - who said, I think now it is time for you to work with your body.  I think you will find the most healing by doing that and that you should try out this work called Integrated Awareness.  That’s about all I remember.  I was searching for answers to some things that I couldn’t quite formulate the questions for.  I had interest in energy work, but needed a sense of tangibility.  I was struggling with life and my place in it, and how to find a sense of balance that I longed for, seemed to know...

-Lesley - New Hampshire

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...

-Vicki - Blue Hill, ME

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...

-Yvonne - Tampa Bay, FL

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.

Integrated Awareness has been for me a process of learning to integrate the different levels of my life (my physical body, my emotional body, my energetic body, my spiritual body, and my soul) into present-time awareness. I was amazed to learn it is possible to know how all of me feels, here and now.
 
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-Randy - Alameda, CA

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.

I’m attracted by the notion that while I don’t need fixing,...
-Carolyn - South Marin, CA

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