Personal Experiences

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
Rosemary

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.

Later I was introduced to Therapeutic Touch for nurses to use in their patient care.  It was an application of one’s energy through the hands to create a soothing, relaxing caring touch to facilitate relaxation and healing.
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-Rosemary - Brewster, New York

Integrated Awareness has been for me a very personal journey from chaos to calm, from separation to belonging, a vehicle of self-inquiry and discovery, a touchstone for sanity and safety. Guided through a process of experiential learning, IA works from the inside out. I was asked to show up for the process, state what I wanted and to remain open for what is possible. 

With a professional background in mental health and having spent years studying and exploring many modalities in the healing arts and sciences, IA offers...
-Susan - Alaska

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...

-Katherine - Oceanside, CA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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