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

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

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

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...

-Maggie - San Francisco Bay
Chloe

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.  

I also...

-Chloe - Northern California

I’ve been having Integrated Awareness sessions since Oct 1999.  Sessions with Lansing et al have changed my life over the years, and I’m not being melodramatic.  

Issues I have presented were along the theme of emotional development: 

- what gets in the way of me finding a monogamous life partner?  
- how can I be more open emotionally? 
- how can I allow myself to take up more space? 
-how can I manifest more of what I want in my life?, be less hard on myself, get out of my own way, feel more, protect myself less, be more comfortable alone with...

-Claudia Six, Phd - San Anselmo, 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

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

Desde que Andrew trabaja conmigo son muchos los cambios que he notado y ha sido una gran sorpresa para mí, es más de lo que yo me esperaba y los cambios se sienten rápidamente.

Por una parte, me siento con más energía, ya que últimamente estaba siempre muy cansada y este cambio hace que tenga más ganas de hacer cosas y que me sienta más positiva.
 
En general estaba bastante triste y sin ganas de salir o de ver gente y esto ha cambiado. También estoy más serena y no tengo los cambios de humor  y de ánimo que tenía anteriormente.  Estar más positiva me...
-Fany - Spain

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