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.
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 Jane and Lansing 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’ve been having Integrated Awareness sessions since Oct 1999. Sessions with 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 my thoughts,...
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 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...
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 medications for sleep, and yet could...
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...
IA has changed/is changing my life. I am a better father, and a better partner due to my experience with IA. Friends have commented, and I also feel, that I am more present and get less spun up by day to day life.
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.
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 IA’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....