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’ve been learning and expanding with the aid of Integrated Awareness for fifteen years. As a teenager I talked circles around talk therapists, uninterested in a conventional approach to anything, much less to depression, anxiety, and my myriad strategies of resistance to living.
My first experience with IA felt insistently true and instantly trustworthy. I don’t remember what I went in to accomplish, and I don’t remember what my teacher looked like, even though I’ve worked with her every year since. I do remember a new found...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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, Inoticed that my motorcycle accident injuries...
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.
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.
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.