Personal Experiences

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 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
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

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

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....

-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

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

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...
-Fany - Spain

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
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 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 also...

-Chloe - Northern California

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