Personal Experiences

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’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

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

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...

-Max - Brooklyn, NY

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.
 
The...
-Randy - Alameda, CA

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

My IA journey has brought about many blessings, not only for me, but for my unborn child who is now 6.  Through the last few years I have hit many traumas bigger than I could handle.  Each time, it was the loving hands of an IA Teacher who brought me back to good sense and the will to live. 

After my second child, I was getting my body in shape and my career back on track when I was dismayed to discover I was pregnant again.  My husband was excited, but I was not.  After a few months and hours of reading over my swollen...
-Nancy - Homestead, Florida

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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