What People are Saying
“It’s getting close to one year since I began working with you and a lot has happened. I have not needed a steroid shot for the pinched nerve in my neck for more than a year. This is a lot better than getting a couple of shots a year to maintain functioning.My dancing has greatly improved. The integration of my movements from the Somatics has led to a higher order of functioning in my improvisational dance. There is a seemless flow to my movements, with a greater variety.”
-R.C., Seattle, WA
“You’ve given me the gift of movement for which I am very thankful”
-Joyce Grant, MA
“Thank you so much for all the help that you have given me over the past year. I have discovered the secret to moving well and practise it every step of the way. I direct my friends who are wondering what happened to my limp and hopefully they too will learn the secret!
“Greetings Ed,I am so humbly thankful to find Somatics on the path of creating health in my new life. I have ‘Been there! Done that! Got the shirt, Cap and matching water bottle!’ trying nearly every modality known to man in my thirsting quest for healing. When I arrived on Tuesday for our appt, my pain level was at a solid 7. Had tied so many knots at the end of my rope, there was only air. All I had left was a leap of faith. The immediate improvement is still amazing.OMG!!!! I am almost delirious with excitement. I just finished my evening routine/Prog #1. I lay quietly for a couple minutes and then, without thinking, simply rolled over on my stomach for about 5 minutes. I used to always enjoy lying on my stomach but the since the event of a year ago, excruciating pain totally prevented it. Woo-Hoo!! Who’d a thought?????????????? I am SOOOO pumped!!”
-Karen Prater, Enumclaw, WA
“I had something interesting happen the other day. I went water skiing and had the most amazing thing happen. When I was water skiing last year in August I had tried to ski with my feet in the opposite of normal. I got up and was very unstable. When I got out side the wake I could not get back in. The other day I got up with great stability. I could very easily go out side the wake and back in on either side. What this means is in nine months I vastly improved at a sport that I had not practiced one bit. I did some snow skiing this winter but that has never helped my water skiing. Doing somatics is what did it. Thanks a million.”
-Sean Reuland, Freeland, WA
“Many thanks your excellent classes which get me and keep me out of pain and trouble.”
“I thought I’d drop you a line and let you know how much better I’m feeling. I feel a lot more comfortable than I have in a long time. When doing dishes, I don’t feel that sharp pain in the sacroiliac area anymore. Even if I do feel a “hint” of it, I do the movements and it’s gone.
Yesterday as I was walking, I felt the urge to run a little so I went with it. I only trotted for about 200 yards or so, but man did that feel good!”
” I tried it out this weekend and I have to say…I’m still somewhat baffled by all this. There’s so little…effort involved and yet…I’m getting better results with it than anything else.”
Ed Barrera is a Hanna Somatic Educator® with over 10 years of experience, helping people find natural pain relief through somatics exercises which are the reverse to most approaches since it is brain exercise and muscle lengthening that targets the brain’s motor cortex which leads to a healthy, fully-functional body. It’s not just “alternative medicines” or “an alternative to exercise”; it’s natural pain relief that actually works!
To understand the somatic definition, visit our What is Somatics? page, where we define somatic and explain more about somatics and how the proper somatics information will help you direct your “being” toward natural healing and pain relief.