Somatic Intelligence Volume 6

Opposing Gravity ~ How to Recognize and Recover from Head Injuries
( from a patient’s perspective )

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Head injuries are unique. They are only recently being understood and diagnosed more effectively with the new-ish scans that are available to detect which nuclei have been impacted. Prior imaging by MRI or CAT scans would have missed what a SPECT scan will detect. Along with more detailed diagnostics, a field of professional treatment protocols have emerged that include manual therapies, cognitive and behavioral therapies, nutritional and supplement support, and several types of exercise that can all help the brain restore normal functioning. Head injuries impact the brain in ways that can reach into many different systems and produce a wide range of symptoms that can easily be misunderstood or attributed to other causes. ADD, dyslexia, speech impediments, headaches, sleep disturbance, mood and behavior changes, nausea, loss of balance or spatial disorientation are just a few of the possible after-effects.

Car accidents and sports are major causes, but falls are the most common reason that young people hurt their heads, and unfortunately because children and teens have so much energy, it’s easy to miss or to dismiss their symptoms. I’ve been in each category of injury, whereby I fell down the stairs more than once as a child, received sports injuries during martial arts, and had car accidents and more falls as an adult. Fortunately, by the time I was an adult and the symptoms were compounding upon themselves, more treatment options were also available so that professional intervention could turn my life around. I was also fortunate to have taken up meditation, music and a spiritual practice along the way which gave tremendous support to the brain when treatment options were absent. Curiosity led to classes and the ability to more deeply understand and treat my own system, the results of which I’ve shared in this text. I hope that many who’ve suffered needlessly from misunderstood or undiagnosed brain injury will benefit from the information shared here, saving time, money, and years of preventable discomfort.

You can order the book through this website by purchasing a gift certificate for the amount of $28 ($24.95 + shipping) for color, $21 for black & white, or $15 for a pdf version. You can also send the amount(s) via paypal using my email: and I’ll be happy to mail or email a copy to you. The book is also on sale through many vendors at Amazon:




Somatic Intelligence – Volumes 4 and 5

Every type of well-being, whether it’s physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual, happens through the body. However, what happens in the body will be according to its programming or conditioning unless we guide and shape its responses. Your body listens and communicates in different ways than your mind does. It’s extremely sensitive and responsive once you develop a relationship with it and become attentive to its signals – like in any relationship you care about.

Somatic Intelligence describes all the levels your system communicates on in detail and offers many ideas on how to tap into them. One you’ve gotten the conversation started and speak the same language as your systems do, this new relationship helps your body to both prevent and recover from stiffness, soreness, physical pain, emotional pain, and so much more.

Somatic education – whereby you connect with your body and learn to use it more fully – has been in practice in Europe and the U.S for over 60 years, but the benefits of self-sensing and sensory awareness span centuries. The pioneers of this sensory awareness work are the forefathers of dance, theater, psychotherapy, physical education, movement therapy, Feldenkrais, Gestalt Therapy, and more. Every thing you do improves with the implementation of somatic intelligence principles. The books are for the lay person, teachers and hands-on professionals alike, and you are welcome to forward any questions you have via email: Both versions of these books are also available through the website, or through Amazon vendors:; Volume 4 through Amazon is only available in the black & white version. This book is most helpful for those who want to enhance their self-sensing abilities and understanding about how the body works:


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