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Freedom to Choose

Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. Victor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

Stumbling across somatic educational practices including the Alexander Technique and the Feldenkrais Method changed my life. Beginning with the physical I slowly gained a consciousness of habitual physical patterns I used in everything I did that contributed to my experience of life. I later came to realise that my patterns of thinking were also habitual, often negative and undermining my wellbeing. I began to recognise and understood the force of habit in my life. The power this has to rule our lives and keep us stuck in patterns of thinking and movement which may have once served us well, but may no longer.
About eight years ago I found myself in a place of pain at every level. I was suffering from a deep depression, high anxiety and expanding physical pain, which grew from initial smaller injuries.…