The common thread which begins with the Rolfing structural integration and runs through all of Darrell's
work with clients is the recognition and facilitation of creative transformation.
A Powerful Force for Holistic Change
Within each of us there resides a powerful force expressive of life's movement which is continually calling us
forward to greater health, vitality, and fulfillment of potential. This transformational impulse is always in a
dynamic balance with our need for stability and safety, whether structural, psychological or relational. Darrell
offers an environment where this creative transformation, eager to come forth given the right conditions, can be
invited into expression in a person's life. Whether the gateway is structural changes offering new physical
freedom and movement, or psychological changes offering new emotional freedom and movement, the creative change
which manifests is an expression of transformation taking place within the whole person.
Through Rolfing SI, structural changes and a transformed relationship with gravity invite the client to
re-negotiate a new way of being embodied in the world. The creative skill which Darrell brings to this
enterprise is more than simply a bio-mechanical understanding of the body's structure. It is the ability to
discern and encourage the subtle flow of movement, perhaps as yet unexpressed in the client's body, which is
waiting to open into a new experience of his or herself in the gravitational field.
Recognizing and Inviting Movement
This discernment of transformational movement and potential is also used in calling forth the client's
creativity, imagination and inner resources in other realms as well: in the
transformation of trauma , in
explorations which are the hallmark of Darrell's movement or personal growth work with clients (psychological,
relational, spiritualů), and even in his avocation as a professional tango teacher.
Creativity, Imagination, Wonder
As human beings we are creators, and life creates through us continually. Creativity is a movement of the most
authentic force of human manifestation, and an inherent, realizable potential of our nature. The primal power
of creativity is prodigious and inconceivable. In our creative moments and processes it simultaneously comes
through and asks us to listen, to follow, and to respond with change. It invites us to surrender to a force
immeasurably vast and incomprehensible to our conscious minds.
It takes practice and imagination to see limitations and obstacles as a kind of illusion, to view them not as
impediments to transformation but rather as questions to be answered by movement and expressions of change.
Imagination inspires us to face uncertainty, as we wait for the transcendent opening, trusting in a process
that is inherently mysterious and universal. We then experience the emergence of the new, the transformation
of opposites into a nascent fullness. When this happens the self is changed. The body and our perceptions are
changed as well. We are increased with energy, knowledge, and wonder.
For more about creativity and Rolfing structural integration, see Darrell's article
Reflections on Creativity in
the Context of Structural Integration, published in the 2011 Yearbook of Structural Integration.
For more about Darrell's work with the transformation of trauma,
see the Trauma Transformed page of this website.