Often people invest in a Rolfing SI series because they sense that their body is evolving in a direction they
don't like. The Rolfing SI process helps them to turn the corner and begin heading in a new, more comfortable
and functional direction.
A key emphasis in my work with clients is empowering them to confidently continue in the new direction which the
Rolfing SI has opened up for their bodies. Some of this is inherent in the increased body awareness which often
accompanies Rolfing SI, leading to insight and motivation about options that will contribute to continued
long-term change in a positive direction. In addition, I invite my clients to re-examine their lifestyles.
The effects of the Rolfing SI can be life-changing; the degree to which you keep or expand on them is in large
part up to you.
Following are some general ideas which will help you to get the most out of your Rolfing SI experience,
both during and afterwards.
General Health & Nutrition
Healthy connective tissue responds better to Rolfing SI and has greater adaptability for responding
appropriately to what life presents. A good diet, adequate exercise and rest, and attention to your general
state of health will all contribute to the health of your tissues and your body's ability to optimally use the
Rolfing SI experience.
Physical and Movement Practices
The Rolfing SI series should have increased your body's potential for movement expression and exploration. This
new-found space, openness and flow can be maintained and enhanced through a number of physical practices,
including aerobic and breathing exercises, stretching, core strengthening, and dance or other pleasurable or
creative movement activities. Ask me for suggestions regarding what would be particularly appropriate for you!
A Conscious Relationship with Your Environment
How you relate to your environment will make a huge difference in your ability to keep moving in the new
direction. Take a fresh look at how you work, play, drive, use the computer, connect to the ground, sleep.
Is it time for some better shoes, a new work chair, or a different pillow? Listen to what your body is telling
you, and take some measures (perhaps literally!) to be sure you're treating your body right.
Healthy, rewarding relationships help to reduce stress and to create an environment where we are freer to
explore, to open up physically and emotionally, and to become who we want to be. Are you deeply satisfied
with your current relationships, or is this an area where additional support could enhance your experience
A Positive Work Environment
Does your work enhance or detract from what you feel you gained from the basic series? How could your work life
be altered so that it taps into and contributes to the transformation that you have experienced or would like
Enjoyable Leisure Time
What do you do for fun? Do you make enough time for simple pleasures? Do you have hobbies which solicit your
creative impulses, which connect you with others or with nature, or which are deeply relaxing or energizing?
Each of us must find our own unique way to recharge and refresh our body-beings in a way that fulfills us on
Perceptual and Psychological Exploration
Patterns of physical tension may be related to past experiences of stress or trauma, or to anxiety about current
or future circumstances or events. There are many ways to give yourself new options in how you perceive, move
through, and experience psychological challenges in your body. These include psychological discovery as well
as movement and pattern explorations. You can use the momentum from the series to continue to open up new
vistas, not just for your structure but for the whole you!
A Balanced Life
Your Rolfing SI experience has left your body more balanced. Take the time to invite greater balance into the
rest of your life as well. What is your plan for enhancing the transformation you've experienced? Feel free to
contact me for questions or specific resources relating to all of these suggestions.
Future Rolfing SI and Other Options
More Rolfing SI can also be useful in maintaining or moving forward in the positive direction begun with
the basic series, whether through tune-ups, or as part of a strategy for
instigating further transformation through an advanced series. I also collaborate with clients to invite creative change through other
modalities, including movement and perception explorations, psychological work, relationship work, personal
growth counseling, spiritual exploration, and trauma transformation.