Publications

Dancing with Gravity

Published in Somatic Psychotherapy Today; Winter 2016, Vol. 6 No. 1

This article describes the use of the Tuning Board as a psychokinesthetic tool for getting clients more fully into their bodies. Concepts include vertical integration, vertical embodiment resources, kinesthetic resonance, and creative transformation.


Dancing with Gravity: Using the Tuning Board to Promote Vertical Embodiment Resources and Vertical Integration

by Darrell Sanchez, Ph.D. and Vivian Gettliffe, C.R.

Published in the 2016 Yearbook of the International Association of Structural Integrators

From the Abstract: "The Tuning Board is a somatic tool that encourages vertical integration and resourcing using a subtle, yet potent, balancing task. It can enhance Structural Integration by supporting improved alignment and somatic awareness, thereby increasing the client’s capacity to use his or her own body as a primary resource, and positively impacting psychological aspects of well-being. Vertical integration, verticality, and vertical embodiment resources are explored in relation to psychological aspects of experience. Tuning Board history, methodology, and means of impact are presented. Research is cited describing the value of standing on an unstable surface, along with preliminary research and case descriptions specifically relating to the Tuning Board."

The Tuning Board

Das Tuning Board (German Translation)

Published in Structural Integration: the Journal of the Rolf Institute®, Boulder, Colorado; June 2004

This article describes the history of the Tuning Board's development by trauma therapist and structural integrator Darrell Sanchez, as well as its use as a repatterning aid and a therapy tool in the transformation of trauma.


Excerpts from "Relative Balance in an Unstable World: A Search for New Models for Trauma Education and Recovery"

by traumatologist Anngwyn St. Just, Ph.D.

In this excerpt, St. Just describes her work with Tuning Board developer Darrell Sanchez to develop its use as a tool for trauma therapy.

Elegance: The Paradox of Embodiment

Published In the 2012 Yearbook of the International Association of Structural Integrators


Reflections on Creativity in the Context of Structural Integration

Published In the 2011 Yearbook of the International Association of Structural Integrators


Through the Lens of Experience: Mentoring on Trans-structural Experiences

Published In Structural Integration: the Journal of the Rolf Institute, Boulder, Colorado; December 2010

This article includes Darrell's perspective on mentoring, as well as a discussion that touches on transformative effects of Rolfing SI that go beyond the structural. The "Trans-structural Experiences Survey" referred to in the article is described in A Student's Project: Survey of Trans-structural Experiences in Phase II," written by Vivian Gettliffe and appearing in the same issue.


Treating Whiplash: General Preliminary Considerations

Published In Structural Integration: the Journal of the Rolf Institute®, Boulder, Colorado; June 2005.


Creativity, Art and Rolfing®

Published In Rolf Lines: the Journal of the Rolf Institute®, Boulder, Colorado; Winter 1999.


Mnemonic Body: Partner for Life

Published In Rolf Lines: the Journal of the Rolf Institute, Winter 1997.

A brief exploration of how memory is stored in the body.

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