I have been doing what I do for over 20 years and am pretty skilled at recognizing imbalances and incongruities.
I am also pretty good at determining if the work is a good fit for you. I can see if appropriate change is happening usually in the first session, more assuredly in the second. Clients will also have a sense of something changing as well. To some, the changes are subtle. Depending on how you are wired will determine your experience.
What is Essential is Invisible to the Eye –by Elizabeth Mixon, Cranial Sacral therapist, LMT, Bend, OR
It was the pain that initially introduced me to Ortho-Bionomy®. Thank Goodness! Doctors and surgeons were advising me to participate in a third Lamenectomy, to which I delivered an absolute and resounding “No.”
Eight OB sessions later, my life was changed. Most of my pain was gone, and thus launched my journey into OB-land! Each time I began to compose this essay, the meaning of Ortho-Bionomy® would continue to change, so I would press the pause button and “wait” until I could decisively express its impact on my life. It didn’t take me long to figure out that the “waiting” would never end, for Ortho-Bionomy® was forever changing and evolving in me. It is difficult for me to separate the influence and impact that Ortho-Bionomy® has had on my personal and professional life, for they have become so intertwined.
In the beginning, it was about helping me. Then it became important to help others. Now I discover there is little if no difference between these two. I change myself, I change everything around me. With this in mind, I find myself increasingly more conscious of my patterns in thought and action. Am I engaging in ease or resistance? What kind of relationship am I having with myself? Ortho-Bionomy® heartens me to examine, evaluate, and release pre conceived notions and beliefs in and around the world in which I reside. It fosters self- reliance, self-recognition, release, relief, and re-organization – in body, mind and spirit, and it compels me to share these principles with others. I watch myself now, with a different eye, with a different sense of “I”, with a different sense. When I remember to monitor my movements – emotionally, physically, mentally, and auricly, I am also reminded I have the authority to shift any and all of these aspects.
With this in mind, I can transform what is right in front of me, as well as something a universe away. I become increasingly aware that I cannot be in this world without affecting it, and being affected by it. How I act, think, present, and perceive, has a ripple effect that is vast and immeasurable.
When sharing Ortho-Bionomy® , I find it serves as a vehicle for my self-expression, a dance of self-exploration, and a place where I can dream and imagine endless possibilities. It has become a place of refuge, where I connect with myself and others in a most remarkable way. Its principles whisper reminders in how to be full of delight, wonder, and joy. It is a place where I can play, create, and bask in the ever present spirit of fellowship.
Reminiscent of a magnificent Zen Koan, Ortho-Bionomy® provides more questions than answers. It summons me to re-examine such ideas as order and chaos, balance and homeostasis. Sometimes I wonder if I am really “helping” anyone at all: I am present, with an OTHER. I look, I touch, I lift, and I observe change. Sometimes I don’t even touch. I just “look” and something happens. Sometimes I am not even looking. I am just Being, and through Being, something emerges, transforms—within them, within me, and perhaps, worlds beyond my consideration.
—Elizabeth Mixon, Cranial Sacral therapist & Ortho-Bionomy® Practitioner Serving Bend, Oregon