Archive for the ‘Research/News’ Category

Invisible Illness

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

A couple of years ago I was interviewed for a film about invisible illness by Mystère Poème-Dawson. Invisible illness is when you are not well in one way or another and the medical system can’t seem to figure out how to help you. If there isn’t a clear diagnosis or path of treatment, it makes you feel invisible. This in addition to whatever your original symptoms are can be pretty miserable. Mystère was stuck there herself and decided to make a documentary to at least build a sense of visibility. Check her film out at

Links for further Research and Information

Friday, December 15th, 2017

More information about the work I have studied, and where I studied it:

  • International Association of Structural Integrators
  • Guild for Structural Integration
  • Rolf Institute
  • Dr. Rolf herself!
  • Trauma Healing
  • The Polyvagal Theory

    Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

    I’m putting this here so that I know where to find it when I need a refresher!

    The Polyvagal theory as described by Dr. Stephen Porges helps us to understand our physiological responses to stress. Knowing why our bodies do what they do can be SUCH A RELIEF for our minds, which love to find meaning for the states we find ourselves in, even when those states don’t match the current environment. This is particularly useful information for people with trauma histories, whose bodies might be telling stories from times past that make the present difficult to fully enjoy.

    Fascial Research

    Monday, April 1st, 2013

    This is a longish video from a German TV documentary about back pain. Good stuff!

    More on Fascia

    Monday, October 10th, 2011

    This is from Dr. Robert Schleip in Germany, a Rolfer who has been scientifically investigating fascia for many years:

    Strolling Under the Skin

    Monday, August 8th, 2011

    This is a clip from a microscopic movie made by a French hand surgeon who was curious about the mobility and adaptability of the fascia of the wrist. This is live tissue, in all of its moist, adaptable glory!