Healus PathCan we get younger? Can we undo the effects of time and bad habits? I’ve always thought that we as human beings are capable of much more than we’ve been lead to believe. I’m on the road to find out…what am I capable of?

I am stumbling along a path of transformation; aimed in that direction for a year now, sometimes more on it, sometimes falling off it.  I can feel things changing. I’m stronger, more positive and happy; getting my initiative back. I’m getting excited about the possibilities of things I haven’t yet done in my life and thinking about how little time I have left to do all that life has yet to offer. There’s no time to waste.  I’d like to feel even more concentrated and committed to making myself, and my health, a bigger priority in my life.

Did you know it’s the muscles on our bodies that burn the fat?

When you let your conditioning fall off is when you begin to turn the calories you eat into fat. My first step in resurrecting my body is to put it through enough exercise in a short period of time to change the metabolic demand system. So with the days getting lighter later, I will plan to walk up the hill nearby once a day for a week. What will you undertake this week to resurrect your body?

If you are moved to share observations or commentary or wish to join us, please feel free to do so via Healus Neuro Rehab Center, info@healus.com.  We are a small group interested in pushing the envelope and doing our best to keep our eye on the goal of personal transformation through sharing our intentions and actions toward those goals. Contact me at info@healus.com and we’ll compare notes on the journey.

How about you? What would you like to undertake for you? How about a free 1/2 hour assessment in our clinic if you haven’t already had one in the contest of your session work?

Jocelyn Olivier, Director
Healus Neuro Rehab Center

flowersFrom the desk of Jocelyn Olivier…

When I work  with a body that has a problem, I always envision what that body would be like with the problem gone.  I find that, if the client and I are in good rapport, their body will begin rapidly to change to match my vision. I’ve called it ~the authority factor~.  Clearly there is something going on here involving our ability to change rapidly if we could only turn off the programs that are running within us. This is what NeuroMuscular Reprogramming focuses on.

Two people have joined me on my path of the Resurrection of My Body.  Step one on the path to the Resurrection of the Body is to identify what is going on in your body that is not the way you want it to be. Make a list of all the things you want to change.

Describe for yourself the goals you have for your body. What does it want to feel like? Look like? Do for fun? Do for exercise?  After you write this down we will look at things to shift to begin bringing about your desired outcome.

If you would like to join us on the path to resurrect your bodies, send an email to info@healus.com  with your intention to join us and I’ll be in touch.

-JocelynOlivier


Springtime FlowersIt’s Spring and my favorite time of year: Easter, Beltane, a time of resurrection, fecundity and new growth! All the flowers are coming on in the garden and mother Gaia is moving and expanding in an extravagance of aliveness; a burgeoning exuberance of re-creation.

After the stressful events of the last few years since 2008, my body was breaking down; my abundant good health was finally collapsing in some serious symptoms.  I felt OLD. I found myself depleted and in need of repair. Who would like to join me in the Resurrection of the body? We can draw upon the energy of Spring to put new initiatives in motion.

We can share what we’re doing and what’s working and offer support in staying focused; keeping ourselves on the priority list in life. Let’s find a balance where life moves gracefully toward all of our goals simultaneously; where no body is left behind…

The Resurrection – Step 1: Listen to your inner messages.
I have heard many messages from my inner voice before and not acted upon them. I think I’ll just begin writing down what my inner voices are saying today!

My inner voices are telling me: We are never too old to change. Just because I am broken now, it doesn’t have to be this way. So I started in with the excellent resources at the Healus Neuro Rehab Center to make some changes in my OWN body after all these years of helping others. (Who do you have in your community who can tune YOUR body up and get it ready for action? What is the easiest step you could take this week to move with intention in the direction of your desires?)

First I am correcting the collapse of my structure that has resulted from lack of activity and too much work leaning forward and working hard with my arms. I’m very encouraged to notice that my body is adapting quickly to new information in the form of NeuroMuscular Reprogramming, and new activities such as yoga and dancing and Dynamic Walking.

My inner voices are telling me other things I need to change, like my caffeine habit and eating in the evenings, and not making self care a priority. This sacrifice of self for the benefit of others, our families, friends and work is a common story for most of us. I’ve spent many years with job and family and obligations and ambition in the priority position at considerable cost. It’s time to resurrect my old self, an energized, strong, enthusiastic, undaunted me.

How about you? What would you like to undertake for you?  How can we support each other?  Contact me at  jocalive@healus.com and we’ll compare notes on the journey.

Jocelyn Olivier, Director
Healus Neuro Rehab Center

Dynamic Walking

For over 25 years I have used Dynamic Walking to keep me pain free, warding off debilitating sciatic pain that had resulted from my scoliosis. The ‘gift’ of my disability became a fulfilling career in movement and dance therapy that grows richer every year.
I developed the Dynamic Walking method in 1985 and have taught many others to optimize the conditioning effects of walking to relieve neuromuscular pain and imbalances. And it’s FUN! You can condition as you enjoy time with nature and your friends.
Our bodies are not designed for a sedentary lifestyle – hours spent in a car or at a desk with our world narrowed to what’s in front of our face – as I’m doing typing this right now. Modern life gets us bent out of shape. When I walk dynamically, I have the opportunity to dissolve those kinks and torques.  And since it’s estimated we each take over 4,000 steps a day, exclusive of exercise walking, we have lots of opportunity – once we know what we are doing.
When the cumulative effects of age, structural imbalance and an exuberant lifetime of athletics and dance took its toll and resulted in unremitting pain, threatening my career and my happiness, I turned to Jocelyn Olivier, a trusted colleague of many decades.
Her skilled hands began to address the neuromuscular re-patterning I needed, unlocking dysfunctional coordination patterns and installing efficient ones.
Teaching you the biomechanics of efficient walking will be my pleasure so you too can enjoy pain free stability through doing an ordinary thing: WALKING!
Based on our success in blending NMR and Dynamic Walking, Karin and I are teaming up to offer it to you.
This team teaching, cross-disciplinary approach will give you fundamental self-healing tools to reboot your coordination system, recalibrate your nervous system and extend your benefits from NMR. You will find a new elegance and ease rooted in biomechanical efficiency when walking and exercising.
We look forward to your joining us.
Suki Munsell, Ph.D., RMT, RME