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Our Nervous System Part 2: The Autonomic and Enteric Systems - 6 CE hours

  • The Healing Arts & Massage School 2501 Blue Ridge Road, Suite G-160 Raleigh, NC 27607 United States (map)

Our Nervous System Part 2: The Autonomic and Enteric Systems - 6 CE hours (Tuition $130.00) -- The autonomic nervous system (ANS) lies below our direct volitional control. It has two branches. The sympathetic branch mobilizes our resources outward and expends energy. The parasympathetic branch mobilizes our resources inward and is recuperative. The earliest patterning of our internal and external pathways was set up during our embryological development by the Autonomic Fluid Rhythm. Yes, a fluid rhythm patterned our autonomic system even before nerves formed. Tapping into and supporting this fluid foundation can help clients re-pattern their outer-directed and inner-directed resources.

The vagus nerve is the largest nerve of the autonomic nervous system. It is multi-tiered and involved in the freeze, fight/ flee and social engagement responses. We will learn and practice partnered activities to increase our vagal tone. These are fun to do and easy to share with clients.

The enteric nervous system (the “gut brain” or “second brain”) innervates our gastrointestinal system. It is a complete system that is regulated by the autonomic system and the vagus nerve plays a large part. Simple manual methods and practitioner intent can support enteric balance.

This class is based largely on principles of Body-Mind Centering® and is aimed to help practitioners refine their somatic presence, manual applications and support somatic intelligence through skilled touch and movement. Participants learn to broaden and deepen their touch and presence to the modalities and protocols they already use. Class is open to all levels of experience.

We begin class with simple qigong exercise and continue with demonstration, hands-on and experiential activities. Please wear comfortable, modest clothing.

Instructor: Bob Lehnberg, NCBTMB Provider # 1372
Learn More about Bob Lehnberg: In Touch Somatics

6 CE Hours
Monday, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM with a lunch break

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