SYSTEMS INFORMED BODYMINDSPIRIT THERAPY: SIBT
The brain child of Eric Moya, SIBT looks for patterns in the body( physical, emotional, mental and spiritual) and the point of dynamic stillness or epicenter that informs them all. Holding at its center the fundamental belief that the body has an innate wisdom that we can empower and facilitate SIBT is the umbrella under which all of the modalities I practice come together.
Trained as a Senior Rosen Movement teacher I support and sustain the deeper awareness and expansion of the body that comes out of Rosen Method Bodywork. Throughout the years I have continued to deepen my understanding of movement which I now call Rosen/Reflective Movement. Please see the Classes tab for more explanations.
ROSEN METHOD BODYWORK
ROSEN METHOD BODYWORK Marion Rosen, physical therapist and world-renowned teacher, taught me how to approach the body without an agenda of my own, to listen with my hands to the truths that the body reveals and if there, the words that the body wants to express.
CranioSacral Therapy has its foundation in Cranial Osteopathy. I trained through the Upledger Institute where Dr. John Upledger expanded the work to include the dynamic organism of the whole person body, mind, emotions and spirit. I join the hydraulic forces inherent in the client's craniosacral system with non-directive, non-intrusive touch. The craniosacral system amplifies and leads to restrictions that have contributed to pain and dysfunction in the client's neuro-musculature, skeletal system, fascia, organs, and central nervous system. By blending in this manner with the client's craniosacral system these restrictions can dissipate and homeostasis be restored. The joining together of the client's craniosacral system and my presence in this system offers deep support to a natural state of well-being.
With Bioenergy Balancing I bring my understanding of the body's energetic systems that run through the meridians, chakras and auric fields. Throughout the session I engage in dialogue with the client's vibrational field and its innate wisdom. The dialogue can pinpoint energetic blocks that result in physical symptoms, recurring emotional patterns and outdated beliefs. As the client becomes aware of these restrictions I support the natural flow of health and energy so that the client is able to be congruent with the present.
FLOWER ESSENCE THERAPY
Part of the vibrational field of medicine, flower essences have been used for over 80 years by practitioners in different fields. Taken in oral form, flower essences engage our emotional, mental and life-force energies to create a more harmonious balance within ourselves and with the world. I work with over 100 flower essences that have been carefully prepared by the Flower Essence Society. After a bodywork session or phone consultation, if the client and I feel that flower essences might enhance the overall healing process, I use my knowledge and the client's feedback to select the appropriate essences. Flower essence therapy is a direct, subtle and powerful connection to the healing wisdom of nature.
Nonviolent Communication is also referred to as Compassionate and or Mindful Communication. Developed by clinical psychologist Marshall Rosenberg, it is taught worldwide. Nonviolent Communication teaches simple tools that I incorporate into all the modalities I practice. Nonviolent Communication, at its heart, helps people stay connected to themselves and to others through language anchored in the universal energy of human needs.
Though I have taken quite a few classes of Visceral Manipulation, the work developed by Jean-Pierre Barral DO, RPT, I apply my knowledge to working with the motility of the organs and a perfunctory understanding of the fascial connections involved. This knowledge amplifies my listening skills in general.
I have been experiencing Gael's work since 1999. When I am in crisis, Gael is my go-to gal! I love how her work is constantly evolving. The manner in which she listens to the body always seems to evoke my healing consciousness.
Barbara Roettger, Santa Cruz
Gael has worked on me over the years, leading to some dramatic improvements. Once I had severe persistent elbow pains. With Gael's treatment my elbow released thoroughly and the blockage never returned. Another time Gael worked on my jaw which had chronic holding patterns. My jaw ended up releasing in a daylong burst of energy. I've had a lot of problems with my neck because of a serious accident. Gael's knowledge and sensitivity have been invaluable in releasing pain and recreating stability.
Steve Wiesinger, Santa Cruz
Gael's work is so powerful. She uses modalities of healing that are more effective than lots of others I have tried. Her work with mind, body and spirit solved many issues that I had struggled with for years. Through her guidance with Flower Essence Therapy I have accessed a new depth of healing.
Cassandra Brown, Santa Cruz
Gael has accompanied me into some of the most frightening and enlightened places of my soul. With great grace and impeccable listening she has helped me clear old traumatic patterns. Integral to this, she has begun to teach my nervous system how to relax and my being to open. I am so grateful.
Akara Draper, Santa Cruz