Deane Juhan eloquently brings alive and makes accessible and intriguing the subjects of anatomy and physiology. These workshops allow us to develop new images and new language in order to more deeply understand the anatomical, physiological, and philosophical aspects of the body-mind.
These workshops are designed to address the particular needs and concerns of bodyworkers of all kinds: yoga teachers and students, pilates and movement instructors and students, and any one interested in understanding more about the body.
The Neurological, Physiological and Behavioral Responses to Chronic Stress and Anxiety (a Deeper Examination)
What is the “relaxation response” and the “stress response in our bodies and our minds?
- How do chronic stress and anxiety impact our sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, metabolism, organ functions and muscular patterns?
- How can we use the “relaxation response” to counter chronic stress and anxiety and more mindfully regulate our physical, psychological and spiritual balance?
- What are the most useful focuses of meditation to facilitate this self-regulation?
This is a 2.5-hour Lecture
Originally trained in-residence at Esalen Institute from 1973 to 1990, Deane Juhan has been a professional bodyworker for 30 years. He is a Trager practitioner and instructor, with a private practice in the Berkeley area. The author of "Job's Body: A Handbook for bodywork," and "Touched by the Goddess: The Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Dimensions of Bodywork," he has long had a passion for understanding the relations between mind, body and spirit and the creative forces at work in all self-development, healing and artistic expression. His workshops have been presented all across the US, Canada, Europe and Japan. Their content is focused on both cutting edge research into many aspects of the body-mind and his years of experience as a practitioner.