Body ​Harmony​ ​addresses​ ​physical​ ​and​ ​emotional​ ​problems​ ​from ​an​ ​understanding​ ​of the​ ​body’s​ ​innate​ ​drive​ ​toward​s ​health​ ​and​ ​an​ ​appreciation​ ​of​ ​the​ ​naturally​ present physical​ ​intelligence​ ​that​​ ​orchestrates its​ ​50​ ​trillion​ ​cells. ​The​ ​fact​ ​is​ ​that​ ​the body​ ​knows​ ​how​ ​to​ ​heal​ ​itself.​ Human beings have an incredible ability to transform, and that ability can be accessed through the body. All that is​ ​​required​ is ​the​ right​ ​kind​ ​of​ ​support.

​Body Harmony​ ​is​ ​the​ ​art​ ​of​ listening​ ​to​ ​the​ ​wisdom​ ​of​ ​the​ ​body. When​ ​touch​ ​is​ ​very​ ​respectful​ ​and​ ​sensitive,​ ​and​ ​administered​ ​by ​someone​ ​who​ ​is present​ ​and​ ​aligned​ ​with​ ​gravity,​ ​deep ​holding​ ​patterns​ ​find​ ​the​ ​safety​ ​to​ ​start​ ​to ​​unwind and ​relax​ ​their​ ​grip,​ ​whether​ ​that​ ​involves​ ​untwisting,​ ​elongating,​ ​melting,​ ​shivering​ ​or​ ​shuddering.

Body Harmony​ ​practitioners​ ​understand​ ​that​ ​their​ attitude​ ​​is crucial.​ ​Don​ ​McFarland,​ ​the​ ​founder​ ​of​ ​Body​ ​Harmony,​ ​said,​ ​“What produces​ ​the​ ​most​ ​effective​ ​results​ ​is​ ​an​ ​uncompromising​ ​attitude​ ​of​ ​absolute​ ​respect for​ ​the ​body​ ​before​ ​you.”

This​ ​kind​ ​of​ ​honour​ ​and​ ​reverence​ ​of​ ​touch​ ​is​ ​not​ ​confined​ ​to​ ​any​ ​layer​ ​or ​​level,​ ​but speaks​ ​directly​ ​to​ ​the​ ​deeper​ ​realms​ ​of​ ​human​ ​experience,​ ​and​ ​has​ ​a​ ​strong​ ​tendency to​ ​yield​​ levity,​ ​expansion​ ​and​ ​fluidity​ ​within​ ​the​ ​tissues,​ ​which ​results​ ​in​ ​a​ ​greater​ ​overall experience ​of​ fluid ​movement​ ​and​ ​an ​​increased​ ​sense​ ​of​ ​vitality​ ​and​ ​wellbeing.

Body Harmony values joy and pleasure, and seeks to support changes that contribute to an individual’s sense of wellbeing. It is possible to release trauma without fully re-experiencing past events. Transformation can happen with ease. A gentle, listening touch can be the spark that ignites your body’s natural ability to transform.

CONSCIOUS INTENTION

One​ of​ ​the ​things​ ​that​ ​sets​ ​Body​ ​Harmony​ ​apart​ ​from​ ​other ​​hands-on​ ​therapies​ ​is​ ​that you are​ ​invited​ to​ ​participate by having​ ​a​ ​goal​ ​for​ ​the​ ​session.​This​ can take the form of a simple ​intention​ to ‘explore’ or ‘relax’,​ ​or​ ​it can​ ​be​ ​a goal for personal development, ​work​ or relationships.​

How you participate in a session can dramatically influence its outcome. Experience has shown that working with a conscious intention creates better outcomes.

Both before and after the table work, you will be encouraged to walk across the room while trying to hold your intention in both your mind and body. ​This​ ​encourages you​ ​to​ ​experience​ ​how that ​intention​ ​actually​ ​feels, ​and​ gives ​the​​ practitioner​ ​a ​chance​ ​to​ ​notice​ ​any relevant ​holding patterns.​ ​By simultaneously engaging both the mental and the physical, Body Harmony creates body/mind unity, and​​ ​often​ ​with​ amazing ​results.