|I am honored to present a live online session at the international conference Engaging Embodiment: Somatic Applications for Health, Education & Social Justice|
The conference is being held March 3-7, 2021, live online, with taped replays and is co-sponsored by ISMETA (International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association) and Pacifica Graduate Institute. Filled with talks and experiential workshops led by inspiring pioneers, leaders, teachers, and expert practitioners in the field of Somatics!
Cost is $125 members, $150 non-members. Video replays are available for one year. If attending live, check time converter for your time zone.
Even if you sign up now in the final two days of the conference, you can have access to the video replays all year. This conference holds a wealth of information and experiences for somatic professionals, related fields of psychology, movement, dance, occupational therapy, and more.
My session is A Somatic Journey at the Intersection of Headaches, Migraine, Myofascial Pain, and Awareness, Saturday, March 6, 10:10 am PDT. The video replays are posted approximately 24 hours after the live presentation.
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I’m honored to have been invited to serve as a panelist (Panel 1) in a groundbreaking, virtual NCCIH/NIH HEAL Initiative Workshop on Myofascial Pain. I’ll be bringing my perspective and experience of working with headache and neck pain. It’s free and open to the public (with registration) and, with stellar speakers in the fields of fascia, pain, imaging, research, and science, promises to be interesting for anyone drawn to the topic and its current scientific explorations. More info and registration at the link below:
Register now for an NIH Helping to End Addiction Long-Term Initiative (#nihHEALInitiative) Workshop on Myofascial Pain taking place virtually on Wednesday, September 16 and Thursday, September 17. Experts in the field will present in-depth analyses of the state of science of myofascial pain, current usage of technologies (e.g., methodologies) and their limitations, current technologies to be adapted for myofascial pain biomarker imaging or recording, and emerging technologies and methodologies. Learn more and register: https://go.usa.gov/xf9As.
This workshop is jointly organized by the NCCIH and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. NIH partners include the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
I was a guest on the wonderful, expansive Heart Over Ego Radio with The Alchemy Sisters and had a great time. We go deep! They ask about and we discuss: energy and touch healing, headaches and migraines, my spiritual path and awakening to God/Universal consciousness, Somatics, The Farm and our 60s hippie trajectory, charismatic leaders, American Commune the movie, spiritual vs. political community, and more. This is my most personally revealing interview to-date. I hope you listen, enjoy, and if so, please share.
Click to listen to the iTunes Podcast! Here’s the show writeup:
On 2.24.2020 we hosted a discussion with Jan Mundo. As a 1960s bohemian teenager attending services in synagogue, Jan had an “’aha’ divine transmission moment” where she realized she was connected directly to God/Universal Consciousness instead of needing intermediary clergy. Later influenced by psychedelic experiences, eastern philosophies, and esoteric spiritual teachers and disciplines, she delved into the exploration of the interconnectedness of all living beings.
She developed the Mundo Method hands-on headache relief therapy in 1970. In 1992, she codified the Mundo Method into self-care instructions, created a mind-body self-care headache management program, and began teaching her program to private clients and holding classes at medical centers, universities, corporations, and conferences — including Kaiser Permanente, Stanford University, UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, New York Headache Center, Apple, LinkedIn, U.S. Association for Body Psychotherapy, and the worldwide online Embodiment Conference.
Mundo’s mission is to awaken headache and migraine sufferers to their own capacity for self-healing. Her self-illustrated book, The Headache Healer’s Handbook published by New World Library in 2018, teaches readers how to do it. Her writing and interviews about her work are published in books, magazines, online, in podcasts, and on the radio. https://theheadachecoach.com