It is rare that I am lost for words. However, after last weekend, it has taken me nearly a week to process the awesome Level 1 Activation course I completed with Douglas Heel.
Douglas is a force of nature. Lectures for 24 hours (over 2 days) with no presentations or notes. He is barefoot throughout the course, chasing to feel grounded in the environment.
Over 17 years Douglas has perfected his Activation process and teaches the philosophy with passion and purpose. His ability to detect the physical, emotional and psychological issues underlying in the person is second to none.
The treatment is focussed on the two main drivers in life, the ability to breath and the ability to move. Breathing is focussed on optimising the diaphragm, the primary muscle of breathing. Once this is unlocked, the primary muscle of movement, the psoas, is released.
The 1 2 3 process is optimising the messages from the brain to the regions of the body and the primary muscles that drive the area. The theory makes a great deal of sense, the actual treatment is a whole other ball of wax.
Douglas has found areas along the body that release the muscles, these can be in the stomach or ribs, in the back or behind the neck. Each of them, once released supports the body back to optimal function.
I was fortunate enough to be treated by Doug himself. It was life changing, intense, emotional and very very uncomfortable. The discomfort comes from the unlocking of the fascial chains.
The outcome for me is that after 12 years, my caesarian section scar is released, I am a whole inch taller, which is very important when you are 5 foot 2 inches. I am breathing better and I walk taller.
This is a great treatment for those who are looking for a change in their body. I have treated two people since the course and they are both amazed at the difference in their mind and body.
I am looking forward to Doug's next course, look out my lovely clients!