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    Here is seven minutes of video made in Vancouver on the first Day. Thank you Barrett and Mike Reoch for this demonstration.

    I have a fully combined video uploading tonight. I will edit this post as soon as the link is available.

    The video clips from Vancouver.



    Last edited by Karen L; 25-05-2011, 08:59 AM. Reason: spelling

  • #2
    Thank you Karen. This is something that's been a long time coming.

    Mike's the focus here, and I've seen this sort of movement, relaxation and rise in blood flow to the surface many thousands of times. It doesn't surprise me anymore, but others will probably see it otherwise.

    Comments welcomed.
    Barrett L. Dorko


    • #3
      Looking forward to the course


      • #4
        Here is the video spliced and titled of Barrett's demonstration of Simple Contact. It is just over 7 minutes and is 543mb. If you have a youtube program downloader you can save a copy for your self. Bernard might be able to arrange a permanent file for SomaSimple in the future. I can't make the [YT] feature work so for now click thru on the above link. Note to self: YouTube URL letters only wrapped.Thanks.


        Last edited by Karen L; 25-05-2011, 08:07 AM. Reason: fix youtube


        • #5
          It's a very cool experience to stop inhibiting one's own brain, get out of its way, just let it respond in the moment to whatever is going on around.

          One thing I find awkward about teaching is the divided attention. So used to just focusing, 100% on whatever I'm doing. In teaching, one has to remain aware of the "crowd" (however tiny it may be), so the demo of the treatment is often not what really goes on in actual treatment. Maybe that was not actually the case in this video. Does divided attention actually matter? For me, it does. So, as an inexperienced teacher and mostly a non-verbal treater, I find talking while treating or at least while demoing a treatment to a group an uphill skill set.

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          • #6
            I think Barrett's post Here explains how a therapist engages on multiple levels. Words deform the auditory sensory apparatus, transform context and reduce threat just as the tactile sensory apparatus does.

            One of the few instances where we can multitask.



            • #7
              Talking and demonstrating is definitely a skill set but I think Barrett has the knack of doing both. Probably something to do with juggling skills.

              I would be interested if any class member has tried SC on him/herself. This is a handy skill, avoiding the use of OTC analgesics, unless it is a humdinger of a headache for instance.

              I liked the video. Next best thing to being there in person.



              • #8
                Originally posted by Karen L View Post
                Bernard might be able to arrange a permanent file for SomaSimple in the future.
                I just downloaded it and I'll put a copy on our channel and on the site.
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                • #9
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                  • #10
                    Karen - that is fantastic.
                    Barrett, I am happy to see that there is a good video "out there" now. Thanks for that.
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                    • #11
                      Thanks Karen,

                      I liked it. I have to admit I really wanted to see what it's like although I pretty much knew already.
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                      • #12
                        It is very helpful to see this in action. Not was I was imaging. Very interesting.

                        Barrett, you mention Mike moving his arm. From this camera angle we couldn't see his left arm. Was this something visible or something you could feel?

                        Thanks so much.


                        • #13

                          I think you mean his right arm.

                          This could be both seen and felt. I swear that this isn't hard to do.

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                          Talk to you very soon.
                          Barrett L. Dorko


                          • #14
                            You are right I did mean the right arm


                            • #15
                              This is great. Thanks for the video.