Dancing with Gravity

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Publications About the Tuning BoardTM
  • Dancing with Gravity (by Darrell Sanchez, Ph.D.)
  • Published in Somatic Psychotherapy Today; Winter 2016, Vol. 6 No. 1

    This article describes the use of the Tuning Board as a psychokinesthetic tool for getting clients more fully into their bodies. Concepts include vertical integration, vertical embodiment resources, kinesthetic resonance, and creative transformation.

  • Dancing with Gravity: Using the Tuning Board to Promote Vertical Embodiment Resources and Vertical Integration (by Darrell Sanchez, Ph.D. and Vivian Gettliffe, C.R.)
  • Published in the 2016 Yearbook of the International Association of Structural Integrators

    From the Abstract: "The Tuning Board is a somatic tool that encourages vertical integration and resourcing using a subtle, yet potent, balancing task. It can enhance Structural Integration by supporting improved alignment and somatic awareness, thereby increasing the client’s capacity to use his or her own body as a primary resource, and positively impacting psychological aspects of well-being. Vertical integration, verticality, and vertical embodiment resources are explored in relation to psychological aspects of experience. Tuning Board history, methodology, and means of impact are presented. Research is cited describing the value of standing on an unstable surface, along with preliminary research and case descriptions specifically relating to the Tuning Board."

  • The Tuning Board (by Darrell Sanchez, Ph.D.)
  • Das Tuning Board (German Translation)
  • Published in Structural Integration: the Journal of the Rolf Institute®, Boulder, Colorado; June 2004.

    This article describes the history of the Tuning Board's development by trauma therapist and structural integrator Darrell Sanchez, as well as its use as a repatterning aid and a therapy tool in the transformation of trauma.

  • Excerpts from "Relative Balance in an Unstable World: A Search for New Models for Trauma Education and Recovery" by traumatologist Anngwyn St. Just
  • St. Just describes her work with Tuning Board developer Darrell Sanchez to develop its use as a tool for trauma therapy.

    Warning! The Original Tuning Board TM System is not a toy, and is by design an unstable surface. Until able to manage the system safely, always use a handrail or other support. For best foot, ankle, and lower leg responsiveness and to prevent slipping, use bare feet or “bare foot” style shoes with a non-slip surface. Make sure the Tuning Board’s surface and user’s feet are dry before using. Failure to exercise caution could result in injury. Read all warnings and safety instructions before using. Use at your own risk. Designer/Manufacturer is not liable for injuries resulting from use or misuse of this product.