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
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.