Dancing with Gravity

   In Rolfing® Structural
   Integration and
   Movement Work

   As a Somatic
   Psychotherapy Tool

         What Can It Do?

         How Does It Work?

         Some Concepts




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The Original Tuning BoardTM

A Psychokinesthetic Tool
For Use In Somatic Psychotherapy

How Does The Tuning Board Work?

Its continually moving surface places the user into an accelerated experience of constant motion and flow, challenging him or her with a new experience of grounding, orienting, and relating to 3-dimensional space. The experience is that of a continual dance, as centering and grounding are interwoven with movement. Because the Tuning Board will never be perfectly still, the individual is challenged to find, and quietly attune to, a relative stability while surrendering rigidity, fragmentation, and holding patterns to motion.

A variety of interventions which stimulate awareness and imagination are used to address goals in psychotherapy:

  • Exercises to invite fuller embodiment and kinesthetic awareness;

  • Exercises which increase the ability to successfully ground and center;

  • External orienting exercises to encourage simultaneous awareness of the environment and kinesphere, while maintaining awareness and presence in the body;

  • Exercises to restore the flow of movement and energy through the body and whole person;

  • Working with Patterns:
             identification and recognition of patterns;
             movement completion;

  • Targeted Explorative Movement:
             working with sensations, emotions, cognitions, or imagery;
             working with specific issues.

  • Explorative Movement Targeting Trauma, including....
             explorations of movement completion;
             engagement with or withdrawal from the environment.

  • Non-Targeted Explorative Movement Using Free Association.
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.