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;
- 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.