Ms. Ann Brode

Ann Brode

Ann Todhunter Brode is a body therapist and Aston Patterning Practitioner working with people and small groups in Santa Barbara for over forty years. As a recognized master in her field, she is dedicated to helping people understand and feel comfortable in their bodies. Brode writes from a body-oriented perspective on a number of subjects for HuffPost, Thrive Global, and Somatic Psychotherapy Today Journal. Her recently completed book, A Guide to Body Wisdom- What Your Mind Needs to Know About Your Body (Llewellyn Worldwide) is forthcoming in June, 2018. More information can be found at http://www.bodywisdomforlife.com and www.facebook.com/bodywisdomforlife.

Therapeutic Body Work and Aston Patterning
http://www.anntodhunterbrode.com
Articles Ann has Published
FORGIVING
FORGIVING

When you forgive, you free up the flow. Anyone who has experienced the cathartic and liberating effect of forgiveness knows it's good for your mind and good for your body. Because disappointment, anger »

When you forgive, you free up the flow. Anyone who has experienced the cathartic and liberating effect of forgiveness knows it's good for your mind and good for your body. Because disappointment, anger or resentment have a hold on the emotional body, addressing the physical component is an effective way to clear it up and move on. From your body's perspective, it's as if a tumultuous relationship or..

Ms. Ann Brode · April 20th, 2018

Ms. Ann Brode · April 20th, 2018

Dry Skin Brushing
Dry Skin Brushing

Nature is doing its thing outside-budding and buzzing and flowing. But, after months of harsh weather and too much sitting around, you may be feeling sluggish and out of synch. Following the principle »

Nature is doing its thing outside-budding and buzzing and flowing. But, after months of harsh weather and too much sitting around, you may be feeling sluggish and out of synch. Following the principle of inertia, you may need something to break winter's pattern of inactivity and get things movingagain. My favorite way to do this is ... dry skin brushing! Over the past few months, you've probably spent..

Ms. Ann Brode · April 3rd, 2018

Ms. Ann Brode · April 3rd, 2018

HEALING THE BODY-MIND AFTER A DISASTER
HEALING THE BODY-MIND AFTER A DISASTER

Our community is finally settling down after being slammed by record-breaking fires, toxic smoke, devastating mudslides, and incalculable human loss. The freeway is open and people are returning to the »

Our community is finally settling down after being slammed by record-breaking fires, toxic smoke, devastating mudslides, and incalculable human loss. The freeway is open and people are returning to the evacuated areas. The sky is crispy blue and days are sparkly beautiful as Santa Barbara always is in the wintertime. Although there's still a lot of clean up and healing to be done, there's a sense that..

Ms. Ann Brode · January 30th, 2018

Ms. Ann Brode · January 30th, 2018

Getting Relaxed When It’s Time for Sleep.
Getting Relaxed When It’s Time for Sleep.

When you sleep well, you look better, feel better, and function better the next day. But, sometimes, getting to and staying asleep can be frustrating and elusive. Here are some reliable ways to help your »

When you sleep well, you look better, feel better, and function better the next day. But, sometimes, getting to and staying asleep can be frustrating and elusive. Here are some reliable ways to help your mind and body get ready for a good night's sleep. Mind. Before you go to bed, set aside at least thirty minutes to shift gears from busy-ness to being-ness. Dim the lights, slow down, and avoid anything..

Ms. Ann Brode · December 7th, 2017

Ms. Ann Brode · December 7th, 2017