Institution: Novato Institute for Somatic Research and Training
Certification Year: 2003
Institution: University of Texas at Austin
In practice since: 1997
Hi. I help people overcome physical pain, reduce neuro-muscular stress & tension, and recover quickly using both brain and body with one of nature's deep held secrets to maintaining life-long comfort.
As someone who endured chronic pain (fibromyalgia) for many years, I understand the long road of "living with it" and reversing its course.
Author of Amazon bestseller - Move Like an Animal: Feel Comfortable, Be Flexible, Move Well for Life in 3 Simple Steps is my first attempt in demonstrating the power of what healthy vertebrate animals naturally do using both brain and body.
The power of the "secret" is a simple act known as pandiculation - (http://gravitywerks.com/pandiculate-your-way-to-health/) - which is remarkable when we, the human animal, apply it consciously using our awareness.
As a Hanna Somatic Educator, who had his mind and brain changed. My notion of exercise was completely up-ended in order for me to understand how easy, gentle, conscious movement targeting the brain's motor cortex trumps exercise in resolving many issues in the tissues.
The system of Somatics Exercises (based upon pandiculation) is far different than most approaches and is one to be experienced first hand rather than explained. So for you left brainer's who want to know how it works - (http://gravitywerks.com/science-stuff/).
Naturally, I apply (and test) this unique approach in maintaining comfort on the way to being a U.S. National and Washington State Senior Games champion in soccer where I teach athletes a counter-intuitive way to remain flexible and free the signal of pain with ease.
Ed has appeared in books, national magazines, and on radio as he continues to educate people on the merits of wellness, prevention, and the extraordinary method his clients have called - “that oh too simple” approach “which really works"!
Animals with a spine move with an easy elegance. They’re not walking around as stiff, tense or tight people who struggle or continue to live with pain. Move Like An Animal shows us a unique, natural method based upon the conscious act of pandiculation to get rid of pain, stiffness and stress. With our newer understanding of how powerful the brain works. The pain game has changed gears. In this book, Edward Barrera, former pain sufferer, will show you exactly how he has taught many, many people