Healing the Past With Presence
“Suzanne, I need your help,” my client said.
“I got rear-ended several days ago. And I can’t seem to shake it off.
“My neck and back are still in pain, even though it wasn’t high impact. I was late rushing to a wedding when it happened.”
With these words we dove into our phone session.
To help me understand the larger context of what was happening, I asked how she was doing otherwise.
She got quiet for a few minutes. And then out came an interesting story of contrasts.
“I may be feeling badly right now, but I had an amazing experience last week that was just the opposite.
“I went to visit my daughter — a 10-hour drive — at the end of a very busy week. I hopped into my car and just headed out.
“Since my energy tank was so empty, I was very careful to pace myself and stay present as I drove.
“I was gentle with myself — listening to my favorite music and audio recordings, grounding and filling my energy tank, eating good food, stopping enough to avoid getting stiff — everything I know about staying in the present moment.
“And here’s the remarkable thing: I arrived at my daughter’s house full of energy!
“I had a fabulous weekend with my granddaughter and daughter before heading back down here for the wedding.
“Then several hours before getting there, I hit bad traffic. My composure and calm disappeared as my worry about the wedding escalated.
“I found myself in the future imagining all kinds of disaster scenarios, like being late or missing the wedding. They were so compelling that I actually got on the phone to try to avert them.
“The next I knew, BAM!
“I’d been rear-ended. And my neck and back were in trouble.”
At this point I was fascinated by the contrast of presence and non-presence — and the outcome of each in the two experiences she described.
When she took the time to be present, even on a long drive on a major highway, she was able to fill her energy reserves.
And that allowed her to arrive fresh and ready to play.
But when she found herself in traffic and the worry set in, she was pulled out of the present and into future imaginings.
The end product was a system that lacked resilience. So a minor rear-ender stuck with her.
To shift this and release her pain, I guided her to ground and fill — an important component of the Soul Embodiment Process™ — so she could begin dropping back into herself.
Then I asked her to travel back to the impact to see what would happen if we could shift her level presence in that moment.
So she dropped into the sensation of driving in traffic. Except this time I asked her to feel the way she felt on the first drive, when she was so present and full of energy.
This was easy for her.
Then I asked her to let the memory camera roll, but this time to experience the accident from this new resilient place.
As she did, she said she could feel her neck and back soften during the impact. So her body was able to roll right on through without getting caught there at all.
She was astonished.
What’s even BETTER: It released the tightness from her back and neck in the current moment as well.
Her story is a huge reminder that presence applied to any moment can be a powerful agent for good.
It gives us resilience and energy. And it can help us clear up unpleasant side effects that can crop up as well.
Suzanne Returns to Esalen this Summer!
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Experience our Foundational Curriculum For Yourself
August 18-23, 2019
Have You Experienced Our Foundational Curriculum For Yourself?
Imagine having access to your deepest intuitive guidance at a moment’s notice …
… So you feel confident and energized with every new step you take.
That’s the promise of the Soul Embodiment Process™ you’ll learn in the 4-day Full Body Presence: Grounding & Healthy Boundaries Workshop.
If you’re tired of second-guessing yourself and feeling overwhelmed with decisions …
If you’re done feeling scattered and pulled in every direction …
If you want access to extreme creativity and joy …
If you’re ready to enhance your treatment outcomes with less effort …
Come spend 4 transformative days learning my proven process for tapping your deepest internal guidance system.
For Women Only: Healing the Pelvic Floor
August 25 – September 1, 2019
Feminine Healing With the Power of Nature
Imagine doing your deepest healing on a sacred circle of women in the magical beauty of Big Sur, at the Esalen Institute.
A place committed to transformation and explanding human potential, it is renowned for its gardens, groudns and natural hot springs – all overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
It’s also home to our Healing the Pelvic Floor Workshop for Women on August 25 – September 1.
Come immerse yourself. And discover how your connection to the Earth strengthens your connection to yourself. Reclaim your power, sexuality and pleasure potential.
Our time together will culminate with a private women’s evening of nurturing in Esalen’s celebrated baths overlooking the ocean.
It’s a rare opportunity that only comes along once a year.
Immune System I
Filmed in Reston Virginia, October 15-19, 2004
This DVD series focuses on the anatomy and movement necessary for optimal immune system function. Emilie presents intrinsic movement sequences as they relate to the differing components of the immune system. Suzanne presents the anatomy and hands-on protocols. The combination of internally inspired Continuum movement and the non- invasive intentional touch of CranioSacral therapy create a powerful synergy. Amplifying and nurturing this rich complexity provides you with the opportunity for a biological leap in the healing process.
DVD format: 10 DVDs per set for 20 hours of instruction
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Do you rely on your gut instinct? Or trust the guidance of your heart?
Or seek wisdom from your bones? (An idea most people find bizarre until they discover how to activate it!)
Your body is extremely wise… with six unique (and often underutilized) wisdom centers.
This innate wisdom can guide you to take right action when you’re confused… settle you in times of overwhelm… and help you get clear and centered (and stay there!) even in the craziest of situations.
Yet, when you cut off your body’s innate knowing, you also block your most reliable resource for keeping yourself safe, calm, and grounded.
Your body doesn’t lie. The sensations you feel are spontaneous. They don’t stop to rationalize, judge, or censor — that’s your mind taking over, attempting to deal with stress, keep you safe, push away pain, or otherwise cope. And that is not sustainable, especially in the challenging times we live in.
So how can you harness your body’s wisdom so you can regroup, recenter… and respond in new ways to old and new stress?
This powerful, 60-minute mini-workshop with leading conscious awareness instructor Suzanne Scurlock will help you start to find your way back to this inner compass.
Whether you’re in an election season, the holiday season, or a season of change… there’s a greater potential for discord at the dinner table this time of year. Differing political views among your loved ones, friends and in the collective, can stress your body, mind, emotions, and relationships.
Suzanne’s Annual Workshop for Women Comes to the East Coast!
Suzanne’s Annual Workshop for Women
Comes to the East Coast!
Ready to Reclaim Your Power, Sexuality and Pleasure Potential?
You have a unique power of creativity in your reproductive system — not only to foster new life, but to bring fulfilling new projects into being.
Unfortunately that energy is often blocked by physical, emotional or spiritual trauma to the pelvic floor and the female organs.
In this course — for women only — you’ll take a safe and sacred journey to heal the pelvic floor, which often holds our deepest wounds, and our greatest wisdom.
And you’ll leave with a whole new sense of pleasure and empowerment in being a women.
It’s Your Power. Own It!
Did You Know? Skills to Energize Your Life is for everyone!
Full Body Presence: Skills to Energize Your Life (HFSEL) is a weekend workshop designed for a broad spectrum of people and professionals, including teachers, parents and other caregivers, business managers and leaders, and members of the lay public. It offers practical skills for maintaining healthy boundaries in one’s life, as well as tools for re-charging your system, enabling you to remain energized throughout the day, no matter what presents itself.
For healthcare professionals, HFSEL offers practical skills today that can be used in your practice immediately, enhancing your therapeutic presence and boosting client and patient outcomes. We couldn’t fit these handy tools in the four day Grounding & Healthy Boundaries, so we gave them a workshop all their own!