Circles of Healing

Table of Contents

SECTION ONE– Caring for Mothers and Infants. 10

Chapter 1:  Early Motherhood, From Pregnancy to Childbirth. 12

Chapter 2:  Infants and Massage. 42

Vulnerable Babies in the NICU (Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit)……… 58

Husbands, Fathers, Partners and the Extended Family………………. 66

Teen Touch. 68

Chapter 3:  Partner Massage and Stretching. 71

SECTION TWO:  Acquired Chronic Conditions:  Easing the Burden of Severe Illness and Trauma  95

My Father – The Old Bryn and the New Bryn. 96

Chapter 4:  Healing the Wounded: Working with Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome  102

Concussion. 111

Veterans of All Wars Also Need Hands-On Therapy to Help Heal their Wounds. 122

Chapter 5:  Massage, Yoga and Breathing for People with Cancer. 128

Chapter 6:  The Challenge of Addiction. 156

Class Routine:  Self-Massage, Partner Stretches, Exercises for Flexibility, Mobility, Balancing and Fun  158

Suggestions for an Outdoor Class. 184

Breathing and Visualization Exercises. 196

Chapter 7:  How We Can Help Stroke Victims. 201

Chapter 7A:  Hands On with Parkinson’s Disease:  Causes and case studies. 207

SECTION THREE: BODYWORK FOR SPECIAL PEOPLE. 213

CHAPTER 8:  WORKING WITH DISABLED INDIVIDUALS . 214

GENERAL PRINCIPLES ..214

Chapter 9:  Working with Challenged Individuals in an Institutional Setting. 222

Uncrossing Wires. 223

Poses that Ease the Students into the Movement Phase of Class. 225

Yoga Props. 236

Balancing Techniques for Self- Care. 240

Movements and Yoga Poses For Staff Working with Disabled Clients and Others: 241

Chapter 10:  Working One on One With Disabled Clients. 291

Section Four – Midlife and beyond. 313

Chapter 11:  Helping Women in Transition – Midlife Musings. 314

Bodywork for the Midlife Woman. 318

Aromatherapy. 328

Bodywork for the Endocrine System.. 329

Chakra Chart 332

Reflexology Chart 345

Chakra Yoga

What your Clients can do for Themselves:  Wisdom from Women Who Have Been Through It 346

Remember to Dance! 353

Chapter 12:  Aging with Grace at any Age. 366

Working and Living with Elders. 366

Massage and Healing Touch for Seniors. 367

Background – The Founding of Polarity Therapy by Dr. Randolph Stone. 429

The Squat 430

Working with Tourette’s & Torticollis. 432

Chapter 14:  Providing Love and Comfort to the Dying. 437

SECTION FIVE – Animal Massage for the Four-leggeds, Two leggeds and No leggeds. 449

SECTION SIX – SELF CARE, TAKING CARE OF THE CAREGIVER479

APPENDIX. 503

Yoga for Specific Conditions

Poses and Holds, Chapter by Chapter 503

Where to Find the Yoga Poses and Exercises in the Book. 516

Forms for Use in Your Professional Practice. 517

Assessing your Inner Motivations as a Practitioner 529

Developing your Awareness through Practice and Attention. 531

Resources for the Practitioner 532

Schools and Systems of Bodywork. 536

Bodywork and Holistic Organizations. 537

Bodywork and Holistic Publications. 538

Resources for Specific Chapters and Clients. 538