I am a retired physical therapist for health reasons. I have an extensive amount of training in alternative bodywork and movement education. I was a certified Feldenkrais Practioner until I could not afford guild requirements. I aspire to returning to movement education part time. I also have been an outdoor enthusiast, going through NOLS at 16, backpacking out east for four summers, attaining a BS inForest Science, and an MA in Outdoor Recreation. I have studied martial arts since college: Shotokan Karate, Tai-Chi, Ba-gua and Hsing-I.
I have participated in a long series of groups and classes on the importance of honest and appropriate communication, the anatomy and function of good relationships, and the awareness of negative thought chains and how to counter them, as well as diverse other components to self care and human relations.
I have two grown children who do not live with me. They are my pride and joy!
I am excitable and will babble on certain subjects. I respond to requests to stop.:) I often need time to let my brain sort out thoughts, rationals, emotions and feelings about things. When I saw a new client in PT I would perform the eval and instruct the person in modalities and exercises,(textbook) , to give them immediate relief, telling them that real creative solutions would occur to me the next day or so. I do not like to be rushed and being rushed is myown perception not someone else's. I ama very empathetic being, compassionate to a fault and very accepting of another's view of reality.
You don't end up a PT and Feldenkrais practioner without a high sense of kinesthesia, ie. you enjoy touching others to bring relief,and also to make them happy. I crave the return of that touch and will not be happy in a relationship where it is not mutual.
The forester in me stands out in my hesitation to become involved in new activities. I need a nudge at times. One counselor nicknamed me peripheral Dave.