THE NON-LINEAR MOVEMENT METHOD ONLINE

The Non-Linear Movement Method®

The Non-Linear Movement Method is a powerful somatic method developed by Michaela Boehm.

The method is facilitated on a mat or blanket. Participants dress similar to a yoga or dance class, in comfortable, non-restrictive clothing.

The method can be practiced at any age, fitness level and mobility. The movements are designed to be self regulating and can be done in any position, including laying down.

The Non-Linear Movement Method® is a powerful somatic method developed by Michaela Boehm.

The method is rooted in her extensive expertise in working with trauma, emotional closures, and physical contractions in her clients and students.

In recent years Steve James refined and clarified the method, added original material, and contributed significantly to formatting it for educational delivery.

Tara completed certification as a teacher of the method in December 2020.

The method is facilitated on a mat or blanket. Participants dress similar to a yoga or dance class, in comfortable, non-restrictive clothing.

The method can be practiced at any age, fitness level and mobility. The movements are designed to be self regulating and can be done in any position, including laying down.

What are the Benefits of The Non-Linear Movement Method?

  • Smooths out the nervous system

    The demands of modern life create stress and tension in the body and an overactive mind. The Non-Linear Movement Method encourages an identifying and unwinding of the patterns of contraction and through gentle, non-force movements relieves the bodily tension and underlying mental loops. The result is a systematic, self-guided unburdening of the nervous system.

  • Processes & identifies emotions

    As the body unwinds and the mind relaxes its pressured pace the emotions associated with these patterns become apparent and are being let go of. You can note recurring emotional loops for further processing and at the same time allow emotions to simply rise and release.

  • Awakens sexual energy & sensual sensation

    As tension, contraction and emotion are being released the body becomes sensitized and we are able to feel deeper. One of the marked results of this sensitization is an ability to feel increased pleasure and well being. Participants in the Non-Linear Movement Method report an increased ability to connect through their body, both with themselves and others.

  • Releases trauma patterns into flow

    One of the results of traumatic experience (fresh and old alike) is “freeze”, a state in which body, mind and emotions are stuck in a state of numbness. Often “freeze” is falsely perceived as a feeling of “calm/nothing”, which results in an inability to release the experience and ease the bodily patterns. The Non-Linear Movement Method facilitates a continued movement, which gently opens the freeze pattern and allows for recognition and release of the underlying bodily and emotional patterns.

  • Unites mind & body in intimacy with physical sensation

    Through continued engagement with the release of contraction and facilitation of emotional awareness the engrained patterns become apparent and less pronounced. Over time physical sensation can be engaged with and the acceptance and tolerance of all sensation increases. Intimacy with whatever is present is possible.

  • Creates high bodily responsiveness

    The Non-Linear Movement Method educates the body how to release and process contractions, stress and emotional tension. The body becomes highly attuned to all sensations and can note, react or release fluidly and without having to attend to traumatic or suppressed backlog.

  • Opens access to bodily wisdom

    By putting emphasis on movement and circumventing the analytical mind and loops of tense thinking the natural intelligence of our bodies is accessed. Through gentle guidance the mechanisms of “freeze” and refusal to feel are being loosened and bodily wisdom can create the necessary actions and releases.

What Does the Non-Linear Movement Method Have to do with Relationships?

Relational skills are grounded in resourceful responses to the sensory data we receive from our environments & other people.

That data is received through the body via your senses, and then interpreted by the mind. An individuals level of sensitisation, awareness, discernment, and responsiveness to their inner landscape directly informs their level of relational skill in;

  • managing stress
  • optimising wellness
  • experiencing pleasure
  • attunement to self & others
  • setting & maintaining boundaries,
  • making decisions
  • navigating conflict
  • emotional intelligence including self awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, & social skills.

What that means is that the more attuned you are to your inner landscape, the better you are able to become appropriately responsive in the moment to what is happening.

Michaela Boehm

The Non-Linear Movement Method® is a powerful somatic method developed by Michaela Boehm.

The method is rooted in her extensive expertise in working with trauma, emotional closures, and physical contractions in her clients and students.

In recent years Steve James refined and clarified the method, added original material, and contributed significantly to formatting it for educational delivery.

Tara completed certification as a teacher of the method in December 2020.

Practice Session Information

What Can I Expect from a Class?

Why Do You Teach The Non-Linear Movement Online?

The Non-Linear Movement Method can be taught in a group setting (like a yoga class), as well as in an online format.

I have chosen to teach my public classes only online for a number of reasons;

  • Online delivery means that people don't need to make additional time to travel, or for other logistics, they can simply practice from their home.
  • Online delivery increases accessibility and means that participants can modify their practice environment in any way that they desire to best meet their own needs. For example, participants can practice on the floor on their mat, in a chair, on a bed or couch, and with any of the pillows or other supports required for their physical needs.
  • The safety & familiarity of a home environment can be soothing for your nervous system, and allow participants to enter more deeply into their practice.

I also teach the Non-Linear Movement Method face-to-face for my relationship coaching clients within sessions.

If you would prefer to practice in a group environment, do get in touch with me and let me know your location and I will connect you with the closest certified teacher in your area.

How Accessible is This Class for Disabled, Chronically Ill, or Injured Participants?

The Non-Linear Movement Method is an infinitely scaleable practice.

There are no physical requirements for participation. This is a body-led practice which means that you get to choose your level of practice from moment to moment.

The only requirement is that you can hear my voice & instruction, as such this practice is not currently accessible for deaf participants.

As someone living with chronic fatigue & pain, I have found my personal practice to be deeply nourishing & rewarding.

Session Times

Online practice sessions are held weekly on Thursday mornings at 9am AEST - 10:15am AEST and in the evening at 7:30pm AEST - 8:45pm AEST.

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