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Intelligent Surrender: release Doership

With releasing "Doership" - a separated but also necessary phase of self-development - comes a state of being simultaneously and spontaneously inner-directed and outer-connected.  True "letting go" requires active self-inquiry, active listening, and alignment where natural movement, flow, and coherence move you into effortless action.  

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How the Body Informs the Brain – True Action

Gloria Gonzalez is CCO/Founder of Eight Elements West, an Institute for Somatic Education and Integrative Wellness dedicated to elevating the human experience through Movement, Nutrition, and Medicine.  For nutrition/somatic therapies:  Somatic Experiencing, and  Visceral Manipulation & Craniosacral Therapy

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How the Current of Deep Time Carries You

Gloria Gonzalez is CCO/Founder of Eight Elements West, an Institute for Somatic Education and Integrative Wellness dedicated to elevating the human experience through Movement, Nutrition, and Medicine.  For nutrition/somatic therapies:  Somatic Experiencing, Organic Intelligence, and  Visceral Manipulation & Craniosacral Therapy

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Reading List Resources

Reading List Resources

Neuroscience and Somatics In an Unspoken Voice, Peter Levine Waking the Tiger, Peter Levine   Psychological and Energetic Healing Drama of the Gifted Child, Alice Miller Getting Our Bodies Back, Christine Caldwell Homecoming, John Bradshaw Life Changes, with the energies of the chakras, Ambika Wauters The Magic of Conflict, Thomas Crum Movement and Somatics Bodywise, Joseph Heller Emotional Anatomy,…

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Coherence and Deep Time

Gloria Gonzalez is CCO/Founder of Eight Elements West, an Institute for Somatic Education and Integrative Wellness dedicated to elevating the human experience through Movement, Nutrition, and Medicine.  For nutrition/somatic therapies:  Somatic Experiencing, Organic Intelligence, and  Visceral Manipulation & Craniosacral Therapy

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Somatic Glossary For Nia & Yoga

Somatic Glossary for Nia & Yoga

Body Literacy 
translating the language spoken by the body, sensation, into vocabulary and dialogue. 5-Stages: embryonic, creeping, crawling, squatting to walking.  The foundational development of the nervous system in movement, emotion, security and physical well-being 52 Moves:  Lower Body, Core, Upper Body Nia moves that lend somatic completion for the body/mind;  also for ease of learning…

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Super Quick Classic Curry

Super Quick Classic Curry

Healing Curry Spices  Spices, like those in curry powder, have the power to heal your digestion, especially when consumed on a daily basis.  Here are few benefits of the healing spices in curry: Coriander - Soothes upset stomach, aids digestion Cumin - Aids indigestion, diarrhea, flatulence Fennel - Reduces indigestion and flatulence Turmeric - Reduces inflammation, aids digestion, anti-infection, anti-oxidant, simulates bile…

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Crazy Blueberry Monster Smoothie

Crazy Blueberry Monster Smoothie

Just gotta have your smoothie in winter?  While cold foods are generally not advised for winter, deprivation is even worse.  We want you to have your smoothie, and drink it too. The oils in the avocado provide warmth for your body and nerves.   Spinach contains abundant flavonoids that act as antioxidants to keep cholesterol from…

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is dysregulation of intestinal function.  Those with IBS experience loose stools, diarrhea, constipation, or alternation of irregular elimination, as well as cramping, abdominal pain, gas, and bloating. The incomplete digestion of food and emotions is triggered by stress.  Human beings are processors of energy. Neural circuits in the brain, body, and heart together process…

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Wall Slide Shoulder Posture Check

Welcome to Eight Elements West  I'm here with Gloria Gonzalez owner of the Eight Elements West facility here in La Jolla.  We are going to do a shoulder posture check here with Gloria against the wall.  We are going to have her stand up tall, pin the hands back against the wall and then bring…

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TCM Fall Herbal Tea Cough Remedy

Fall The season of Lung & Large Intestine Fall is a time of change on both in our bodies and our climate and environment. The air temperature has changed and the sun has made its shift into the coolness of fall and winter.  When the air temperatures changes our lungs and respiratory system feel a…

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