It doesn’t matter what is causing our pain – Fibromyalgia, post-polio, sore muscles from gardening, playing a sport or some other physical problem, life can be a real challenge! Mine happens to be post-polio. The doctor said to me way back in 1959, “the problem with you polio patients is that you “over−do− it” and then in about 40 years you start having physical problems.” Yup, she was right, that’s what happened!
Polio patients have been labeled as Type A’s. I am a type “A” to the medical world, but in the alternative world where we have the 4 COORDINATION PATTERNS of THRUST, SHAPE, SWING, HANG, I am a THRUST.
Betsy Wetzig, a former professional dancer, discovered and researched these neuromuscular patterns which are the mind−body and/or movement−mind link. When THRUST is our dominant pattern, we push into every barrier with speed, directness and intensity.
Boy! Until Betsy told me, I never knew I could physically and mentally function as a Type A/ THRUST and do it in an easier and relaxed way.
No wonder my muscles got tight and hurt! After a spinal fusion, physical therapy got me strong and walking well, but I was in a lot of pain. I learned from Betsy that I had been doing the exercises incorrectly – tightening muscles to make them move, substituting stronger muscles for the weaker ones, and breathing incorrectly.
I finally learned how to exercise correctly. It is amazing how easy it is to move when we are aware of our body and know how to move it in an easy way.
Betsy could see where I held energy or tightened my body in order to move. She calls these over−rides! They can cause all kind of problems with the joints and muscles. Just looking at the words THRUST, SHAPE, SWING, HANG you can get the idea of how they relate to our movements, but they also determine how we think, learn, relate to others, and so much more! THEY ARE WHO WE ARE AT THE MOST BASIC LEVEL OF OUR EXISTANCE! It is all so fascinating! My daughter has two 3 year olds and working with Betsy has allowed her to understand them so that she can appreciate their differences instead of judging them and trying to change them.
With the COORDINATION PATTERN “BREAKTHRU” TRAINING, I was also able to understand the physical bad habits which were blocking my growth and the understanding of myself. Little by little my understanding of my true nature enabled me to become more in touch with who I really was and understand what my purpose in life really was – this was my mental “breakthrough.”
My purpose in working with Betsy was to eliminate pain in my body, but fortunately I got so much more. It really proves that the mind and body are one. Imagine, just doing easy, simple physical exercises with correct breathing can change your life on every level!
Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center is the result of the clarity and creativity of this “breakthru.” COORDINATION PATTERN TRAINING changed my life!