These case studies present successes my clients have experienced in relieving their chronic pain and getting their lives back.
Case Study: Lynn Cosmos
“The best thing about working with Hope is the ease and comfort I feel, the trust. She listens to my issue and addresses it in a way that makes sense to me.”
Lynn was on her way home to Yakima when she was hit from behind at high speed on the I-5 north of Tacoma. About an hour later, she had a very bizarre neurological response that may have been a stroke. She came to me for a couple of sessions about a month later:
“Thank-you for the profound sessions. I am sleeping better than I have since the crash. Something in my nervous system has settled down. I feel that your hands and your presence facilitated a deep inner exploration and self-healing.”
About our work, she says:
I think it’s hard when you don’t know what Feldenkrais is because you don’t know what the value would be. It’s like trying to explain walking to someone who’s never walked. I think you just have to experience it.
I can come to Hope with anything. She listens to my issue and addresses it in a way that makes sense to me. When I receive a session from her I feel really relaxed. Actually, it’s more than relaxation, it is a very healing space where I can feel my body’s natural healing powers operating.
I would absolutely recommend working with Hope. She has a lot of experience and skill. She listens to who you are and what your issues are and she has many skills that really help.
Case Study: Russ Russell
“Hope could pinpoint specific things my body was doing while moving that were causing issues in other areas.”
Russ says: “I think the average person might be reluctant to try the Feldenkrais Method because they have not heard about it, but it was fascinating to learn how the movement of one part of your body can impact movement of other parts.
You kind of take it for granted that everything is working, but with Hope’s help my body has learned to move more efficiently and doesn’t work against itself.
Hope is an excellent teacher. She has a soothing and relaxing presence, which always puts me in the right mindset for our lessons. I feel so relaxed and refreshed after our sessions.
My posture is better, I feel less stressed, and my back feels better.
I’ve been treating my body pain symptoms for years, but never addressed the underlying cause of the problems. My body and nervous system have learned a better way to move and I think many people could enjoy the same result as I.
I wish I would have known about Feldenkrais and Hope a long time ago!”
Case Study: Suzy Smith
“My body no longer feels like it is at war with itself, but at peace.”
Suzy said: “I’m 35 years old, but I feel like I’m 55. I lug myself through each day and I feel exhausted all the time. My feet feel like they have no relationship with the ground.”
Her doctors had found nothing to explain her chronic back, hip, leg and foot pain, nor her gastro-intestinal difficulties.
We worked together twice a week for several months, using gentle hands-on and mindfulness techniques to build her body-awareness and trust. She reported immediate improvements in her pain levels, as well as unexpected bladder control.
Her comfort and energy steadily increased, along with her general engagement with life. As we ended our work together she was planning her wedding…