Entries by Kathy Kerber

Adding Biofeedback Training to Hanna Somatics

I have completed a 5-day biofeedback training course held by Stens Corp. It was an exciting learning experience! I was very motivated to take this training, as I’ve found that some clients have difficulty with the releasing phase of their somatic movements. Almost everyone is really good at contracting muscles, but for some, the release part […]

Do Somatic Movements Make You Happy?

I’m going to reference a study from Dec of 2005 that I recently ran across. The study involved people with chronic depression and looked at the effect of vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy conducted over a 3-month timeframe (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16005439?report=abstract&format=text). VNS involves “applying mild pulses of electrical energy to the brain via the vagus nerve. These […]

Research Project Involving Equestrian Jumping for 2016

In April, I take my second out of three modules of Equine Hanna Somatics training. I’m so blessed to have the opportunity to learn this amazing technique and also to have the ability to share it with horses and their owners. This spring is very exciting for me, as I will now be able to offer […]

Rethinking “thinking” for the New Year

I listened to a podcast recently that really captured my attention. In it, Tim Ferriss, noted bio/work/life hacker interviewed Eric Weinstein, a mathematician and economist. Right off the bat, Eric said, “The world is meant to be jail broken.” I don’t think he was talking about opening all prisons, but rather freeing us from mundane thinking because […]

Christmas treats for your horse!

I know how much my Equine Hanna Somatics clients (aka, horses) love their owners to offer them treats! For those of you looking for something to “make” for your horse, like a Christmas cookie-type snack, I went online looking for some ideas. This site looks interesting and the treats don’t look unhealthy to me (though I’m […]

Is This Tiger Really Stretching?

Every morning when my dog gets up he does this same pose that the tiger is doing here. But is it really a stretch? If you think about it, stretching is when you reach for something, going beyond the normal range of motion you do in normal everyday activities. Merriam-Webster defines the word stretch in […]