About Alex

Bodywork

  • Certified Practitioner of Integral Bodywork® Structural Integration from Everett Ogawa in Chicago
  • Certified Practitioner of Zen Bodytherapy® Structural Integration from Audrey Nakamura in Honolulu
  • Trained in the John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release Approach® with John Barnes and others
  • Trained in Visceral Manipulation with the Barral Institute
  • Graduate of the East West Healing Arts Institute in Madison, WI – 800 hour degree program focused on eastern and western integrated approaches to therapeutic bodywork

Nervous System/Trauma Therapy

  • Global Certified Provider of TRE® Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises
  • TRE® Certification Trainer redbeardTRE.com
  • Received his SEP certificate following the 3-year Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner Training developed by Dr. Peter Levine
  • Trained in NARM NeuroAffective Relational Model for developmental trauma with Larry Heller and others
  • Certified as a Safe and Sound Protocol® Provider - a polyvagally-informed listening intervention

Movement/Somatic Education

  • Completed over 300 hours of the Feldenkrais Training Academy in Seattle, WA with Jeff Haller and others
  • Enrolled in the Kelowna Feldenkrais Training with Julie Peck and others

Coaching

  • Completed the Presence-Based® Coaching curriculum with Doug Silsbee and others
  • Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coaching Federation (ICF)

Energy Medicine

  • Certified in Zero Balancing®, completing a mentorship program with David Laden
  • Completed a 2 year training in Soul Awareness Healing™ energy medicine with Paul Ditscheitt

Zen

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in East Asian Philosophy from the University of Hawaii

services offered

Zero Balancing®

Zero Balancing focuses primarily on key joints of our skeleton that conduct and balance forces of gravity, posture and movement.

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Safe & Sound Protocol®

The Safe and Sound Protocol, or SSP, is a non-invasive application of Polyvagal Theory involving listening to specially filtered music. Based on decades of research and developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, the SSP stimulates the middle ear muscles in a unique way that helps re-regulate the Social Engagement nervous system via a complex of cranial nerves that help regulate our state of autonomic arousal. The SSP has proven results with emotional regulation, behavioral organization, and hearing sensitivity and listening.

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TRE® Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises

TRE® is a simple technique that uses exercises to release stress or tension from the body that accumulate from every day circumstances of life, from difficult situations, immediate or prolonged stressful situations, or traumatic life experiences (i.e., natural disasters, high stress, social or domestic violence).

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Somatic Experiencing®

Somatic Experiencing® (SE) is a neurobiological approach for resolving trauma symptoms and relieving chronic stress. It is a talk and touch-based approach that aims at noticing and tracking body sensations and the rhythms of nervous system activation.

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Myofascial Release

The hallmark of Myofascial Release is using the applied pressure or stretching over time (3-5 minutes or longer) to get maximal release in the fascial connective tissue.

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Rolfing/Structural Integration

Structural Integration (often called Rolfing) aims to balance and align the body’s structure within the field of gravity.

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