Jane Lewis is a facilitator who works with groups and individuals to help them uncover hidden resources and reinvigorate dreams tucked away on dusty shelves. She is also a skilled and deeply compassionate practitioner of Biodynamic Cranial Touch with a capacity to listen delicately to what is present, but not spoken.
Jane has been practicing and teaching craniosacral touch for over a decade in Taiwan and elsewhere around the world.
We are delighted that Jane will visit St. Louis May 22 through 29 and will offer her healing services at Yong Kang Clinic.
You will be in experienced, respectful hands. This is a rare opportunity to work with a master of art!
At Yong Kang Clinic Jane is offering:
- The Fortune Cookie Process, a 1.5 to 2 hour inquiry into a thorny problem
- Rewriting the Lease on Your Life, for those ready to engage the big (and seemingly impossible) dream or to bridge the chasm between where you are and where you wish to be
- Biodynamic Craniosacral Sessions
- Frame-Shifting Cranial Touch Workshop, Saturday May 25 (Taster event from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday May 23)
Read on for details. Or for specific questions email Jane.
To book some time with Jane, call the clinic at 314-821-9642.
There is no self we can construct that will survive a real conversation. -David Whyte
(1) Fortune cookie process
Let’s say you have a thorny question you are wrestling with, and it’s just not resolving by itself. What do you do? Most people find themselves at times stuck with a problem, not really able to do anything and thus stay stuck. But action is what unlocks everything. The burning question is what action?
What if you could just quickly pick up a fortune cookie with the answer inside? Well, it’s not quite that fast, but almost, and there’s lots of great learning as you arrive at your own decision for an action. With a fortune cookie session, people are surprised when a “question only process” opens up their thinking and moves them from stuck with no (or few) attractive ideas, to having a number of good ones to pick from. You’ll be guided through open questions to your own (frequently surprising) decision for an action you are ready to take. Once action starts, things seem to change, by themselves, and you are no longer stuck. This process is great for individuals who have an issue they seem to be constantly stumbling over, and great for groups working on a project as it builds natural teamwork.
The “work part” takes 1.5 hours, but count on 2 hours total with getting settled, and all.
US$150 (suitable for from 1 – 8 people)
When making an appointment, let us know how many people will be coming.
“Only when we admit that we have “no way” do we have any hope of finding one.”
(2) The “Re-write the Lease on Your Life” process
Ever wish you were another person — or yourself with another life? Maybe you feel split, with a part of you wanting to start a totally new project, and another part holding tightly to a lifeless status quo. Maybe you’ve just run out of juice and those things that feel attractive seem impossible.
It’s time for a new map of the territory … but how to redraw it? Bring on the re-write! This process is a deep, fast-moving exploration that taps into multiple intelligence processes. Transforms underlying contradictions into resources, clarifies strengths you already possess and unearths hidden resources to help you navigate the inevitable challenges and opportunities that accompany any journey of change.
At the end of this process you come away feeling things are profoundly different. You will have your own map of what’s there, and how to navigate it. This is about creating from the perspective of the future. And it has a profound effect on your outlook and definition of reality.
There are two stages to this process. In the “learn while planning loop” we go through five distinct and creative Q/A processes that result in a personalized map of the whole territory you are working with.
The second stage involves three follow-up sessions (the learn while doing loop). These sessions will be scheduled at approximately 1-month intervals. The time working together will be at least 10-15 hours over 3-4 months. Be prepared to be surprised by the motivation that just appears naturally for the future for which you have been waiting.
“Let the forces that created the body heal the body”
(3) Biodynamic cranial touch
This work, at a deep level, helps you re-familiarize with your natural state of health. That natural state that perhaps you dimly remember from another time, but over the years has become hidden or masked as a response to past or present emotional and physical injury or disharmony. There is no drug or treatment method outside of yourself that intimately knows your own unique blueprint for wellbeing. This gentle process reintroduces you to that restorative resource that is always waiting quietly inside each and every one of us.
This deeply rejuvenating work can be great at supporting deep lifestyle change of any type. The work is not intended primarily to be therapeutic or medical, although it does have medical and therapeutic effects, and sometimes is downright transformative.
Common issues people come with are -
- Any type of “mysterious” body condition whose source is unknown or is not responding in expected ways
- Repetitive emotional loops
- Anything feeling deep and stuck
- Long-term conditions where you are in an unsatisfying holding pattern
- Nervous disorders
- Long-term stress (it can have the effect of a deep vacation – and you can ask for a double session if it feels like this is what you need)
- Chronic tension of the neck and shoulders
“It has been my experience that presence is a more powerful catalyst for change than analysis and that we can know beyond doubt things we can never understand. My Grandfather’s Blessings by Rachel Remen”
What happens in a session?
You come in; meet Jane and orient a bit to what you are working on. You lie (fully clothed) on a comfortable massage table.
Once the session begins, there is minimal talk. It’s quiet, and there is very light touch applied in a way that allows your nervous system to go into a neutral mode and allow for a deep experience of Stillness. You may feel you are dreaming or floating. Or you may feel muscle, breath, or energetic shifts and releases. Some shifts are subtle and barely noticeable, some are like bubbles popping from somewhere inside. Most people come out of a session with an unusually quiet sense of wellbeing.
Cranial touch sessions are US$120 for 1-1.5 hours of work together (count on 2 hours of your time as you may want to linger in the clinic for spell after your session)
Although not necessary, it is effective to book three sessions to encourage the body as it releases orientation to old patterns. (3 sessions, USD$300)
(4) Frame-Shifting Cranial Touch
This is a very short focused intervention that can be delivered in as little as three minutes, but having 8-10 minutes brings more profound results.
Through very light and caring touch (to the head and upper chest) all types of pain and discomfort, either physical or mental can be reduced and sometimes completely “dissolved.”
Who can learn and use FSCT?
Massage therapists and other body workers, nurses, parents, aunts, uncles, therapists, hospice workers, acupuncturists, or chiropractors. Really, anyone who works with people and is able to lay your hands on them will benefit from knowing how to apply this profoundly quieting and effective technique.
Thursday evening May 23rd at 7-8pm we will be offering a free “taster” at the clinic. Come and try it out, or watch and see how you can learn to do it. (Please RSVP)
Saturday May 25 from 9:30-4:30 Jane will be offering an FSCT class at Yong Kang clinic.
In the workshop, you will learn two levels of FSCT that you can use for other people and yourself. You will not only learn a skill to help your clients, family or friends, but also reduce or release your own pain or discomfort as well.
The tuition is $97, and there is space for up to 12 people.
Jane is also available for doing these sessions at the clinic, the cost $20.
Life offers its wisdom generously. Everything teaches. Not everyone learns. Life asks of us the same thing we have been asked in every class: “Stay awake.” “Pay attention.” But paying attention is no simple matter. It requires us not to be distracted by expectations, past experiences, labels and masks. It asks that we not jump to conclusions and remain open to surprise.
My Grandfather’s Blessings by Rachel Remen