My teenage years were very unstable, both emotionally and physically. My dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and his fear of falling was a constant worry in our family. Uneven ground seemed to rise up to meet him and his internal balancing mechanism was too slow to respond. Partly as a response to his condition I took martial arts lessons. In Judo, before you can defend or attack, you have to learn how to fall. Later, as an adult when I was studying the Feldenkrais Method, we had to learn how to fall before learning how to stand on our heads.
Life is full of bumps in the road. Learning to fall with a sense of artful grace creates enormous confidence in the face of uneven emotional ground and fractured times. It is completely possible to take disappointments in stride, to learn to fall and get back up again. I offer you my experience, my training, and my eagerness to help you get back on track.