The repatterning philosophy integrates the arts and sciences into a
powerful technology for personal and social transformation.
A key aspect of this work is reconnection with the innate intelligence
of natural systems through our own sensory experience. As we become
gently aware of our habits and their connections to pain, tension and
innefficiency, we can begin to reestablish or 'reprogram' healthier
Because clients are empowered with 'take-home' tools to develop self-reliance
and trust in their own healing capacities, this work can also be understood
as a process of reeducation.
Many therapeutic systems such as bodywork, acupuncture, counseling, massage,
acupuncture, reiki, nutritional therapy, and mediation are wonderful ways
to loosen blockages and tension. However, if we are not concurrently working
to change the underlying habits which causes it, pain can become chronic.
Repatterning work empowers us to ensure that the changes we make are lasting,
and that we do not return to the "stuck" place. Repatterning
makes a wonderful complement to other health and community care regimens.
Using a multidisciplinary approach that is both playful and meditative,
repatterning work develops our imaginal capacity to rewire neurological
connections, creating new effortless patterns for stability, strength,
and flexibility. Such repatterning applies to our individual movement,
as well as to groups and larger social "movements."
WHAT CAN I EXPECT IN A REPATTERNING SESSION?
In a repatterning session, Nala will accompany you on an 'average day'
as you perform daily tasks--such as doing dishes, using a computer, gardening,
running errands, etc--reflecting to you when and where there is potential
to discharge tension and repattern habits towards greater efficiency.
The session begins and ends with integrative somatic and creativity exercises
to support the innate healing capacities of the mindbody system.
Working in small groups can be very powerful for repatterning, as each
member functions as another reflective surface for us to see ourselves.
A small forum for witnessing our stories is created through creative games
and exercises, meeting weekly or monthly in a movement studio according
to group desires. By working with others in our community, we acknowledge
the collective nature of our healing processes, affirmating that we are
not alone on our journey.
In group work, patterns are similarly diagnosed by observing group interactions
in their normal work environment and during creative games and exercises.
The group meets either in their workplace, or in a movement studio, as
desired by the group.
•creative facilitation and mediation services
•team-building through applied improvisation
•sustainability education and hands-on seminars
•ecosomatic earthwork and gardening coaching
•community building events
•playshops for adults and children
WHO BENEFITS FROM THIS WORK?:
Integrative ecosomatic repatterning is appropriate for anyone
seeking sustainable methods of self-care, a greater sense of flow, freedom
and ease, and improved 'range-of-motion' in personal, team, and community
People who feel they are hitting up against 'walls' in talk-therapies
or bodywork may benefit greatly from this integrative arts coaching style.
Similarly, those who have been stymied by highly-structured training
in the arts, in business, in academia may find that a wholisitic, "outside
the box" approach helps them to break through discomfort, creative
blockages, and inefficiency.
The focus upon developing clients' self-reliance and trust in their own
creative and healing resources helps to balance out over-reliance on technique
or other rigid strategies which are no longer functional.
Examples of private and semi-private clients:
Nala Walla coaches therapists, artists, farmers, landscapers, educators,
parents, builders, and just about anyone seeking to get in deeper touch
with their own creativity and optimal health.
Examples of group clients:
Nala Walla consults with schools and universities, business and corporate
groups, ecovillages and cohousing communities, families, sustainability
and permaculture education programs. Groups seeking a harmonious and creative
atmosphere for collaboration and learning can benefit greatly from this
integrative and participatory approach of repatterning work.
ABOUT NALA WALLA:
Nala Walla, MSc, FIMCA
Integrative Facilitation | Movement Repatterning | Creativity Coaching
Nala Walla is an integrator. She weaves a wholistic approach to personal
and social health through movement education, somatics, applied theater,
community facilitation, living systems design, and performance.
Nala did her undergraduate studies at Dartmouth College, and
her masters work at the University of Washington and Gaia
University. A believer in ongoing education, she continues her studies
in somatic movement therapy at Moving On Center, and the Center
For Kinesthetic Education.
Currently, Nala offers repatterning sessions, teaches an ecosomatic curriculum
at schools, universities and sustainability programs, and offers private
coaching and consulting sessions. She actively applies her ecosomatic
philosophies on her off-grid permaculture homestead on Marrowstone Island,
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Integrative Ecosomatic Repatterning is both a privilege and a responsibilty:
we are empowered with tools to expand our boundaries and create healthier
patterns at our own pace. The limits of this work lie only in our readiness