The Inner Power of Stillness is not just another book about therapeutic presence, mindfulness and meditation. It explores and highlights the next evolutionary step, leading us beyond the already well-researched teachings of these topics, by looking at the multidimensional scale of stillness from an entirely different point of view.
The focal point is the inner development by therapists, practitioners and teachers of the mainly dormant potential of stillness and the storage capacity of stillness-stimulus and imprints in our tissue/fascia, as well as their benefits, use and application in a treatment or teaching environment.
The Inner Power of Stillness endeavours to illuminate the lost value of stillness for the therapist and practitioner both as a person and as a professional. The authors anchor the possibility of this inner evolution of the power of stillness to the latest research into tissue and cell memory.
They introduce the concept of a potential new modality called ‘stillness-memory’, and build upon this new understanding a logical and practical framework in which science and philosophy truly inform each other.
This opens up access to a much larger scale of new ideas and possibilities which, providing the transformative teachings they embody are put into practice, carry the potential for practitioners to be the best person and the best professional they can be, without compromising their own overall health and wellbeing.
In-depth knowledge of how to arrive at this promising new modality, as well as how to apply it in everyday work and life, is at the heart of the book. It covers topics such as working from your inner power of stillness, the insightful self and, most importantly, the practitioner’s toolkit.
Some thought-provoking themes that might be of great value to therapists, teachers and practitioners who intend to dedicate some of their time to working for the greater good can be found at the end of the book, where consideration is given to a universal view of compassion and the solace that stillness can bring to people who are nearing the end of their life and final departure.
The book concludes with a philosophical note acknowledging the timeless nature of ancient wisdom, and the ever more important relevance and role of the philosopher in our modern world today.
The Inner Power of Stillness is a comprehensive guide for people working with people. It provides practical knowledge that will revolutionise the way practitioners help others:
- Working from a greater perspective, being aware of the whole as well as the parts, and responding to the cause and not only the effect.
- Working from an internal place of stillness.
- Innovative and practical exercises and techniques to dissolve friction/struggles in sustaining a state of authentic therapeutic presence, mindfulness and meditation.
- Simple exercises to help clients build long-term memory of stillness as a foundation for successful mindfulness and meditation practice.
- Includes Forewords from John Matthew Upledger, Lauren Walker and Charles Ridley
Margaret Anne GILL
John M. Upledger , CEO Upledger Institute International, Inc.
Contents Part I: The Lost Value of Stillness Stillness… Origins… Stillness is universal… How does stilling act on our physiology?
Part II: Science of Cell and Tissue Memory Let’s just be clear on what ‘science’ brings to the table… What do we mean by ‘tissue memory’?… Locating our memory (where did I put it?!)… The contenders for the memory role in the cells and tissues (and why this is so exciting)… But is it all biology?
Part III: The Insightful Self Stumbling blocks and obstacles… What we need to know… Perception… Getting to neutral… What to do next… Remembering to remember
Part IV: Working from the Insightful Self From the beginning: introduction and aims… Starting with ourselves: preparing to embody a greater awareness…Our breathing: where, when and how…Our neck, arms and hands… Our mouth, face and even our nose, ears and eyes… So that’s all about us: what next?… What’s the catch?
Part V: The Practitioner’s Toolkit Self-remembering… Using our proprioceptive sense… Work with mind and thought… Whenever, wherever and for whomever: simple tools with profound results
Part VI: Scope of Reach Things that might be useful to your clients and yourself… Universal view on compassion… Solace stillness: nearing the end of our life and final departure
Part VII: On a Philosophical Note ‘The whole book in a nutshell’ explained