Dissection workshop with Gil Hedley
I’ve taken this class three times and it remains the most profound, illuminating and inspiring workshop I’ve ever taken on any subject. It is a workshop that relates to anything human- be it anatomy, health, movement, and spirituality. Each time I’ve taken this class I gain a new understanding of the body, what lives inside it and what it means to be human. Being witness to and participating in the dissection of a human form is to contact the parts- the layers- of ourselves that we don’t see everyday. We feel our hearts beat, but do we know what a heart really looks like? To me, the human heart doesn’t resemble anything like the classic heart shape we see around Valentine’s Day. Holding a dissected heart in my hand, appreciating its weight, examining the skin around this magnificent organ was a portal into my own heart center and for a brief, glorious moment in the cadaver lab, I experienced the vitality of my heart from its interior. I feel blessed to have connected with my heart in the way that I did and as a result, I became ambitious to experience similar intimate connections with other internal places in my body. Unfortunately, the connections have not been made so easily. Even after holding a human brain in my hands and running my fingers along the delicate spinal cord- I still couldn’t kinesthetically find my pineal gland. So, without being too attached to the outcome, I’ve set that intention for next class…
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“Every time I have had a session with Jessica Silver I felt like new person, taller, stronger, younger by 20 years…like a snake coming out from old skin! As a Cirque du Soleil performer with a lot physical demands on my body, Rolfing gives me huge benefits! I strongly recommend anyone to have it..”
Jessica has skilled hands and a keen eye. She works deeply and effectively bringing new life to the tissues of the body.
What I liked best about Jessica was her touch. She engaged with a true eye and a true heart, much like an archer drawing back her bow and releasing to the target. I felt her work was clear, focused, and skillful. I would recommend her work to anyone interested in this important healing art.
An avid tennis player, I am able to stretch more effectively since working with Jessica, which helps me feel more comfortable in my body no matter what activity I’m doing. Her warm manner and knowing hands helped unlock years of stress and I credit her work for helping me be freer and easier in my body.
For years I had chronic back pain that I thought was a result of working at a computer. After the 10 series with Jessica, I learned that pain is not something I have to live with. Her work not only resolved my back pain but lengthened my toes, helping me to feel more comfortable walking and moving in general.
I have tried many types of body work (physio, massage, shiatsu, chiropractic), and I have found Structural Integration to be the most effective. After 10 sessions, the effect had such a profound impact that after four years, I continue to come once a month, every month, as part of my commitment to maintaining the health of my spine. I find Jessica to be deeply committed to her work. The way she works reveals an immense care and concern that has made it easy to develop complete trust and to let g… Read more