Edward Barrera

Hanna Somatic Educator, Holistic Health Advisor, Trainer, Author

Love to walk the dogs, ski the beautiful Pacific Northwest and elsewhere.

Bremerton, WA

Recent Reviews

5.0 of 5 (3)
Many thanks your excellent classes which get me and keep me out of pain and trouble.
I was telling my counselor about you and how one session yesterday morning brought my nervous system down to such a peaceful and calm state afterwards that it was almost unbelievable for the few moments of experience.
It’s getting close to one year since I began working with you and a lot has happened. I have not needed a steroid shot for the pinched nerve in my neck for more than a year. This is a lot better than getting a couple of shots a year to maintain functioning. My dancing has greatly improved. The integration of my movements from Somatics has led to a higher order of functioning in my improvisational dance. There is a seamless flow to my movements, with a greater variety.

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Bremerton
851 6th St, 120, Bremerton WA 98337, United States
Mon: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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About me

My journey into wellness began as a result of years of struggling with chronic pain in my 20's and 30's where I eventually earned the diagnosis of fibromyalgia.

Body-wide pain for short.

That decade and a half journey led me to see and experience scores of alternative health and medical options while working in the motion picture business, primarily as a Teamster coordinating the circus of vehicles both on and off the set.

It was a fun (though a painful) time of working with the likes of Tom Cruise, Chuck Norris, Jeff Bridges, etc. and directors like Oliver Stone.

But something had to give because the pains were too much.

Eventually I worked it out with special self-corrective exercises, a good diet and beliefs.

One day during my recovery process which lasted 8 months, I felt balance for the first time in my adult life.

This life-changing moment (which happened about the 3 month mark) gave me the thought, if I could learn this and teach others "not to take long road" like I did, then surely this is the path to help others.

This allowed me to return to activities such as skiing and soccer - pain-free!

So I started with Reiki, Muscle Balance & Function Development, Resistance Training Specialist.

Then life intervened as a knee meniscus was torn playing soccer and opted not to have surgery since I took the 3 year training in Hanna Somatic Education (HSE) and was able to play soccer comfortably once again.

Eventually becoming a State and National Champion as a senior athlete.

This journey and the incredible natural ability of what healthy vertebrate animals do to remain agile, take out tension, stress and leave stiffness behind and feel comfortable throughout the entire body.

Led me to write my first book, Move Like an Animal: Feel Comfortable, Be Flexible, Move Well for Life in 3 Simple Steps.

An Amazon bestseller in Aging & Pain Management.

Along the way I taught hundreds of live movement classes to some thousand people. It had dawned on me to record them (well that took awhile for me to realize it).

This is now the basis of my comprehensive online programs, online monthly classes and online individual movement classes designed to offer help where ever you have a connection.

So whether you live nearby and choose to do some hands-on bodywork/movement coaching, come to a workshop or you don't to make a 20 mile drive.

We also offer webcam sessions too.

Move Well,

Ed


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Questions & Answers

Edward Barrera Answers
Yeah - that sitting thing can be a killer. Good news is - with a little inwards attention & movement, you should be able to relieve it. One simple thing to do is to have a timer go off at least every 20 or 25 minutes. Then stand up. Ideally, if you can walk around for a minute or more - that will help offset all the "training" of muscles to keep them in the positions you do. As Dr. Paul suggested, changing your sitting position can help - even if it's a subtle shift of moving one foot forwards as part of a change. To help keep a spine supple - here's a move you can do at home and then do the same thing while seated once you get the hang of it: http://gravitywerks.com/simple-differentiation/. Also here are 7 Tips to Get You Out of Back Pain http://gravitywerks.com/7-tips-to-get-you-out-of-back-pain/
Edward Barrera Answers
Movement is key. When it comes to pain, somatics exercises are excellent since they target the brain to reset tension levels and produce pleasurable feelings. Here are 7 helpful tips to help get us out of back pain - http://gravitywerks.com/7-tips-to-get-you-out-of-back-pain/

Edward Barrera Reviews

5.0 of 5 (3)
Many thanks your excellent classes which get me and keep me out of pain and trouble.
I was telling my counselor about you and how one session yesterday morning brought my nervous system down to such a peaceful and calm state afterwards that it was almost unbelievable for the few moments of experience.
It’s getting close to one year since I began working with you and a lot has happened. I have not needed a steroid shot for the pinched nerve in my neck for more than a year. This is a lot better than getting a couple of shots a year to maintain functioning. My dancing has greatly improved. The integration of my movements from Somatics has led to a higher order of functioning in my improvisational dance. There is a seamless flow to my movements, with a greater variety.





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