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In the online Level One & Level Two Courses, you’ll learn how to use groundbreaking Clinical Somatics exercises to alleviate common musculoskeletal conditions, improve your posture and movement, and prevent recurring pain and injuries. By the end of the courses you’ll be self-sufficient, able to prevent and relieve your own pain by doing the exercises you feel that you need each day.

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Clinical Somatics exercises are slow, gentle, and therapeutic. The exercises are appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. In the two-month online Level One Course, you’ll learn Thomas Hanna’s Clinical Somatics exercises one by one through video demonstrations, audio classes, and written explanations. The Level One & Two Courses are designed to give you a learning experience similar to working with a private instructor. You’ll spend several days focusing on each exercise before moving on to the next one. This focused time gives you the opportunity to become completely comfortable with the exercises and the effects that each one has on your body. The pace of the course is set, so you cannot skip ahead, but you can feel free to move more slowly through the course if you want to. You have lifetime access to the course.

Periodically, you will do audio Daily Practice Classes that combine the exercises into sequences. At the end of the course, you’ll receive a comprehensive audio Daily Practice Class that includes all of the exercises. You can download and save all of these audio classes forever. Throughout the course, you’ll receive a daily email letting you know that there is a new exercise to learn, a new class to use, or suggesting what to practice that day. Ultimately, you will have learned the exercises well enough that you are able to assess yourself and do what you need on a daily basis to prevent and relieve your pain and continue to improve your posture and movement.

Level One focuses on releasing muscle tension in the core of your body: your back, waist, abdomen, shoulders and hips. The core of your body is where your posture and movement patterns begin; it is your foundation. It is very important to address problems and imbalances in your core before moving outward to your extremities.

In the two-month online Level One Course, you’ll learn how to:

  • Use Thomas Hanna’s technique of pandiculation to release chronic muscle tension, relieve chronic pain, and retrain your muscle memory

  • Alleviate back pain, disc problems, joint pain, kyphosis, lordosis, scoliosis, sciatica, iliopsoas syndrome, osteoarthritis, uneven leg length, and more

  • Learn exercises that release the lower back, hips, abdominals, obliques, shoulders, iliopsoas muscle, and more

  • Improve posture, mobility, balance, body awareness, and muscular control

  • Prevent recurring injuries and degeneration

  • Improve athletic performance and speed recovery time

  • Reduce stress and anxiety, and improve sleep and breathing

  • Develop a daily practice that addresses your individual needs

One-time cost of Level One Course: $45.

Or four interest-free installments of $11.25 with Learn Somatics Exercises (3)

Register for Level One Course

*Save $25 by registering for Level One & Two at the same time.
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Clinical Somatics exercises are slow, gentle, and therapeutic. The exercises are appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. In the two-month online Level One Course, you’ll learn Thomas Hanna’s Clinical Somatics exercises one by one though video demonstrations, audio classes, and written explanations. The Level One & Two Courses are designed to give you a learning experience similar to working with a private instructor. You’ll spend several days focusing on each exercise before moving on to the next one. This focused time gives you the opportunity to become completely comfortable with the exercises and the effects that each one has on your body. The pace of the course is set, so you cannot skip ahead, but you can feel free to move more slowly through the course if you want to. You have lifetime access to the course.

Periodically, you will do audio Daily Practice Classes that combine the exercises into sequences. At the end of the course, you’ll receive a comprehensive audio Daily Practice Class that includes all of the exercises. You can download and save all of these audio classes forever. Throughout the course, you’ll receive a daily email letting you know that there is a new exercise to learn, a new class to use, or suggesting what to practice that day. Ultimately, you will have learned the exercises well enough that you are able to assess yourself and do what you need on a daily basis to prevent and relieve your pain and continue to improve your posture and movement.

Level One focuses on releasing muscle tension in the core of your body: your back, waist, abdomen, shoulders and hips. The core of your body is where your posture and movement patterns begin; it is your foundation. It is very important to address problems and imbalances in your core before moving outward to your extremities.

In the two-month online Level One Course, you’ll learn how to:

  • Use Thomas Hanna’s technique of pandiculation to release chronic muscle tension, relieve chronic pain, and retrain your muscle memory

  • Alleviate back pain, disc problems, joint pain, kyphosis, lordosis, scoliosis, sciatica, iliopsoas syndrome, osteoarthritis, uneven leg length, and more

  • Learn exercises that release the lower back, hips, abdominals, obliques, shoulders, iliopsoas muscle, and more

  • Improve posture, mobility, balance, body awareness, and muscular control

  • Prevent recurring injuries and degeneration

  • Improve athletic performance and speed recovery time

  • Reduce stress and anxiety, and improve sleep and breathing

  • Develop a daily practice that addresses your individual needs

One-time cost of Level One Course: $45.

Or four interest-free installments of $11.25 with Learn Somatics Exercises (4)

Register for Level One Course

*Save $25 by registering for Level One & Two at the same time. Scroll down for more info!

Give a gift certificate

Save $25 by registering for Level One & Two at the same time!

When you register for the Level One & Two Combo, your Level Two Course (scroll down for course description) starts automatically when you complete Level One. You have lifetime access to the courses, and you can move through the courses as slowly as you want to.

Normally $120 Now just $95!

Or four interest-free installments of $23.75 with Learn Somatics Exercises (5)

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“I spent a year lost in the dysfunctional Kaiser system…a blur of doctors, MRIs, spinal epidurals, physical therapy, painkillers, ice, heat, and TENS, and nothing helped. It seemed as if I was headed for multi-level fusion surgery. I was absolutely at the end of my rope when someone posted a link to Clinical Somatics in a Facebook back pain support group. In 5 minutes I had enrolled and was doing the first day’s practice. That night I noticed I could reach things on the tables on both sides of my bed. Over the next few weeks all the pain, which I had been spending most of my life trying to manage, went away. I have gotten my life back, the life I thought was gone for good. Incredible bang for the buck for my $45!”

Kathie Friedley

Well, of course, the first thing I love about Clinical Somatics is that it works! And the thing I like about both the Level One and Level Two classes of Clinical Somatics is Sarah! She is truly the perfect teacher–she knows her subject, imparts it with love, precision and patience and is always encouraging. Thank you, Sarah!”

Myrna Schlegel

I just wanted to express my gratitude for giving me my life back! After suffering from sciatic pain caused by a chronically tight iliopsoas muscle and uneven hips for almost a year, I have finally gotten relief. After about two to three weeks into the program, I started noticing a reduction in pain, and it just continued to decrease from there. I’ve spent thousands of dollars seeing chiropractors and multiple physical therapists, none of which were able to figure out my problem, let alone help me recover. Your program is truly remarkable and the results I got from such simple movements still astonishes me.”

Brian Beaumont

Somatics has brought back my quality of life. I have a spinal condition called spondylolisthesis with pars fracture (Grade II). What it entails for me: back pain, sciatica, protrusion of vertebrae, etc. I have been using the daily Somatics exercises consistently for the past two months. I can say without hesitation these exercises work. All the benefits as described here online and in my readings have been enlightening. Moreover, living without the pain and discomfort is life altering.

Bill McKinney

“I have been practicing the Level One Course since August. I started this journey with major psoas issues (iliopsoas syndrome) and pain in my lower back, hips, and SI joints due to arthritis, bone spurs, and slipped disks in L3 and L4. After a few days the pain began to subside, my posture was better, and I could walk for longer distances. At this time I live relatively pain free. For three years I lived with high levels of pain and could not walk longer than a few blocks. This practice is amazing!

Kevin Falcone

Somatics has totally transformed my life. It started with back and anxiety problems. After my first class I didn’t want to move. I felt totally at ease and peace. I wasn’t anxious and my back pain was almost nonexistent. After a couple weeks of classes my back pain had subsided. After that I started doing the Level One and Level Two courses here and my body and mind has never felt better. I practice every single day. It has helped not only my back pain but has completely calmed my nervous system.

Brittany M.

The three-month online Level Two Course is structured in a very similar way to the Level One Course, but it moves a little faster, with twice as many exercises as the Level One Course. And while the Level One Course is focused on working with the core of the body, Level Two moves outward to the extremities. You’ll work with the neck, shoulders, face & jaw, hips, legs, and feet.

The Level Two Course also includes four proprioceptive exercises. The word proprioception means “how you sense your body in space.” As a result of adapting to habitual muscular patterns, many people have an altered, inaccurate sense of their posture. Their proprioception has gradually adapted over time, giving them the sense that they are standing straight up and down even though their spine is curved to some degree forward, backward, or to one side. The proprioceptive exercises help you to retrain your proprioception so that you can improve your posture and have an accurate sense of how you’re sitting and standing.

Throughout the course, you can download and save all of the audio Daily Practice Classes. You have lifetime access to the course.

The Level One Course and Level Two Course together contain all of the Clinical Somatics exercises that are included in all of the audio class downloads that I offer.

*Please note: Before enrolling in the Level Two Course, you must complete the Level One Course.

In the online Level Two Course, you’ll learn exercises that relieve:

  • Tension and pain in the hips, leg muscles, feet, neck, shoulders, face, and jaw

  • Forward head posture

  • Frozen shoulder

  • Leg spasms & cramps

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Sciatica & piriformis syndrome

  • Scoliosis

  • Temporomandibular joint disorders

  • Thoracic outlet syndrome

  • Uneven leg length

One-time cost of Level Two Course: $75.

Or four interest-free installments of $18.75 with Learn Somatics Exercises (6)

Register for Level Two Course

How to Retrain Your Nervous System, Heal Your Body, and Overcome Chronic Pain

by Sarah Warren, CCSE, RSME

If you want to get out of pain for good, The Pain Relief Secret is a must-read. The book explains how Clinical Somatics retrains the nervous system, gives valuable insight into how you developed your unique patterns of tension and pain, and makes you aware of what you’re doing in your daily life that could be prolonging or worsening your tension and pain.

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Learn the exercises one by one

Fully understand each exercise with video demonstrations, audio classes, and simple written explanations

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Gradually incorporate the exercises into your daily routine

Practice the gentle, relaxing exercises for just 15-30 minutes per day

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Feel the benefits of each exercise

Feel how each exercise affects your muscle tension, pain levels, posture, mobility, and muscular control

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Relieve your pain and become self-sufficient

Learn how to relieve and prevent recurring pain and injuries by taking care of yourself on a daily basis

Don’t be content to let your physical well-being, posture, movement, and athletic performance decline as you get older. You can relieve your own pain and prevent recurring injuries and degeneration with just 15-30 minutes a day of gentle, relaxing Clinical Somatics exercises. Start learning today!

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Insights, advice, suggestions, feedback and comments from experts

As an enthusiast and expert in movement therapy and somatic practices, I have been extensively involved in the field for many years. I have completed various certifications, workshops, and training programs related to Clinical Somatics, and have also worked with individuals to help them alleviate musculoskeletal conditions, improve posture and movement, and prevent recurring pain and injuries through the application of Clinical Somatics exercises.

Clinical Somatics Overview

Clinical Somatics is a therapeutic system that focuses on alleviating musculoskeletal conditions, improving posture and movement, and preventing recurring pain and injuries through the application of slow, gentle, and therapeutic exercises. These exercises are designed to be appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. The system is based on the work of Thomas Hanna and incorporates the technique of pandiculation to release chronic muscle tension, relieve pain, and retrain muscle memory.

The Clinical Somatics approach aims to address problems and imbalances in the core of the body before moving outward to the extremities, as the core is where posture and movement patterns begin. The exercises are designed to improve posture, mobility, balance, body awareness, and muscular control, as well as reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep and breathing, and prevent recurring injuries and degeneration.

Level One Course

The Level One Course is a two-month online program that focuses on releasing muscle tension in the core of the body, including the back, waist, abdomen, shoulders, and hips. Participants learn Thomas Hanna’s Clinical Somatics exercises through video demonstrations, audio classes, and written explanations. The course aims to teach participants how to release chronic muscle tension, alleviate various conditions such as back pain, disc problems, joint pain, kyphosis, lordosis, scoliosis, sciatica, and more, and improve posture, mobility, balance, and body awareness. The Level One Course is available for a one-time cost of $45 or in four interest-free installments of $11.25.

Testimonials from individuals who have completed the Level One Course highlight the positive impact of Clinical Somatics in relieving chronic pain and improving their quality of life.

Level Two Course

The Level Two Course is a three-month online program that builds upon the Level One Course by focusing on the extremities of the body, including the neck, shoulders, face & jaw, hips, legs, and feet. It also includes proprioceptive exercises to retrain proprioception and improve posture. The Level Two Course aims to relieve tension and pain in various areas, such as the hips, leg muscles, feet, neck, shoulders, face, and jaw. This course is available for a one-time cost of $75 or in four interest-free installments of $18.75.

Participants are required to complete the Level One Course before enrolling in the Level Two Course. The Level One and Level Two Courses together contain all of the Clinical Somatics exercises offered in the audio class downloads.

The Pain Relief Secret

In addition to the courses, there is a book called "The Pain Relief Secret" by Sarah Warren, CCSE, RSME, which explains how Clinical Somatics retrains the nervous system, provides insight into patterns of tension and pain, and offers guidance on incorporating exercises into daily routines to relieve pain and prevent recurring injuries.

Overall, Clinical Somatics offers a comprehensive approach to improving physical well-being, posture, movement, and athletic performance through gentle and relaxing exercises. The system empowers individuals to become self-sufficient in managing their pain and preventing recurring injuries through regular practice.

For further details and to access the courses, the book, and testimonials, you can visit the official Clinical Somatics website.

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