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Joshua Myrvaagnes
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I LOVE working with permies, homesteaders, farmers, and I have learned that I can do some of my hours by Skype for my practicum.

How do you use yourself? what options are there? what awareness? what can you observe, observe, observe about how you use yourself in your everyday activities, in your thinking, in your relating with other humans, in your strategizing, in your appreciating?

The Alexander Technique was created in the 1800's by a guy from Tasmania wh lost his voice--doctors told him they couldn't help him, so he observed himself in mirrors until he found what he was doing to injure himself, and, more importantly, how to unlock the puzzle of changing the habit. In discovering this he discovered a an enhanced (or, better, not-interfered-with) way of using his whole self in every activity.

This is often taught with the famous gentle hands-on work, but it can also be communicated visually and verbally.

The benefits can be
* reduction or prevention of self-injury in repeated tasks
* more clarity
* more resilience

I can make no medical claims of course and no guarantees for any individual case but it's worth the experiment.

One of the principles of permaculture as I've seen it outlined includes body care (tai chi, yoga, exercise, etc.)--and the Alexander Technique is a Western-culturally-based approach to self-care. How do you take care of zone -1, the self? Treasures from other cultures can be very valuable, but some things can get lost in translation, and there is something to be said for what is homegrown. For Western people this scientifically researched movement modality is a good match. It is also compatible with whatever exercise or activity you already do--since it is a non-doing, a way of doing what you do, not a set of exercises. It has also been called "organized common sense," in which it is similar to aspects of permaculture.

If you're interested or have more questions please purple moosage me.

Permaculture enthusiasts are fascinating folks and I would love to help people in how they do what they do to get sustainable/regenerative.

I have to finish 150 practice hours for my practicum to complete my training. I ask that you try one lesson (it is an experiential learning or unlearning, not a treatment) and then if you like it I ask for a commitment to do 6 lessons and fill out a brief questionnaire for my trainers.

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Edgar Cayce lost his voice, and had to go into a trance to help himself. He followed what people said that he recommended in the trance, which he couldn't remember, and later cured himself.  Later and much more famously, he went into trances and cured thousands of "uncurable" people and explained "unexplainable" phenomena in the universe to curious minds.
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John Saltveit wrote:Edgar Cayce lost his voice, and had to go into a trance to help himself. He followed what people said that he recommended in the trance, which he couldn't remember, and later cured himself.  Later and much more famously, he went into trances and cured thousands of "uncurable" people and explained "unexplainable" phenomena in the universe to curious minds.
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Or...
Cayce - sleeping prophet
 
Joshua Myrvaagnes
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Wow, that's neat!  I never heard that about Cayce.  I'll have to track down that story sometime.

I am no longer taking students for practicum, but there are others who are doing their practicum now and may be available to work by Skype--if you're interested, purple moosage me and I'll pass your contact info along to them.  Thanks!

John Saltveit wrote:Edgar Cayce lost his voice, and had to go into a trance to help himself. He followed what people said that he recommended in the trance, which he couldn't remember, and later cured himself.  Later and much more famously, he went into trances and cured thousands of "uncurable" people and explained "unexplainable" phenomena in the universe to curious minds.
John S
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this is supposed to be a surprise, but it smells like a tiny ad:
Video of all the permaculture design course and appropriate technology course (about 177 hours)
https://permies.com/wiki/65386/paul-wheaton/digital-market/Video-PDC-ATC-hours-HD
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