When I began chiropractic school, I had two main goals: I wanted to heal people, to really help them. I wanted to learn and get really good at soft tissue techniques, including various massage modalities.
Sound familiar? Many of us have or had the same agenda.
I pursued both goals passionately, immersing myself in chiropractic studies and exploring a variety of modalities for health and healing.
But as I continued my studies, I found something was missing for me. As I looked deeper, I knew I wasn't looking for technique. I was looking for a way to validate what I was studying, for something with truly holistic depth, for something that would simultaneously further the health, well-being, and growth of both the recipient and the practitioner.
Then, seven months into my first year of chiropractic school, something happened that altered the course of my whole life, and changed the meaning of my two goals by bringing them into much sharper focus. I found Breema, a traditional bodywork previously unknown in the West, with a profound philosophy of life and health. Its philosophy impacted me so strongly that I began applying it in any situation I could, and found that I could prove its verity and efficacy to myself.
I'll always be grateful for the shift it caused in what I think it means to become really good at something and what it means to really help people. To fully explain all of it would take volumes, but here's a synopsis of some of the most important paradigm shifts it brought about for me.
To become really good at bodywork: