Preface. 1. BodyMindCore: The CORE (R) Philosophy. 2. Pain and the Brain: That Tricky Pain Scale. 3. Partners in The Work: Talking the Talk. 4. Life Is Easier With Breath: A Healthy Heart. 5. Energy Work, Seen and Unseen: Energy Sensitivity. 6. Stretching the BodyMindCore: Our 'Personal' Line. 7. Tools and Cues: Whatever It Takes. 8. The Model. Appendix A. The Work: Examples, Ideas, Awareness. Appendix B. Advanced Work: Connecting the Centers and Gateways. Appendix C: Maturity.
Presenting CORE (R) philosophy and showing movement therapists how to put it into practice for improved body attunement
Noah Karrasch is a licensed deep tissue massage therapist and holds a teaching degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia. He teaches CORE bodywork skills around the world. He lives and works in Springfield, Missouri.
I will definitely reread Noah Karrasch's fine book and would love
to use it as a text for yoga teacher and yoga therapy trainings.
Noah's work integrates all of the top thinkers on fascia, vagus,
mind/body, energy and healing into a readable and useful model that
helps therapists remember why we do this healing work. -- Beth
Spindler C-IAYT, ERYT500, Yoga Therapist, Teacher, Writer at Yoga
I have had over 50 sessions with Noah and consider his work at the top of the bodywork movement. Read and heed this inspirational message. -- C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D., Founder and CEO, International Institute of Holistic Medicine
This easy-to-read book thoughtfully shares Noah's wisdoms gleaned from a lifetime of living with the process of healing the bodymind. He adds to the deepness of his extensive experience by grounding it within the research and practice of other contemporary leaders in the field. I plan to keep this resource handy to read whenever my physical listening senses need a honing! -- Victoria Day, MEd, PLPC, certification student LIMS
Noah's book is a profound integration of cutting edge concepts
in physiology, health and integrative medicine. In my view, this
book (especially the first five chapters) should be required
reading for all healers, beginning with physicians of all
specialities, psychologists, and therapists of any persuasion. His
understanding of the autonomic nervous system, and the impact of
heart rate variability on overall health and function is a must
read for any health practitioner. He makes very difficult material
easy to understand.
The second half of the book will be of great value to any body worker/movement therapist. Noah's practical applications of his BodyMindCORE concepts are useful, and helpful.
As a client/patient, I have frequently benefited from Noah's BodyMindCORE work. He helps me breathe, move, and grow in a way that few others can.
Having worked in the fitness and bodywork industry for over two
decades, I've had the privilege to be taught by the inspirational
and knowledgeable Noah Karrasch. His unique approach combines
decades of study, knowledge and personal experience. I have passed
on his hidden gems and techniques to hundreds of my own students
over the years with startling and profound results. His model,
philosophy and approach give guaranteed results.
Noah shares his perspective on opening and loosening the BodyMindCORE, in order to unwind and release inner tension. This tension can cause a reduction in circulation, resulting in a lack of energy within the body, often leading to pain.
Whether you are a bodywork professional or enthusiast, there is something for everybody in this book, due to Noah's clear and concise explanation. A fascinating read - highly recommended!