It is said that people enter our lives for a reason.Whether to teach or inspire, for good or for bad, easy or difficult, to stay or to go; we learn valuable lessons from those we meet along our life’s path. Seldom does someone enter our life to heal and guide us to a new path of wellness and serenity....(more)
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Phil Mayrand Jr, is a decorated Vietnam Veteran who has been diagnosed with PTSD and has chronic pain. After years of unsuccessful therapies, including alternative and traditional treatments, Phil was referred to Integrative Bodywork.
We invite you to watch this short video as Phil talks about his amazing breakthrough with Unified Therapy™.
Since I began Unified Therapy™ almost 4 years ago, I have discovered this is a process of not merely healing the body, but also a path of personal growth and evolution.
I have referred several friends to Integrative Bodywork and continue to recommend this unique treatment of self~awareness and healing.
"I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for properly diagnosing my illness. I've never felt better. My doctors spent more time testing and writing prescriptions, than diagnosing. Your careful diagnosis and Unified Therapy™ has virtually transformed my pain, and I thank you."
Lily has suffered with whole body pain for over 15 years, trying various treatments with no relief. Willing to try something new, Lily is discovering how her unusual childhood has not only affected her outlook, but the pain she feels in her body.
~ Interview with Connie ~
Connie is a recent cancer survivor and suffers from chronic neck and shoulder pain.
~ Interview with Pat ~
Pat has been the family caretaker most of her life. Now dealing with the grief and loss of multiple family members, Pat is learning how this has produced her neck and shoulder pain and is discovering how to care for herself.
~ Interview with Lisa ~
Lisa was unable to continue her sports activities due to neck and back pain after her car accident.
~ Interview with Victor ~
Victor had developed a throat condition that traditional medical treatments were not able to diagnose or resolve. Doctors and medical specialists performed a variety of tests including an MRI and tried several treatments from antibiotics to medication for acid reflux, all with no resolution. Victor was then referred by a co-worker to Jim Fazio at Integrative Bodywork where Victor was able to make the connection and realize that his throat condition was brought on by internalization of stress or what we call somatization.
Victor’s throat condition subsided through Unified Therapy™. He now is able to catch the buildup of stress early and has developed tools to dissipate it. Victor tells his story in this 12 minute video and explains why he continues treatment.
I met you the end of September – I think – not sure – it is only significant in considering it has not been very long.
We do not always talk about all of the details about how my life is different since I started with you. I thought I would take a few moments to share some of the changes.
Somatizationis the ability of our brain to convert emotional and mental stressors into a physical condition. When we begin to understand that we influence our body through our mind and the build up of stressors, we can then change our mind and our body, thereby altering the condition from only suffering to that of purpose in life.
I was going to call but didn't want to leave a long winded message ~ but I feel very strongly that I need to share with you how I have felt the last two days since my sessions.
An elite scholar and professional athlete, Adrea Dempsey is a survivor of rape and attempted murder at the age of 19. Watch and listen to her amazing story as she describes going through 14 years of traditional therapy with minimal results.
Hear her miraculous and courageous journey - and how her healing began when she was referred to Jim at Integrative Bodywork.
Robin Litman talks about her chronic elbow pain, grief over the death of her husband, and her healing through Unified Therapy™.
Watch as Robin discovers the correlation of how unresolved stress and grief can manifest into physical pain and affect our health and wellbeing.
Through Unified Therapy™ Robin learns to work through her grief and finds relief from both her physical and emotional pain. As Robin says, “I’ve learned to love and embrace the grief. It’s all part of me and where I’m going next.”
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I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation to these clients who graciously shared their stories on how we have been able to help with their growth and healing. Sometimes the most powerful help you can be to someone is to share your story.
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Today, I Know
I have been in some kind of therapy or other since I was 18. It has, at times, been a rough and very rocky road to say the least.
I worked with my last therapist for ten years, and he was wonderful. I reached a point where I was very happy, had left it all behind me, and felt my life was quite fulfilling for many years…and then, the bottom dropped out. I felt myself spiraling into a depression that I could not express or understand. I tried my best to manage it with all of the tools I had learned over the years. Nothing was working.
That was when I found Jim Fazio and Unified Therapy™. I began to work with him, and reached a level of trust so quickly that I was able to explore the reasons for the depression I was experiencing in great depth. It is difficult to describe how the sessions go, but I can say there is very little talking, no advice or judgment, and all mind-body work in a safe, relaxing environment.
The sessions were intense and powerful... after each session was over, when I allowed myself to let go, I felt an overwhelming peace and joy that I had not experienced for a very long time. It was progressing so quickly that after a few months the memory (read The Neuroscience of Traumatic Memory) became clearer… until one session when the answer came… I knew it was real, where the existing memory was leading, and that it happened.
The next morning, this poem was written in my mind in a matter of minutes, and I had to write it down...
As I write this, it has been a little over eight months since I began working with Jim Fazio and met my good friend Don Shetterly through his articles on Jim’s website. I am quite impressed with the healing progress I have experienced, and the progress made in such a short time.
For a long time, I was experiencing many frustrating symptoms that have been slowly intensifying over the last 5- 6 years. I experimented with natural herbs and supplements to ease them. I had some success, but not as much as I would have liked. Many of the symptoms quickly returned and became even more severe. There are over ten symptoms including chronic fatigue, sleeplessness, headaches, unusual and severe weight gain, painful rashes, unexplained pain, voice loss and several others that I do not wish to mention here.