Vulnerability A Key To Empowerment – By Mihael Mamychshvili, RST
In the last 20 years as a therapist, I have found that often it is a client’s fear of being vulnerable which hinders their healing process.
A person’s inner beauty and individual uniqueness can be seen when vulnerability is shared between two humans. There are two inherent needs that we human beings have and they are “to be Seen” and to be understood. What prevents this exchange is our own fear and sometimes shame at being vulnerable in front of someone else. As children, we freely express ourselves honestly and openly. We need move away from the associations of weakness, neediness, and instability towards :
- Enhanced Intuition
- Empowered Vulnerability
Once we accept our vulnerability and see it as a source of power then we will become more confident, have a deeper understanding of self which spills over into our relationships, and thus improves our ability to connect with a variety of human beings.
To help clients access their power, A therapist creates a space where the person feels safe and heard. Once trust is established, the therapist uses his/her touch and sensitivity to “listen” to the body and the pain areas. Shiatsu Therapists are trained to even feel the defensive mechanisms that we use to block our vulnerability. With knowledge and experience, the therapist will know how and where to manipulate the body to relax and “open up”. In a way, the body begins to dialogue with the therapist . Once a connection is achieved the body will “Let Go” and then emotions can surface, old memories arise and a sense of relief is achieved at first. Then with subsequent sessions come empowerment and a sense of lightness in the body.
I feel very privileged to be sharing a constant state of vulnerability with the people that come to receive my treatments.
” It is sacred to me and I cherish and protect that space like a Samurai but with the same sensitivity and attentiveness of a Geisha.” Ohashi Wataru