Conditions For Treatment
Whether your client is struggling with physical or emotional condition, it is essential to understand if they are currently having supervised treatment with anyone else and to assess how this can complement or hinder what we are teaching.
Having details of other interventions and practitioners can help to evaluate if The Ixchel System courses would be overlapping or supportive to other processes.
We are not going to work with someone who is in extreme active addiction or living in a dangerous situation. Although there are certain postures that we can teach to support people in conflict situations to self -regulate, this would be different to the usual Get Into Your Body Process
There are certain conditions that could be contraindications for working on the whole body or simply part of the body.
If someone has a broken foot, we are are not going to work on their foot, however we can support them to work with other parts of their body, so that the secondary impact from their injury is not continuously reprogramming the rest of their body.
Simply, if there is an area of the body you are not sure about and it has a problem, then you can work away from that area.
If a client is unable to self-care on a basic level of daily functioning, then it is unlikely they are ready to take part in the Get Into Your Body Practice.
If a client is not nutritionally supported then it is unlikely that their joints and muscles are in the right condition to support the integration of the process.
We want to help a client reduce pain to 7 or less around the affected area, before using the Get Into Your Body to mobilize and chronic problem.
We use various tools from rearranging centre of mass, mindfulness and energy work, to help regulate a clients body, before bringing in added stimulation and activity.
We can use parts of the methodology to orientate and support a client at any point, however we would not assess their body and expect them to take in the information in the modules, unless they are in a safe space and able to access self-regulation for the time period of the session.
It is possible a client could start the process whilst their life is calm, then an event could take place which will alter this. We would then know that the usual session we have planned is no longer appropriate and would work with what is present in the client at the time of contact instead.