2018 Spring Newsletter
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Happy Spring!
(and quickly heading toward summer)

Your Well-Being Newsletter
Paul Ciske, Ph.D.
NEW Classes: 
(registration required)

Address Your Vision, Balance, & Movement before they address you.

Experience how the output from the nervous system can change performance (including pain) in the body with various inputs to your body, vision, and balance systems. Location: The Club at the Claremont, Berkeley. June 23rd from 3-4:30. Charge for non-members is $35. Flyer
CALL me at 510-832-5725 with any questions.


We will be assessing a number of functions of vision, besides just clarity/acuity, to detect any insufficiencies that could be affecting pain or performance currently, or that could have a detrimental effect down the road. Monday, June 25th, 7:15 - 8:30.

Balance/Vestibular system
We will be assessing both the functioning of the vestibular (inner ear/balance) system and discovering your current "Stance Challenge for Balance" with the variables of open or closed eyes, and different head motions. Again the goal is to detect deficiencies before they become a problem. Monday, July 9th, 7:15 - 8:30pm

Cranial Nerves
These are the 12 nerves that come off the brain itself versus the spinal column. Since they are so close to the brain they have a major impact on performance and pain. Discover if there are minor issues before they become major ones. Monday, July 23rd, 7:15-8:30pm.

Cerebellum and other Brain areas
A major part of the cerebellum's job is Accuracy, Balance, and Control of movement. Through simple assessments you will detect if there are imbalances in the functioning of the cerebellum and other parts of the brain between the right and left sides. Monday, August 6th, 7:15-8:30pm

(Assessment classes offered on a donation basis)


Embodying Resilience
Daylong and Series 

(also see box below for combined online and in-person training)
Develop greater capacity to relate to whatever arises, especially when under pressure, from a centered state which accesses “presence, confidence and compassion”.

Saturday September 22nd about 10-5 (exact time to TBD). followed by optional 3 Mondays from 7-9pm (September 24, October 1 & 8). Participation on the Mondays is optional but the daylong is required for the Mondays. Location: East Bay Meditation Center, Oakland.

Call me with questions, 510-832-5725.
Embodying Resilience

Special offer!

Combined Online and In-person Course based on the work of Leadership Embodiment formally known as Conscious Embodiment. The online program is called LEAP (Leadership Embodiment Accelerate Program).

Develop the capacity to access "presence, confidence, and compassion" especially when under pressure or stress.

This newly offered 3 month online training program teaches you how to to apply the essence of the martial art of Aikido and the wisdom of mindfulness to daily life challenges and stressors.

The special introductory BONUS is that I will be including, for the same price as the online course, 3 monthly In-person group training sessions to supplement the online program. My plan is to also make these In-person sessions available virtually if you are not physically able to attend.

The cost of the 3 month online program is $169 and that includes the special introductory bonus of 3 small group sessions. I am aiming to start a group in July so contact me as soon as possible to join in on this amazing program. Call 510-832-5725 to register and receive the link for this special offer.
In this Newsletter:

Summer Classes
BONUS: Embodying Resilience Online Course Special Offer!

Call 510-832-5725 for your Body Tune-up
If you are not ASSESSING,
you are GUESSING. 
                           Dr Eric Cobb
Z-Health Performance Solutions
How do you know if a certain intervention, like exercise, is having a positive effect on the body. There needs to be some kind of assessment. This is a fundamental principle in the Z-Health Brain and Neurologic based training system. For each drill, exercise, and intervention there is an assessment and re-assessment performed before and after to check the impact that the intervention had on the nervous system. So there is an assessing in real time rather than having to wait weeks and/or months to know.

Besides evaluating the effectiveness of an intervention, assessments can help to detect deficiencies or imbalances in the body before they become a limiting issue. Basically everything you do can then become an assessment as long as you are paying close enough attention to notice minor discomforts and irritations, differences between the right and left sides, and imbalances in strength and flexibility. 

I will be offering a series of classes where we will be doing specific assessments for various aspects of the nervous system with the intention of picking up deficiencies that can be addressed before they become a major issue. (See "classes")
There are a number of simple self evaluations one can perform before and after any exercise or drill to assess their effect on the nervous system. Range of motion is one. This could be lifting the arm overhead, rotation of the neck or torso, or a forward bend to name a few. Critical for the assessment though is to make it as standardized as possible so as not to bring other areas of the body into the motion (e.g, bending the arm or arching the back when reaching overhead; or, bending the knees in a forward bend). Other possible assessments are checking your balance in a somewhat challenging stance (e.g., single leg), the ease/difficulty in performing a strength exercise, peripheral vision, etc.

Each exercise or drill can then be assigned into one of three categories based on the results of the assessments: Performance (improved re-assessment), Rehabilitation (poorer re-assessment = threat producing) or Neutral. Performance drills can then be done to enhance the nervous system. Rehab drills need to be slowed down or made smaller or done in a more supportive position to decrease the threat to make them at least neutral. These Rehab drills can then be progressed to improve the body's capacity so that the drills are not perceived by the nervous system as a threat. Performance drills can also be done just before the Rehab drills to enhance the nervous system and speed up the progress of the rehab drills.

So if you want the best results from your exercises, drills, and other interventions for improving your health, performance, and well-being make sure you are assessing whether those activities are perceived by the nervous system as a threat or a boost. Rehab those that are threatening and use the nervous system boosters to enhance results.
GRATITUDE: I am continually grateful to all of my clients that support my work. I am also grateful for your generosity in paying in accordance to the relative value for healing based on your means which allows me to offer my services to a wide range of people with a diverse array of socio-economic status. Thank you! 
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