7 Tree Integrative Health Centre

Grounded, connected, growing together

Kim Ball

Hi! I’m Kim, a compassionate, open-hearted Clinical Somatic Educator and Somatics Movement Coach committed to helping humans move better, feel better and live better.

For years I searched for something that would reduce stress, relieve pain, and improve mobility and strength. On the journey of my own healing I discovered that Clinical Somatics Education (in the tradition of Thomas Hanna) was the missing link for me.

Clinical Somatics is a movement based therapy that asks us to observe from within those areas of our body where we feel freedom of movement and those areas where we feel restricted due to chronic tension.

Working from the center of the body – the core – we begin to release the large muscles through a sequence of safe and gentle movements. These movements are based on a series of patterns that are seen in the body. These patterns are strong reflexes that are “hard-wired” into the sensory-motor nervous system.

Through developing awareness of the brain to muscle connection, Clinical Somatic Education helps you to release tension, and also anger, frustration and other emotions that we may accumulate in our body just by living and moving through life! The goal is to help free you from the stress and pain that is preventing you from fully engaging in your life.

Somatics teaches me every day to let go of what is not serving me well. It helps build confidence, renew a sense of self and reclaim personal empowerment by learning to move more freely, with less restriction.

I am passionate about helping others reclaim the power of their own body and discover that there is no end to self-improvement.