With appreciation to Doug Bolston, this post is excerpted from “You can (and should) train yourself to sleep on your back.“ Although it is commonly recommended that sleeping on your back is the best position to sleep in, comfort is key Most Americans sleep on their sides, according to the National Sleep Foundation. While many […]
(with appreciation to Doug Bolston, adapted by Katarina) Research has shown many benefits to naps—especially short ones. For example, over the course of a day, people’s ability to respond to stimuli—like an email from a coworker—naturally dwindles. A 2014 study in the journal Nature Neuroscience showed that people who took a 30-minute midday nap paused […]
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(with appreciation to Doug Bolston, adapted by Katarina) “Human beings are the only animal species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep.” One thing science knows for sure is that the less sleep you get each night,the less cognitively aware you are the next day, the day after, and every day after that People think that […]
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Self-Healing for Insomnia and the Stress of Life
SOUNDER SLEEP SYSTEM ™ Workshops & Tutorials
About the Sounder Sleep System
The Sounder Sleep System™ is based on the discovery that certain small, slow, repeated physical movements can shift us from the active, waking state to a state of profound physical and mental repose. When we reach that tranquil state, if we need sleep, we will fall asleep.
In practice, the Sounder Sleep System employs a two-pronged approach. By day, unique self-healing techniques called DayTamers™ effectively combat stress, tension, and anxiety to make life more peaceful. When your life is more peaceful, your sleep is more peaceful. By night, tiny, sleep-inducing movements that you do right in your own bed, called NightTamers™, hasten the onset of slumber and ensure quick recovery from unwanted awakenings during the night.
The daytime and nighttime techniques work together to reduce the stress of life and ensure you get all the natural, restful sleep you need. The movements are easy to learn so you can enjoy making these pleasurable exercises part of your daily and nightly life.
With ‘Sounder Sleep’ we cultivate a ‘Sounder World’, peaceful, compassionate, balanced.
Getting Started Notes from Katarina Halm
With the year 2016 I celebrated ten years teaching as a certified practitioner of the Feldenkrais® Method of Somatic Education. I take pleasure in noting Michael Krugman’s background also included Feldenkrais at its core.
My training with Michael certifying me as a Sounder Sleep teacher allows me to introduce you to this wonderful system. Here at Thinking in Movement Studio, I offer Sounder Sleep System classes, seminars, and private consultations.
You Will learn ...
Our instruction to the Sounder Sleep System is intended for both the general public and professionals wanting to offer their clients access to the system. In our workshops and consultation you will:
Enjoy practical applications of the science of sleep
Benefit from a study of individual and cultural patterns of sleeping and waking
Sleep and wake in ways that promote your health and well being
More specifically, you will learn the four key components of the Sounder Sleep System. These components include:
Guided Natural Breathing — restore your breathing to its natural state: light, easy, slow and soft.
Sleep Yoga — let easy gentle movements. naturally follow the rhythm of your leisurely breath.
Daytamers — practice by day to allow your nervous system to rest and restore itself. Learn to work more productively and set the stage for the end of the day when Mini-Moves lull you into sleep.
Mini-Moves — practice short movement sequences, tailored to the ever-changing needs to relax your body, calm your mind, and lull you to sleep.
Classes and Training
Sounder Sleep System™ classes for the general public and professionals on location in Vancouver BC and online7
For those who wish to cultivate balance and ease in waking and sleeping patterns.
For counsellors, therapists and teachers: enhance your professional practice and obtain Continuing Education Credits (CEC) / Professional Development Hours (PDH) as follows:
2 CEC per workshop awarded upon approval CCPA, Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association
2 PDH per workshop awarded upon approval by CPCA, Canadian Professional Counsellors Association
Or ask for a letter for your organization.
Individual sessions, tutorials, residential workshops scheduled upon request.
Let us know your preferred times and venue!
Please use our poll / leave a comment with your questions and requests.
Fees and REGISTRATION
Registration Please complete our REGISTRATION form and let us know your wishes at least two days prior to a class or workshop.
Dates & Times
Please use our poll / leave a comment with your questions and requests.
With peace, gratitude and love for our friend and teacher Ralph & Anna & Katarina
Ralph Litwin Michael’s childhood friend and music colleague
Anna Haltrecht & Katarina Halm, Feldenkrais®, Sounder Sleep System™
Video of Michael describing the Sounder Sleep System™
Practice easy lessons for A ‘Sounder World’ Honouring Michael Krugman and the Sounder Sleep System™. DATE: November 11th Online TIME: 12pm-1pm Pacific / 3-4pm Eastern (1 hour)
Welcoming you to be with us to practice these gentle easy lessons:
A ‘Sounder World’ Honouring Michael Krugman and the Sounder Sleep System™.
Please use our poll to indicate your participation / leave a comment with your questions and requests.
(url for poll https://doodle.com/poll/rwhazei2euix8f46). Class to be confirmed when two or more participants register by the Thursday prior to a date:
For Everyone: TIME: Apr 21, May 19, 2018 and continuing 3rd Saturdays 1:30pm – 2:15pm Pacific (45 minute class)
For Professionals and Trainees: Ask about supervision programme
3rd Saturdays time to be arranged (two hour workshop for professionals)
The Sounder Sleep System™ helps you fall asleep and get back to sleep if you awaken in the night. It is based on this premise:
Muscle relaxation is one of the critical factors in falling asleep that we can voluntarily control. By reducing muscle tension, we reduce the stimulation to our brains that arrives via the muscle nerves. Since one of the main targets of these muscle signals is the brainstem, by relaxing, we in effect help the brainstem neurons attain an excitatory level that is low enough to release other neurons with inhibitory influences necessary to induce sleep. Another major source of excitation keeping the brainstem aroused is the cortex, seat of our ideas & our concerns. Its activity is also, to some extent, under voluntary control. We can encourage sleep onset by letting go of our daily concerns & substituting less relevant thoughts.
In the Sounder Sleep System, participants substitute these thoughts with very light small movements that are synchronized with the breath to encourage sleep onset. We go from excitatory levels to inhibitory ones, and if you need sleep you will fall asleep.
It will be a very relaxing hour!!
We would love for you to be with as we carry forward Michael’s project for a ‘Sounder World. Gentle sturdy steps, Katarina