My education in Emotional Anatomy and Body Analysis has been very useful in my work as a social worker/psychotherapist. Face Reading is a very useful tool when communicating with my clients because I can tell by looking at their facial shape and features whether they tend to be a more mental, emotional or physical person; and then I adjust my message according to my observations. For example, someone with large round eyes may have an easier time identifying and expressing their emotions than a person with smaller slightly inset eyes, therefore I may ask more feeling focused questions to the client with slightly smaller eyes. Body Analysis is very useful when used as a tool for mind-body bridging and in combination with mindfulness. When conducting a grounding meditation or body scan I ask my client to identify what they are feeling in areas of their body and then we match the physical sensations to a chakra or energy zone. For example, a client may notice they have tension in their neck and I may offer information about the throat chakra and ask if they have feelings or thoughts they would like to express. Finally, the body analysis is most useful to me as a psychotherapist because I am able to interpret many things about how my client may be feeling based on my observation of their posture or stance.Tara, CSW
I am a mother of five beautiful children, married for 21 years, and a registered nurse for 19 years. In 2017 I was top of my career. I had come to the realization that I likely would be a floor nurse forever because I would interview trying to achieve promotions and never was promoted. My son, at thirteen years of age, was diagnosed with brain-cancer. My relationships were falling apart. My life motto was “I am who I am and if people wanted to be in my life, they would just accept me’. I wasn’t raised with self-awareness, nor did I have any idea how the things I said or did impacted others and my relationships. Stress management was not something I ever thought about, as I was unaware that I was so tightly wound I was ready to snap. I was going fast as possible, to get as much done as possible and that was clearly evident to everyone but me.
My sister had just completed Christy’s class. I was in a spot with my sons’ treatment where I didn’t know if he would live. Both my sister and Christy shared with me a few things about energy and breathwork that had a huge impact on my sons healing journey. I knew I needed to do this course, but I was financially strained, incredibly busy, full time plus employed, and a mother with a medically fragile child. The thought of taking time off work for self-development was ridiculous.
I followed my gut feeling that I needed to move forward regardless of the time and expense. I signed up and attended Christy’s level 1-2 classes. The results were life changing. Having a non-biased expert looking at my body language, my habits, the way I talked and the things I was wearing was intimidating but incredible. I was able to find out why I was the way I was, what my body was saying about my mental state. I was given real time feedback on what I could change and how. How I was coming across to others was not accurate and the transformation of that was one of the hardest spots to hold.
Even though internal evaluation was so tough, I felt supported the entire time. I had the opportunity-to heal many things from my childhood that were affecting me as an adult that I wasn’t even aware of prior to the class. I was able to mend relationships that I thought could never be mended. When I realized the things about me my body was clearly speaking, I had the opportunity to change them. As I worked through the process, being conscious of my body/mind connection and consciously begin living in my body vs in my mind, my whole life started to shift. Relationships started to shift. Work promotion, after work promotion fell into my hands and I am now looking into opportunities that I never imagined that I could achieve. I am so grateful to Christy and her program. The ability to step into the person I want to be has truly been a gift and life changing experience.AnnJanette Jenson
As a 30 teacher and 17-year facilitator of Family & Systemic Constellations – I recommend Christy Foster’s Emotional Anatomy Programs in the following ways: Credibility and approach-ability shine through both program content and Christy’s delivery; Program organization is well taken care of – you can relax and show up!; Authenticity and flexibility as a program rolls out expose Christy’s deep understanding of the form AND her ability to attune to the participants gathered. She stays present to what is needed, so the agenda doesn’t always take precedence over organic group exploration and learning.Jan Hull
Attending Christy Foster’s Emotional Anatomy 101 Workshop was one of the most important events I’ve ever participated in. I got to meet core issues that had been with me for a very long time, which also show up in the way I hold my body. The intimate setting and safe environment made for a profound experience. Christy is a master at holding space for each and everyone in the workshop. Her guidance helped me to navigate some pretty serious issues, and helped me to find, if not a resolution, the hope of resolution of issues that have been affecting me since childhood. Learning to read the body and face is invaluable in any healing practice! This knowledge now enables me to hold more compassionate space for my clients. If you have a human body, I highly recommend this workshop.Even Meng, LMT
To call this a “workshop” is an understatement – it is its own restorative experience, and I cannot recommend it enough. Christy is a captivating teacher and knowledgeable in so many areas, especially in the roots and science of her work. It helped me dig where I hadn’t before, and I’m already making small and empowering changes. It involves some hard work, but the rejuvenation is beyond worth it. Thank you for having me, Christy!Penny K