David Kirk-Campbell, f. 1942
Aut. Advanced Rolfer®
Kong Georgs Vej 17, Baghuset, 1. sal,
Tlf: 2613 5759
“The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don’t go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep.
People are going back and forth across the doorsill
where the two worlds touch.
The door is round and open.
Don’t go back to sleep.” Rumi
When beginning Rolfing® sessions, it is important to ask for what you really want.Do you want to change your body? Do you want to explore your body sensation-emotion-decision connection? Do you want to fulfill your potential?
In the first meeting, I ask you how you want to change with your Rolfing® experience. Your answer leads to an agreement also called a contract. Later, we can refer to this contract to evaluate progress. In this context, over the years, I have learned that the physical changes of Rolfing® rest more comfortably and permanently in the body when the client identifies stress factors in their daily life and decides how they want to change their life.
Rolfing® is a team work. Both the Rolfer® and the client have their responsibility. I bring my expertise for seeing the holding patterns and rotations in the posture of your body. From what I see, I decide where to work. I use the sensitivity of my touch to find the layer of your connective tissue that is ready to release. Then I focus my intention inviting that layer of connective tissue to release. You focus your active awareness into where we are working, sometimes with breathing and sometimes with slow extending movements. When my intention meets your awareness our team work releases your connective tissue.
For most of us there is an increasing amount of stress in our daily lives. Stress has the effect of tightening our muscles and connective tissue. When stress continues over years, the result can be compared to tuning a cello string tighter and tighter. From our head to our toes the strings (muscles and connective tissue) of our body get tighter, shorter, and gradually our head and neck are pulled closer to our pelvis. As a result, our back curves forward. We slump.
Rolfing® releases this stress related shortness and tightness so that a person stands with more length, breaths more fully and moves with more ease. These benefits give more oxygen in the blood stream and more blood circulation which leads to more energy, better health and simply feeling good.
Rolfing and pain
Some people ask me if Rolfing® is painful. During the last 40 years, I have received Rolfing sessions from twenty different Rolfers including the founder, Dr. Ida P. Rolf. My conclusion and strong belief is that Rolfing® is most effective when there is no pain. I make an agreement with clients to tell me if they experience pain. When a client tells me he/she is feeling soreness or pain, I move more slowly, reduce the pressure, or reduce the angle of contact to get the result without pain.
Some of my Rolfing clients include in their contract that they want to explore how their body tissue (cells) carry memories and emotions from their previous years. While I am doing the Rolfing, these clients focus their awareness to receive messages, signals, sensations, pictures, colors, memories and/or emotions from their body. These emotional releases can take many forms. Sometimes they are mental memories or visual images from the past. Sometimes they are physical reactions for example sighing, body movements, tearing, laughing or crying.
My experience is that, these emotional releases occur only when a person is ready to integrate the experience. Inside of our brain and what we call the unconscious, there is a filter or valve that opens and closes. It opens when we feel safe enough and ready to integrate an experience. This filter or valve closes when we feel unsafe and not ready to integrate an experience. I as a Rolfer® am not provoking the client to remember or release. I am creating a safe, supportive context in which the client has the possibility to experience, remember and/or release what they are ready to integrate.
How long and how much
My sessions are for seventy minutes and cost 1,100 d. kr.
I am also a certified Gestalt psychotherapist and the founder of Touching Dialogue a body centered psychotherapy.
I speak and understand Danish and have lived in Denmark since 1991. I like to read Rumi and the mystical poetry of Machado and Neruda. My hobbies are sailing, playing bridge and rowing. I am more interested in being than doing.