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“The growing interest in the field of Energy Medicine indicates a desire for an integral approach to healing, one where the physical body and the human energy field are recognized as aspects of each other, where energy and matter are experienced as one, where the energetic is not neglected in favor of the physical, or vice versa.
“SourcePoint Therapy offers this integral approach. The primary assumption in this work is that there is an energetic template or Blueprint of health for the human body that can be accessed to restore and maintain the health of that body and connect people to their natural state of order, harmony, balance and flow.”
– Bob Schrei
Principles and Practices
The intention of SourcePoint Therapy is to re-connect the individual with the energetic Blueprint of health, the matrix of healing energy containing the information of order, balance, harmony and flow that sustains all life. SourcePoint Therapy training gives practitioners a thorough grounding in the theoretical foundation of the approach, exploring the concept of the Blueprint from the perspective of many healing, philosophical and spiritual traditions.
Scanning for Energy Blockages
The practitioner learns techniques of scanning the energy field to locate the energetic blockages that obstruct the flow of information of order and balance from the Blueprint. SourcePoint Therapy teaches specific points (the Diamond and Golden Rectangle Source Points as well as the Navel Point), off the physical body, located in geometric pattern around the body, that facilitate the connection to the Blueprint and the removal of blockages.
Guardians of the Body
Another fundamental principle of SourcePoint Therapy is that the body has its own guardian energies, manifested in the physical body as the immune system, which, when activated, profoundly support the healing process. Specific points (the Guardian Points) on the physical body are taught which invoke these energies. In their study of the Guardians of the body, students of SourcePoint Therapy can also learn techniques for identifying and drawing out foreign energetic intrusions that may be affecting the health of the client.
In addition to the basic Source, Diamond and Golden Rectangle Points students learn many other techniques utilizing energetic structures corresponding to sacred geometric pattern to bring the body to a state of order, balance, harmony and flow.
The sacrum is also an area of focus in facilitating the flow of life force energy in the body, and techniques of working with the sacrum are taught.
Who Can Benefit
SourcePoint Therapy can be integrated with any form of manual therapy and is appropriate for use with massage, acupuncture, cranial-sacral therapy, healing touch, rolfing, and physical therapy, for example. Once the energetic blockages have been determined and the basic points in the energy field have been held and activated, the practitioner’s own modality can be used to release the blockages and facilitate the flow of information from the Blueprint. The fundamental practices involve no physical touch and psychotherapists can also use these techniques.
SourcePoint Therapy: An Energetic Approach to Structural Integration,
by Robert Schrei, Ray McCall, Donna Thomson, 2010 (published in the International Association for Structural Integration Yearbook 2010)
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This article will be published in the International Association of Structural Integrators Yearbook 2010, which will be available in March 2010. The article accompanies a workshop to be given by Bob Schrei and Ray McCall at the Association’s Symposium 2010 May 7-9 in Denver, CO. For more information: http://www.theiasi.org/event.php
Working with the Blueprint, by Donna Thomson (from Massage & Bodywork Magazine, September/October 2008)
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Guardians of the Body, by Donna Thomson, 2007
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Healing in Today’s World, by Donna Thomson, 2006
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The Blueprint, by Donna Thomson, 2006
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Here are a few of the many books that have helped to shape our thinking and confirm our intuitions in relation to SourcePoint Therapy, the Blueprint, energy medicine, information/energy fields, healing and related topics.
The Biology of Belief, Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D, Mountain of Love/Elite Books, 2005
The Biophysics of Integration, James L.Oschman, Ph.D, IASI Yearbook, 2005
Blueprint for Immortality, Harold Saxton Burr, CW Daniel, Saffron Walden, 1972
The Body Electric: Electromagnetism and the Foundation of Life, R.O. Becker and G. Selden, SUNY Press, Albany, 1985
Chartres: Sacred Geometry, Sacred Space, Gordon Strachan, Floris Books, 2003
Cranial-Sacral Therapy and the Energy Body, Roger Gilchrist, North Atlantic Books, 2006
Craniosacral Biodynamics Volume One: The Breath of Life, Biodynamics and Fundamental Skills, Franklyn Sills, North Atlantic Books, 2001
Craniosacral Biodynamics Volume Two: The Primal Midline and the Organization of the Body, Franklyn Sills, North Atlantic Books, 2004
Crystals, Fabrics and Fields: Mataphors that Shape Embryos, Donna Jean Hathaway, North Atlantic Books, 2004
The Divine Matrix, Gregg Braden, Hay House, 2007
Divine Proportions: Understanding PHI in Art, Nature and Science, Priya Hemenway, Sterling Publishing, 2005
Dreamtime and Inner Space: The Way of the Shaman, Holger Kalweit, Shanbhala, 1984
Embryos, Galaxies, and Sentient Beings: How the Universe Makes Life, Richard Grossinger, North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, California, 2003
Embryogenesis:From Cosmos to Creature: The Origins of Human Biology, Richard Grossinger, North Atlantic Books, 1986
Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo, Sean B. Carroll, W.W. Norton, 2005
Energy Medicine in Therapeutics and Human Performance, James Oschman, Butterworth Heinemann, reprinted 2004, 2005
Energy Medicine, The Scientific Basis, James Oschman, Churchill Livingstone, 2000
Engaging the Movement of Life: Experiencing Health and Embodiment through Osteopathy and Continuum, Bonnie Gintis, D.O., North Atlantic Books, 2007
The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe, Lynne McTaggart, HarperCollins, 2002
Healing from the Source: The Science and Lore of Tibetan Medicine, Dr. Yeshe Donden, Snow Lion Publications, 2000
The Heart of Listening: A Visionary Approach to Craniosacral Work, Hugh Milne, North Atlantic Books, 1995
The Integration of Human Structures, Ida Rolf, Harper and Row, 1971
The Intention Experiment, Lynne McTaggart, Free Press, 2007
Jung and Reich: The Body as Shadow, John P. Conger, North Atlantic Books, 1988, 2005
Matrix Energetics: A Hands-on Guide to Subtle Energy and Radical Change, Richard Bartlett, Atria Books 2007
Molecules of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine, Candace B. Pert, Ph.D, Scribner 1997
Mysteries of the Dream-Time, James Cowan, Prism Press, 1989
Orthotropism and the Unbinding of Morphic Potential, Jeff Maitland, Ph.D, Rolf Lines, 2001, Vol. 29, No. 1, Boulder CO
Parallel Worlds: A Journey through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos, Anchor Books 2005.
The Passion of the Western Mind: Understanding the Ideas That Have Shaped our World, Richard Tarnas, Ballantine Books, New York, 1991
Planet Medicine: Origins, Richard Grossinger, North Atlantic Books, 1995
Planet Medicine: Modalities, Richard Grossinger, North Atlantic Books, 1995.
Quantum Questions, Mystical Writings of the World’s Great Physicists, edited by Ken Wilbur, New Science Library, Boston & London, 1984
The Holographic Universe, Michael Talbott, Harper Collins, 1991
The Rainbow and the Worm: The Physics of Organisms, Mae-Wan Ho, World Scientific, 1998
Sacred Geometry: Deciphering the Code, Stephen Skinner, Sterling Putlishing Company, 2006
Sacred Geometry: Philosophy and Practice, Robert Lawlor, Thames and Hudson, 1982
Science and the Akashic Field: An Integral Theory of Everything, Ervin Laszlo, Inner Traditions, 2004
The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology, Ray Kurzweil, Viking 2005
The Spiritual Brain: A NeuroScientist’s Case of the Existence of the Soul, Mario Beauregard, Ph. D and Denyse O’Leary, HarperOne, 2007.
Stillness: Biodynamic Cranial Practice and the Evolution of Consciousness, Charles Ridley, North Atlantic Books, 2006
The Stillness of Life: The Osteopathic Philosophy of Rollin E. Becker, D.O., edited by Rachel E. Brooks, MD, Stillness Press, 2000
Timeless Healing: The Power and Biology of Belief, Herbert Benson, MD, and Marg Stark, Scribner, 1996
The Trauma Spectrum, Robert Scaer, WW Norton, 2005
The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality, The Dalai Lama, Boradway Books, 1995
The Vibrant Life: Simple Meditations to Use Your Energy Effectively, Donna Thomson, Sentient Publications 2006
The Web of Life, Fritjof Capra, Anchor Books, 1996
The Wholeness of Nature: Goethe’s Way toward a Science of Conscious Participation, Henri Bortoft, Lindisfarne Press, Hudson NY 1996
Wisdom in the Body, Michael Kern, North Atlantic Books, 2005