Books by Noah

 

Getting Better at Getting People Better

What is it that really gets people better? With practical information on how to support clients’ healing processes, this book helps practitioners across a wide range of physical and medical therapies, as well as psychotherapists, to improve their practice and get better at what they do. Getting to the core of true healing, Noah Karrasch explores the essentials of effective practice that apply across all healing modalities and expands on a four step formula based on these essentials: caring about patrons, providing a safe setting, communicating with clients, and encouraging their participation in their own healing. The book also discusses the practitioner’s self-understanding and self-healing work as a vital part of becoming a better provider of health and healing, and Karrasch presents a model of communication focused on recognising which of four centers (head, heart, gut, or groin) both practitioners and their clients operate from to strength ties between healing partners. Revealing the fundamentals of effective practice drawn from a wide range of therapies, this book provides practical advice, as well as points of reflection, for all those seeking to deepen their therapeutic practice.

 

Freeing Emotions and Energy Through Myofascial Release

Too many of us hold our physical, mental and emotional pain within our bodies, where it slows energy, manifests as tension and can have a damaging impact upon our health. In his new book, Noah Karrasch shows that wellbeing and healing come from the detangling of blocked emotions and the restoration of the free flow of energy through the body.Written for bodywork and manual therapy practitioners from a wide variety of disciplines, as well as other healers who want to expand their skills, this generously illustrated book explains howand where emotions and static energy are held in the body, and how they can be released and rebalanced in therapies that challenge bodymindcore awareness.

It includes many new ideas and techniques: useful conversation starters to help practitioners encourage clients to self-identify their challenges, detailed explanations of myofascial release techniques and self-reflective exercises designed to first help the practitioner truly understand the process for him or herself, through his or her own body, in order to become a more empathetic and effective therapist.

This important book will enable bodywork and manual therapy practitioners to work more confidently, and more intuitively, with their clients.

 

Meet Your Body

Many of us hold on to old fears, traumas and stresses and allow them to define and frame our lives. This book shows how to relieve these problems and help you look and feel better on a profound level. Based on the idea that the body is composed of twenty-one important hinges, “Meet Your Body” shows how we can ‘oil’ and free these hinges, stretching the body out so we can feel healthy and happy more of the time.

Noah’s therapeutic work is influenced by his background in Rolfing, a hands-on manipulation of the body’s connective tissue designed to enhance posture and freedom of movement. From this theory of structural integration, Karrasch has developed a focus on the inseparable connection between our minds and our bodies, our bodymindcore. Guiding the reader through the various hinges of the body, from the big toe to the hip to the head, the author shows how learning to isolate and stretch these hinges in new ways can lead to a happy bodymindcore, making a great difference to overall health and well being.

Each chapter addresses a particular hinge physically as well as sharing ideas about its emotional component, and includes photographs and drawings illustrating a variety of bodymindcore techniques.

This book offers people with both ordinary and extraordinary body challenges new ideas for how they can make changes in the way their bodies work for them. A practical guide to releasing bodymindcore trauma, “Meet Your Body” challenges us all to get in touch with and listen to our bodies to improve our health and overall happiness.