Body Dialogue Coaching is a response to what I am learning from my students who are taking my Zoom calls. What many students are finding is that they can follow the session online, but there are certain details of the actual breathing process, or perhaps something else I am teaching, that they are having difficulty integrating. Therefore, I am creating a service to specifically help people where they feel they are not as skillful as they want to be. For example, a student who feels she is sitting too much at the computer and doesn’t have the kind of strength she used to have in her legs; I have developed a protocol for her, just helping her strengthen her legs. Or someone else who feels that they understand breathing from the accessory breathing muscles, but are not getting a deep and satisfying breath. For this reason, I am creating one-on-one sessions that are not so much focused on teaching Body Dialogue, but are focused on teaching the person where they feel insecure. What I am learning from this period of Covid, is that feeling like your body doesn’t belong to you makes it very easy to fall prey to all the fear, insecurity, and anxiety that is in the air. This service is an attempt to help deal with some of that insecurity, and replace it with a greater understanding of what resources you need to feel more present and confident in your own body.
What Janice offered me is just the right path at just the right time. I came to her with pinched nerves in my lower back. Stiffness. Very limited mobility. She helped quickly, as she said, “to get my back talking with my legs again.” I needed help. She offered it in important ways. Gentle ways. Clear ways for a person like me that isn’t very stretchy. This I appreciated. Yet, Janice also went beyond to deeper layers with me. I had a hunch that my challenges were much more than a stiff back. Mine were deeper — issues of breath and heart. Janice is the perfect coach for me to find my way back to the most essential restorations of listening to my body.~Tenneson Woolf
Teacher, Healer, Helper
I’ve worked with Janice Stieber Rous for at least a decade and have always found it incredibly helpful. Janice has great wisdom and experience with the body and the mind-body connection, and also the ability to adapt her sessions to whatever is going with me at the moment. Her compassion, skill, and appreciation for life are evident in everything she does and make her an extraordinary teacher and coach.~Joy Wallace Dickinson
Writer and Editor