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Multi-hands work is able to cover more depth and breadth. Instead of being more diluted, it is more concentrated. I began to seek out opportunities to practice multi-hands; if a classmate had a headache or a bad moment, two or three of us would swoop in like a precision emergency room team, simultaneously placing hands on her head, solar plexus, sacrum, and feet. Sometimes, during class breaks, just for fun, we'd pile on the teacher and have five or six sets of hands on her. Since then, I have been in many multi-hands situations, including intensive classes that consisted of people working on each other in groups of five or six (one client and four to five therapists), and several different types of multi-hands study groups. With conscientious preparation, multi-hands study groups are invaluable. Here's why. R ECEIVING How does it feel to receive bodywork from two or more people? As I try to think of words to describe it, I can't get past the word honor. To have people who respect you, and the process of working together, to listen to your body and guide you along your healing path makes a person feel venerated. It is intense and incredibly supportive. Since each practitioner brings his or her own means of connection and therapeutic expertise, you may explore many aspects of yourself simultaneously or go deeply into a previously unsolvable issue. This integration allows for a fuller and more complex process. Like adding several herbs to a pot of soup, the herbs blend and enhance each other as the soup cooks. C h e c k o u t A B M P 's l a t e s t n e w s a n d b l o g p o s t s . Av a i l a b l e a t w w w. a b m p . c o m . 93

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