Massage & Bodywork

January/February 2011

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Staying Grounded T 44 massage & bodywork january/february 2011 How to Avoid "Somatic Contagion" BY LAWRENCE GOLD o be grounded is to preserve the well-being of sensitive people by avoiding, discharging, or draining out the toxic psychic infl uences of others, so they can function well. I would argue that grounding actually protects us from the harmonic resonance that occurs between therapist and client, and the debilitating functional patterns that resonance brings forth.

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