Eveline Wu, GCFP, RSMT, is a guild certified Feldenkrais practitioner(R), and registered somatic movement therapist(R) who has studied with leaders in her field. She has a 10 year background in gymnastics and dance, and a background as an activist in Asian American social justice issues. She has previously taught skiing to children with autism, and she presently is a research contributor to the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, designing an integrative exercise program for people with Alzheimer’s.
For Eveline, the journey of healing and movement has been learned from the inside out. After years of competitive gymnastics, diving, piano lessons, and childhood overachievement, including being class valedictorian and attending Wesleyan and UC Berkeley in sociology with highest honors, Eveline developed chronic pain injuries from computer overuse.
After over three years of nearly total dehabilitation, trying all sorts of things, including chiropractic, acupuncture, physical therapy, pilates, and yoga, Eveline first discovered the Feldenkrais Method(R) when her worker’s comp case manager, amazingly enough, insisted to her doctor that it would benefit her. From there she has learned the skills to totally transform her life and those of her of clients.
Eveline brings to her clients her discovery of how, when a person feels safe and supported both physically and emotionally, deeper, more powerful transformations take place. She brings knowledges of how the power of the nervous system, and listening to another can be applied to restore a sense of ease, confidence, and joy, as well as to regain a sense of knowing what it is authentic, and comfortable.
Eveline is a passionate, persistent advocate for her clients. She loves guiding people, safely and comfortably, through touch, words and movement, to rediscover ease and comfort biomechanically, but also in a total sense of well-being. What particularly excites her is that often, in the process of healing, she sees her clients come to a deeper, even more authentic, confident and capable connection with themselves.
In her private practice, Eveline works with people in a way that respects their sensitivity and uniqueness. She believes that safety of touch, so inherent in the Feldenkrais work, must also be matched with emotional safety. Given her own personal sensitivity and movement background, Eveline is especially skilled with people who are unusually sensitive, or whose life journeys do not “fit into a box.”
In addition, Eveline believes that it is important for clients to feel empowered about their well-being, through both direct experience of change in their bodies, and at times, conceptual remaking. She recognizes that we live in a culture which does not empower us to care for our own well-being, and that part of change often involves having new insights into how to transform our own social and cultural assumptions. For example, she has seen many people reduce or eliminate pain medications, and also, learn to care for themselves beyond what they were told was possible, or overcome their own challenges. Often the experience that change is possible is an important part of making change happen. She strives to move clients away from self-judgement, and into self-awareness. Thus, she brings a balance of intuition, body intelligence, theoretical understanding, and clear communication to her work.
Eveline is always welcoming of new clients, and the diverse experiences and unique challenges they bring to her office and her table.
To schedule a session with Eveline, please contact her here.