"The woman who can take the thorn out of the Lion's paw"
Sylviane’s journey to become the expert in healing chronic pain that she is today began when she suffers severe spinal injuries. The diagnosis is bleak: The lumbar spine is fractured with severe nerve compression, total Loss of sensation from the waist down to the pelvic floor, loss of bowel and bladder control, and numbness of the left leg and right foot.
Doctors who had missed the injury in the first place! call for emergency surgery! After much debating and a disapproving medical team, she refuses to go under the knife.
Her decision might have far reaching implications , she can stay paralysed. She knows it and her decision is not easy, she weighs her options carefully. But deep down there is no doubt, she trusts in the intimate and uncommon connection she has with her body.
A life dedicated to the practice and teaching of the very demanding and rigorous Iyengar Yoga means that she has developed years of uncommon sensory-motor awareness, an intimate knowledge of the body and she knows the transformative power of intelligent and conscious presence which is at the core of her practice.
She will take all the necessary steps to get the support she needs from the current health system but she will do it her way: She needs to decompress the nerves, realign her body, retrain her muscles and understand the pain.
It is the lack of cohesive treatment from the prevailing health system that will lead to her most profound transformation. Healing will be a marathon of the mind, body and massive action will be undertaken.
Sylviane decides to knock at the doors the best in the world. She needs to up skill. She will meet and train with Australian Olympic Physios, and the head of Sports injury for the 2000 Olympic games, She studies rehabilitation with 20th century giants of The “Prague School”. Their help together with her own practice is invaluable, her body has come back to life, and she opens a wholistic chronic pain clinic and help people who didn’t know whom to turn to anymore. Her patients teacher another way to look at chronic pain. She sees the obvious psychological consequences of chronic pain, and they are devastating for many.
But there is something else. She decides to looks into the psychological past of people suffering fro chronic pain.
Her research turn to psychosomatics, sensory-motor psychotherapy. She also looks at pain through the lens of Life evolution, the inevitable universal laws of being in the human form and asks herself “what does Life wants?”. This new approach revolutionises her practice. She not only heal chronic pain, she transforms lives
Some people describes her as "the woman who can take the thorn out to the Lion's paw"
Today she wants to pass on this rigorous wholistic method to physical therapists dedicated to giving the best of the best to their patients.
In creating the “C'est La Vie” Institute, she can offer health professionals worldwide, a Mind-Oriented Physical Therapy like no other. It is her legacy to healing chronic pain.
It is inevitable we are Life! and we are subject to its universal laws: The laws of physics, the laws of embodiment, the laws of being in the human form.
And so whether we like it or not! when we Ignore what Life wants and the reality of its working, we ignore the fundamental laws of Healing.
I discovered one truth!
"All living organisms will spontaneously reorganise itself towards Health and Wholeness when enough of the right kind
of information becomes available"
What is left to do is surrender, let go of the healing journey, then and only then are we healed1
Once healed, Sylviane decides that her job is to make sure that others can access, understand, and use this information so they too can heal and help others heal.
C"est La Vie!
"If you listen deep enough into nature
You learn that anything is possible" SGJ
Awareness and the power to look at the intelligence of her sensory -motor processes in her body and at herself as a Life process, always asking to shade old conditionings and align with the demand of Life to always go to the next level is at the heart of Sylviane's Healing. It is Evolutionary Psychosomatic Therapy
Sylviane does not disconnect this process from the physical, On the contrary, through gentle and powerful alchemy, she can put the puzzle together. An injury cannot be separated from the larger context of the human posture and The way our body holds us in alignment with our mindset, our beliefs, past successes, failures and traumas.
A Psychosomatic methodology slowly emerges. She calls it the "Biomechanics of Beliefs™".
She opens a clinic in the Northern Peninsula of Sydney, dedicated to chronic pain. The results are remarkable. She helps many including high performing athletes and celebrities.
Today she lives between Bali, Sydney and France and work with people from all over the world.