All living organisms will spontaneously reorganise itself towards Health and wholeness when enough of the right kind of information becomes available".
My job is to make sure you access and understand this information, so you too can heal and evolve!
At 50, Sylviane falls and severely damages her lumbar spine and lumbosacral nerves.
It is Paralysis from the waist down to the pelvic floor and total loss of bowel control.
The diagnostic is bleak, it is a surgical emergency! She knows it, but she refuses to go under the knife.
Her decision might have far reaching implications but as a Life-long yoga teacher, mentor and physical therapist, trained in the rigorous art and science of Iyengar Yoga, she knows the possible side effects. She has seen it in her students and in her patients over the years. She trusts in herself, her body, and in her unwavering determination. She has a certain disdain towards pain which will help carry her through years of research, training, trials and errors She just needs the right kind of information to support the healing.
she wants to be alone
and focus solely on her healing journey
She soon discovers how poor and ill-equipped conventional medicine is when it comes to chronic pain. She is convinced that there is another kind of information that has not trickled down into the public health system yet! She knocks at the doors of the best in the world: Olympic physiotherapists, neuroscientists, somatic psychologists, trauma therapists, rehabilitation experts, spiritual teachers. They reveal new perpectives, new treatments and eventually they train her. She relies on science, emperical evidence but most importantly on "what Life has to say about it". She looks deeply into the evolution of systems, forms and Life processes. Finally, it is through elegant alchemy of what she has learned from others together with her own wisdom and hard work that she experiences a complete metamorphosis.
She establishes "the biomechanics of beliefs™" as the base of her transformative methodology.
People who suffer from chronic pain needs more than treatments and exercises, they need to understand why they are in pain Besides education, these patients require a supportive system to unlearn poor coping habits and lifestyle patterns that contribute to pain and learn new ones, whether physical or mental. She puts in place her Life Mentoring Program "C'est La Vie" and a complete physical and mental coaching program for chronic pain.
"C'est La Vie Institute"
is dedicated to helping people all over the world.
It's inevitable !
Limiting beliefs have a biomechanical signature
"When you look at the Body, you look at the Mind
When you look at the Mind you look at the Body" SGJ
Along my journey of recovery, I learned one remarkable truth:
"Our BODY and POSTURE deeply and inevitably reflects our childhood and past experiences, our beliefs, how we feel and how we interact with the world around us". It is not just the alignment of our joints and our spine, it is the alignment to the demands of Life fundamental laws"
The Body has much to say if one knows how to listen.
It tells us the story of the mind through the musculoskeletal system. it is the same story, but expressed in a different language, the body language.
Our biomechanics has an emotional language. Everything we believe, our traumas, our childhood conditioning, our habits are embodied through our nervous system as a stress response. In other words the predictable processes of the stress response translate our beliefs into predictable POSTURAL biomechanics.
Limiting thoughts and behaviours will inevitably be translated into an emotional response at the musculoskeletal level.
If Tension persists, it will create muscles imbalances. Muscles imbalances will produce postural dysfunctions and if left unresolved, it will create chaos is the spine, joints, organs. Chronic pains are "bad habits".
The "biomechanics of beliefs" is the art and science of reading the body's postural dysfunctions in such a way that we can identify the underlying root cause of chronic pain. Whether it is a faulty physical habit, limiting beliefs, or traumas, we can now address the fundamental changes necessary to heal and transform people's lives.
Chronic pain means more than healing the body. it is about transforming one's life, learn new ways to perceive the worl,d news ways to solve problems, new ways to be. Life Mentoring together with physical coaching are the best approach to moving people forward.
“Chronic pain is one of the most under-serviced and misunderstood health care problems in the world today, causing major
consequences for the quality of life of the sufferer and a major burden on the health care system in the Western world."
Professor Harald Breivik, International Associate for the Study of Pain
"We must learn to look at the person experiencing the pain rather than just the pain experienced by that person"
Sylviane G. James, Founder of C'est la Vie
There is a
Waiting list of
1.7 Billion people
who do not know whom to turn to!
I WANT TO CHANGE THE WAY WE LOOK AT
HEALTH AND PAIN
Let's do This!
THIS IS NOT
YOUR AVERAGE TRAINING!
It will transform lives
Yours! and Your clients
" I thought I would stay bent in half for the rest of my life. After so many years, I was used to it. I walked with my stick, I had trouble lifting my head up and looking at people. But i managed! I felt 1000 years old.
Sylviane said to me it was my beliefs that had created my posture and every day they were aggravating my muscles and my spine, the way I stood and the way I moved...
In took three sessions!!!
Sylviane changed my Life, it's as simple as that" Alieah
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Bent in half since her mother's death