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You may be wondering...
Why should I care what my body is signaling to me?
Thoughts and emotions don’t come from thin air. They rise up from the body through sensation.

Sensation is the body's language, and it's faster than the speed of thought. In most situations, we react to people and situations before we even know there's something to react to. For example, neurons in our gut register whether we want to move toward or away from something (or someone) before our conscious awareness has caught on.

Our bodies and brains have a lot to pay attention to, so they create shortcuts by predicting: if a situation seems to be like one you experienced in the past, your body and brain will prompt you to react in a way that fits the PAST experience, nearly instantly. This process is tilted toward reacting protectively to experiences that are negative (known in sciencey circles as “negativity bias”). Again, this happens faster than the speed of thought.

The classic example of this is walking in nature and your body suddenly jumps back when you see a big stick on the ground out of the corner of your eye...your body and deep brain decide it’s a snake and before you even realize it, you’ve jumped (and probably gasped or yelled, too).

But most of us aren’t encountering big fallen sticks on the regular. We’re walking down streets with people who look different than we do. We're driving with sudden mergers and senseless brakers. We’re rushing to get ready for work in the morning and our kid opens their mouth to say something...and we’re yelling at them before they even get a word out.

This is especially true when we are in pain or under stress, because the negativity bias our brain uses to keep us away from danger is already on high alert. So we're already set up to be angry, in even more pain, and even more stressed. The place to interrupt this cycle is in the body, before there's a story to react to. That's why at Get Tuned In we work at the level of sensation.

Learning to decode your body's unique sensory language helps combat your brain's negativity bias, and recognize and respond to the demands of life without burning out.
What is so important about identifying my specific sensations?
As Emily Nagoski reminds us, "We’re all made of the same parts as everyone else, organized in a unique way. No two alike.” What one of us might describe as a cool sensation someone else might experience as a sensation of getting smaller, or moving away. The ways we experience sensations are influenced by genetics, our own anatomy and physiology, early childhood experiences (good and bad), our culture and our place in that culture. Your body's sensations will be unique to you.
Will this replace my doctor or psychotherapist?
Heck no. And if anyone tells you their app will replace proper medical care, mental health care, or community, they’re lying.

Skilled medical and mental health professionals contribute to our wellbeing and are vital when we are not well. Get Tuned In does not replace your healthcare team. We are hardwired to be in relationship with other people (and yes, because no two of us are the same, they types of relationships we need and have will look different from person to person).

Get Tuned In teaches you to recognize and respond to your body's needs. When you use Get Tuned In, you'll be attuning to yourself, learning to pay attention to what types of care work well for you and what don’t, so you can make better decisions.

With Get Tuned In, you'll learn ways to recognize when you need help, and to reach for it.
What is this method based on?
We're bringing best practices from more than two decades of clinical expertise in helping people find safety, connection, and comfort in their bodies. With the help of conversational AI, Get Tuned In creates highly personalized and interactive experiences that lower pain and increase ease.

Get Tuned In has roots in the work of sensory awareness pioneer Suzanne Scurlock's Healing from the Core® method, movement pioneers Emilie Conrad (Continuum Movement) and Moshe Feldenkrais (Feldenkrais Method), and body therapy pioneer John D Upledger (CranioSacral Therapy).

The Get Tuned In method is supported by current neuroscience, including research into neuroplasticity, attachment, and body awareness. This includes the research of Stephen Porges (the Polyvagal Theory) and the therapeutic work and insights of Bessel van der Kolk MD, Emily and Amelia Nagoski, and many others.
How is this different from CBT, meditation, guided visualization...?
Get Tuned In is nonleading, and attuned to YOU. The explorations are designed to help you interact with your nervous system to create lasting change at a depth and pace that works for you.

We don't aim to distract you from your lived experience, or entertain you with a fantasy image that is supposed to have the same meaning for everyone, and we don't tell you what to notice or what to do (for instance, though glowy warm balls of light are nice for many people, they may not be great for you ...and for me personally they remind me of the 60's TV show The Prisoner…).

Instead, we help you explore your internal landscape so you can speak fluently with your body and devise your own unique ways of calming, soothing, and connecting.

This is true skill building, and our goal is for you to use the skills you learn here out in your life.
How often do I have to do this practice?
While this method can be super helpful to do when you are stressed or aware that you’re feeling pain or disconnected, that’s not ALL it does. We aim to help you build a working partnership with your body, to learn its language.

At first, just like when learning any skill, it’ll be most effective if you do it regularly (and not like, once a month regularly, but like a few times a week regularly). It can take some practice to listen to your whole self: body mind and spirit. There’s a lot to learn about yourself!

Once you've learned that language, tuning in becomes something you’ll be able to do on your own. Short practices will keep your skills honed, and when you have a hard day or a challenging situation, you can sit down for a practice that is tailored to you.
How quickly will I see results?
This process should feel interesting right away, and you can expect to have insights about how your nervous system works from the first session.

We want to state plainly that this is a process and a practice. If you've experienced high levels of stress and pain for years, that may take time and committed practice to untangle, but you'll notice lots of positive effects along the way.

We encourage you to set intentions around your practice. For instance, do you want to feel more energized at the end of the day? have less pain? be more patient with your children? We recommend that you use your journal to track your goals and your experiences in each exploration, because we recognize that unless we measure something, we don't tend to notice when it changes.

What is this practice like?
Using Get Tuned In is simple: all you need is a (relatively) quiet place, a comfortable chair or space on the floor, and at least 5 minutes (15 minutes when you first start).

You'll learn about your nervous system, explore your felt sense, and respond to questions that take you deeper into your internal experience. Get Tuned In will shape each exploration to your responses, so you experience a session that is tailored to your needs in the moment. You'll be awake and aware, and can bring your sessions to a close at any time.

Our users report feeling relaxed and energized at the end of their explorations, and having learned useful information about themselves.
Behind the Method
Our bodies have valuable information
We work on our bodies. We push our bodies. We care for our bodies. But how often do most of us truly listen to our bodies?

Our bodies are always signaling to us, but we usually only start to pay attention once they're doing the body equivalent of yelling (super hungry, eyes bugged out from the screen, a sharp pain in our back when we try to stand up, that familiar feeling of unease in our chest).

Get Tuned In explorations help you decode your body's signals before they become stress or pain, and help you make choices that benefit you and your body. With practice, your nervous system becomes more flexible and adaptable, so you're able to meet each moment with clarity and ease.

When you Get Tuned In you'll be more available to enjoy life, care for your loved ones, and do what’s truly important to you.
The power and importance of sensation
Get Tuned In provides what most mindfulness practices miss.They aim to address thoughts and emotions...the end products of a process that begins deep in your body. That's a top-down approach, and for many of us it provides only temporary relief. Tuned In starts at the source: your sensory nervous system. It's a bottom-up approach, and creates lasting positive change.

Recent advances in neuroscience show that when we identify and respond to our bodies' sensations we can lower our stress and pain, problem solve more effectively, and connect more meaningfully with others.

Our bodies are constantly processing tremendous amounts of information, and they do this through sensation—it's our first language. Sensations set our mood, define our reactions and habits, and form the basis of our thoughts, all beneath our conscious awareness. Working at the level of sensation intercepts nonconscious loops and helps us be more present and proactive in our lives.

At Get Tuned In we recognize that a one-size-fits-all approach just isn't that effective: our habits, responses and reactions are always based in how our nervous systems are wired and our unique lived experience. That's why Get Tuned In is interactive and adapts to you: it's your customized body-based awareness practice.
Positive and lasting change happens when we learn how to feel safe in our bodies
These days, our nervous systems are habitually cued to respond to danger. That leads to wear and tear on all our body systems, including our minds. We can counter that by creating practices where it's truly safe to feel safe, and then cultivating and paying close attention to that felt sense of safety, calm, and ease.

Get Tuned In creates the conditions for you to be present and safe with yourself, no matter what's going on. This work takes us beyond coping to true rest, repair, and connection.

Once you practice doing this for yourself and start reaping the benefits of a flexible, engaged sensory nervous system, you'll be able to be more present for the people in your life, helping them too to calm and experience the sensations of safety.
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