Stones in Water is the umbrella under which I am teaching and developing my work. There are three primary areas in which I am teaching: Movement Education, Anatomy of Wholeness, LearningMethods. These are described in greater detail on the other pages of this website. Here is an overview:
1) Movement Education has two components. The first is individual lessons in Optimal Functioning in which I work with people to change the movement/thinking patterns that underlie their symptoms. This can include working with someone in chronic pain or tension. People who are injured or have painful conditions and would like to find ways to be more comfortable and easy in their bodies also benefit from lessons. I commonly work with individuals who want to improve the outcome of an activity, for example a running time, musical performance or audition piece. The second component of Movement Education is a new approach to teaching movement that I am developing and teaching. It is called Wholeness in Motion. It is based on the Anatomy of Wholeness material. Wholeness in Motion is generally taught in a group class setting. The class and individual work are complementary. Many people combine the two for making deep changes and regaining the joy in their body, their self.
2) Anatomy of Wholeness - Human Compatible Education can be taught in classes, workshops, residencies or intensives. This material presents a new model of human structure and function. We then explore the implications of this model on teaching and functioning. This material is often revolutionary for teaching anything from voice to dance to instruments to athletics, the list goes on. While there is an emphasis on pedagogy the material is fundamentally practical. It is designed to be immediately applicable to your life and teaching.
3)LearningMethods is a clear, direct and powerful investigative approach used to find the root cause of symptoms. Group or individual sessions not only help you unravel a problem, they help you learn the investigative method itself. The main point of the work is to give you the tools to navigate your life skillfully and easily. You learn to follow the symptom down to a fundamental misconception, gap in understanding or a clearer picture of reality. Once this misconception, understanding or picture is clarified and updated the symptom generally goes away. It is a powerful and useful tool kit to have!
The Heart of Stones in Water:
The mission of Stones in Water is rooted in the ongoing exploration of the nature of being and the practical application of this knowledge to supporting people to fully live their life.
While information and methodology may change over time, Babette maintains a steady commitment to experiential learning, openness to new perspectives and respect for all life.
Through classes and programs participants are invited to access their unique harmonious way in the world and their ability to perceive, understand and respond to the signals they receive through their own system. In this way conditions are created in each person to evoke their inherent confidence, joy, intelligence, health and connection with the world around them. The heart of Stones in Water is the timeless dance between perceiving and understanding specific details while sustaining the context of great wholeness.