My name is Raewyn Somers. I am a married 59 year old woman five children.
Physically I have been overweight most of my life and have had numerous back problems due to difference in leg length. I also had a stoop forward and was unable to straighten my back very well. At the first workshop I attended I found it difficult to work for too long due to the pain and discomfort I felt. I had to walk between two chairs due to the shaking and unsteadiness I experienced. This did not last long and I found that adjustments happened quickly.
I have also had an extremely busy mind. I was diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) many years ago. My mind was constantly chattering and I was bombarded by sensory input that I had difficulty switching off. As I have begun walking I have found a peace that was always just out of my reach.
With the support and assistance of the SONW instructors I found that I have lost weight, my back is much straighter, and I am continuing to learn how to walk in a way that promotes physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well being. I am grateful for the opportunity to share this with others.
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