Integrated Awareness® (IA), founded by Lansing Barrett Gresham, is a process of self-healing through self-discovery. It employs various methods of conscious touch, movement, and expanded perceptual skills to facilitate physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual transformation. Teachers work with a fully clothed client on a massage table for an hour to an hour and a half. Some group classes are also taught.
IA recognizes how the physical sites and structure of our body yield reliable information about these levels of consciousness that affect our reality. Physical and social behavior patterns, old judgments, rules, and strategies which were created when we were young to protect us may no longer serve our present well-being and may be explored and updated. Bottom-line information on "how and why" is revealed, which enhances our capability for new choices and healthy change.
IA encourages our intrinsic but usually inhibited capacity to exist in a state of conscious awareness where all aspects of ourselves are in alignment and support of each other. It is possible to feel at home in our body and in the world.