A Session with Kara: Kara works with clients who are ready for change…where they are and how they are in their journey and process. She facilitates, educates, guides and empowers, so each individual may participate more fully in their own journey, as well as be in-joy-in life with more ease, grace and balance.
Each session is unique. Often a client identifies an issue they would like to clear (*some sessions require more or less talking than others depending on the issue). Clarifying the issue before and during a session, stimulates and/or fires the pathways of the nervous system, which helps in locating the specific integration or movement that will address that particular set of pathways.
During the session, the client lies fully clothed on their back on a massage table. Kinesiology is used to guide the process. Light touch is applied on a series of points on the body, similar to acupressure. As a point is touched, a hand is held in a designated hand pattern to fire particular pathways to the brain. The arm is pulled gently to create firing. The feet are moved to lock in the new pathway. These simple, yet powerful, movements tell the brain to stop firing pathways that are over-firing and create, stimulate, or strengthen other pathways that support the body.
Neuro Integration: Neuro Integration is a gentle, non-invasive, non-traumatic system that helps reorganize and re-pattern how the brain receives information by neutralizing the reactions that result in physical pain, emotional distress, mental imbalance, and other unwanted thoughts and behaviors.
Primarily based on Applied Kinesiology, Neuro Integration focuses on how the nervous system communicates with the body and the brain through an intricate blend of studies and practices including Applied Kinesiology, optics, modern neuro science, quantum physics, gestalt therapy, neuro linguistic programming, electromagnetism, and supplementation. It is a biological and proven system of reorganizing how the brain receives reactive and highly charged information.
Neuro Integration aids in telling the brain to stop firing pathways that are over-firing by neutralizing the reaction and correcting the nerve transmissions from the brain to the body, and vice versa, through designated hand patterns and muscle motor responses. It allows the human body to quiet the chemistry, the emotion and the actual biological mechanisms and help create, stimulate, or strengthen other pathways that support the body to give the cells an opportunity to remember and experience their innate intelligence, so ultimate healing potential can take place.
Neuro Integration complements virtually any healthcare treatment and is gentle enough for children, infants, and even animals.
The Purpose: The body, in its infinite wisdom, knows the innate design for health and healing. Neuro Integration helps reorganize how the brain receives information by disengaging the emotional, chemical, and biological reactions so the physical can heal and return to a healthy balance.
When the nervous system experiences over stimulation such as stress, accidents, injury, illness, emotional traumas, loss, abuse, life changes, and old, discouraging or harmful beliefs, the synaptic responses can “over-fire” and cause the communication pathways to become faulty or weak resulting in physical pain, emotional distress, mental imbalance, and other unwanted thoughts and behaviors. Neuro Integration helps in re-patterning and re-wiring the neural pathways, as well as stimulating and strengthening new pathways that support the healing process. NI rejuvenates the nervous system in as little as six minutes, and most clients see results after just one session.
Why Neuro Integration?
Are you sad?
Are you in pain?
Are you afraid?
Are you feeling lost?
Do you feel tired all the time?
Do you have difficulty sleeping?
Do you feel disconnected?
Do you feel like you don’t fit in?
Do you find it difficult to concentrate or quiet down your thoughts?
Are there people or situations that cause you to react, withdraw, or get angry?
Do you find that developing new habits seems to be an ongoing struggle?
Do you repeat emotional and behavioral patterns even though the people and situations are different?
Do you find yourself seeking approval and acceptance from others?
Are you a people pleaser?
Do you ever just want to run away & hide?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, Neuro Integration is for you!
Neuro Integration can:
Relieve physical pain and promote healing
Release toxic chemicals that may be causing ill health
Erase specific problems that are causing stress or anxiety
Identify and remove dysfunctional belief systems
Resolve behavioral problems with children
Eliminate fatigue and restore vitality
Dissolve fears that control you
Eradicate past traumas
Alleviate recurring stress
Neuro Integration complements virtually any healthcare treatment and is beneficial for all ages including children, infants, and even animals. ~~~-----~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “My head is a bad neighborhood and I shouldn’t go in there alone.” ~ unknown ~~~~~~~~~~~~-----~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sign Language of the Soul Sign Language of the Soul is a form of energy or vibrational healing that addresses the universal blueprint within the body to foster healing at the deepest levels. It works with the concept of resonance to assist in clearing, activating and balancing energies in the body. The map of the energetic body (soul) is the same map that operates within the body, although in a different dimension. When you stimulate one map, there is a resonance to the same area in the other. Attuning the physical nervous system to the soul supports balance and healing. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
“Neuro Integration has transformed my life!
I have never felt so much love, peace, joy, compassion, empathy, and freedom in being alive – both toward myself and other. I have become more in tune with the relationship between my physical body and my Higher Self. I was like a jumble of wires, all tangled together, before meeting Kara and experiencing Neuro Integration…I have been able to dig deeper than I ever imagined was possible. I discovered many old patterns and beliefs were holding me back from truly living and have cleared out layer upon layer upon layer of “stuff” which no longer served my greatest good.
Through Neuro Integration, I have healed parts of myself which I had either forgotten about, stuffed down deep, or never realized they existed yet were crying out for attention. N.I. has opened me up to a new way of BEing, I feel like a baby or other young sentient being who is new to this world…everything seems brighter and shinier, and I view the world with new eyes, with an insatiable curiosity and desire to see, discover, and remember who I really am.
Kara is a beautiful soul who completely embodies this work on a level which makes it “real” when talking about or relating a particular issue to her during a session. While I consider myself a “work in progress,” I am grateful to my guides, Kara, and N.I. for being the facilitators in allowing me to grow, transform, and begin to show up TO myself and become who I really AM.”
Peace and Love, Jenn Dublin, OH
“Today is the first day at my new job. I am appropriately nervous, anxious…APPROPRIATELY…being the key word. I found myself kinda forcing the anxiety that I really wasn’t feeling…because that used to be normal for me.
This feeling of calm, and of kinda knowing that I am in the right place, and doing the right thing…is strange for me, but I LOVE IT! You have helped me so much, and I wanted to thank you again!!
I am so amazed and proud of the work you do.”
Love, Nicole Columbus, OH
“I want to sincerely thank you for yesterday’s “freeing” experience. I walked into your place with a mix of emotions ranging from intense anxiety to sadness, guilt and feeling like I wasn’t worth the time to take care of myself. As we worked through the process, my body naturally released and let go of a lot of the inner turmoil that had been going on. Stress was leaving my body and I finally felt I could breathe for the first time.
On my drive home, these words kept repeating in my head, “it’s time to take care of you, you are a wonderful person.” So, this morning I woke up with a much better attitude than before. There were no worries or anxieties weighing on my heart. I was excited to start the day and smiled. I think I sang happy songs all the way to work LOL. I look forward to our next session.
Thank you for helping me see that I AM WORTH IT, that there are boundaries and I can make my dreams happen. Wow, I’m tearing up just talking about this. I have been sick for so long that I feel like I’m now just starting to live and it’s such a wonderful feeling and I owe it all to trying a Neuro Integration session with you.”
Katrina Columbus, OH
“Things in our lives are getting crazy, but it’s all good and I just wanted to say thank you because I believe that you had a big part in helping it all happen…
We are officially moving back to northern Ohio to be with our families!! My husband just completed his first week of work at his new job up there and he is actually really loving it!! I was able to get a job up there as well…I start next week!!
We are incredibly excited (and nervous) for these BIG changes, but so far all signs are letting us know this is the right decision for us!! Things will be a little tough for a while as we are living apart for the next week and will be back and forth getting our house ready to go on the market, but we are truly excited and dare I say “happy”?!! We will be living with family until our house is sold so things will be a little crowded, but we both feel that everything is going to work out as it should and we will be okay…
I really just wanted to say thank you for all you have done for me and my dogs…I don’t know if any of this would have happened had you not been in our lives. I truly feel that you helped me release the bad things we were holding onto and allowed us to put the energy out in the world that we wanted to, but didn’t know how…. You will always have a special place in my heart for that reason. ;)
I admire the work you do and am so thankful to have experienced your gift!!!”
Sarah Marysville, OH
“Neuro Integration is a stick of dynamite!
Out of nothing more than idle curiosity, I decided to try a Neuro Integration session with Kara Hicks. I had just done a Zen meditation retreat earlier in the day and really didn’t think anything could shake or improve upon the bliss that I was feeling.
However, at one point in the session it became clear that my spiritual and physical were disconnected. There was confusion. Why do anything physical when I am purely spiritual?
The work in this session is very innocent looking. She simply puts you in various mudras while she muscle tests parts of your body. Then she uses the feet to lock in the new pattern.
But, as soon as the session was over, I knew I had hit some serious pay dirt. My posture was flowing down into my feet and my voice was deep. Then over the entire night, I had MAJOR detox symptoms. I slept heavily. But was jerked out of sleep for excretion. I had long real wild dreams. I was stretching into very deep positions. And importantly, I was maximizing the sensation in the body at each position.
Instinctively, I knew that I needed to avoid my brainwave audio as well as Vipassana meditation for a while until this “blew over”—but it probably won’t blow over. This lady scrambled my whole circuitry! And then improved it. Basically, I cannot return to my old limited body patterns.”
Terrence Westerville, OH
“Since I have been receiving sessions from Kara, I am feeling – ~ Emotionally stronger ~ Empowered and feel like it is OK for me to stand up for myself – I am no longer a doormat! ~ Calmer ~ Like I am becoming the person who I really AM, not the person who everybody expects me to be because that is what & who they want me to be.”
Sandie Delaware, OH
“I honestly feel as if I am working WITH you (Kara) to help me better understand who I am and what drives me ~ not listening to some over-educated “therapist” tell me all my problems in life are rooted in a bad experience I had in the womb when my mother was pregnant or I got scared by a clown when I was 5 and have a fixation about men and big noses. It is really helping me.
I know you (Kara) are a professional, I know you have studied hard for your position, I know you are well respected in your field ~ but when I come in, you are Kara ~ the friend I talk to who understands me better than I understand myself. I value that. Thank you.”
Molly Marie Columbus, OH
“Initially, when I first came to Kara for Neuro Integration, I was tired, depressed, anxious and grieving over the loss of my husband and best friend for 26 years. I didn’t know where I was going nor actually where I was. I knew I was searching for help and relief from my present circumstances. I was ready to do something…I just didn’t know what to do.
At this time I was meeting with a grief counselor to work through this grieving process and we discussed NI. She was not that familiar with the process, yet seeing my improvements encouraged me to embrace the opportunity it offered. I admit when we first talked about what NI was, I was puzzled, confused and a bit skeptical about the benefits that I could gain from this process. No longer!
I’ve been working with NI since August 2009 and it has turned by world around. I have found a perfect, blessed clarity of thinking and feeling, an inner peace, a calm that I’ve never experienced before.
Early on I remember thinking…”Ok, this won’t last.” Wrong! It continues and continues to improve daily. My thinking is less cluttered and I’m more in touch with “me” and I really like me (I didn’t before). I can actually feel the energy flowing through my body and I’m learning more about my body. To listen to it, I mean really listen to it. It was hard initially, but it’s becoming easier every day.
As Kara and I have worked together, she has helped me find a better way to live, a healthier way to live and, by understanding the needs of my body, the types of foods needed for healthier living, I’ve lost 33 pounds and have reduced the amount of blood pressure medication I’m taking. My allergist is so impressed with my increase in breathing capacity, we’re looking to reduce the allergy medication this summer.
I will admit that as my body changes, I feel like I don’t fit in anymore. I stumble more, trip, fall (nothing serious) and am learning to walk and maneuver in a new way. I experience different aches and pains and my voice changes pitch. I understand this is part of the changes my body is going through as I learn to use it, like a child learning to ride a bicycle.
And even better than the physical improvement, if that’s possible, I experience thoughts, feelings, impressions, and the world around me with a genuine openness and I embrace tomorrow and every tomorrow I have. I look forward to the future for its challenges and opportunities to lean and grow, without fear or anxiety. I feel I’m a more genuine person to myself and in so doing, more genuine to others.
Now I know I can take charge of my life in a healthy and positive manner.”
Mel Westerville, OH
“…In choosing a therapist, you have to realize that there are degrees of skill. Out of 10 people who are certified in the skill, you will probably see 10 levels of dedication and talent among them. I am convinced that for me, Kara Hicks represents the top-level of certified Neuro Integration practitioners…”
TB – TQC Westerville, OH
“When I had my session with Kara late last summer (2009), I was dealing with job and relationship issues, and feeling beyond stressed out. Kara was very professional and seemed to know what was happening without me even telling her!
I felt very comfortable during my session, even though I revealed some very personal issues I was dealing with. I was amazed at the physical things that were happening to my body during the session. I remember thinking and saying, “it feels like everything is draining out of my body” and then my right ear started to pop. During the initial accessing questions, it felt like everything below my waist was “tingly.” I felt a “dizzying awareness” of my body and senses when I left the session.
After I got home that evening, I felt an incredible urge to hold a rock in my hand. I search all over the house and finally found a bag of rocks I had brought back from Italy many years ago. I put each one in my hand until I felt the right energy. The next day I felt and was extremely affectionate toward the guy I was dating…which was more than usual.
I will definitely schedule more time with Kara in the future.”
Missi Delaware, OH
“Thanks so much for all you’ve done to help me. I am lighter – I am encouraged about my life.”
Jenny Powell, OH
“I don’t understand how it works, nor do I care to understand the science behind how it works; I just know that IT WORKS for me! After 2 years of cognitive therapy I was left in a state of “analysis paralysis.” I wanted to be free from the strain of constant desire to overcome the next life hurdle. Kara and Neuro Integration has allowed me to RELAX, gain clarity, gain vocabulary, and experience self-confidence. It turned my ability to observe and not over dramatize – I arrived home to find my back door standing wide open. Rather than get hysterical, I called the police and let them deal with the situation. Working with Kara & NI allowed my previous overactive mind to remain calm in this situation and handle it in a responsible, adult manner.”
Jodi Columbus, OH
“I was experiencing extreme pain in both of my knees which made me struggle going up and down stairs. I couldn’t even kneel down without feeling the pain. My doctor gave me exercises to strengthen the muscles on the inside of my thighs and I did them with no success. I was sure that surgery or extreme physical therapy were my only hope, but decided to give Kara and Neuro Integration a try.
Admittedly, I was skeptical about Neuro Integration when it was first explained to me, but decided that it was worth experiencing in lieu of surgery. Within days of my session with Kara, I had no pain in either knee and have been feeling the success for 3 years!
I am grateful Kara was able to help my body work it out and recommend her and Neuro Integration to anyone who would like to try an effective alternative method!”