June 2017 Newsletter

Coming Soon - 2017 Yearbook Release Party!

June 22, 2017


IASI Newsletter

In this issue...

2017 Yearbook Release Party

Check your mailbox for the 2017 Yearbook, shipping at the end of June! This year's edition features layouts for each of our IASI approved schools, book excerpts from James Earls, Mary Bond, Anita Boser, Jean Louise Green, and articles from Karen Bolesky, John Latz, Jeff Burch, Herbert Grassman and Sharon Wheeler.

Join our Facebook Event for more information, sneak peeks, and giveaways!

Review Period Still Open - IASI Bylaws

IASI has recently made some changes to the IASI Bylaws. The review period for our members is still OPEN! We have had several questions about the proposed Bylaws changes. Please see below for the proposed changes:

1. The first Bylaws change seeks to clarify IASI’s requirement of a diploma/certificate from an approved school for MEMBERSHIP IN IASI. 

Occasionally, we are asked to accommodate a case where a known, valid practitioner cannot acquire a physical diploma; in the most recent case, the practitioner was trained many years ago through a program that has since closed and cannot possibly issue certificates. We need language in the Bylaws that allows those few practitioners to become members even though the physical diploma is unattainable. In nearly all cases, a diploma/certificate will be required. 

2. Regarding the second Bylaws change, the IASI Board identified three reasons for dropping the continuing education (CE) requirement for IASI membership: 

A)  It is very unusual for a membership association to require CE. *Member Associations* for other healthcare professions do not have these requirements. 

B)  The IASI Board often hears that these requirements discourage many practitioners from becoming IASI members, especially new practitioners, or those working outside the U.S. Several IASI-approved schools have CE requirements. Also, most states and countries have CE requirements to practice SI, massage, and/or bodywork, which practitioners must fulfill. That makes our requirement redundant and difficult for members. 

C)  Those who complete the CBSI exam to become Board Certified Structural Integrators still must fulfill CE requirements to maintain their certification. That is, CBSI requirements are still in force, but we propose to eliminate any IASI member requirements. 

Please be assured that IASI will continue to certify CE courses taught by SI professionals around the world. 

The proposed amendments are available for members to review until July 16, 2017, after which the Board will vote on the proposed revisions. Please login to your profile to visit a complete version of IASI Bylaws recently updated by the IASI Board of Directors.

If you have any questions on the proposed revisions, please feel free to contact IASI President, Tom Robinson.

Do you have a business item you'd like the Board to address? Email the IASI office for details.



Member Spotlight

Name:  Justin Bosten LMT, BCSI
Location of Practice:  Bend, Oregon, USA
Website:  bostensi.com
School:  KMI
Graduation Date:  December 2016


What do you enjoy most about practicing SI?

One of the main things I enjoy about practicing SI is the wonderment people express about the changes that take place in their bodies. It's truly rewarding to have a client comment on their new abilities or awareness. The most frequent comment I get is "I didn't even know that was possible", as they move something in a way they haven't in quite some time. I have a saying in my work: "When the range of motion goes up, the pain goes down, and the fun goes up". I feel it expresses one of the main embodiments of SI; which is change.

What has been the biggest hurdle in your practice?
I find keeping a full practice is a big hurdle for several reasons. The first being how does one advertise SI without face-to-face time with the interested person? There is a vast range of body awareness and understanding in the U.S. culture, not to mention the Earth. Tailoring my message to fit the client's level of comprehension is constantly a challenge and continually morphing. As in the actual work itself, there is not a bunch of "if this, then that". Uniqueness is inherent to every practitioner and in every session. The second reason, and most humbling, is my clients reaching our goals and not needing me anymore. Personally, this is the point of my work and the fulfillment of the Integration term of our working title. When our clients feel whole they, in turn, are ready to go and be without us.

Would you like to share a success story?
At this juncture of my practice, working with children is the most rewarding. If you want pure, quizzical honesty, work with children. Their curiosity, questions, and comments will, at times, melt your soul to its core. Their ability to respond to the work varies and will always keep you on your toes. In my practice, I always feel I'm planting the future seeds of body awareness, physical acumen, expression, and hopefully the future generations of SI practitioners.

What makes you or your practice unique?
My strength and ability to treat everyone as an individual. I meet them every session as if it's their first one. I've never had the same person show up twice. There is always change; noticing it is the challenge. Every client is a gift, and I see them as a snowflake. There is only one of them, and I am thankful for that. It is an honor and a blessing that they have come to me for assistance. I make sure to instill this in them and continue to reinforce with every session.

What are your hopes for the profession of Structural Integration?
My hopes for the future of Structural Integration are many. It would be amazing if it could become as ubiquitous as going to the dentist or other regular health care professional. Ideally, we could cultivate our work into schools and the youth of society; our future. Having SI be more widely accepted and at an earlier age could only be prosperous for society. Suffering is an accepted right of passage in our culture and has been for centuries. This belief is not truly working in my opinion. I believe a lot of the angst, confusion, aggression, and other associated negative emotional behaviors may be solved within the individual's body by lessening their discomfort and acceptance of pain. Pain or discomfort is a giant motivator and expresses itself in many ways in one's body. What does it do to our thought patterns? What is the true ability of the subconscious in our daily interactions with the world? In the end, to truly change, we must look at our perspective by addressing the value system of our beliefs. If we could all love and accept ourselves on an individual basis then many, many things are possible. The issue is it's fairly difficult to love something that either constantly lets you down or causes pain.

Upcoming CE Courses

Coordination: Indicator or Integration, Movements that Support and Confirm Rolf's Ten Series | New Hampshire | June 22-28, 2017 

Structural-Visceral Integration: Low Back, Pelvis & Abdomen | Los Angeles, CA | July 7-9, 2017

3-Day SI Workshop for Woman | Boulder, CO | July 13-15, 2017

The Search for Wholeness: Moving Into the Moment | Walpole, ME | July 13-15, 2017

Integrating Scar Tissue | Walpole, ME | July 16-19, 2017

For our full list of IASI approved courses, please visit our Online Calendar.

Upcoming 2017 Certification Exams

Certification Exam | Laguna Beach, CA | September 23, 2017
Registration Closes Friday, September 8, 2017

Certification Exam | Brooklyn, NY | September 23, 2017
Closes Friday, September 8, 2017

IASI International Association of Structural Integrators
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