The Burch Method
When I put my hands on my client’s body, a conversation begins.
What is the Burch Method?
Imagine you are on my table, and my hands are detecting where the problem is. In that intuitive conversation, it might go something like this: your body says, “Hang out here with your hands…” As I pause there and I wait… until suddenly, now we are ready. It says…“Follow this turn of tissue. Hold it right there. Now I want you to push into this hand. Now, turn back the other way.” I’ll suggest, “What about this?” and it responds, “yeah that’s it.” And then you feel that moment, just like I do. That’s the first part of the conversation: being with the body the way it is presenting in the here and now. It’s really important that the body is seen and felt on its own terms. There is no forcing or coercing. It’s a Partnership in the best sense of the word.
And so, it’s a co-created conversation. Because I am present at that interface in their tissues, and you feel it too, I can direct your presence and consciousness there as well. Together, we can make shifts that are lasting. It’s not just an application of a technique… it’s a true conversation. It’s meaningful for the client because they are with me.
I teach my clients the Design of their body…Let’s face it… we didn’t come with a Manual, and so we have been guessing at what is wanted and needed to support the body. But what if you truly understood how you are creating the pain and problems you experience?
What makes it truly different?
- Experiencing your structures where they truly belong is an extraordinary exposure and just by the contrast, begins the process of change.
- Shifting the underlying patterns so that people don’t return to the same old, same old…
- I teach and support you to recognize the “Default” vs the “Design” to make better feeling and longer lasting, more flowing choices, ones that eliminate pain as an option
If you do what you’ve always done, you will get what you’ve always gotten.
Until you start changing that inner conversation, and your specific patterns, you’re going to get results that reflect those patterns, even if the original pain or symptom has shifted.
When it comes to your ability to interact with your body, you are either in the Driver’s seat… or you’re in the Trunk. Those are 2 very different experiences!
This is what the Burch Method is all about, the sum of all of these parts. It’s an applied and complete healing system that brings any body back towards its original state of flow, ease of movement, youthful fluidity and strength, regardless of your history of pain, injury, or aging.
“My yoga practice has been rejuvenated and my overall flexibility has increased. I have worked with almost every type of body work, physical therapy, and strength building approach in my 57 years, and nothing has been as powerful as my work with Erin.”
“I live a very active lifestyle, including mountain biking, running, kayaking, and skiing. I love to do all those things (and more), and I play just as hard as I did 20 years ago. Of course, my body isn’t as forgiving as it used to be… and I’m in a constant battle to keep my muscles and joints pain-free. I recently had a VIP Experience with Erin Burch, and the impact was dramatic. The pain was gone, I had more mobility, and I was back on my bike. And I was now equipped with life-long strategies to keep me out of the pain and on the trails! Erin Burch is a force to be reckoned with and she has managed to create ease and flow in my body. Thank you Erin!”
“Before working with Erin, I regularly had to use a wheelchair and walking boot due to multiple foot injuries and fractures. Since working with Erin two years ago, I have not had to use either the chair or the boot, and have successfully started a walking program pain-free!”
“Treatment by Erin turns out to be a voyage of self-discovery…She is a “healer” the way Socrates was a “teacher;” She knows and intuitively understands the wisdom of the body, of the body’s ability constantly to re-discover itself and to heal itself. And she has a rare and unique ability to impart that intuitive understanding to others.
The body has a remarkably resilient design, and it is designed for movement. Erin understands that design better than any “medical” person of any credentials I have ever encountered.
I now stand differently than I did 5 years ago. I sit differently. I drive a car differently. I breathe differently. I run and bike differently. And I do all of these things with much less pain than I did 5 years ago… I’m still a work-in- progress, but I’m much healthier because I found the right teacher.”
“There’s something special about Erin… Within one hour, she had me totally standing different. I was feeling better. I felt like a champion. I had a pain in my shoulders and back that would always get tight and sore, and I haven’t had that since. I don’t know what kind of miracles she worked on me… It’s been a couple of months now, and as long as I remain aware, I notice differences in my body that I’ve never seen before.”
“At the end of my session with Erin, I remembered what it was like to move without constriction in my lower back. I moved like I used to move - 10 years ago! To me that is really remarkable for just one session. Erin’s guidance offered more than I just feeling good… it initiated a fundamental shift in what I thought was possible. I also received practice tools to work with once I got home. Tools to help me maintain these shifts… a greater sense of freedom and ease in movement.”