The Ori­gins

Before “Cine­so­mat­ics” came to be, ear­li­er approach­es were being devel­oped by two dis­tin­guished teach­ers.

Drew Gerald had been coach­ing, writ­ing, and facil­i­tat­ing since the age of 21, get­ting his start as a board-cer­ti­fied master prac­ti­tion­er and train­er of NLP and hyp­nother­a­py. Drew was teach­ing per­son­al devel­op­ment, sex­u­al­i­ty, holis­tic health, and spir­i­tu­al­i­ty through pub­lished cours­es and pri­vate clients.

In the 1980s, the late Dr. Karl Wolfe began his work using video with move­ment. For the next 40 years, he worked inter­na­tion­al­ly with his “move­ment feed­back video holog­ra­phy” methods—pioneering ther­a­peu­tic work with rollerblad­ing, slack­lines, and energy.

Drew’s jour­ney took him to Wolfe, where he had a “rollerblad­ing diag­nos­tic” that would intro­duce him to the move­ment work. In Ithaca, NY, and Los Ange­les, CA during the last 3 years of Dr. Wolfe’s life—Drew worked and trained with Karl in-depth. After his pass­ing, Drew began to incor­po­rate a decade of his own clin­i­cal and per­son­al heal­ing expe­ri­ence with what he learned.

He quick­ly advanced the tech­nol­o­gy to new places, such as taking the work “cin­e­mat­ic” through the use of high-speed cinema equip­ment and cre­at­ing the embod­ied arche­typ­al diag­nos­tics.

A formal method­ol­o­gy and ter­mi­nol­o­gy were writ­ten by Drew, includ­ing the cre­ation of “Cine­so­mat­ics” as the name of his new process.

The Center for Cine­so­mat­ic Devel­op­ment (CCD) was then found­ed by Drew Gerald to mod­ern­ize and advance this rev­o­lu­tion­ary method­ol­o­gy and expand the reach of this work through clin­i­cal research and col­lab­o­ra­tion.

As it formed, 24 one-on-one ses­sions were done by Drew with clients who gave per­mis­sion to record and use the video pub­li­cal­ly, referred to as the ground­break­ing “Embod­ied Arche­type Study”.

This is allowed the CCD to pub­lish videos of Cine­so­mat­ics in action—revealing for the first time in his­to­ry what this sui gener­is process looks like to the public.

A study is under­way to deter­mine the accu­ra­cy of feed­back and the cor­re­la­tion between body move­ment and func­tion­al arche­types in daily life.

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Our direc­tor, Drew Gerald, has incor­po­rat­ed Cine­so­mat­ics into his “Holo­graph­ic Alche­my” pro­gram, and is the fun­da­men­tal method­ol­o­gy for his “Embod­i­ment Assess­ments” and “Cine­so­mat­ic Work­shop Series”.

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