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.
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”.