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What We Do


Be Activated is a constantly expanding and changing therapeutic and performance based system developed by Douglas Heel over 12 years ago. We encourage the body back into patterns of function that maximise both the body’s ability to heal and perform; we strive to meet the priorities of the body. Be Activated has a background principle called 123. It identifies the way the body is trying to meet its priorities, and what it has to sacrifice and put at risk in order to do this. We want to move the body into states of right sequence. To do this we use powerful activation techniques that give immediate physiological changes to the body in easily measurable and quantifiable ways. We believe that when you do the right things to the body, it will respond immediately.

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We see these changes at many levels, but the easy ones to recognise are that of function and so we measure strength, power, flexibility, endurance, speed, balance and co-ordination. It is exciting and sometimes unbelievable just how dramatically the body can change, and we feel this reminds us just how powerful the capacity of the human spirit is to heal and perform. As significant, but less quantifiable are the states of relaxation achieved, allowing clearer thought, more stable emotions and mental states, and unlocking of stress patterns that then allow for behaviour changes in current stress situations.

As we unlock the barriers standing in the way of healthy body function, we create an expanded state within the body (explosion), which allows space within the body for it to function at its highest levels. In states where the body is collapsing (implosion) – which is what we most commonly find in clients of all backgrounds – instead of expanding, the body is collapsing and driving inwards in order to meet its priorities, but compromising its structure and function to do so. So we find states of pain and dysfunction, breakdowns in levels of performance and general dis-ease developing within our body and our lives.

So what does it all mean?

Be Activated is a system being used by over 2500 physical therapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, personal trainers, athletic coaches, doctors and Pilates teachers worldwide to help their clients feel better, function better and access greater quality of life. We want you to understand why your body is doing what it is doing so that you feel more enabled and in control of what is happening in your body and your world. The tools we teach you will be easy to learn and apply, but will have a powerful impact on whatever it is you are trying to overcome.

These principles apply to everyone, the very old to the very young; the sportsmen and woman just having fun and the high end sporting professionals. There is no long wait to see if we can help you because if the body likes what is being done, it responds immediately.

When your body and mind move with clear intention all areas of our lives become open to new possibilities.

You can use it as a system to just improve your physical performance; giving you more strength, power, flexibility, endurance, speed and skill.

You can use it as a system to interrupt stress in your life, improving your overall well-being; identifying areas that weaken you in your world and addressing them.

You can use it as a way to move through mental and emotional blocks, achieving greater clarity in your world.

However you choose to use it the philosophy is the same – it is just where you choose to apply it that differs.

We hope you choose to find out more by ordering a self-activation program, seeking out one of our trained therapists or joining us on one of our workshops.

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