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Creative Tension 2.0
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  Culture Building
    Training, Coaching, Onsite Massage

Performance Work Cycles and Rituals


Resilience & Stress Management


High Synchronicity Teams




Fitness & Wellness






    An Innovative, Experiential Toolkit Built upon:



    Mind-Body, Somatics, Brain Science, Meditation,


    Sports & Fitness, Massage & Bodywork,


    Integrated Health & Wellness, Art & Humanities.




  1. Cultivate a Creative Tension Culture
  2. Culture Building - By Many Names
  3. Performance Work Cycles, Micro-fitness Rituals, High Synchronicity Teams
  4. Avoiding Analytical and Technology Stress
  5. Program Formats
  6. Unique Integration:  Mind-Body Skills Enhanced by Massage
  7. What are Mind-Body Skills? Why are They Beneficial?
  8. Explore Onsite Massage
  9. Testimonials: Creative, Business, Massage
  10. About Daniel Lappin
  11. Contact         


Cultivate a Creative Tension Culture


Navigate Challenges ~ Avoid Toxic Stress



Under Stress, Tension and Pressure ..... How do you Cultivate and Engage:


Visioning            Emotional regulation            Relationships            Conflict resolution     Speed


Inquiry      Planning       Flexibility        Simplicity     Synchronicity      Decision making     


Systems thinking       Integration       Empathy      Design       Confidence      Action


Community      Wellness      Presence



This program delivers innovative experiences to help you cultivate a culture of creative tension, where challenges lift and inspire you, and you avoid toxic, over threshold, stress.    The program brings simple, practical and advanced skills to build a culture of stress-resilience, team synchronicity, creativity and performance - and more. 


The program elevates a fundamental conversation in your organization: what are the physiology of stress-resilience mechanisms, and how do they effect the nature of mind, communication and relationship. The curriculum brings fresh insights from health and brain science, integrated health, mind-body practices, somatics and other fields.


This curriculum fits at the core of your culture building efforts.  It is a foundation that influences your conversations about organizational purpose, mission, values, behavior, recognition, rituals and messaging.  The presence or absence of mind-body-somatic practices in your team are a foundation for everything that happens in your organization - your successes as well as your misfires.


With engaging, fun experiences, the curriculum elevates awareness and teaches tangible anatomy and physiology principles and skills.


Toxic, Over Threshold Stress


Hijacks your Brain, Twists your Body and Distort your Perception. 


General patterns of toxic stress include:


You can get blind and trapped in the stress.                              Your attention becomes hyper narrow. 

Your attention becomes disoriented, losing focus.                   You externalize, project problems onto others, and blame them. 

Your physical body loses integration.                                          Your relationship with people become distorted.

You can become numb to the environment.                               Your cognitive processing becomes impaired.

Your sensory perception becomes impaired.                             You become hyper fixated in patterns. 

You become more defensive.                                                         You 'push' versus 'flow'.

You become sick more easily.


Creative tension means that you ride a natural energy that exists between you and your challenge - balancing an assertive push with a natural flow.
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Culture Building - By Many Names


Creative tension      Attitude       Inner game       Mental game       Performance ritual


Flow state        Reset         Fitness practice     In the zone      Mental aikido     Unwind


Resiliency       De-compress     Mindfulness      Wellness     Check-in



Each person has their own style of w0rking, creativity, performance, self awareness, collaboration, presence - and stress and resiliency.   And, when all members of a team share compatible beliefs, attitude and practices the team benefits.  Effectiveness becomes embedded in the culture.


This program guides your team with practical, mind-body-somatic tools and experiences to refine their personal practice.  Your team participates in shared, group experiences that elevate awareness of mind-body-somatic factors in relationship, presence, stress-resilience, creativity, collaboration, communication, conflict resolution, synchronicity - and more.  Your team learns and experiences these elements together, elevating cultural effectiveness.


The program supports each team member to cultivate their own personal style and practice, so they they 'come from within'. That their efforts, designs, coding, or products are influenced by their personal inner expression, values, and desires to contribute.  That their inner passion is engaged in their work and team collaboration. 


This becomes the shared expereince, practice, and language of your creative culture - how the organization navigates challenges and avoids toxic stress.




Performance Work Cycles

Micro-fitness Rituals


High Synchronicity Teams



This program invites you prepare for your daily challenges as you would train for a sporting event, on the yoga mat, a  meditation cushion, an acupuncture session, for a theater performance, or public speaking event.  Train the mind and the body.


This program introduces the concept of 'micro-fitness', an innovative tactic for you to use multiple times a day to support your focus, performance, relationships and wellness.  It is a brief bundle of techniques, 10 to 30 seconds or longer, that activate and align your mind and body to the task at hand - whether it is a creative, analytical or logistic task. Specifically, these techniques counter-act the effects of excess stress that disrupt your capacity to function. 


The micro-fitness techniques are implemented into performance work cycles.  A work cycles is a rhythmic process of work/exertion and recovery.  The innovative tactics of this program help you work smarter, stay more connected with your team, and stay more healthy.


This program supports high synchronicity teams with mind-body techniques that reinforce mental, emotional and physical attributes of synchronicity,  such as shared meaning, shared emotion, shared expression, and shared physiology.


And, skills to reduce stress factors that erode synchronicity, such as physiology techniques to reduce conflict, and repair relationships.


     These skills and methods are drawn from a wide range of disciplines, including:


Mind-Body, Somatics, Brain Science, Meditation,

 Sports & Fitness, Massage & Bodywork,

Integrated Health & Wellness, Art & Humanities.


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Avoiding Analytical and Technology Stress


The speed and pressure of business often causes excess mental, analytical stress. 


People get frozen to their screen and keyboard. This creates ergonomic stress patterns; hands become claws on the keyboard, eyes become fixated. People can get stuck in over-thinking and excess precision.


Long term this is detrimental to productivity. 

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Program Formats
This Program Integrates
- Mind-Body skills from Integrated Health,
Meditation, Sports, and the Arts.   (More)
- Participatory/Experiential formats
- Onsite Massage  (More)
Customized to your Needs - In Multiple  Formats
- Consultation
- Lunch and learns
- Onsite workshops
- Integrated onsite massage (see below)
- Coaching
- Organizational survey
- Ongoing series
- Off-sites
- Keynote presentations
Unique Integration:  Mind-Body Skills Enhanced by Massage
The curriculum supports the participant to have an inner experience of these skills to create a state of being.  Then, the participants are invited to integrate the new skills with an onsite massage.  This embeds the skills into the background of their behavior.

Sample implementation:
  1. Participants attend an experiential, skill building workshop.
  2. Participants are invited to receive a table (not chair) massage.
  3. In the massage session,  the new skills are reinforced using a guided mind-body relaxation and awareness process (optional).
  4. At their next massage,  the participant's progress implementing the skills are discussed. This coaching process helps embed the skills into long term behavioral practices.
What are Mind-Body Skills?  Why are they Beneficial?

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Explore Onsite Massage 
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                                               Table Massage                                   Chair Massage
Onsite Massage Provided for:
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 ~ Testimonials: Creatives & Artists ~
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“It has all been simple and easy to implement and integrate this performance and wellness approach into my business and personal routine. It is now second nature.”
“The way that you ask questions and integrate all levels was amazing for me.”
“All the pieces of my stressed life came together. Things became much clearer, simpler and organized.”
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~ Testimonials: Business ~



"I wish I had learned these skills earlier in my career"


B. L., Newly Appointed Regional Manager

7 Branches, 300 Employees

National Financial Services Firm


"Little did I know that meeting you this past April would open a door that would improve my business performance, my health and quality of my personal relationships. And as surprising, it has all been simple and easy to implement and integrate this performance and wellness approach into my business and personal routine. It is now second nature."


R., Creative Director, Boutique Media Company


"I recommend Daniel unequivocally. I have a high-stress profession, and he has been incredibly responsive with therapies ranging from massage, aromatherapy, and supplement suggestions. He quickly identifies the problem at hand, and provides both support and interventions as warranted. His intuitive understanding of neurophysiology continues to amaze. His massage technique is second to none."


L., Expert Legal Witness, San Francisco, Ca



“Fantastic massage therapist!  He really listens to you. He has been a lifesaver during my busy tax season.”


MS, Tax and Audit professional, San Rafael, CA

~ Testimonials: Onsite Massage ~
 Thumbtack  Independent Reviews from         
“Daniel arrived promptly, was very personable, and an obvious expert in his field. I would recommend Daniel.” - Jocelyn B.

“Daniel was informative and professional throughout the booking process as well as in providing the actual services. Our office team enjoyed his visit here and we hope to have him come back again.” - Brenda T.

“Daniel was super professional, he made our employees feel comfortable and it was a very successful afternoon! Thanks Daniel, we really needed your services and you were beyond our expectations!” Camila R.

“Daniel was amazing. He did a chair massage event for my company and everyone loved him. He is responsive, professional and most importantly he was on time!” - Valerie N.

“Daniel provided massage services to our employees on site. Daniel is very professional and you can tell he knows what he is doing. Employees loved this benefit. Highly recommend him.” - Carolyn G.

“Daniel provided outstanding service to us at NorthBay Hospital's Nurses week onsite massage event! He provided thoughtful insight on how we could make this first ever event better and exceptional service onsite during the event. We would definitely hire him again.” - Shawnee R.

“Absolutely fantastic. thanks Daniel!” - Guy O.

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About Daniel Lappin BA, CMT


Innovation has no Master.


Every entrepreneur, innovator, creative and designer brings a unique perspective to their work.


Often their unique perspecitve is fueled by a desire, a tension, conflict, or a pain.  Something that drives them to create the solution they present to the world. 


My offering is the same.  


As do many innovators, I have a story.  Mine is HERE. 


Daniel Lappin, BA, CMP 
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