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Our mission is to help you release tension and pain, become more adaptable to life's stresses and experience an enhanced sense of well-being.

Awaken Wellness Center
Lawrence G. Stern, DC
"The Back Whisperer"


A Gateway to Transformation &
Integrative Healing

Network Spinal Analysis, Dr. Stern’s core healing approach, unlocks patterns of stored stress and tension, by “resetting” the nervous system and liberating bound energy that allows for greater brain/body connection. Through gentle and precise contacts to the spine, two unique healing waves develop, providing greater levels of nervous system organization.  Patients often experience a positive and sustainable shift in the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual quality of their lives.

Our bodies have a natural, wave-like breathing rhythm that can be renewed, restored and reconnected through NSA.  Dr. Stern’s integrative approach greatly enhances the body’s natural healing capacities. By identifying any underlying imbalances in the nervous system we can address the issues that may be limiting your body’s inherent ability to heal. 

 Integrating NSA with the consciousness awakening power of The Hakomi Method and Awaken Wellness Coaching, Dr. Stern helps patients create an ever-deepening connection to their bodies.  This leads to an increasingly healthy and fully alive state with a greater capacity to express ourselves and our essential passion, strength, power, purpose, and love.


 Trauma and Our Nervous System


Over a lifetime, we absorb traumas, injuries and stress, which manifest as unconscious imbalances and unhealthy body postures. Our spines curve and distort, causing backaches, headaches, stiff necks, tight shoulders, restricted movement or emotional discomfort. We experience shallow and limited breathing - or even shortness of breath - and access only a portion of our true lung capacity.  These conditions or "holding patterns" can become fixed and worsen over time, intensifying chronic anxiety, depression, sadness, anger and grief. 


Neck & Back Pain


Stress & Tension

Sleep Disorders

Chronic Fatigue

Physical & Emotional Wellbeing

Our well-being is deeply connected with the spine and the central nervous system

Our central nervous system is made up of the brain and spinal cord which is protected by the spinal column. By gently adjusting the spine into proper alignment, we reduce stress on the central nervous system. This helps your body to function better overall and improves a wide range of health challenges.

We provide a unique healing and wellness perspective. Unlike the treatment of disease that may merely alleviate a symptom, Network Spinal Analysis takes a whole-person approach. Ultimately, people receiving NSC care change old patterns by making healthier choices that better support their healing.  This results in an increased sense of well-being.


During an NSA session, two unique healing waves develop. These self-generated healing waves travel along the spine, expand the breath, correct spinal misalignments and release spinal and life tensions. Patients have described experiencing greater self-awareness and conscious awakening as a result of this healing work.  


What Patients Say

Migraines Gone...


For about the last four or five years I experienced migraines on a regular basis. I was lost and somewhat confused as to where to find the answers to my chronic migraines.  My yoga teacher introduced me to Dr. Lawrence Stern.  We began NSA care in January and it was well worth it because by early May I was fully migraine free. Now I go back every so often for my wellness visits.  Network Spinal Analysis is a must for those who suffer with chronic migraines. 

Lisa M.

" It is very difficult to completely express what happens in the healing spaces of Dr. Stern, but it is easy to say how well-cared for I feel when I'm there, and how much I trust this process he has mastered.             

It's as if all the fragmented regions of my body and psyche are somehow settling into a sweet spot of convergence.  And at some point I notice that a long soft wave of breathing has arrived, and that I have arrived in a body that's whole.                                                         

All the little ways my body had organically responded to Dr. Stern's subtle healing moves, I realize now, were the obstacles to that wholeness disappearing.  With each visit I sense my body learning - remembering - this wholeness.   

A line from Rumi seems to say it just as well:  "Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it."  Steve P.

Monday: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Tuesday: 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Thursday: Closed

Friday: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm


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