Listen to Jack Morrash, Tennis Player & Former CFO talks about his experience working with Dayana
Jack: How can we rewire your movement in a way, which will reduce the pain and give me the freedom to do what I want to do? Effectively pain-free?
I would just encourage people, to try, right? I mean, the very low cost of trying. And if you’re as fortunate as I’ve been, the benefit will be obvious I think pretty quick.
It’s been a tremendous learning experience for me, and has affected really all aspects of my life. So I would say I don’t stand the same. I don’t walk the same. I played a little bit different. And even my vision on the court has improved and that’s something that we worked on, is it’s very easy to get a narrow focus in a sporting activity like that. And what you’ve allowed me to do is just open up my field of vision, which has tremendous benefits.
So when you combine your tremendous quality, for caring with your technical knowledge and your ability to focus, what you have is just a very effective healer. And that’s what we want, that’s what we need.
We have taken it beyond the original purpose, and have now taken it to a deeper level where I’m I’m able to benefit from the calming it brings to me from the positive effect that it has on my nervous system. I really never would have anticipated that benefit. But that’s what keeps me coming back is just tremendous improvement.
Dayana: What were you looking for when you found me? What made you curious about working together?
Jack: I can remember back to actually and then in the 80s I was in my 20s and lying in bed with hip pain. And just wondering at the time if that was something that I was going to have to live with for the rest of my life. And then over the course of the four years which which followed that I sought help from doctors from chiropractors from massage therapists. acupuncturist personal trainers, you know, whatever would, I felt there was a possibility of getting help I looked for it. My hip pain was a result of a an accident that I had at the age of 12. Actually, I ran into to a moving car and it primarily with my hip and that was the source of the pain. So I mean over these over that period of time with all these practitioners, I you know, I did get some relief but I was always living with some level of of chronic pain.
Well, yeah, I mean, I’m a I’m an active tennis player. And I I play the game pretty, I would say aggressively me over the course of an hour and a half of doubles match. I could cover maybe a mile and a half or so. So yeah, it was it was definitely something that was affecting me on on the court for sure. And and then just every day, you know, shoveling snow or sometimes just walking? Yeah, it was fairly persistent. Yeah. Yeah.
So well, one of the responsibilities that I had in my last position was presenting our annual financial results and our plans for the next year to to our shareholders in our which required me to stand up in front of about 150 folks or so who are all very sophisticated investors. And for me, those kinds of public presentations always brought anxiety.
And I think it was just in passing, that I mentioned that to you. And you, you gave me two bits of advice, which you know, I still use today, which helped tremendously. One was to ground myself, right, to get my feet firmly on the ground, and just to feel that connection with the earth. And then the second one was the power of the pause. Right. So, you know, my presentation was pretty much scripted. I inserted these pauses just to take a moment in time and to breathe and to let my body weight just connect me to the ground. And I remember I couldn’t wait to get back to you to tell you just how much that helped. And I also remember, you know, standing at the podium, and I just took like about maybe three seconds to feel my feet on the ground.
And to just put myself in a solid position in a non-vulnerable position. Yeah, that was excellent. Grateful for them. Yes.