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Somatic Awareness


Our bodies are always ‘talking’ to us, offering us information about our subtle and not-so-subtle responses to the internal and external environments.  Yet many of us are in the habit of ‘checking our bodies at the door.’  We step out of, or fail to recognize or utilize the wisdom of our physical bodies in our work.  For many people this disconnection from the experience of the body represents a fracturing of experience, and deprives us of an entire language and realm of information that can be an invaluable support in our decision-making, self-knowledge, and therapeutic relationships. 

How can we integrate the intelligence of the body in our moment-to-moment decision-making as a source of reliable and direct information?  How can we learn to trust gut feelings or access the information buried in a headache?  In our ‘thinking-oriented’ culture, many of us are cut off from this deep and direct source of wisdom.  How can we learn to develop a more inclusive relationship with our own body in our decision-making?  In these trainings, we begin to deeply explore our relationship with our own somatic awareness.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

•    Learn about the somatic field of the body and the mind-body connection
•    Explore the information we can gather from our breathing, heart-rate, and muscle tension
•    Explore the kind of body you ‘wear’ to work, at home, and on vacation
•    Examine how the body itself, and your body specifically, responds to 'spatial power'
•    Learn to understand how the body itself, and your body specifically, responds to threat
•    Examine how the body itself, and your body specifically, holds boundaries
•    Explore how the body itself, and your body specifically, sends you resources for emotional equilibrium all the time
•    Learn techniques for inviting more of the body’s awareness into your day-to-day life and decision-making
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