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Cultivating Presence
1 year, 10 months ago Comments Off on Cultivating Presence

Moments of meeting and acknowledging, of listening and offering Each sensation has its own story that seeks to be heard. Bonnie Badenoch I spent 2017 studying Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) with Bonnie Badenoch. We started each day with a practice of embodiment so we could focus and respond to energy and information a little differently. Starting from the ground, we moved our awareness upward through our bodies, noticing sensations and resting in them. In this way we were meeting and integrating parts […]

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Be In Your Body, Be in your Brain
2 years, 11 months ago Comments Off on Be In Your Body, Be in your Brain

We are hardwired for safety and survival and that involves communication both emotionally and rationally. As social beings we are designed to connect. We have our social engagement network at our brainstem, our emotional attachment network higher up within our mammalian brain, at the amygdala, and our cerebral cortex rests on top. All these structures are two sided.   “Right and left hemisphere are involved in absolutely everything but in a consistently different way.” Iain McGilchrist Although our brain is […]

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Relationships; What's your Attachment Style?
3 years, 5 months ago Comments Off on Relationships; What’s your Attachment Style?

The sacred task of a committed partnership is to heal the attachment wounds of our childhood  Christopher Saxton Whether we are aware of it our not, any time we are with another person, our attachment system is operating, our brains are co-regulating one another. Attachment is necessary for our survival, it is, as psychologist Philip Flores explains, “an expected experience that the brain is waiting for, and it develops the structure of the brain. A function of the mother-infant interaction […]

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Find Meaning By Being Present In Your Body
4 years, 1 month ago Comments Off on Find Meaning By Being Present In Your Body

I recently found the photo I am using for this months’ blog entry. I have no recollection of seeing it before, but I can relate to it on a deeply physical and emotional level. I see how ingrained a relationship with the transcendent is, as I gaze at this one year old with her hands clasped in prayer. To me she represents purity, honesty and an omniscient connection. This position had meaning then, and does for me now. In my […]

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More Movement for Back Pain
4 years, 6 months ago Comments Off on More Movement for Back Pain

Most of us in this confused and brutal world try to carve out a private life of our own, a life in which we can be happy and peaceful and yet live with the things of this world…When you look a little more closely, not only at your own life but also at the world, you will see that what you are—your daily life, what you think, what you feel—is the external world, the world about you. Talks with American […]

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FAQ: Somatics & Movement Therapy
7 years ago Comments Off on FAQ: Somatics & Movement Therapy
Posted in: Body Mind, Somatics

  What does somatic mean? Soma means body. Somatic practices bring awareness to the body mind connection, by bringing consciousness to your physical sensation. What is body-mind or mind-body? Our physical bodies and our movement are the foundation of all of our experiences. Our bodies are home to all we think feel and do. Having the connection between your mind and your body in an integrated fashion. Bodymind/or Mindbody (Somatic) – practices and consciousness enhance self awareness and self development […]

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