Regular Posts Tagged : ‘somatic’
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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Relationships: Be Present to Yourself; Be Present to Others
3 years, 4 months ago Comments Off on Relationships: Be Present to Yourself; Be Present to Others

When I am respecting and holding myself and open to the environment, others will resonate and feel respected and held. By mirroring each other, we can see who and where we are today. We begin to understand what is being called forth from each other. Bonnie Badenoch Being Present to yourself is an aspect of Secure Attachment. Because we are hardwired for it, we can relearn and practice it. It is imperative to healing our attachment styles. Each form of […]

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Stand Up For Yourself: Literally!
4 years, 4 months ago Comments Off on Stand Up For Yourself: Literally!

Last blog post we explored the relationship of our fingers to parts of our scapula. This month we will look at the growth of muscular strength and the development of our spinal curves in relation to presence. If you find you are a ”spineless push over” and that people easily manipulate you, or find it difficult to say “no” and push back, revisiting push patterns can help transform such experiences, so you can stand up for yourself and feel more […]

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Trouble Moving? Get in Touch With Your Feet
4 years, 8 months ago Comments Off on Trouble Moving? Get in Touch With Your Feet

In my latest explorations with balls, I have been combining elements of Bartenieff Fundamentals™ with elements of Body Mind Centering ℠. I use ideokinesis to make connections to them and other parts of myself. Like it sounds, use of visual and kinesthetic (movement sensations) and imagery supports the efficient use of neuro-skeletal-muscular patterns. If you have diabetes or arthritis or pain in your feet the following explorations are especially useful. These sequences can be done sitting, and in that position […]

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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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