How can the body help?
When we focus our attention on our whole system (not just the bit in the skull) we plug back into our body as a powerful tool for navigating life.
There are things we can learn from the body:
Your body is biology
Your body is biography
Your body is boss.
And working with it can help us to plug back into our whole selves. The intuitive, emotional AND the intellectual.
)) To help you to manage your thoughts so they don’t manage you
)) To stop over-complicating everything
)) To stop you overdoing everything and tiring yourself out
)) To get clearer about who you are and what you want
)) To make more informed decisions
)) To support you to explore and allow your emotions well
)) To connect more fully with yourself and others
)) To access that sense of presence you crave
)) To feel a little more alive day to day – even when you feel shit about what’s going on and want to switch off
)) To find more joy and dare we say it pleasure
)) To recognise your patterns, where they might come from…
)) … In order to access more choice in how you show up in the world
)) To harness a little more wisdom
)) To feel at home in your own bones
It is in the body that we begin to work on the above.
It is in the body that we work to support the nervous system, to find some space, to start to explore your emotions, sensations in your body, your whole humanness, of which the mind and your thoughts are an important part, but not the whole.
Embodiment work just means we work with the body. We might use movement (nothing athletic, all accessible), breath, sensation, touch, sound, talking or stillness and silence to explore what is going on for you.
Embodiment work means it is you and your body that leads the work.