"Without an agenda to prove one's worth, without the pressure to create profound meaning and connection, without the drive to get something from another, and not needing to be “good” at being alive, we find new generosity and respect, where more curiosity and wonder can take the lead in how we relate. When this experience is shared, our unique light of aliveness is safe to express itself. This is part of what makes new culture creation possible."
Weena Pauly-Tarr dives into this second blog entry of a three-part series about the body-centered modality she is developing called, SE+AM (Somatic Experiencing + Authentic Movement). Learn more about Weena and her upcoming coursework in her contributor bio.
At times, we experience frustration in our work, with ourselves, and our clients when physical symptoms persist despite our best efforts to resolve them. When such symptoms have no obvious medical reason, we call them psychophysiological symptoms. The practice of embodying emotions is a simple body-based, science-backed,and easy-to-learn method that can be an effective complementary method for resolving psychophysiological symptoms in bodywork, energy work, psychological, mindfulness, and spiritual practice settings. What is the practice of embodying emotion? What is the science behind it? In addition to helping to resolve psychophysiological symptoms, how does it help in resolving physical, energetic, emotional, and relational symptoms?;and in improving mindfulnessand spiritual practices? The answers to these questions constitute the subject of this short blog.