Embodied Presence — Individual Sessions
There is often a gap between the way we think, act and express ourselves and the way we feel we potentially could. Throughout our lives we learned to respond in a similar way to certain situations, developing a kind of unchosen personal choreography of patterns of movement, thoughts, emotions and behaviour. These patterns alienate us from ourselves, often causing discomfort and generating recurring moods or physical symptoms that diminish our experience of life and lead us to an automatic and routine way of relating to ourselves and to others. Neuroscientist Candice Pert, physician Gabor Maté, and many others refuse to use either “body” or “mind” separately, and use the word “bodymind” to show how overlapping the two really are.
Individual sessions are designed in order to introduce you to the basics of what we mean by embodied presence. They can have a variety of subjects, depending on your personal wishes and situation: from finding and nurturing a deeper sense of wellbeing within yourself to solving a conflict in a relationship. The basis of the individual sessions is learning to be actively responsible for your own well-being and the situation you wish to change. This process involves paying attention to the present moment, without trying to make it be different than what it is, identifying the obstacles, as well as ways to go about them that suit you personally. Main tool is a practice of embodied attention — learning to be honestly present and unifying your attention, synching body and mind. Consequently you learn to build the level of energy in order to move towards a change you wish to experience, whether it is in an attitude, your level of confidence, ability to focus, or in a muscular tension.