introduction

This guide is written with embodiment-somatic practitioners in mind, particularly those without science training. It is written for all forms of practitioners who do any sort of body-and-awareness related work.

Some forms of this work have a known name such as with qi gong, hatha yoga, vipassana meditation, EMDR, rolfing, or TRE. Some practices are only done within a cultural context, like certain ceremonies, rituals, dances. Some practices are just things that people do, which don’t have a special name. Such as being present with a forest, enjoying a glass of water, or washing the dishes in a certain way. [1][2]

That said, you need not be a practitioner of this sort of work to engage with this guide. Whoever you are – if you feel interested, welcome.

If you would like to know a bit more about me before diving in, you can find more here.

source notes

  1. Nhất Hạnh, Thích. (1987). The miracle of mindfulness: an introduction to the practice of meditation. Boston: Beacon Press.
  2. Somatic Dance is Woo. Meditation is Serious – What Warrants Scientific Study and Why? (2020, October 24). Relational Awareness. https://relationalawareness.org/somatic-dance-is-woo-meditation-is-serious-what-warrants-scientific-study-and-why/
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