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“The body is always in the now”: Wise insight or foolish illusion?

Several years ago I had what I believed to be a profound insight; the body is always in the now. I wasn’t alone in reaching this conclusion and I later read other people saying the same thing. The mind is … Continue reading

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Sun and ice: The power of weather

The Spring weather is as mad as a March Hare! We’ve had summery sun one day and winter chill the next, so this changeable season is ideal for sensing how the weather influences our sense of self. I was walking to the station during an icy … Continue reading

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Being disembodied

Sociologist Ian Burkitt comments that our experience of the self has become “essentially disembodied” (Burkitt, 1999). In truth, we can’t be disembodied – unless you share Descartes’ weird belief in an incorporeal self – but many people experience life as … Continue reading

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Bodymind and Earth

A video I posted recently discussed ‘What is the body?’  It starts with Mark Walsh saying that the body is ‘not a brain taxi’, but that’s pretty much how many people experience their embodiment. There are many reasons for this dislocation of ‘self’ … Continue reading

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What is the body?

What do somatic trainers talk about on a week-end get together? One hot topic was exploring what the body might be. We had a brainstorm on that topic one evening and selected our best one-liners for broadcast. This playful exercise suggests that there … Continue reading

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Embodiment Resources

I’ve finally completed a redesign of my Embodiment Resources website, and it’s the perfect place to go if you want to know more about the topics discussed on this blog. I’ll admit that it tends to be a little more technical … Continue reading

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Descartes revisited

My previous post (Descartes’ stove: Philosophers and place) had more responses than any before it. Although there was only one blog comment, there’s been a lively conversation over on my Facebook page. I want to pick up on two themes of that discussion: Am … Continue reading

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Putting the bodymind in its place

Where are you? I’m not asking for a geographical label but a sense of place. Just close your eyes for a moment. Where does it feel like you are? The realization that the body and mind are one complex system was progress, but further research has … Continue reading

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