Conscious Body Conversations Episode 24
Embodiment is a whole other conversation when the body we are inhabiting doesn't fit the "standard norm". In fact, the fact that there IS a "standard norm" creates a higher chance of disembodiment for queer bodies that don't fit.
I couldn't let this series go by without addressing this very necessary topic and I couldn't think of anyone better to sit down with than my dear friend Nyle. In this raw and real conversation, Nyle (they/them) gives us the what to say and what NOT to say when it comes to working with queer bodies in order to create an environment that is embodiment friendly.
Nyle is a Queer, Non-binary, Polyamorous Occupational Therapist and single parent of three young children. Their work as a specialist in Somatics is to bridge the gap between mental health and bodywork.
"My role as a teacher of the body, an Occupational Therapist, and a fascial specialist is to help people create wholeness inside of their body and then maintain that connection to self through a practice that involves ongoing assessment, strengthening, flexibility, and self-treatment."
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🌟The Conscious Body Conversation Series🌟
As humans, our relationship with our bodies has taken many twists and turns. In early human history we understood ourselves as spiritual beings. As time marched on and we learned more about how these bodies operate, our understanding of ourselves became more mechanical. This mechanistic view of the body has shed necessary light on the body systems, which has allowed us to innovate solutions to so many problems. And it has also created the space for disconnection, dissociation, and disembodiment.
In this video series, I chat with some of my favorite humans who have insight on how we can explore pathways to greater connection within our own sense of selves, with each other, and as co-inhabitants of this planet today.
Inhabiting our own bodies consciously is a necessary experience in progressing the field of whole health. I hope you enjoy these talks.
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The Embodied Movement Method allows you to truly feel at home in your body because you have developed the tools and skills to be present, feel & decode your body’s language of sensation, and then choose ways of moving that actually meet your health needs in the moment…physically, emotionally, mentally, and energetically. This quick video helps you break down the steps to make this happen!
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Your body is designed to survive…so when something overly ~or covertly~ threatens that, your biological responses are to fight or retreat. Problem is that sometimes things like: “Feel the fear & do it anyway” can trigger this survival instinct and freeze up your vital resources (I bet you know how that feels!) Plowing through and attempting to override this has been the go-to instructions, however when trauma triggers are relentless, this approach can actually bury the issues even deeper.
There is another approach. Going in with a steady awareness that cares for your nervous system.
I’d love to hear your thoughts!
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