I was recently asked, “Who is Embodied Movement® for?” and to my surprise I got silent, then stumbled over my words. This made me quickly realize I’ve GOT to clarify this quickly because in all of my trillions of cells I believe this is an urgent matter in upgrading the health hand wellness space this year and beyond.
The short answer is Embodied Movement® us for everyone.
But let’s get more specific and figure out why…
First let’s answer the question: What is Embodied Movement®?
Embodied Movement® is an approach that can be applied to any type of movement, whether it is dedicated movement like exercise or daily functional movement like posture habits for daily activities. It is a way to access safety in the body through gentle resiliency. Embodied Movement® teaches the methodology of: Release, Realign, Strengthen, Refine in order to build new neural pathways through movement.
Why is this important?
The key is the communication network of your nervous system. When you taken in information, through the environment, through circumstances, and through emotional impact, your nervous system “learns” it’s programming.
As humans, we operate on pathways and habits until or unless these habits and patterns are disrupted by new information. When we have been through stress or trauma, often the reactive signals in fight / flight / freeze/ faint / fawn mode become part of our daily rhythms. These signals include tension and other body processes that zap energy and function away from restoration, repair, and rejuvenation. Basically we feel like less of ourselves.
What can we do about it?
The good news is our brains, neuropathways, neuromuscular signals, and nervous system habits are all very “plastic” - meaning we can mold them! But we have to know how, because when they have been trained by stress, trauma, and intense emotional impact that programming is prioritized, so we have to learn the hacks.
Often people try mind-first approaches, and while they are a helpful part of a holistic approach, because this information is somatically (in the body) stored, they run into dead ends, change is frustrating, slow, or not even happening!
Using Embodied Movement® you are coming in from a sensory-first approach which gives new signals directly through the body, the nervous system, and to the brain.
This is flipping
Mind ⌲ Body to Body ⌲ Mind
Not that the first is incorrect, just that it’s not always (in fact often isn’t) the most effective pathway.
Ok... back to WHO is this for?
I can break this down into 2 categories: personal and professional.
Personally Embodied Movement® is for:
Professionally Embodied Movement® Training is for:
The most important steps you can take to upgrade your own kinesthetic intelligence are:
Of course, I would LOVE to support you on your personal or professional Embodied Movement® path! Please reach out to me at hello@embodiedmovementtraining or check the services or freebies & shop pages on the website for our current classes and programs!
Best in health,
Building new neural pathways through movement.