Anatomy and Expression

An essential part of my work in Somatics is understanding the biological landscape of the body.  Recently, I had an opportunity to chat about how biology and experience interact with each other with Leslie Sanderson and Louise Amuir at the wonderful Haven retreat Centre on Gabriola Island in British Columbia.  Here are some of the…

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This Is How It Begins

Sometimes our early life experiences can show the shape of how our life will unfold.  Two stories, and their influence on my clinical work, and what they have to tell us about how we might engage with the world more fully.

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Introduction to Somatics

Beginning in the 1800’s, Western somatic practices have flowered into a rich array of modalities. But it wasn’t until a small group of philosophers brought the insights of phenomenology that the eccentric tribe of practices began to understand their underlying connectedness, and relate to each other as a community. Meet the pioneers that have changed the field of body centred practices.

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