Somatic Psychology

The Present Moment – Awareness Is a Master Key

Awareness of what is happening in the present – in the now – is a key practice, a key approach in many meditation and body-mind practices. It’s key to the work that we do.  We can call it a key tool, but that doesn’t capture just how incredibly important this is. It’s not just a tool. Awareness … Continue reading The Present Moment – Awareness Is a Master Key

It’s All Part of It – We Are Not Separate Pieces

  This great alchemical work – this journey of personal development – is one of transformation and wholeness. Our bodies, minds, and spirits, our relationships and our embeddedness in the natural world are aspects of one thing. These domains are all integral aspects of the great work that embraces spiritual practices and everyday life. This … Continue reading It’s All Part of It – We Are Not Separate Pieces

A Brief Introduction to Body-Mind Psychology

  Everything is connected to everything else. How we are in this world, how we relate to ourselves and others, is not simply about the mind, our thoughts, or the words we hear in our head. How we are, and who were are is rooted as well in our bodies and our spirits. Unlike traditional talk therapy, … Continue reading A Brief Introduction to Body-Mind Psychology

The Body in Transpersonal (Psychospiritual) Work

  One of the oft repeated maxims of transpersonal work is that true development means to “transcend and include.” Unfortunately this can, if understood only cognitively, be taken as license to continue to treat one’s own body as something other than the “real” self.” This wouldn’t be an atypical consequence of working in a psychospiritual … Continue reading The Body in Transpersonal (Psychospiritual) Work