From muscle memory to embodiment

Try this. Fold your arms. Easy, effortless, no thought involved, right? Now try folding them the other way. Most likely unnatural, feels a bit weird and awkward, took some conscious thought and planning. You’ve just had the felt experience of the difference between...

Random acts of kindness

“The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention.” Richard Moss, Author Someone I know (let’s call him Oliver) has been practicing slowing down, finding joy in the small things, remembering to take a breath....
Beyond Body Language: How are you shaped?

Beyond Body Language: How are you shaped?

For anyone who’s worked with me individually or in a workshop, you’ve heard me distinguish between body language and embodiment. Body language may or may not be in conscious awareness yet can be controlled; embodiment relates to how we routinely show up, who we...

Bearing the Family Burden

Reading Angela’s piece on The Burden of Being the Feeling Bearer had me pause. For a while now, I’d forgotten this was my role growing up. I’d forgotten – conveniently – what a toll this took. But the reminder has been most timely. Only a week ago I was...

Floating

Floatworks pod F l o a t i n g.  Weightless, warm, quiet, soothed, calming. Inviting? Especially at the end of a long day, gruelling week, or perhaps middle of the day to boost creativity? I need no excuse to head to Vauxhall’s tube station and the few steps to...