Touch, the absence of touch, and trauma. Reflections on the recent 2023 USABP Annual Meeting.
In a world where everyone is profoundly touch deprived then yes, touch can easily equal trauma, or invoke traumatic memories, because it is unexpected and because it can be manipulative and because we are not connected to each other in such a world. In my mind this, the 18th meeting of this association, was evidence…
We have mistaken our medicine for our wine.
(I am here addressing the participants in the upcoming 2023 Annual Meeting of the US Assn of Body Psychology. It is May 18-21 online and in San Francisco. A link and image is below. Please join us!) The somatic revolution that we are here collaborating on is not limited to just a new generation. Neither…
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guided anatomy-based movement meditation
It’s already here.
The only way that we are going toget out of this mess is to go deeperinside ourselves and find the truth. This is what is happening powerfully nowIn physical culture, medicine, and the science, The revolution has already happened.Get ready for when it hits you and your town. Train like a Bodhisattva.
Muscle Salon with Musclemonk
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The Anatomy of Self Awareness
The human body is self-reproducing, self-organizing, and self-healing, but not without self-awareness.
knowing the body: abstract reason vs direct experience
Through my entire life I was never interested in American or Western history. I studied the history of Japan and Korea at Columbia and then for eight more years at UCLA. That was a long time ago, but I have been thinking more about the body and I have returned to history. However I have…
The revolution that starts from within:
the importance of understanding our own anatomy. The body is self reproducing, self organizing and self healing. The human body does all of this, but not without self-awareness. If animals are able to renegotiate many forms of even quite dramatic trauma that occur in a natural environment, shouldn’t the same be true for us? Wouldn’t…
Not without self awareness