Guided Relaxation: 12 mins.
For stress relief, fatigue, and to deeply unwind.
Somatic Movement Exploration: Fluid Intelligence
To discover the nurturing, replenishment, and pleasure of fluid movement.
Gentle Soma Yoga practice:
Especially for Back Pain and Stress relief.
On therapy and somatics ( the evolutionary/ developmental approaches)
- Linda Hartley on cultivating a sense of self through embodied movement
- " The Limits of Talk" By Bessel van der Kolk, Boston based psychiatrist noted for his research in the area of post-traumatic stress since the 1970s.
- "Somatic experiencing" by Peter Levine, Phd,
- Polvagal theory by Dr. Stephen Porges
- an introduction to an evolutionary theory and approach to trauma and the mind-body connection- polyvagal theory. http://www.stephenporges.com/images/somatic%20perspectives%20porges.pdf
a psychology/ scientific article:
- Authentic movement
- somatic pschotherapy
- a brief intro- http://www.zurinstitute.com/somatic_clinicalupdate.html
On Depression as a social not just a personal disease:
The true opposite of depression is neither gaiety nor absence of pain, but vitality—the freedom to experience spontaneous feelings. It is part of the kaleidoscope of life that these feelings are not only happy, beautiful, or good but can reflect the entire range of human experience, including envy, jealousy, rage, disgust, greed, despair, and grief. But this freedom cannot be achieved if its childhood roots are cut off. Our access to the true self is possible only when we no longer have to be afraid of the intense emotional world of early childhood. Once we have experienced and become familiar with this world, it is no longer strange and threatening.
By Alice Miller, The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self
why it doenst always work and why an embodied approach is key: