TEACHER: Stephanie DeBou

Steph: Over the past half century, the field of Somatic Psychology, or Body Psychotherapy, has grown tremendously. “Bodyfulness,” a term coined by author Christine Caldwell in a book of the same name, is a guide to the principles and practices of Somatic Healing. According to David I. Rome in its forward “Mindfulness as a term cannot avoid reaffirming the cultural bias that mind is superior to body. This is why we need a completely new term. Bodyfulness overcomes the bias toward the mental, while at the same time, extending and enriching the significance of mindfulness itself.” Tonight we will sink our awareness deep into the inner and outer experience of the body, and in doing so, reflect on the body’s innate ability to quiet the mind.

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