More about Embodied Witnessing
Embodied Witnessing Practice ...
- Implies both ascendance and descendance, an internal alignment with the river of life through our spines.
- Brings us into relation with all parts of our S/selves with heartfulness, compassionate inquiry, and respect.
- Includes interpersonal relating, sensing, and group "we space" practices.
- Connects internal and external awareness practices to harmonize inner-outer coherence.
- Is an ongoing moment-to-moment practice. Since life is a movement, embodied witnessing is a practice of flowing with the inner movements.
- Deepens presence which includes noticing when we experience more or less spaciousness without making that wrong.
- Opens the possibility of recognizing how we are relating physically, emotionally, and mentally in a given moment - when we are flowing, freezing, turning towards or turning away from what is happening.
- Disrupts trauma-based ideals such as hyper-individuality, shame- and pride-based identifications, perfectionism, scarcity.
- Creates a felt sense of connection and resourcing.
- Awakens us to new possibilities and perceptions.
- Expands compassion.
Results people describe from the practices:
- Deepening capacity for presence in difficult situations
- Experiencing more possibility personally and in our world
- Learning, developing, and integrating through the practices
- Feeling somatically present, grounded and resourced
- Heartful in regard to the whole spectrum of emotions
- Increasing gratitude
- Increased mindfulness and spaciousness
- Supporting integration and inner freedom
- Experiencing a sense of meaning and purpose, ability to contribute through presence