SCIENCE is fun. Science is curiosity. We all have natural curiosity.
Science is a process of investigating. It's posing questions and coming up with a method.
It's delving in.
astronaut, physicist flew into space and wrote science books for children
Embodiment is natural, cyclical, and spiral.
From the moment of conception, our psyche develops through body experiences. The capacity for our fundamental birth rights later in life is first shaped during our pregnancy, birth, infancy, and childhood by the interactions with our caregivers. This information is stored inside our bodies. The first interactions are pre-verbal, pre-cognitive, and pre-logical. They happen through the process of embodiment.
The early experiences, both pleasant and challenging, carry unique gifts that make us who we are. At any moment, we can use the unique capabilities of our body towards health, vitality, and aliveness.
Our body carries a part of consciousness I refer to as embodied awareness, expressed as somatic sensations and emotions allowing us to experience life.
Embodied awareness, our instinct, keeps us alive, in biological homeostasis, and safe and allows us to experience pleasure, novelty, mystery, awe, and connection.
The body follows principles of natural cycles i.e., seasons, day/night, planets'/stars' movements. The body communicates with the outside world through senses and the inner world with the felt sense. The combination of these two creates experiences we call emotions. Emotions are what make us feel alive.
SCIENCE OF BEING
We are conceived in the miracle of life based on the information stored in our ancestors' DNA and interpersonal biofield. Furthermore, in prenatal and postnatal life we grow, learn and also experience adverse events. In this process of life we operate on three consciousness levels:
Our body carries a part of consciousness I refer as embodied awareness, expressed as somatic sensations and emotions allowing us to feel and experience life. Called as primary consciousness related to the body, based on sensations, emotions, imaginary, non-verbal and non-conscious memory, unconstrained animalistic cognition and embodied awareness.
Our mind holds a part of consciousness I refer as personality awareness, expressed as higher cognition and language allowing us to understand, predict, and manipulate our experiences. Called as secondary consciousness related to the mind, based on self-reflection, abstract meaning-making, cognitive thought, goal orientation, verbal, rational, linear, time perceiving, and personality awareness.
Our Self (soul) although yet to be defined by science, I refer to as a collective consciousness, beyond space and time that is an uninhibited potential for experience and understanding.
The development of secondary consciousness is a successful strategy that allows humans to rule the planet. But currently, we pay a high price based on the suppression of our primary embodied consciousness through the overexpressed and not balanced secondary consciousness. As a result, we lost basic self-regulation abilities and live often traumatized, dissociative, rigid, flat, and without feeling fully alive.
Your body is a complex wise system developed over billions of years of evolution. It carries an innate understanding and awareness that we can refer to as somatic wisdom directly connected to your instinct through somatic experiences. Cognition and language are secondary to our autonomic functions, as they developed later in evolution. The body listens and communicates to keep you alive, safe, feel pleasure, and connect.
The body has two ways of contact:
With the external world through senses: sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch.
With the inner world through the felt sense, an awareness of one’s ever-changing sensations, energies, and emotions as they occur in the body.
In my work, I strive to bring balance back into our system by aiding the re-emergence of primary consciousness in the process of integral embodiment.
SCIENCE OF TRAUMA
Trauma dysregulates your system, disconnecting you from feelings and hence the connection to the world.
Following science and my personal experience, I understand "trauma" as a natural part of the human experience that holds wisdom and potential for incredible growth. Trauma can develop from both physical, emotional, and transpersonal injury.
We do not have one definition of trauma. I structure it into the following groups:
shock trauma response to acute, very stressful, frightening, or distressing events: war, accident, natural disasters, assaults.
complex trauma - attachment, relational and developmental describes both children's exposure to multiple traumatic events—often of an invasive, interpersonal nature—and the wide-ranging, long-term effects of this exposure. These events are severe and pervasive, such as abuse or profound neglect.
collective and transpersonal trauma
Our body stores life experiences (and trauma) similar to how a computer hard drive stores data. Embodied experiences create mind patterns that are like computer programs making us act in a certain way. Trauma as a disruption of your ability to be in the here and now fixes your mind and body. They become rigid, tense, and inflexible, and that affects all your life areas, especially relationships.
How we react, and process trauma is variable. Two people can have a completely different experience. We know, however, that breath is a natural body tool to release trauma. Wild animals that are not socially conditioned discharge energy through breath, movement, sound, and tremor. Unfortunately, humans learn from a young age to suppress these natural functions. Our goal is to bring you back into nature and use the wisdom of the body to heal.
Connection: our deepest desire & greatest fear
Our secure Self develops when our core needs as children for belonging, aliveness, and authenticity are met by our caregivers. A secure self has the capacity for self-regulation (resiliency), and an overall sense of well-being, and develops security in relationships.
Adaptive styles are coping mechanisms to deal with feelings of pain, isolation, and hurt feelings resulting from misattunement, neglect, abuse from close relational figures, which persist in our adult relationships.
Signs of attachment, relational and developmental trauma
feelings of worthlessness
shame and guilt
anxiety, low mood
lack of motivation and purpose
problems regulating your emotions
finding it hard to feel connected with other people
relationship problems, like having trouble keeping friends and partner
Is this your experience? Let us talk about it!
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