Somatic Consensus: Body of Wisdom trainings

Somatic Consensus practices help align our core values with our words and actions. By “coming to our senses,” we can access a discriminating wisdom and be more balanced and centered as we face the unknowns of life, love and learning.

To live our lives fully, it is essential to understand and articulate what we deeply care about. This is where Somatic Consensus begins. Somatic Consensus training engages our physical, emotional, linguistic, intellectual and intuitive resources and helps them work together so we can build our capacity to manage mood and emotion, take skillful, decisive action and relate compassionately.

In our busyness, relationships are often not given what they need.  Somatic Consensus processes honor the time and space needed to create connection and build trust. Training draws upon the traditions of mastery from the non-aggressive martial art of Aikido.  Add Somatic Coaching and Nonviolent Communication (NVC) to the mix, and you get simple yet deep techniques for recognizing our mind and body’s habitual reactions to pressure.  This recognition paves the way to more skillful and inclusive responses in challenging moments and turns old reactions into powerful new resources for connection and healing.

Intentional, deliberate and committed practice over time Somatic Consensus builds within us the qualities of dignity, grace, empathy, compassion and integrity in a similar way that a martial artist or a craftsman builds his or her muscles, skills and abilities.

These programs draw from the fields of:

  • Somatics and Somatic Psychology
  • The non-aggressive martial art of Aikido
  • Nonviolent Communication
  • Consensus Decision Making models
  • Mindfulness

(Brief descriptions are below)

Objectives and Outcomes in a nutshell:

  • Sustainability
  • Skill building
  • Caring relationships and fostering empathy
  • Empowerment for the students and the school
  • Enhanced critical thinking and performance
  • Accountability and personal investment

“Body of Wisdom gave me tools to have better awareness and increased sensitivity within my communications.”

—Doug Orton

“Go to the Body of Wisdom workshop! It’s worth it, but you might not know the real reason why until afterward.”

—Kathy Buys

 

 

 

 

  • “Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.”

    -- Albert Einstein

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