Embodiment, Movement & Trauma With Christine Caldwell, Rae Johnson and Sister Efu Nyaki
A deep dive into Embodiment, Movement & Trauma with Sister Euphrasia (Efu) Nyaki (psychotherapist offering alternative forms of preventative health care and holistic healing to adult and adolescent women and their impoverished communities in northern Brazil) , Christine Caldwell (Bodyfulness, the founder of and professor emeritus in the Somatic Counseling Program at Naropa University in Boulder), Rae Johnson (Rae Johnson, PhD, RSMT, BCC is a queer-identified scholar working at the intersection of somatic studies and social justice).
Somatics is the study of the soma, a Greek word that means “the living organism in its wholeness”. It is a methodology for transformation that helps us understand that change doesn’t come simply from thinking differently. The process involves shifting what we understand, what we can feel, and what we practice, reconnecting us with the incredible data and resilience of the body.
During month 6 we will dive into the poetics of the body for a month of embodiment and movement. We will explore how can we move beyond short-term and talk-based therapies into lifelong personal and social evolution through trusting and following body states? We will be investigating how somatics relate to social justice.