EP59: Christine Caldwell on Bodyfulness, Interconnectedness and Somatics

What Christine Shares:

  • ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Her activism centered around the bodylessness present in our culture
  • ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Translating your physical experience to your social interactions
  • ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†How embracing inquiry and challenges can support your well being
  • ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†How her understanding of the immune system impacted how she runs her psychotherapy practice

What You’ll Hear:

  • ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Incorporating somatic work in your daily life for nervous system health
  • ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Coming to a practice from pressure, pleasure, or inquiry, and how those may affect your practice
  • ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†How a practice changes when you come with some form of self-regulation
  • ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Integrating mental and physical processes
  • ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Respecting the 12 different systems in the body as inherently important in their own right
  • ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Learning to listen to all systems in the body so that you get a fuller picture of your self and your health
  • ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Approaching the body from a community organizing standpoint with a non-hierarchical approach
  • ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Creating space for range and nuance rather than a stark dichotomy
  • ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Approaching your body from a lens of curiosity rather than control
  • ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Using physical, mental, and cognitive challenges to promote optimal health
  • ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†The immune system learns and becomes toned when it faces challenges
  • ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†The universe of experiences available when you learn to really be in your body
  • ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†The connection between being bodyful and social awareness and ethics
  • ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Understanding your body from both a physical sense and a poetic sense
  • ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Using your sense of power to relax into the unknown or uncontrollable