In this session Marion will focus on recent developments in Somatic Awareness Practice which demonstrate how body-based intelligence establishes a physical foundation for both psychological and spiritual development. Used in conjunction with a practice of interior silence, somatic awareness permits us to internally observe and relax largely unrecognized patterns of attraction and avoidance that obscure objective reality. Topics include an overview of Somatic Awareness Practice as well as somatic exercises for grounding and self-regulation. This interactive session will include brief didactics, somatic exercises, and panel interviews.

Note: There are three different presentations during this conference that each address a key aspect of our voluntary role in the evolution of consciousness: (1) The Enneagram of Harmony which maps Three-centered Intelligence for each of the types (Helen Palmer); (2) The importance of somatic work to be able to access and relax our highly conditioned cognitive-emotional patterns at their roots (Marion Gilbert); (3) A perspective on integrating spirituality, psychology and somatics that includes the question of spiritual bypass (Terry Saracino).

Marion Gilbert


2014 IEA Global Conference

San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

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