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Join Matthew's journey through the touch, breath, movement and psychological practices that have shaped body centred practice.
Regular updates from the Embodiment Project journey!

Somatic Practice Matthew van der Giessen

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Join Matthew's journey through the touch, breath, movement and psychological practices that have shaped body centred practice.
Regular updates from the Embodiment Project journey!

    Body, Depression and Anxiety

    Body, Depression and Anxiety

    Life can be overwhelming. It can be hard to stay connected to body centred practices when we are feeling depressed and anxious.  But our body is still there, providing a constancy that can support us in difficult times, if we only know how to connect with it. In this 15 minute podcast, Matthew describes the…

    10 Minute Embodiment Meditation

    10 Minute Embodiment Meditation

    Matthew guides you through a simple scan that you can put into any part of your day.  It will help ground you, and reorient you to your busy world. From the Embodiment Project at www.SomaticsInstitute.com

    Under The Surface Of Tension

    Under The Surface Of Tension

    We are constantly bouncing off tension.  It’s habits seem to subvert our best attempts to functionality in the world.  Whether it is posture, movement or social expression, our tension is a constant presence in life. This podcast explores how tension is the surface of a whole world of sensory experience. And how, as we explore…

    Dominant and Subjugated Body Stories

    Dominant and Subjugated Body Stories

    An excerpt from Week Three of the Embodiment Project, which focuses on movement.  How do the habits of our movement express the dominant stories of ourselves and our culture.  How do we meet with the less heard, or subjugated, stories that show up so often in our tensions and discomforts in a way that admits…

    The Subversive Nature of Healing Practices

    The Subversive Nature of Healing Practices

    From the Embodiment Project, a talk from Week Two: Surfaces.  How do somatic practices challenge us to find our unique path to this moment…and challenge the quiet training to only notice what is permitted? Find out more at the Embodiment Project https://somaticsinstitute.com/product/the-embodiment-project-online

    Week Three: Principles and Practice

    Week Three: Principles and Practice

    Embodiment Seminar: An introduction to Week Three of the Embodiment Project.  Basic principles, and some very specific examples of how you can bring these practices into your life.  Great for dropping into the experience of an Embodiment Project class.

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