Archive for Bodily Sensing

Change: Loss, Grieving and Opportunity for the New.

Often, change can be difficult. Unexpected change can be excruciantingly painful, resulting in pain of loss and grief. When able to “stay with it,” through meditation or focusing, the change can resolve into new opportunity for growth. Heraclitus said “No man can step in the same river twice,” meaning universal change is ever present. Buddhism suggests that our difficulty accepting change and separating from our attachments is the cause of our suffering. This post offers four specific strategies for coping with change and grieving.

Focusing: 5 Ways to Find a Felt-Sense

Focusing is a term given to our ability to turn our attention inward, to notice how we experience a life situation, a problem, a difficulty with a relationship or even a point of stuck creativity.   We are gathering a “felt-sense” of a situation, a form of somatic experiencing. Felt-sensing is different than “getting in touch with feelings,” or “thoughts,” and […]

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