The body senses the whole situation, and it urges, it implicitly shapes our next action. It senses itself living – in its whole context – the situation.
~ Eugene Gendlin “A Process Model”
Implicit Movement is a body-based approach for integrating responses or patterns that may be creating a sense of limitation in our lives. Sessions are intended to offer an opportunity to explore a life issue, concern or symptom in a supportive, collaborative, and creative environment. The term “implicit” in this context refers to what a person knows and holds at a body level, and that has yet to take a fully conscious form. This can include preverbal experiences, sometimes referred to as the “Unthought Known“.
The structure of sessions gently encourages bringing awareness to your body as a primary source of discovery for what is needed or wanted at this point in your life. The body’s cues and impulses for movement guide the way as your implicit knowing is offered a safe space to express itself.
The benefits of these explorations can include a freer and more grounded body-sense, enlivened curiosity, more resilient personal boundaries, a stronger sense of presence and openness.
I offer Implicit Movement in individual sessions and in small-group workshops. For more details please feel free to email me.
A note about the origins of Implicit Movement
I have distilled this format from what I have learned through the work of others. The concepts informing these sessions come from a number of sources including: “Focusing” as developed by Eugene Gendlin; models of trauma resolution pioneered by Peter Levine, Pat Ogden, and Ron Kurtz respectively; models for self-regulation and neural integration from the work of Stephen Porges, and Daniel Siegel; understandings of pre and peri-natal dynamics developed by Allan Schore, William Emerson, and Ray Castellino respectively. Other important influences come from the potent somatic work of Emilie Conrad, Caryn McHose, and a list of movement teachers.