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Movement-phobic culture

Movement-phobic culture

We live in a movement-phobic society. Culturally, we’re shackled and straight-jacketed. Don’t think so? Try practising yoga at an airport, doing pull-ups on a train or start dancing in the street. I’ve been mocked, threatened, questioned by police and even told I...

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Rest and recovery for coaches and trainers

Brighton: Rest and recovery for coaches and trainers January 25th 2019 Actor, somatic educator and EFC co-lead trainer, Rachel Blackman leads a day exploring how as facilitators we can better take responsibility for our own self care & robustness and translate...

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Don’t listen to your body. The body always lies.

Don’t listen to your body. The body always lies.

As an embodiment teacher, I've been encouraging people to get in touch with their bodily selves – and therefore, their values, compassion and intuition – for years. Recently, however, I've started to hear people say that their reason for doing some piece of bullshit...

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Top tips for facilitators

Top tips for facilitators

Know what you’re trying to do. Clear aims matter. Being is more important than tools. Embody what you’re teaching. Any training is a cycle. The beginning is not the middle, and the middle is not the end. This flow matters (eg building trust and authority early, and...

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Suffering doesn’t help

Suffering doesn’t help

There’s a deeply held, implicit belief that we must suffer to grow. It’s Judeo-Christian essentially, but has made its way into all aspects of bodymind practice and personal growth. Today, extreme hot yoga, mud runs (and similar) and ice training are some of the most...

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The seduction of magic

The seduction of magic

Special skills (real and imagined) are very attractive. The promise of learning advanced sexual alchemy, shooting Reiki chi from your fingers like a benevolent Yoda, having the ninja death touch or the psychic skills to see what mere mortals cannot – and a host of...

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The new barons of trauma

The new barons of trauma

When I started learning about trauma, it was an unusual thing to be aware of in embodied communities. I'd come across the realities of it in when doing humanitarian work in various war zones, so had got interested in it personally. My main mentor, Paul Linden,...

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We’re all from the same place

We’re all from the same place

One grandfather soared in the air and dropped death on Germans. He screamed in his sleep until the day he died. The other was from a village in Ireland. He spent his youth braving U-boats, sweating and shovelling coal in the bellies of war ships to get his children to...

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Today I decided to be human

Today I decided to be human. I went for a walk when I had “lots to do”, because busy is a choice. I smelt the roses and the dog shit, to be fair. I ate what I liked and didn’t feel guilty. I grunted in yoga and didn’t pretend to transcend my money worries or that the...

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Welcome to the new EFC blog

This will feature a mixture of written and video content from Mark Walsh and members of the EFC community.

To start with, here are some very recent videos showing EFC 2016 in action and examples of embodied coaching techniques:

Body listening coaching:

Contract coaching tool:

Relationship coaching:

4 Elements coaching:

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