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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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How to know if you’re cut off from your body

How to know if you’re cut off from your body

Even as embodiment professional, I find myself losing touch with my body regularly. Hardly surprising really given the world we live in – so I should probably cut myself some slack. What I do find helpful is noting certain things that indicate it’s time to log off,...

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A bodymind education

A bodymind education

I can imagine a world where bodymind education is a normal part of growing up; where embodied systems such as yoga, martial arts, meditation, trauma release etc are taught as standard in schools, and everyone has access to the benefits of them; where everyone – not...

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The 10 laws of being a body

The 10 laws of being a body

1. Context Our current situation, relationships, culture, disposition and the environment are all embodied. We are layered adaptations to context and history. 2. Comfort The body reveals what's familiar. We feel “at home” in what we have practised, and it feels easy....

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Warning: embodiment geek post

Warning: embodiment geek post

It's obvious to most of us that we empathise with other people and can "catch" their moods. If you've ever, say, sat next to that angry guy on the train or been infected by the joy of children, you know that. This (mirror neurone activated?) effect is a part of how...

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As I travel home from Moscow…

As I travel home from Moscow…

Many of us have felt like we don’t matter. That we’re not wanted. That we don’t have a right to even exist. That we have no safe home. Even with my confidence and bravado this is true for me at times, for students with abuse histories and difficult personal...

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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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