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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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Keep it simple in 2018

Let's keep it simple. Top tips for coming home to the body in 2018: Spend ten minutes each morning sitting still noticing your breath Do any kind of yoga a couple of times a week Eat when you're hungry and rest when you're tired (I know this one might sound simple but...

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We are not made of flesh and bone

We are not made of flesh and bone

We are not made of flesh and bone; we are made of love and loss. The body is not meat; it is an autobiography. The pieces of the body are pieces of the soul – those that have touched us and those who have hurt us, places we have been and people we have cared for. The...

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SEVEN WAYS THE BODY IS VITAL TO COACHING

SEVEN WAYS THE BODY IS VITAL TO COACHING

Many coaches have a sense that the body is important in their work, but may not be aware of exactly how much it matters. I’ve spent many years helping coaches and facilitators increase their embodied understanding; rather than just their bodily understanding. Here's a...

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Exclusion helps make a community

Exclusion helps make a community

While inclusion is almost a knee-jerk stated value these days, it's worth noting that to form a really good community, inclusion needs to be balanced with boundaries. The Embodied Facilitator Course and Embodied Yoga Principles communities are powerful and contain...

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VERBAL MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN TEACHING EMBODIMENT

VERBAL MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN TEACHING EMBODIMENT

As you probably know, I train people to teach embodiment. These are the most common verbal mistakes I see my students make: Starting instructions with 'Just ...' This is a common verbal tic, which actually minimises the task (when it may not be easy or trivial to your...

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EMBODIMENT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE COMPLICATED

EMBODIMENT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE COMPLICATED

It can be: Noticing your breath a few times a day Coming back onto your heels when rushing Widening your awareness when wanting more confidence Going for a walk when stuck for ideas Relaxing your belly when stressed etc. Keep it...

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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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