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...
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,...
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...

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...
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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