What is Walking the Talk and what can I expect?
Walking the Talk workshops are experiential, body-centered, and practical. We offer exercises, exchanges, and tools, largely drawn from the practice of Breema's art of being present as well as our own clinical practices that support participants to develop a new relationship with body-mind connection and being present, and to bring that practice to an applied setting including direct experiences with clients.
Our aim is to support participants to develop a relationship to an inner reference point that is not located in the body, in the mind or in the feelings. This reference place can offer a form of knowing that is self-verifiable and that neither the mind, body or feelings or the opinions of others can take away. Breema refers to this place of inner receptivity and knowing as taste.
The foundation of taste is body-mind connection. We start with bringing the mind to the body, and we stay with this connection until the feelings join in. When the three centers work together in harmony, a new level of receptivity and presence can become available. This new level of availability has the possibility to transform our relationship to ourselves, to those around us including our clients, and to all of life. It also allows us to nurture our own vitality moment by moment, and thus is a powerful form of self-care.
Workshops include a combination of many different tools and principles. We offer somatic exercises called Self-Breema, Breema bodywork practiced with partnered exchanges, group exercises, and exploration of a few of Breema's Nine Principles of Harmony. Every exercise, every tool, each moment in class, the partner exchanges and group discussions all present opportunities to experientially include ourselves in new ways and to experience non-judgmental seeing of ourselves as we engage in this profoundly holistic practice of being present.
What is Breema?
Breema Bodywork®, Self-Breema Exercises®, and The Nine Principles of Harmony are natural expressions of the unifying principle of Existence. They offer a practical means of becoming present, a commonsense approach to physical, mental, and emotional health, and a new way of learning that leads to increased understanding of ourselves and a deepening sense of fulfillment, meaning, and purpose. www.breema.com
The Nine Principles of Harmony?
The Nine Principles of Harmony make Breema bodywork unique. They distinguish it from all other methods, even those which include movements that appear to be similar. Yet, the principles of Breema are universal. They can be applied to other techniques and methods of bodywork, health improvement, health maintenance and, in fact, to any activity in life. You can begin, in your own way, to apply those principles with which you find an inner resonance. If you find the principles inspiring, you will eventually want to support your study by participating in a class or workshop, because both practicing and receiving Breema bodywork are extremely helpful for deepening your Self-understanding.
When we look at the body, not as something separate, but as an aspect of a unified whole, there is no place for discomfort.
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To express our true nature, nothing extra is needed.
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Firmness and Gentleness
Real firmness is always gentle. Real gentleness is always firm. When we are present, we naturally manifest firmness and gentleness simultaneously.
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The most natural way of moving and living is with full participation. Full participation is possible when body, mind, and feelings are united in a common aim.
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The more our Being participates, the more we are able to support life and recognize that Existence supports us. Giving and receiving support take place simultaneously.
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The atmosphere of nonjudgment gives us a taste of acceptance of ourselves as we are in the moment. When we come to the present, we are free from judgment.
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Single Moment/Single Activity
Each moment is new, fresh, totally alive. Each moment is an expression of our true nature, complete by itself.
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No Hurry/No Pause
In the natural rhythm of life energy, there is no hurry and no pause.
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When we let go of assumptions of separation, we let go of force.
The description of Breema and the Nine Principles are excerpted from breema.com.
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