As buds are bursting, and blossoms burgeoning, and some real warmth is making itself felt, I have noticed my own energy and indeed my heart lifting, and am moved to write and make a connection with everyone who comes to my site.
Since you are here, I assume that we share some interests, things like
In this message, a bit more personal than usual, I want to let you know about some of the things that I will be devoting my energy to in the coming year in case any interest you.
Some are familiar ongoing activities, some are new and experimental, and others are revivals – begun in the past and not yet realised.
You can see some of these in the sidebar, and others I explain below.
From May onward, I plan to share, by way of a blog or perhaps even a podcast, two different notions that have been on my mind for some time.
My working title for the first is:
"The Map" or "The Spinning Wave"
Through the trainings I have given in recent years in trauma, and in the EveryBodyKnows series with Brian Stirner, I believe I've discerned a series of steps from simple embodied self-awareness in a calm state, through embodied interaction in a therapeutic setting, to the highly-charged interventions that characterise Radix Bodywork at its most intense.
I should like to guide those interested through those steps, to develop your own self-awareness, and to develop new skill and understanding in an embodied way of working with others.
The second, is the process I named Calm (Joyful) Centre.
Here too there is a series of stages that we can go through together to explore ways of living vitally, in connection, and productively.
I feel I've reached an age at which undue procrastination may be a sign of overoptimism, even denial. (See below*)
In August, I shall be participating for the first time in the formal Radix Training Programme, sponsored by the Radix Institute.
Module One is an introduction to the theory and practice of Radix Body Psychotherapy. Module One is an ideal point of transition for therapists
wanting to add somatic skills and understanding to their work.
It will take place in Germany, beside the beautiful Lake Lucerne. (August 24 -29)
There is more:
Professional Self-care is a theme close to my heart. I began, but did not complete, and email series on this topic towards the end of last year. In the autumn, if not before, I am committed to revive this, and put it into a more user-friendly format.
Indeed, my current preoccupation is to overcome the tension between this ambitious programme, all things that I am passionate and care deeply about, and the danger of exhausting my energy without bringing things to fruition. (I have had some new insights into issue this recently,( the tension between excitement and self-care) let me know if you're interested to hear about them.)
I think I have seen a need for a particular kind of one-to-one coaching, and I believe that I'm well-placed to deliver it. I know that I am interested to do so.
i believe there are people in prominent roles, senior practitioners with a reputation, or institutional leaders perhaps, who may find it hard to get the support they need in their work. Complexities of roles can leave them isolated, not able to find a place to tune into their vulnerabilities and disappointments, and nurture their neglected potential.
I have a plan to meet this need. (It involves the beautiful setting we have here beside the sea and on the edge of the New Forest.)
Congratulations on making it all the way to this point.
I hope you are flourishing in the glorious spring weather that we are seeing here in England, or wherever you are.
With every good wish for 2018…
Look out for individual emails about each of these topics in the coming days and weeks.