How To Live In Your Body

I’m excited to say, I recently wrote a guest blog post for Soul-Centred Psychotherapist and Eating Psychology Specialist, Jodie Gale, for her guest blogger series, Women and the Body.  The post is titled ‘Embodiment: Our Body As Home.’  It focuses on our relationship with our own bodies.  Following, is a snippet from the article.

“If you consider it now, how much time do you spend in your body? This may seem like a strange question at first, however, many of us are prone to spend the majority of our time in our heads.  Our thinking, and being with our thoughts, is for most, our dominant way of being.  We have become very good at rationalising and controlling ourselves with our thinking – listening to our thoughts and ignoring what our bodies have to say.  For example, we may feel unwell, but still go to work; we may feel hungry, but we tell ourselves we don’t need to eat; we may have tight shoulders from stress and yet we continue on as if it doesn’t matter.  What if we stopped and listened? What if we slowed down long enough to hear ourselves?  To listen to how we truly feel, in our bodies?”

I loved writing this post.  Body awareness, the mind-body connection and self-care, are areas I am passionate about.  The article includes three beautiful exercises to help slow us down and bring ourselves back into the embrace of our own bodies.  Click here to read the full article on Jodie’s website.

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