Somatics.com is a website dedicated to Hanna Somatic Education, a practice focused on the theraputic benefits of Somatic practices. People have used Somatic practices to help with chronic pain, stiffness, and other problems sometimes associated with aging. On this website you can find videos about somatics, advice about treating your condition, workshop opportunities, and practitioners to contact.
This website is run by the Novato Institute for Somatic Research and Training founded by Thomas Hanna and his wife Eleanor Criswell. It features educational information about Somatics, the work of Thomas Hanna and the Institute, and offers resources for future training or research. The website also offers an opportunity to join the “Somatics Society,” a membership that rewards members with a subscription to the Somatics Journal, discounts on somatic materials, and other benefits.
Yoga is often one of those practices that gets tossed around in conversations about Somatics. While yoga can be used for many purposes including building strength and flexibility, it takes a certain lens to bring the practice back to its roots of intense bodily awareness. Amy Matthew’s Embodied Anatomy & Kinesiology course brings yoga practice to this level using an approach that is influenced by her Body-Mind Centering and anatomy training. Through her website, her program is transforming practicing yogis and all kinds of movers, all around the world.
Krista Tippett introduces On Being, a radio show which opens up the animating questions at the center of human life: What does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live? On Being explores these questions in their richness and complexity in 21st-century lives and endeavors. The creators of the radio show encourage their listeners to pursue wisdom and moral imagination as much as knowledge; they esteem nuance and poetry as much as fact. On Being airs on more than 330 public radio stations across the U.S., distributed by American Public Media
Body-Mind Centering® is an integrated and embodied approach to movement, the body and consciousness. Developed by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, it is an experiential study based on the embodiment and application of anatomical, physiological, psychophysical and developmental principles, utilizing movement, touch, voice and mind. Its uniqueness lies in the specificity with which each of the body systems can be personally embodied and integrated, the fundamental groundwork of developmental repatterning, and the utilization of a body-based language to describe movement and body-mind relationships. On this website you will find more information about BodyMind Centering events, as well as programs and services to take part in!
This website provides a comprehensive overview and further exploration of principles and experiences reflective of the Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education. It features relevant, current, news articles and reflections. It is run by a Feldenkrais practitioner who sees the potential benefits for anyone engaging with this work.
Don Hanlon Johnson is a prolific writer, professor, and founder of the Somatics Graduate Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. His work explores the history of Somatics as well as transformative philosophies of the body. He understands Somatics as a “generative concept whose function is to create collaboration among communities that otherwise stand isolated from each other.”
Over the course of her career Martha Eddy, CMA, RSMT, Ed.D has written articles and conducted many workshops and centers devoted to exploring embodied moving and living, including the Moving on Center. Her current project is called Dynamic Embodiment©, a form of somatic education and movement therapy she developed that integrates skilled touch, movement, & compassionate dialogue to help people of all ages and abilities to relieve their own stress, find enhanced expressiveness, and balance all aspects of the self.
Our nervous system loves patterns and it loves change. Thefuntheory.com shows how perceptual shifts can produce powerful changes in every day behavior!
In preparation for a course about creative theory and integration of the arts, students at St. Olaf College collaborate to organize opportunities for “creative happenings” to expand creative energy on campus. In exploring what it means to be creative they discover why it is important to think, work, and play creatively even (and especially!) as students.