#1 ~ The Somatic Mindfulness Process
Most Spiritual traditions are primarily concerned with the quality of your experience as a conscious being.
The more you invest in practices like embodied awareness, the more you will become conscious of where your mental and emotional habits want to go. Meditation, in its many forms, is practiced around the world by those seeking to understand themselves within their unique lives.
If you are new to embodied meditation, then make this your first commitment. I highly recommend finding an enjoyable and committed way to become familiar with a consistent return to mindfulness before committing to the more advanced practices in the Somatic Mindfulness Process.
In Somatic Mindfulness Process, mindfulness includes an awareness of and a dynamic interaction between your posture, breath, coordination, thoughts, feelings, somatic sensations, and memories. As you become familiar with your good days and bad days, your next step is to reinhabit your body through consistent and dedicated practice.
In order to navigate your way deeper into your challenging experiences, it is important to start with the practice of ‘Resourcing’. This is very much like the keel of a sailboat. Every practice begins with finding, tapping into and feeling confident with your adaptability and resourcefulness.
The Somatic Mindfulness Process relies on a combination of traditional meditative awareness, guided Somato-Emotional journeys, Voice Dialoguing and a unique form of embodied awareness called Meta-Alignment. This combination of inner tranquility, inner dialogue, and somatic sensing offers an internal landscape to assess and change how you live and move through the world. This is like the sails of a sailboat. This is where you learn to reach into the storms and bad weather of your experience and release the energy that is trapped there.
If you are new to the Voice dialoguing practice, it encourages you to relate to your most urgent instincts and most disharmonious personal habits as if they are ‘personalities with nicknames’. It is normal to have an internal dialogue and it only makes sense to embrace that faculty of your mind and finally have a meaningful conversation with your many inner selves.
Modern life is stretched out between your simpler past and your inevitable and complex future. We all carry our pasts in our posture and prepare for the future with our animal instincts. The Meta-Alignment practice creates a tangible and felt-sense relationship with your inner Narrative, your somatic State, your past traumas and future concerns. Meta-Alignment begins with discernment that each of these conditions is very unique and yet held together by the modern social instinct to ‘keep it together’.