Body, Bones and Brain

nervoussystemA great meeting last night with Lali Jurowsky, Luciana Gandolfo and Silvia Arcuri to discuss our forthcoming Body, Bones and Brains workshop (August 19th, Sao Paulo).

Lali and Lu are two extremely experienced body workers who are trained in Continuum Movement and Eutonia methods respectively. Silvia is a neuroscientist and psychiatrist with an interest in mind-body approaches and consciousness.  We are running an interdisciplinary workshop to explore body consciousness and the different methods that are used by these trainings to help support awareness of the body at levels that usually lie below consciousness.  We discussed the layers of bodily representation from the concrete primary raw sensations of the body, how these sensations change with movement and all the way up to the much more abstract concept of “felt sense”, body ownership and full embodiment.   Can’t wait for the workshop!

Check this paper by Longo & Haggard (2012) What is it like to have a body?