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Body Wisdom 2: Redefining self-care and self-soothing through the nervous system and how we relate to it.
January 31 @ 17:30 - 20:00 CET
Join us tap into your innate needs and rediscover a healing wisdom in each one of us.
In the BODY WISDOM series we aim to work step by step to detangle myths and biases that concern our mental health, somatic health, and holistic health in general.
Nowadays self-care is often understood as buying yourself another piece of clothing, having a bath, or feasting on food. While all of these are nothing wrong in moderation, they are not the tools for long-lasting, holistic well-being.
What does it truly mean to self-soothe and self-care in a relational manner?
One of the most direct and rather quick ways to feel regulated, vital, and connected more often than stressed, disconnected, and detached is to connect to our nervous system through our body. Our nervous system connects, mediates, records any type of connection and makes us aware of it. It is also not only a bunch of nerve cells, but nerve fibers too that wrap around connective tissue in our bodies. Through our bodies we can impact, regulate, and connect our nervous system by introducing new movement patterns, awareness of senses, new way of safety and connecting and compassionate witnessing.
Self-soothing and self-care is sensing, feeling, and acting on the true needs of our body, mind, and soul.
We will also discuss practical mindset approaches to let go of any worthiness issues that may arise during the somatic portion of the workshop.
Tools used during the session: short intro to nervous system connections, somatic meditation, bodywork with vagus nerve, authentic movement practice, reflections and breathwork.
To attend this event, please register via this form. (https://forms.gle/7DR8aJyj9oxjziK47)
Places are limited to 15 people.
If you have, bring your own mat or a blanket.
Živilė Virkutytė is an entrepreneur, theatre and dance artist, Yoga teacher (300 RYT, Mysore), somatic therapy alumni (Linda Hartley Institute of Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy, UK) and a co-creator of Less Stress project and podcast. In the last 3 years Živilė has been researching, learning practically applying trauma and collective trauma teachings from Thomas Hübl, Polyvagal Theory aspects from Stephen Porges and Deb Dana.
Michael Kent Hellerslien is an executive coach and author of the book “Win On Your Terms: The Five-Step Process To Turn Your Inner Critic Into Your Inner Coach So You Can Be Cool, Calm And Collected No Matter What”. Michael left the corporate world after serving as a Key Witness in a securities fraud investigation by Okokrim. The experience left Michael fascinated by why people do what they do.