Facing 2015

On the day when The weight deadens On your shoulders And you stumble, May the clay dance To balance you.* January… Read More

The World calls to us now urgently

The World calls to us now urgently

We send our love and best wishes to colleagues and friends shocked by recent events in France, Pakistan, and Nigeria, to name but three. The world calls to us… Read More

The Smile

It was an unpleasant, tricky morning some years ago. I remember I wasn’t rising to it. I’d had an early, irksome conversation at home, followed by fractious classes. I had… Read More

Touch as Nutrition

Touch as Nutrition

Touch could properly be regarded as a form of nutrition. We mistakenly think that touch occurs on the periphery of our self, a skin thing. But truthfully each surface stimulus… Read More

Moving into the conflict zone

The most important thing I’ve learned about conflict is that it’s much safer to more toward it than away ~ @mikhaill, via @RestoraCircles. I’m very skilled at dealing with conflict,… Read More

Why You Should Be At The Art of Touch!

Fundamentals. One of the ways the Centre for Embodied Wisdom hopes to contribute towards developing your expertise in somatic or embodied training and coaching is by offering you opportunities… Read More

Of Masters and Slaves

“At the slightest hint of difficulty and pain, the body wants to give up and so it communicates to the mind that it can do no more, and indeed gives… Read More

12 Simple Things for Teachers (or Anyone) To Do When Under Pressure In The Classroom (or Anywhere).

The classroom can be a tough place to work. Sometimes we feel overwhelmed or triggered by the behaviour of students, the tension of being observed, or the pressures of delivering… Read More

Ayaah! Power and kindness.

My daughter, now six, is at her karate class. She moves up and down the hall with the others, blocking, kicking, punching. There’s fifty children and young people… Read More

The Fine Art of Failure

The Fine Art of Failure

A few weeks ago, I started admitting my failures to the world. For the most part, they were nods towards the smaller self-inflicted irritations that tend to shape the… Read More