CONSCIOUS EMBODIMENT A Practice for Presence, Confidence, and Compassion Cultivating Somatic Intelligence and Leadership Presence
WENDY PA LMER www.consciousembodiment.com
FOUR -PART CENTER ING P R AC T I C E Dignified Expanded Relaxed
If you change the way you organize your energy, you change the way you think.
What if I had a little more (quality)....?
Using Gravity Shoulders & Jaw
Four-Part Centering gives you a way to recover your centered focus. It is a time-out from the reactive pattern and builds the muscle of your “centered” self. 1
THR EE BO D Y CENTERS
Head Center Seat of perception Mental understanding Belly Center Seat of Confidence Settled in self
Heart Center Seat of feeling Compassion
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Unification is the alignment of the Centers Move easily even when faced with difficulty
When your 3 centers are aligned you will communicate with authenticity and confidence. Unification brings dignity and integrity to all of your actions. 2
C EN TER
Center restores the capacity for the long-term, higher functioning aspects of the brain - big picure thinking, innovation, creativity and intuition. Perception Compassion Confidence
P ERS O NALITY
Personality is the part of us that manages the stuff in our lives to achieve security. Control Approval Safety
P ERS O NALITY SEPARAT E S
Stress Creates a Boundary Between You and Others.
When you are in your separated space, you meet the other at your boundary. The experience of separation activates control, approval and safety. 4
YOUR LEAD ERSHIP PR E SE NC E
Expansiveness Expansiveness Others in your field of presence
When you allow other people inside your personal space, you are embodying inclusive leadership presence. Inclusiveness is a core foundation of leadership.
This is the somatic experience: “we are in this together.” 5
THE SHAPE O F LISTE NING - C I R C L E
Listening without taking it personally. Information
Information lands in your field of presence (or on the table in front of you)
Taking it personally. Information Information Information Information lands in your body
Listening is a circle shape that is open and makes room for what is being said. When you expand your field, the information can land in the â€œspaceâ€?.
The space becomes a shock absorber. You can hear what is being said without taking it personally. 6
THE SHAPE O F AD VO C AT I NG - T R IANGLE
Taking a stand, saying what is true. Center includes the Opposition
Support from behind, imagine: Teachers, Mentors, Archetypes
Personality resists the Opposition
Only Options: Steam roll, Get stuck, Give up CONFLICT