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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

POSTURE

If you change the way you organize your energy, you change the way you think.

UPLIFTED

Breathe

Balance

Long exhale

Energy, Presence

Inquire

Relax

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

IN ALIGNMENT

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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POSTURE

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

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P ERS O NALITY SEPARAT E S

Stress Creates a Boundary Between You and Others.

ME

YOU

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

UPLIFTEDNESS

Expansiveness Expansiveness Others in your field of presence

POSTURE

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 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&#x20AC;&#x153;spaceâ&#x20AC;?.

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

CONFLICT

Personality resists the Opposition

Only Options: Steam roll, Get stuck, Give up CONFLICT

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