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Embodiment for mindfulness facilitators

4 phases of embodiment

1. Knowing your program

Studying the structure and the foundations of your program. Knowing the potential and limitations of your program. 

2. Growing into the program

Working with complexity and resistance. Skilfully navigating between the needs of the individual, the needs of the group and the needs of the program.

3. Cleaning up your own mess

Knowing your personal weak spots and blind spots. Processing your own difficulties and working with your shadow.

4. Showing up embodied

Being in touch with your self and with your client(s) and at the same time being aware of your body. Using the body to deepen the connections.

Practice what you Preach

First of all, embodiment is about showing up being in in touch with your body. As a mindfulness facilitator, you would also want to embody the teachings of mindfulness.  

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Day 1: Resistance and Shadow

Day 1 is about meeting resistance and shadow work. 

Noticing resistance in communication and being aware of your own patterns in resistance.

Working with the "shadow self" through the 3-2-1 method. Psychiatrist Carl Jung described “the shadow self” as the site of repressed desires, emotions, and impulses hidden from our conscious awareness. This shadow self is subconscious. 

Day 2: Embodiment

Day 2 is about being in touch with the Body.

  • Exploring being centered. 
  • Communicating and interacting being aware of the body. 
  • Becoming aware of your response patterns. 
  • Using body awareness to hold the group. 

This will be a mix of teachings, bodywork, aikido and mindfulness practices. 

Miles Kessler

Dharma Teacher (Lineage holder in the Burmese Mahasi tradition)
Aikido teacher (6th dan Aikikai)
Integral Practice Facilitator