Full Body Presence Overview
St. Irenaeus, a second-century theologian once said, “The glory of God is a human being fully alive.” Yet, how do we claim this sense of aliveness and well-being in the face of the stress and challenges we face personally and globally?
This introductory day-program to Healing from the Core will provide you with skills for learning how to listen to the sacred text of your body’s wisdom and grow toward a greater sense of well-being and ease in your body.
Our bodies are our point of reference – our sensory awareness, our energy level, and our sense of aliveness all depend on being able to access, awaken, and in many cases, return to our bodies. This deepened connection to our body-soul gives us the energy, clarity and courage to create the life we intended.
During this program, you will learn the foundational core-embodiment practice for developing more conscious awareness of your body’s wisdom. There will be time throughout the day for silence, self-reflection, and journaling, as well as sharing in pairs and group discussion. By the end of the session, you will be better able to:
- Understand general body-energy awareness
- Integrate the core-embodiment practice into your spiritual life and practice
- Implement a grounded presence that helps you maximize outcomes in your life and work
- Describe the Five Principles of Full Body Presence and how they are relevant to your life, work, spiritual practice and sense of well-being.
Rev. Patrice Ficken, M.Div., is a certified Presenter and Practitioner in Healing from the Core and an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. She is the founder of Soul Care Connections and currently works in private practice as a Spiritual Director, integrating Healing from the Core in her companioning work. Patrice also leads creative writing workshops at the Watertown Center for Healing Arts. She has shared her poetry at the New England School for Celtic Consciousness with John Philip Newell in which she has been a participant since the School’s 2016 launch at Mercy by the Sea. You can learn more about her at www.soulcareconnections.com.
Required Reading: We will be using Suzanne Scurlock-Durana’s book, Full Body Presence: Learning to Listen to Your Body’s Wisdom, as our study guide. Please read the book prior to the program and bring your copy with you. It is available for purchase in the Mercy by the Sea bookstore and on Amazon Smile.
Recommended Reading and Listening: Reclaiming Your Body: Healing from Trauma and Awakening to Your Body’s Wisdom (book), also by Scurlock-Durana.
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM|
Rev. Patrice Ficken, M.Div.|