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106. Dance as Mirror – with Martin Keogh

Experienced contact dance teacher Martin joins us to talk contact improv dance. We discuss spontaneous movement, the “open source” structure of CI, the relationship to aikido and other systems, cross-cultural factors, South American jams, naked contact, softening gaze, research, contact as relational mirror, learning about oneself through dancing, “terminus stations”, how we dress to a …

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105. Evidence-based embodiment – with Helen Payne

Dance movement therapists and academic researcher Helen Payne joins me to geek out. We discuss why the body, being a “body person in academia”, Jon Kabat-Zinn, medically unexplained symptoms, psychosomatic illness, the evidence base for embodiment, the trials of doing trials, the business case for wellbeing, trauma and unexplained symptoms, chronic stress, attachment style, the …

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72. Shamanic Dance – with Ya’Acov Darling Khan 

Co-founder of Movement Medicine Ya’Acov Darling Khan joins Mark to discuss shamanism  cultural destruction and the noble savage, paganism, intuition  body wisdom, resourcing from nature, tree hugging  body intelligence  unconscious dance, the benefits of dance, dancing in prisons  the importance of our narrative, the dangers of ecstasy chasing and natural reciprocity. They finish with some practice recommendations. A deep one.  https://www.schoolofmovementmedicine.com https://darlingkhanonline.com/ https://www.hayhouse.com/authorbio/yaacov-darling-khan  

56. The dance of trauma – with Amber Elizabeth Gray

Experienced dance movement and trauma therapist Amber joins Mark to discuss humanitarian work, polyvagal theory, state sharing, self compassion and self care when you work with trauma, the new trauma rock stars, humour, and not wearing kid gloves. We also discuss simply “what works” in trauma, and offer practical trauma-related tips for any embodiment professional.  …

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24. Dance history, philosophy and the body as verb – with Laurie Booth

Experienced dancer and choreographer Laurie discusses modern and postmodern dance, asks “what is dance?”, and goes deeply into the philosophy of movement and the mind-body connection. He discusses Leonardo da Vinci’s view of movement as expression, TS Elliot, intuition, self-authoring vs. entropy in embodiment and the trap of form. A profound existential dive! http://lauriebooth.com/   …

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06: Practice

Practice makes permanent – in this episode learn what a transformational embodied practice is and isn’t, how to choose a practice, how to make the most of a practice, deal with resistance, and hear examples and case studies of practices from martial arts, dance, yoga and more.     

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