why creative SOMAtherapy
"If we all did the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves."
SOMAtherapy encourages creative expression. Becoming aware of and tuning into our emotional body connects our feeling self to our thinking self. It enables us to tap into deeper levels of our being, our intuitive knowing and therefore our potential SELF.
“Seeing within changes our outer vision.”
Joseph Chilton Pearce
SOMAtherapy respects creativity - in all its manifestations.
Those wonderful, beautiful, confronting, challenging, amusing products and thoughts from public and private artists.
And the creativity which is part of every one of us throughout every moment of our lives.
"Creativity takes courage."
The drive and desire to imagine, to create, to envision is powerful. As a 'voice' it often moves us even when our practical rational voice is telling us to be still - to wait, to doubt, to ignore. The motivation, drive and vision of creative expression often contrasted by times of doubt, low self esteem, confusion and apathy.
"Creativity requires the courage to let go of uncertainty."
Mindful awareness, listening to our body sensations and learning understanding and compassion for our reality nurtures creative expression encouraging it to flow and unfold.
When we are tense and stressed, our thoughts and worries cycle with recrimination, shame, fear or uncertainty - our body tightens and our capacity to think and act with imagination diminishes. It becomes harder to truely connect with our environment, family, friends and colleagues. If our body is tight and contained, rigid with control it is difficult to move with ease, to allow spontaneity or flexibility in thought, action and imagination.
We become 'The brick man' - rigid, controlled, contained and inflexible. We develop a barrier to guard our inner emotions and thoughts, we withdraw from the flow and creativity of life.
Re-membering ease with thought and action, while accepting our unique ways of being, is the work of somatic awareness and healing.
"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant.
We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”
The Brick Man by Peter Young