When I started talking about embodiment in the work place, many people told me that it doesn’t fit and will not be accepted by most teams.
“I see what you’re doing, but “others” wouldn’t understand why it matters”
“it’s not clear concerning the benefits”
“People don’t want to be more present at work, when most things don’t depend on them!”
I put my innocent child hat on, and kept dreaming… I kept believing that if something had changed my life so much, it could also benefit others, and should be available to a broader audience! Naive at times, it has been more than 1 year of trials and errors, of learning, of failing and trying again.
Sometimes making my topics too complex and full of jargon for beginners, sometimes too shallow for people who would like to go deeper, I kept bringing the learnings I got from others and from my experiences into my alchemist inner lab and searched for gold: the perfect balance between clarity and complexity! With my magician wand, I keep creating, destroying, rearranging the pieces…
Just like Joseph Campbell told us, the Hero’s journey is one of courage and discovery before we can integrate all the transformations. In my hero‘s cape, I look my dragons in the eyes and dig deeper.
“The journey of the hero is about the courage to seek the depths; the image of creative rebirth; the eternal cycle of change within us; the uncanny discovery that the seeker is the mystery which the seeker seeks to know”Joseph Campbell
On the way, I meet people that I admire and join them in excitement. In my lover scrubs I perform sensitive emotional surgeries on my boundaries and communication. I get inspired, and inspire others. I discover that commitment is the key to partnerships, and these need compassion and trust.
When I find my center in this always shifting reality, like a dervish dancer I rely on an inner balance that keeps me up-straight and connected to earth and the sky. I wear my sovereign crown and hold myself responsible for my path. I create my own structures so that I can play within them, and I strive to connect my purpose to what’s needed in the world, trying to understand when flexibility is needed.
Do you wonder what archetypes have to do with work and embodiment?
Inspired by the archetypal figures of C.G. Jung, I connect with qualities that are present in the collective unconscious to support me on my professional quest. Based on psychology, movement and somatic research, I put together practices that connect me to each one of these figures.