[ müv ]

a change of place, position, or state



[ krē-āt ]

to cause something to exist, or to make something new or imaginative


“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”


It’s not a new idea that in order to create change in the world, we need to switch how we approach the problems we’re trying to solve.

Even if we’re still trying to stick to logical thinking and linear processes as it was taught to us since. a young age, evidence shows that this approach is limited when dealing with complexity and ever-changing ecosystems.

Awareness-based methods support the creative process by:
– inviting new perspectives;
– exploring metaphors;
– sensing what is changing in the field.

In nonlinear thinking, you include emotions, intuition and insights in your problem-solving process. You don’t follow a straight line with a clear beginning, middle and end, and you often don’t know where you will end.

Because it relies on embodied cognition as a source of knowledge, the exploration of movement and somatics becomes a tool that maximizes the ability to speak the language of the body.


[ əˈwɛːnəs ]

knowledge and understanding that something is happening or exists

the art of listening

When using awareness-based methods your body-mind system is your main tool. It’s a delicate instrument which needs maintenance and tuning.

When you practice awareness…

… you practice being PRESENT as a way to bring mind and body together to the same moment, and not get lost in other moments of time and space.

… you practice LISTENING to yourself, others, and the field.

… you are aware of your own body and the changes that occur in order to be able to expand that awareness outwards.

Once the mindbody is prepared to listen, we use different embodiment methods to find new solutions, gain a deeper understanding of a challenge or go into creative exploration.


[ transfəˈmeɪʃn ]

a marked change in form, nature, or appearance

What’s the outcome?

At the end of the tuning: you may* feel more grounded and connected to your senses. You may experience relaxation and a sense of being present. You may feel that your body and mind are more aligned.

At the end of the move.create: depending on the topic you chose, your question may present itself as more precise, you may have found new insights or approaches to your case, or you may have clarity about the next step.

*Why “may“? In move.create you are the star and “special ingredient”! Anything that you achieve is dependent on your engagement in the process and will not be coming from the outside or written in a manual. The outcome is highly dependent on how you prepare yourself and are open to listening to your body’s wisdom and to the field.

2 phases

An in-person workshop includes both phases. There’s the chance to join the online weekly “tuning practices” to improve the ability to listen. As an extra, you may attend “the art of listening” workshops which focus on the development of this ability and give more theoretical background.

PHASE 1: awareness

The first phase allows everyone to be present and awakens awareness.

Just like an instrument needs to be tuned to make sure it plays at the right pitch, we also need to tune ourselves:

  • with ourselves;
  • with others;
  • with the environment.

PHASE 2: transformation

In the second phase, each person focuses on the topic they bring to the session.

This phase is based on a U journey and has 3 parts:

  • identify and define the question;
  • explore it through awareness-based tools;
  • reflect.

models and tools

These workshops use the framework of the U journey of Theory U and tools from Social Presencing Theater, as well as Holistic Dance, Movement Pedagogy and Embodiment. They’re influenced by models of Emotional Intelligence, Polyvagal Theory, Design Thinking, Authentic Movement, Mindfulness, Embodied Cognition, Somatic Experiencing and Experience Design.

next events


20-minute weekly practice

2 hours workshop


3-hour monthly session

move.create is a program by Ana Bernardes
moving with ana