Category / Embodiment & Empowerment
Embodiment and empowerment are separate but interconnected concepts. Being empowered – feeling free and able to make your own choices – is crucial to your overall wellbeing, and it is clear that physical embodiment – being able to be at peace with your body and feeling an alignment between your body and your mind – is a vital part of that.
There are lots of ways that your embodied self can become disrupted. Some people become disconnected from their bodies as children, perhaps because of bullying or food and eating disorders, and others can become disconnected as adults (perhaps having to sit still for long periods, and forgetting the importance of moving your body in enjoyable ways, or not nourishing your body properly due to finances or a hectic lifestyle).
This can be particularly relevant for women, queer people (LGBTQIA+), disabled people and people with cultural issues of identity and belonging, whose bodies are often subject to strong social pressure to conform, and perform (or not perform) in certain ways.
Embodiment psychology works to bring you into contact with your body, and redevelop those crucial links between your body and your mind. This is one step towards empowerment.
In this section, you will find articles relevant to embodiment and empowerment, and ideas for support if you feel that you are struggling with this yourself.
How To Deal With Uncertainty In An Uncertain World
The question that I’m sure many of us have been asking ourselves regularly in recent times is ‘how do we deal with uncertainty?’ Especially in a world that feels like it has radically changed over the past 2 years. The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting stress and anxiety caused in our everyday lives, as…
Transitioning Back To Normal: The Long Road Back From Lockdown To A Sense Of Normality
There have been many announcements in the press recently about ‘Getting Back To Normal‘ now that many of the Coronavirus lockdown restrictions have been lifted, but what is ‘Normal’? At this time of health alert and uncertainty during the Covid-19 pandemic in the land of lockdown, we have been witnesses to great changes. In the…
How To Build Emotional Resilience – The Benefits Of Meditation & EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
When it comes to a person’s ability to deal with stressful situations or personal crises, learning how to build emotional resilience is key to adapting to the problems that arise and managing them in a healthy way. It has been shown that people with a higher degree and understanding of emotional resilience will be able…
How To Be Kind To Yourself: Showing self-compassion to both you & others experiencing the same kind of feelings
Why it’s important to be kind to yourself: It’s an ongoing internal tug of war, attempting to be kind to yourself using self-compassion can sometimes be a difficult task, especially when so many of us are having to deal with very similar challenging situations and emotions as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. During this…
Touch Starved: Dealing With Skin Hunger & Lack Of Physical Contact In Times Of Social Distancing
So who’s been feeling touch starved recently? In these strange times of Coronavirus lockdown and the ensuing need for social distancing, we are all forced to limit or altogether forgo physical contact. The result is that more people than ever are struggling with symptoms of touch starvation (or suffering from skin hunger). Skin hunger describes…