want to improve your self-awareness, emotional intelligence and communication skills?
ever have a ‘gut feeling’, without being sure what it means?
sometimes feel your chest tighten, but you don’t know why?
Your body is trying to tell you something – you just need to know how to listen.
Sometimes we defend ourselves from overwhelming or painful experiences by hiding them from our conscious awareness. But though our mind may forget, our body remembers. Every experience, emotion, action, or reaction we’ve ever been through is stored in our body archive – a sort of inner library of our lives.
Tapping into the felt sense is like having a key to the body archive. It allows us to identify and acknowledge all our emotions in their nuances and complexities, which is the first step towards processing and healing. Practiced regularly, it can be an empowering tool for transformation.
‘Felt sense’ describes a connection between our mind and body. You might also hear it described as ‘bodily awareness’.
A physical rather than mental experience, felt sense is a combination of emotion, awareness, intuitiveness and embodiment. Think of it as an internal aura that encompasses everything you feel and know about something at a given time. It can’t be broken down into parts, or described by any single word.
Like a ‘gut feeling’, or the way a particular piece of music moves you, or that warm, fuzzy feeling when you see a friend after a long time.
Studies have found our ability to reference our sensations and feelings within our own body has a remarkable impact on the outcome of therapy. That’s because learning to tap into our felt sense gives us greater self-awareness and understanding of our emotions – the first step towards healing.
In today’s overstimulating world, many of us disconnect from our felt sense – or bodily awareness – early on. Rediscovering it doesn’t come naturally to most adults. Like any skill, it takes practice.
What if – by simply paying attention to your body sensations for a few minutes, a few times a day – you could understand yourself and the world around you in a completely new way?
Alchemy Meditation empowers you to reconnect with your felt sense through somatic meditation. In this 10-day course, you’ll learn how to recognise and understand body sensations that may have previously gone unnoticed, caused confusion, or even discomfort.
Through daily lessons and meditations, you’ll develop invaluable skills to use in your daily life.
It creates a huge shift in life perspective, because our awareness is not just controlled by the mind, but informed by the body too.
There are millions of possible sensations in the body, and each one is a communication received by the mind, but all too quickly discarded in favour of what grabs attention.
Understanding the felt sense is like shifting from black and white to full technicolour.
Meet Your Instructor
He leads online and in-person practices for groups and one-to-one clients, hosting both Alchemy of Breath events and private retreats around the world.
He facilitates Alchemy Meditation to complement breathwork practice, but also as an empowering tool for transformation in itself. He believes shifting from searching outward to looking inward through breathwork and the felt sense is the secret to a more contented life.
Alchemy of Breath is a global leader in breathwork and inner transformation with accreditations from the Global Professional Breathwork Alliance and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.
Join hundreds of people who’ve transformed their lives and empowered others with Alchemy of Breath. Connect with a community of like-minds in free weekly community meditation and breathwork sessions, as well as in our community group on Facebook.
Alchemy of Breath is not a medical practice and facilitators are not medical trained.
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