37 Practice: Somatic Check-In (Feeling the Pulse) with Lucién Demaris of Relational Uprising
This practice is a Somatic Check-In to feel one another's pulse and breath, and experience the possibility for awareness of co-regulation of our social engagement systems. It is simple and intimate, and can be practiced in a pair or group of 3 - it's good for a room to do together, divided intro groups of 2 or 3 (more people = more support). It involves watching the breath move in one another's bodies, and touch of the hands and wrists, so it's important to get consent for that level of closeness before beginning. You can also listen through and practice noticing your own breathing and pulse to get oriented before deciding if and how to share it.
This practice is part of a set of corresponding conversations and practices that also include Season 1 episode 20 conversation Relational Culture & Undoing Individualism and practice Sharing Resonance and Season 1 episode 32 conversation Bridging Complexity Collectively and practice Relational Inclusion.
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About our guest
Relational Uprising, the organization of which Lucién is a part, is a training and coaching institute that supports social movements to foster a relational culture of embodied support, interdependence, and inclusion in their organizations and communities. Learn more and apply for their trainings at http://www.relationaluprising.org
Lucién Demaris is a Somatics-based healer, educator and consultant, training in the US and internationally for the last 15 years. Lucién is formally trained as a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner of Somatic Education, a California Licensed Acupuncturist and a Nationally Certified Bodyworker. Lucien identifies as mestizo and is from Ecuador.
Conversation: “Relational Somatics”
Check out the corresponding conversation episode to hear how Lucién perceives and understands the world in such an insightful web of relationship and interaction -- our bodies in relation to one another and the ecology as the foundational way we co-regulate. This understanding of somatics as relational is an important and unique offer in that way, challenging the idea of self-mastery and replacing it with an invitation for ways we can all be tuning in more closely in mutual support.
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