One in Nature
One in Nature
Jul 28, 2022
Becoming Intimate with the Body of Nature
Play • 52 min

In this conversation,  Jamie McHugh draws a somatic map through which we may find our way into a living relationship with self, place and other beings.  Along the way we learn to orient ourselves by the simple technologies that are indigenous to every body: voice, contact, breath, movement and stillness.
This rewilding of our inner landscape lets us connect intimately with the planet and with the sheer pleasure of movement.

The episode includes an Embodied Meditation.

Interview topics:

  • A language independent of our thinking
  • Reinventing ourselves through our sensory motor cortex
  • A relational map: witnessing, contacting, mirroring, responding, and resting
  • Explore what lies beyond beyond your preferences
  • Cultivating inner peace in turbulent times: the slowing down of our reactive response

Jamie McHugh, MA, RSMT is a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist (ISMETA), somatic movement specialist, and interdisciplinary artist living in the Hudson River Valley of New York. McHugh is the creator of Somatic Expression® - Body Wisdom for Modern Minds, an integrative approach to the art and craft of embodiment. 

He is also the creator of NatureBeingArt, abstract contemplative photography of the natural environment for both fine art reproductions and video streams, including two online collections of motional art for “soul- settling”: 7 Days of Beauty Project and The Breathing Room Series.

McHugh offers trainings, workshops, classes, and individual sessions in pragmatic body wisdom and somatic literacy to empower individuals and groups in reclaiming bodily agency through the five indigenous technologies of the body:

Breath/Vocalization/Contact/Movement/Stillness. The accessibility and simplicity of his approach comes from 45 years of personal and professional practice with a wide range of audiences in varied contexts.

References in this interview include:

Emilie Conrad, Founder of Continuum Movement
Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen, Founder of Body Mind Centering
The Universe Story, Thomas Berry and Brian Swimme
Wendell Berry, Poet
Eduardo Galliano, Poet
Carl Gustav Jung

Hosted by Pamela Wirth

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