GREETINGS & WELCOME
Madelanne Rust-D’Eye, MA, R-DMT, RSME
I passionately believe in the transformational power of our body’s intelligence.
We each have the potential to develop a new way of relating to our body’s signals that will revolutionize our personal and group cultures. It is my commitment to teach and nurture this new potential in my Body-Informed Leadership programs, my Movement in Relationship groups, in the One-to-One counselling and mentorship I offer, as well as in my group facilitation and consulting for organisations, communities, and change-makers.
My approach is body-focused, practical and experiential. It is also scientifically-based, informed by the latest insights from neuroscience and embodied psychology, and my training as a Body-Based Psychotherapist (MA Somatic Counselling Psychology, Naropa University).
Watch this short interview with Madelanne, in which she introduces “Body-Informed Leadership,” a leadership approach which supports healthy interconnection in group cultures by attuning to the body’s cues.
This is the second in a series of articles that explore why practicing embodiment – that is, slowing down and looking at the moment-by-moment ways we experience and relate to our bodies – is such a necessary step towards dismantling White Supremacy (aka. the cultural status quo in the Western world that systematically privileges White people) and creating a more just and equitable world.
Body-Informed Leadership teaches that, in order to write a “New Story” based in interconnection, we must learn new ways of relating to our bodies. Our bodies are the place where the most ancient, forgotten stories of our cultures play out; stories which often involve separation, disconnection, and hierarchy.
Although we may yearn for genuine connection and ways of living and interacting with others that reflect our deepest values, many of us unconsciously embody disconnective patterns in our moment-by-moment ways of being.
Body-Informed Leadership supports us to change these patterns by teaching new ways to understand and relate to our body’s signals.
I support my individual clients, through personalised counselling and mentorship programs, to become ever more receptive to the intelligence and creativity of their embodied selves, to compassionately hold space for areas of fear, sensitivity, or suffering, and to develop the confidence and self-expression to skillfully bring their full, embodied selves into their lives, work, and group cultures.
MOVEMENT IN RELATIONSHIP