I developed the term Body-Informed Leadership to describe the practice of being attuned to, and in conscious, skilful relationship with, the body’s signals as a crucial – although often unconscious – domain of leadership in our group cultures.
In my Body-Informed Leadership programs, I draw from the latest insights into Neuroscience and embodied psychology to open this leadership domain to greater awareness, and to convey the core skills required to navigate it successfully.
Body-Informed Leadership invites each and every one of us to become an active participant in co-creating a ground of Somatic safety in our group cultures, to activate our hard-wired, physiological blueprint for interconnected, compassionate, and creative states, and to re-condition our collective nervous system away from its current traumatic imprint towards states of greater freedom, possibility, and love.
BIL Part 1: Being Love in Action
Being Love in Action teaches that both “love” and “fear” are brain-body states. By learning the neuroscience of love and fear, and by exploring our personal, cultural, and intergenerational Nervous System imprints, we reclaim our ability to sense and feel – and in so doing, to choose – which elements of our own neuro-circuitry we inhabit in our lives, actions, and group cultures.
Only from this place of choice do we have the resilience and the creativity to create the changes that are so longed for in this world.
Being Love in Action teaches a core set of body-based skills and practices to:
- Self-and-co-regulate the nervous system
- Move, express and release intensity and emotional energy through the body, and
- Explore, understand, and transform personal and collective nervous system imprints
This workshop is for activists and change-makers of all kinds who seek to explore personal and collective Somatic imprints, to disentangle domination dynamics from their brain-bodies, and to sense, feel, and physically move their way towards more connective, creative and collaborative ways of relating within themselves, and with each other.
BIL Part 2: The Dance of Interconnection
BIL Part 3: Riding the Edge of Difference
Safe Harbour: BIL for Organisations and Communities
This workshop focuses on the role of psychological safety in our group cultures, particularly its function in supporting risk-taking, innovation, and diversity. It teaches the Somatic understandings and practices that support psychological safety at the deepest, felt-sense level, along with body-based communication practices which allow us to hold ourselves and each other accountable to a shared evolutionary purpose. This workshop invokes a new paradigm of leadership in which each person understands their crucial role in co-creating the fabric of Somatic safety and interconnection in their group cultures.