Body Integration

Posted by  GeoffBrown —December 13, 2010
Filed in Creative Stuff, Facilitation, Just observations, Yes!And Improv

I am a bit slow off the mark with this year’s Reverb – Reflect on this year and manifest what’s next! Reverb is a daily blog post based on an offer from the folks at Reverb. Here is today’s challenge …

‘December 12 – Body Integration This year, when did you feel the most integrated with your body? Did you have a moment where there wasn’t mind and body, but simply a cohesive YOU, alive and present? (Author: Patrick Reynolds)”

That moment came for me on Day 4 of a facilitation gig I did in Sydney with the folks from Circus & Physical Theatre across Australia (ACAPTA). The group decided to create a story (in video format) to harvest the essence of their 3 days of conversations. My role was to provide them with a structure, some tools and a couple of questions to discuss. From then on, my role was to step back and observe … listen and notice what was happening. From time to time, during that 3 hours of group creativity, my posture would change and I would ‘lean in’ to the group and offer something – sometimes my observations were enough and a couple of times it was advice.

This blog post summarises everything.

For a while I felt completely still, whilst everything else was moving quickly. There were moments where I felt like I was sensing ‘everything’ that was going on around me. I remember sitting and watching, breathing and smiling. Even though I wasn’t telling  or instructing, my presence was to ‘hold the space‘ and support the group in their work.

The lesson from this, for life in general, ‘notice more’ and ‘do less’.

Geoff

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