MOVE WITH WORDS
Experiment and Play. Spark your Curiosity. Come home to Yourself.
Image: Johanna Fond
Why is moving healing?
When we move we set things in motion. Often when we experience strong emotions or are stuck in mental loops, moving is the last thing we want to do because there is something within us that feels safe with where we are, with the familiar, even though that may be something that is harmful for us.
But if we move then that which we feel, think or experience will also move. It will change, transform and transmute. Sometimes that happens quickly and at other times it takes longer, it takes patience, self-compassion and grit. We are made to move and our bodies need movement in order to stay healthy.
But, of course, not all moving is healthy. For movement to be a tool for healing we need to listen, listen to the body and the signals it sends out. Our bodies speak to us if we only listen and sometimes we need to turn the volume down in order to hear, sometimes we need to move slowly, pause and tune in.
At other times fierce and energetic movement may be required and everything in between. Energy starts flowing when we move.
Why is writing healing?
Expressive writing allows you to process your emotions and your experiences. You get to express something that lies within you, something that may want to come out and be released. Something that may block and be in the way for energy and life-force to flow freely through and within your being.
When you put your experiences into words it gets easier to find clarity and see things more from a distance. It can also function as a way to unload emotional and mental baggage and to soothe the nervous system. When we write expressively we do that without editing ourselves and there is no goal and no effort. Just open-minded and curious exploration.
Image: Jannica Honey
Why combine the two?
Both moving and writing are powerful tools on their own, but when we combine them we get to engage and wake up more parts of ours bodies and brains, of ourselves and our being. For some people moving is easy, for others it can be challenging. The same with writing. But good stuff often happens when we move outside of our comfort zones.
When we combine moving and writing we can create magic. We open ourselves up to the unknown, to the mystery, to life itself which is also us. In order for this to happen we need to put ourselves out into uncharted territory, outside of what we already know. This helps us wake up, grow and come alive. To get curious and excited. To spark new ideas and to come home to ourselves.
Moving with Words is best done with a playful and lighthearted attitude, with a beginner’s mind. That’s when we can find the gold, the gold that lies deep within each and everyone of us. Our special gifts and talents. We need to move beyond the thinking mind and all the old concepts and ideas about who we are and what’s possible for us.
Through moving and expressive writing we can do that. We can surprise ourselves and learn things about ourselves that we didn’t know. We can spark that innate creativity that lies within all of us. See the world with new eyes, eyes of wonder and curiosity. When we do something that we haven’t done before, new seeds are planted in our hearts, minds and souls.
In person and online.
With total focus on YOU, your needs, your longing and your specific challenges. We explore together and I will provide you with tools, support and inspiration. I will also challenge you and help you find courage to move out into unknown territory where magical things are to be discovered, about yourself and about life. We will use moving and expressive writing as our basic tools, but the toolbox is bigger than that and the sessions will be tailor-made for YOU.
Move with Words – workshop
This will be a journey where we weave movement and words together in an alchemical mix. Both moving and writing are powerful tools on their own, but when we combine them we get to engage and wake up more parts of our bodies and brains, of ourselves and our being. We open ourselves up to the unknown, to the mystery, to life itself which is also us and there magic is created. In order for this to happen we need to move outside of what we already know, beyond the thinking mind and into uncharted territory. This helps us wake up and come alive. To get curious and excited. To spark new ideas and to come home to ourselves.
No previous experience of writing or free movement is necessary because we will do this with at playful and lighthearted attitude, with a beginner’s mind.
Sunday 4 of October at 13-16, in Stockholm at Yogansa.
Creative Dance Play
More info coming up.
Weekly pop-in sessions via Zoom. Short, playful and fun movement sessions that will boost your energy, spark creativity and invite you back into the present moment. See you there!
Write Play Heal – a 4 weeks exploration
More info coming up.
Write Play Heal is a 4 week long journey into the landscape of YOU – to meet what is there with love, kindness, acceptance and compassion. We will be weaving movement and words together to help us move beyond the thinking mind and beyond all old ideas about who we are and what is possible for us.
Sparking that innate creativity that lies within all of us. There will be live facilitation and video and audio transmissions. There will also be extra bonuses and goodies. You will be invited into a community of other creative and open-minded people where you can find support and inspiration.
Images: Johanna Fond
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