WHAT IS BODY POEM?

“I was amazed by how quickly the body could tell me things and give me insights and answers to things I’ve been struggling for so long with, and how these sensations of stress and anxiety could easily shift into reassurance, and wisdom when I paid them attention.”

CO-CREATING TRANSFORMATIONAL SHIFTS

Body Poem (and its twin Dream Poem) is a revolutionary tool illuminating unknown and unspoken parts of the self from spontaneously emerging poetry honouring and trusting the self-organizing intelligence inherent in every human being. It is a skilled synthesis of Body Focusing, Clean Language, and Dream Form and has two roles, the Dreamer and the Dream Scribe.

Body Poem provides a safe container for the individual’s expression of inner noticings and bodily sensations that are witnessed and fed back free of assessment or interpretation.

For professionals working with individuals or groups, Body Poem is a powerful modality to add to your professional practice, co-creating transformational shifts in a way that is truly client-centred.

CO-CREATING TRANSFORMATIONAL SHIFTS

Body Poem (and its twin Dream Poem) is a revolutionary tool illuminating unknown and unspoken parts of the self from spontaneously emerging poetry honouring and trusting the self-organizing intelligence inherent in every human being. It is a skilled synthesis of Body Focusing, Clean Language, and Dream Form and has two roles, the Dreamer and the Dream Scribe.

Body Poem provides a safe container for the individual’s expression of inner noticings and bodily sensations that are witnessed and fed back free of assessment or interpretation.

For professionals working with individuals or groups, Body Poem is a powerful modality to add to your professional practice, co-creating transformational shifts in a way that is truly client-centred.

THE PROCESS

The Dreamer feels into their body’s communications and the Dream Scribes and trusts their attuned intuition reading aloud the Dreamer’s Body Poem informed with understandings about emotions, defences to emotions, and what supports integration, acceptance, and kindness.

A Body Poem session lasts between 5 minutes and 1 hour and can be used in longer sessions as the framework for listening and integrating the communications from a person’s story or body. It unfolds as a guided meditation where clients are invited to notice what sensations are alive in their bodies.

The structure of Body Poem is used to bring these emerging sensations into expression. The intimate revelations shared form the basis of a spontaneous poem, transcribed to create an original piece of art that embodies the witnessed experience.

A Body Poem can be combined seamlessly with any healing or therapeutic modality that involves holding space for others in an open-hearted way.

This profound and simple process supports win-win harmonious decision making with a new awareness of our hidden drivers.

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“I am in awe of this practice and the way it is able to introduce us to and integrate the different parts of our deepest truths. I recently introduced Body Poem to a client I’ve been working with for four years. He said the session was in his top four we’ve done together that he’s felt the greatest shifts from!“

METAMORPHOSIS

We might have felt many times in life being like a transparent prawn, either hidden and safe but lonely out at sea or exposed, frightened and with shame on the beach.

As we move between the sea and the beach together in the Body Poem structure inviting “What kind of sensation are you noticing? and what’s that like to notice? and if this could speak and had a voice what might it be saying?” we are learning the emotional fluency of a turtle.

Turtles are equally at home swimming with feelings in the sea and reflecting with identity updates on the beach. We can transform implicit memory from inside of us into the physical symbolical laying down of eggs in explicit memory to hatch out new ways of being from safe foundations connected with the earth of the planet.

METAMORPHOSIS

We might have felt many times in life being like a transparent prawn, either hidden and safe but lonely out at sea or exposed, frightened and with shame on the beach.

As we move between the sea and the beach together in the Body Poem structure inviting “What kind of sensation are you noticing? and what’s that like to notice? and if this could speak and had a voice what might it be saying?” we are learning the emotional fluency of a turtle.

Turtles are equally at home swimming with feelings in the sea and reflecting with identity updates on the beach. We can transform implicit memory from inside of us into the physical symbolical laying down of eggs in explicit memory to hatch out new ways of being from safe foundations connected with the earth of the planet.

AN ALCHEMICAL EXPERIENCE

The Body Poem experience can never be predicted. It is the structure that holds and contains emergent communications. As the dreamer starts finding words for inner sensations, this process can take the Dream Scribe to the very precipice of presence and with our edges repeating back what has perhaps felt to be unspeakable before.

An alchemical experience integrating censored and exiled parts of the self into poetry that updates and enriches identity with new meaning supporting kindness and acceptance.

The act of reading back and repeating sentences and words during a Body Poem is very much like being the conductor of a chorus of voices and requires attunement to listen to all voices, discovering harmony and a fine-tuned moment to end the poem.

I have endless pleasure in holding space for this way of being as it takes me to the edge and into presence each time which is timeless, a place where patience is timeless acceptance.

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