Body Memory


We carry within our bodies living tapestry the untold stories, the silence, the experiences of those who came before us and gifted us a legacy of structure, no matter how whole or how broken.

This structure needs to be recognized, seen: like a map that we look at and, with clarity, we begin to understand and envision which is our own path and which rodas would lead to getting lost. To explore one’s own familiar lineage and emotional heritage though embodied movement allows us discernment as well as choice

☼ This is a 10 session follow-up in Nature and in the therapeutic space Senhora d’Azenha in Sintra, Portugal.

Duration: 60 to 120 minutes

☽ Frequency: weekly or fortnightly

Map of the sessions:

  • Inner archeology: recover our mother and father lineages
  • Body memory: implicit (non-verbal) and explicit (verbal)
  • Touch, bonding and sensing: affective memory and emotional structure
  • The distinction between reliving and revisit
  • To acknowledge though the body in movement the feelings, sensations and images of each lineage
  • To identify similarities and differences between ourselves and our origins
  • The word as a symbol: to recover the meaning, etymological and geographical root of our family names. What plants, animals, symbols and places are part of our names and what do they mean for us?
  • To recover meaningful objects of previous generations in order to awaken inner imagery.
  • From conception to Being:
  • Conception, gestation and infancy
  • Restaure the movement inside the womb, in labour and first infancy reflexes
  • The conquest of verticality, walking and speech
  • Meaningful relational patterns and moments
  • To revisit without reliving: adolescence, beginning of adulthood, maturity
  • How the child walks within the adult
  • Balance between a horizontal and vertical perspective of Life
  • Stages of human development and consciousness
  • Distinguish so that we may discern:
  • To evaluate what we have recovered and to define the most important stages of both our legacy and individual story
  • Working with the 5 fundamental qualities: release, transformation, preservation, gratitude and creation
  • The body as a map of our lived experience: to stimulate and develop somatic resources of self-regulation and mindfulness
  • To rewrite our body story and identity, through conscious will and understanding as well as through spontaneous body language without explicit meaning
  • I know and I feel where I came from, where I stand, and towards where I am heading (even if I do not know how to get there yet)

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