What happens if I can’t sit on the floor or do an activity that you are doing with people in the class?
Each person experiments in their own way, respecting what is right and appropriate for themselves. If you can’t sit on the floor, you sit on a chair and explore from there.
How can a workshop affect my life? Why should I come to a workshop?
Many people who have taken workshops and practice Sensory Awareness, speak of how it has affected and changed our lives. The work is subtle yet penetrating. Engaging in simple activities reveals how we engage in all aspects of our lives. As we discover how to respond beyond habits that constrict us, we can learn how to be more responsive in our relationships and all that we do. As we come more in touch with breathing, our sensations and our ability to come to quiet in our minds, we can learn to access this capacity more easily in the midst of busy and demanding situations as well.
How do I continue this practice outside of classes?
This presents unique challenges because there is no specific form to this practice as there is in yoga or meditation. And yet, our sensations are always with us, and can be guides at any moment to becoming more present. Setting aside a time to come to quiet and explore is important and beneficial. Some people spend time sensing as they wake up in the morning, before even getting out of bed, really paying attention to what happens in us as we wake up and meet the day. Other people have a special time to explore at night when getting into bed, and discovering how we offer ourselves to rest and support. Some people practice at every red light they come to, or while they are waiting for their computer to turn on, or when the telephone rings…using that time as an invitation to return to our senses and feel what is actually happening in us. Choosing times during our days when we can become more mindful and aware can transform the quality of what we are doing and how we are living.
Can you or someone else come to give a workshop where I live?
I am happy to come to offer workshops when I can fit them into my schedule. Contact me and we can explore possibilities for this. The Sensory Awareness Foundation has a list of Sensory Awareness Leaders throughout the United States, Europe, Canada and Mexico who are also giving workshops and might be available to help share the work in different places.