Resilience: The 33rd Annual Body-Mind Centering® Association Conference
Join Bonnie, the Body-Mind Centering® and wider somatic community at the 33rd annual BMCA conference. This year’s theme is Resilience. “Resilience is the ability to respond, adapt, transform, and interact with the environment in a positive way that promotes well-being and is nurtured through experiential inquiry.” – BMCA
Bonnie will be presenting Flight, Fight, Freeze and Ease at the Post Conference on June 9 – 10:
Patterns of movement build upon preexisting responses to both internal and external stimulation. This, in combination with our perceptual interpretations of these interactions, form a basis for our behavior.
Fight, flight, and freeze, as patterns of movement, share a common root of dis-ease that give rise to different spatial responses.
In fight, movement is directed spatially in the direction of a perceived oncoming force.
In flight, movement is directed spatially in the opposite direction of a perceived oncoming force.
In freeze, there is no movement through space, by either fully reducing our postural tone and collapsing, or by increasing our postural tone and rigidifying.
Ease allows us to yield into ourselves, gravity, and space as a foundation to move three-dimensionally through space in infinite possibilities in response to a perceived oncoming force from any direction.
In this workshop, we will explore through movement, awareness, and communication, the perceptual choices we habitually express in our lives in relation to fight, flight, and freeze, and discover new ways to engage with greater ease.
Pre-Conference Presenter: Deborah Hay,
Using the Sky
Tuesday, June 5 (2-5:00 PM) and Wednesday, June 6 (9:00 AM-12:00 PM)
The Main Conference
June 6 through 9
Wednesday, June 6 (2-5:30 PM) through Saturday, June 9 (9 AM – 12:00 PM)
Post Conference Presenter: Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen,
Flight, Fight, Freeze and Ease
Saturday, June 9 (2-5:00 PM) and Sunday, June 10 (9:00 AM-12:00 PM)