A Guide to Ecological Embodiment by Laura Geiger

A Guide to Ecological Embodiment


This PDF is a guide that offers you six somatic practices to begin to include a body-focused approach in your climate activism and efforts to improve the health of our ecosystem.

If we apply nervous system wisdom to ecological suffering, we are able to open new windows of perspective and deepen the way we meet the task in front of us.

Is the planet calling us to take our place in the collective body? To examine how our own dissociation contributes to global ecocide? To make connections between the micro and the macro? To turn panic into panacea by superimposing the planetary onto the personal, thereby bringing power for change off the desks of industry leaders and into the hands of every single neighbor, friend, and citizen. (Yeah, I sure think so.) 

If you are well-versed in ways of "doing" for the planet, it may feel like the right time to consider ways of "being," too.

From the introduction...

In ecosomatics, our body exists in multiple planes, including the wider ecology, and as we heal the self, we heal the planet. Just as we are collectively learning to bring our healing attention to the body rather than exclusive focus on the mind, so can we help heal the planetary by diversifying our activist efforts into a more experiential space inside ourselves. If we liken lifestyle choices such as veganism and solar panels to traditional talk therapy (can feel good, can make a difference over time, can become performative, can feel like it is a surface solution to a deeper problem), then what might we view as the somatic approach to environmental disaster? What is our job as micro-representatives of the global macro?

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Contents

Occupy the Ecological Body_ A Somatic Guide.pdf
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Testimonials

"I love this guide ! I think it’s an amazing and useful tool for all of us to deal with [climate] events. It reminds us we are all connected and how to put that in context and work towards global healing. Everyone of any age could benefit from reading this - it’s a wonderful, heart-centred and useful guide in how we can all work together."
Tanya Meyers