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UK IBMT Newsletter August 2022

2 men are standing next to one another in a movement studio with a wooden floor.. One has a hand on the lower back of the other, and one one hand on their shoulder, as they offer some listening touch.

As the summer months progress we invite you to join us for our next Diploma Module: Embodied Anatomy and Movement Repatterning that starts next month. Come and study with a small group, meeting once a month to investigate our anatomy and physiology. Pace your learning as you follow your interest in the layers of detail possible as we discover the cells, tissues, organs and systems that make our human form. Take some time to explore your own embodied personal meanings and develop bodywork and therapeutic skills to work with others.

  • Apply now to ensure your place on the next diploma module – Applications are open to join the diploma programme.

Also in this newsletter:

  • New IBMT Book – The Fluid Nature of Being.
    • Discount available til the end of September – See the book launch.
    • Read a review.
    • Featured Chapter – Becoming Nature.
  • A Selection of podcasts and books of Somatic Interest.
  • IBMT on Social Media

Wishing you a restorative rest of the summer,

Best wishes

Paul Beaumont & Jane Okondo – UK Diploma Programme Organisers

Applications Open for Diploma Programme

Embodied Anatomy & Movement Repatterning Module – Starts Sept 2022

Module Details here

Join us from September for 2 years of embodied study into our Anatomy & Physiology and how we can work using movement and touch to explore and repattern. 15 three-day weekends to investigate all the major systems of the body for your own understanding and in support of those you might work with.

Jane Okondo & Paul Beaumont will teach the module.

“During this module, we get a chance to develop a broad understanding of not only our physicality, but also have the space to connect with our individual experience of each system. We can gain insight into our personal body-stories and are introduced to touch-based approaches to support others. A grounding in the stuff of the body can be an invaluable support to resource practitioners in staying present and in tune on a somatic level”

If you are interested in joining us, please get in touch to arrange a 1:1 session if you have not worked with us before.

New IBMT Book Out Now

See the Launch Video to gain the Discount

The Fluid Nature of Being – a collection of writings by 21 IBMT practitioners from the 3 programmes in the UK, Lithuania & Russia, as well as the original German programme is out now.

There is a 20% discount available until the end of September 2022.

Edited by Linda Hartley, the book covers topics such as IBMT in therapy, education, early years learning, dance and theatre; the integration with psychotherapy, psychoanalytic thinking, and somatic trauma therapy; and the connection between individual healing and the healing of the Earth and Nature during this time of planetary crisis.


Laurence Yeoman, a current IBMT Diploma student, has written the following review:

โ€œThe Fluid Nature of Beingโ€ is an inspiring book written by a number of people who practice Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy(IBMT). It is a book that has a lot of information about how different people approach somatic/body movement/therapy and what they actually do in their respective practices. It is well written and easy to read with exercises to follow from time to time which encourage body awareness. I also like the photos, drawings and especially the QR codes which link to online videos. What really inspires me though, is the writing, from heart-felt personal experiences. It is honest and real. In this book I can see there is a whole movement of people dedicated to embodied somatic practice who are extending their learning to a whole philosophy of being which is so rich. It not only takes in our personal, our collective aspirations, our connection with the natural world, it also encompasses the political and transpersonal too. Real lessons in the scope and dimensions of wholeness, incorporating conscious and unconscious aspects of who we are. You do not necessarily need to be interested in movement therapy to read this book, just interested in being human and alive!”

Featured Chapter: Rachel Lambert – Becoming Nature

Rachel introduces her chapter that is included in Part One of the book: Body, Earth Nature and Connection.

Podcasts and Books of Interest

28ish Days Later – Podcast Series, BBC Sounds.

A fascinating series, with a wealth of information and new perspectives.
๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ค๐˜บ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ? ๐˜๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ข ๐˜™๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜บ, ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฆ. ๐˜—๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ซ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ.
๐˜๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ-๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด, ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ค๐˜บ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ, ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ, ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ – ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ป๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ฅ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ข, ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜บ, ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ด
๐˜ช๐˜ฏ-๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ. ๐˜ž๐˜ฆโ€™๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜บ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ข ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ.

An Immense World – by Ed Yong

If you’re interested in our human senses and how they inform our experience, I can strongly recommend this book. There are many connections with our somatic work.
It looks at sensory perception and how we see the world compared with other species. We are led through our range of senses, including smell, pain, vibration and hearing. It covers how our hardware, our physical anatomy, affects what we detect, notice or are sensitive to. An organism will receive sensory information and then respond. But what we detect can vary hugely, between species and between human individuals.

Just One Thing – Dance

A programme that includes many of the benefits of getting moving. Including how it supports our interoception – how we feel sensations from the inside of our body. The more we feel of ourselves the more we can feel for others. Just what this world needs.

IBMT on Social Media

Please link up with us on our new accounts to connect with IBMT and the wider somatic field. Get advanced notice and reminders of workshops, details of events and other items of interest for somatic practitioners.

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