Somatic Personal Practice

Mindset and the Body

Some people say: “It’s all about your mindset.”

It is true that what we believe or expect has a huge impact on what happens to us, on how we experience what happens, and on how we are able to act and react.

But for many of us, as a result of developmental or other prolonged trauma, the beliefs that guide and even haunt our experiences live deep in our bodies, hidden in our unconscious.

The technical term is that these are sub-cortical beliefs.

No amount of cognitive analysis, affirmation, and determined mental programming will make these deep beliefs go away.

For many of us, the shifting of sub-cortical beliefs can only happen through gentle persistent somatic work.

We can change our minds only through our bodies.

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