Presence and connection
Leadership Embodiment is simply the most beautiful set of methods I’ve come across to stay present, connected with our intuition, with more empathy and inclusion of those around us. And, critically, to do this when we are under stress.
This is work is focused on our bodies, simple physical exercises, evoking a small level of our stress responses. Through this we recognize our patterns—what we do in our bodies when we are in intense situations. That reactivity is associated with us looking for control, seeking appreciation and, quite often, doing this as we’re looking for a level of safety.
We can shift our familiar patterns and change our learned stress patterns. At its core, Leadership Embodiment uses centering practices to help us be in a creative, compassionate and skillful state.
Critically, it does this is in our bodies. This then influences all the subtleties associated with our bodily stress patterns.
Try it. Wendy Palmer’s 90-second exercise for us is here>
Pierre Goirand, a Leadership Embodiment trainer, explains further. Leadership Embodiment, he says, is for people who have to face challenges and stress and want to have more impact while, at the same time, achieving this with greater ease and less effort.
We help people find their own sense of leadership, a leadership that is both powerful and authentic… people who have to lead others and people who want to be truly themselves. Also anybody from any walk of life who wants to be the leader of his or her own life. That is, people who want to be able to go through obstacles in order to get and achieve what is meaningful to them and in equal measure for the world
There is a second benefit:
To be able to handle stress and difficult situations with greater ease and the unity… involving not only the intellect but also the whole body. We are working with the whole person. We know that when we face difficult situations the body reacts first. When we learn to become aware of what is going on in ourselves, at somatic level, and notice what we actually are doing with our body then we can choose and switch to a more skillful way to handle the same events.
Watch Pierre’s introduction to Leadership Embodiment here>