‘… an excellent resource for anyone who uses a computer. True to its title, the book shows the reader in clear and easy to understand steps how to use a computer in comfort.’ -Physical Therapy, December 1996 This title is available only as a paper book. Do not use this website site’s cart to purchase this product! You can purchase this book through Amazon.com. It is listed here as $0.00 not because it’s free but because the field needed some numerical value in it.
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This book is similar to Reach Out and Teaching Children Embodied Peacemaking but much more in-depth. Conflict generally evokes fight-or-flight physical arousal, which, by creating tunnel vision and oppositional thinking, perpetuates and escalates conflict. This book offers a systematic progression of exercises, movement experiments, and role-plays through which people can learn to replace the postural hardness and contraction of fight-or-flight arousal with a soft and expansive body state. This body state is the foundation for non-violent, compassionate, respectful, assertive conflict resolution and peacemaking. 162 pages.
A self-help book for abuse survivors and a resource for professionals. The work is based on the ideas that powerlessness is the core of the trauma wound, and that growth and healing must be anchored by tangible experience of success in controlling the environment. The book focuses on practical, step-by-step exercises which show how to work with breathing, muscle tone, posture, movement and intention to develop body awareness, power, love, effective boundaries, and safety. The book also includes extensive case study examples and a systematic explanation of the theory underlying the awareness and empowerment work. 420 pages.
An abridged, easier to read version of the full book. It covers the core exercises and concepts in the body-centered approach I have developed for working with abuse recovery. The work is based on the ideas that powerlessness is the core of the trauma wound, and that growth and healing must be anchored by tangible experience of success in controlling the environment. The book focuses on practical, step-by-step exercises which show how to work with breathing, muscle tone, posture, movement and intention to develop body awareness, power, love, effective boundaries, and safety. 150 pages. (Also available in German as a paper book. Das Lächeln der Freiheit: Sebststärkung und Körperbewusstsein—Ein Leitfaden zur Traumabewältigung)
Teaching Children Embodied Peacemaking: Body Awareness, Self-Regulation and Conflict Resolution
This book focuses on the role of the body in conflict resolution and peacemaking. Conflict generally includes fight-or-flight arousal. That arousal is a physical body state which makes it hard to think or act in peaceful, non-oppositional, affirmative ways. The book offers a systematic progression of exercises, games, and role-plays which adults can teach to children to help them recognize the postural contraction and stiffness of fight-or-flight arousal and replace that with a soft and expansive body state. This mind/body state is the foundation for non-violent, respectful, harmonious functioning. 75 pages.
Reach Out: Body Awareness Training for Peacemaking—Five Easy Lessons
Though peacefulness is usually thought of as a psychological or spiritual state, Reach Out approaches it as a body state. The book teaches five short, simple, practical lessons which show how to develop kindness, inner strength, and a peaceful attitude. This body state is the foundation for effective conflict resolution and peacemaking. 43 pages. This book is a free download. You are invited to make as many copies as you want and give them away. (Even though it is a free book, the process for delivering books requires that the buyer information fields be filled out.) Also available in Spanish, Portuguese, and German. If you would like to translate the book into other languages, please contact me to obtain the necessary files.
BEING IN MOVEMENT® EMBODIED PEACEMAKING: A Somatic Foundation for NVC Languaging
Columbus, Ohio ………… July 12, 2008 ………… Paul Linden COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION, based on Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication, is a method of using language compassionately, to create deep connection with both yourself and others, as a means of achieving win/win solutions to conflicts. BEING IN MOVEMENT® Embodied Peacemaking, developed by Paul Linden, teaches people how to place the body in a state of calm alertness, power and compassion, and how to use that somatic state as a foundation for thinking and acting assertively and peacefully to resolve conflicts and create peace. COMBINING NVC AND BIM as an integrated mind + body approach to conflict resolution and peacemaking provides an opportunity for a deeper and more effective process of peacemaking.
Breakfast Essays consists of 45 short, hopefully thought-provoking essays that you could read at breakfast to start off the day. The essays serve as a selection of appetizers, introducing the broad scope covered by body awareness training in general, and by Being In Movement® mindbody education and the non-violent martial art of Aikido in particular.Breakfast Essays consists of 45 short, hopefully thought-provoking essays that you could read at breakfast to start off the day. The essays serve as a selection of appetizers, introducing the broad scope covered by body awareness training in general, and by Being In Movement® mindbody education and the non-violent martial art of Aikido in particular. Most of the essays show how these body-oriented disciplines of self-awareness affect or improve comprehension or performance of some element of daily life. Many of the essays include simple, easy body awareness exercises so the reader can experience the topic being discussed. The essays cover such topics as “The Politics of Chairs,” “Conscious Snow Shoveling,” and “Global Warming and Body Alienation.” 105 pages.
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