Our Evolving Body

Welcome to this course by Vicky Wright

PART 1 – What’s the Territory

Monday,  7 September at 19h UK time
  • How spiritual emergence phenomena may show up in your clients
  • What it looks and feels like for a practitioner
  • Clear definitions of terms includes what spiritual emergency feels like for the experiencer
  • Why it has been confused with mental illness
  • The difference in outcomes when a SEY is treated by a mental health worker vs someone who knows how to recognize and help manage a SEY

The spine, the mid-line, is of key structural importance to our body and how we move. We will be journeying from its formation in the early oceans & the beginning of vertebrates, through the layers of adaptation which arise with migration onto land and the later stages of mammalian quadrupedal movement.

Experiential exercises slowly guide you through exploring and discovering the many ways the spine can move.

For land-based movement, the contact force through the limbs & an animal’s relationship to gravity, has shaped the anatomy of the hands, feet & the structural support system of the limb. We explore how touch may once have been a dominant sense, the shifts of limb position through evolution (which is echoed in embryology) & how we can re-energise through contact.

We will explore our limbs and how they have been shaped by the changing locomotion styles and relationship to gravity.

Relatively recent in the timescale of evolution, around 7 million years ago, this radical shift in body position and locomotion, creates a great change in the body’s organisation and orientation in gravity. Bipedalism brings new adaptation to the spine and re-organisation of the vertical and horizontal relationships with the world around us.

In this concluding session of the series, we will delve deeper into our relationship with gravity and the adaptations made as the body comes upright.