Combines the latest developments in neuroscience, action-oriented communication (For example: how do I express a request clearly, how do I say no in a way that does not harm the relationship? How can I calm myself in stressful situations and make an informed choice?), mindfulness and body movement practices.
“Knowledge is as a rumour until it lives in your body… you don’t really know something until your body lives it.”
All learning at Doors Open is based on Embodied Learning. Embodied learning is that you are what you do or what you want to radiate. That way if you learn something, you can also ensure that it is also embodied. Only then will there be a lasting and profound transformation.
Our unique approach combines research within the fields of Neuroscience, action-oriented communication, somatic intelligence, and mindfulness. Somatic intelligence unlocks the wisdom of the body. In our society we have forgotten to use this and instead we especially emphasize cognitive intelligence. At Doors Open we can help you add your somatic intelligence to that.
We help professionals, teams and organizations take new actions – actions they couldn’t take before, even under the same old pressures or circumstances.
Doors Open is your partner to create Sustainable Change.
Embodied Learning & Somatic Intelligence
Embodied learning is based on the concept of Somatic intelligence that looks at the whole person and all her talents. Neuroscience research shows that behavioral patterns are visible not only in the brain, but throughout the entire nervous system in the body. So, it would be strange, when looking at learning and behaviour changes, not to look at the intelligence and knowledge in the body.
Somatic intelligence gives you access to all aspects of your intelligence – intellectual, emotional, and physical. Using your full intelligence, learning moves from your head to your body as a whole.
This approach makes sustainable (profound and lasting) change possible.
“Knowledge is only a rumour until it lives in the nervous system”
All development trajectories, coaching and learning interventions at Doors Open are approached from an Embodied Learning perspective. This unique way of learning:
Embodied learning means that knowledge is not only held and used with a cognitive understanding but also from a felt experience within the body. This felt experience means that you can take new actions that align with your values and vision, even under the same old pressures and circumstances.
Embodied Learning ensures sustainable and profound transformation.
Suzanne Mau-Asam: Why I believe in the power of Embodied Learning & Somatic Coaching
My introduction to Embodied Learning
In 2015, during a trajectory for managers within an international organization, I worked together with a trainer and coach who had the managers do exercises in which they experienced in the body what they had learned cognitively.
I was amazed at the effect of these exercises; the managers understood through experiencing (not just cognitive understanding) what they could do to be a better manager. You literally saw the click when the managers felt what it is like to be a powerful, inspiring and authentic leader.
The exercises we did with the managers were based on embodied learning and very consciously dealing with feeling through the body and understanding through logic and cognition. One does not show different behavior by just understanding it, but by actually feeling the new behavior in the body. This leads to embodied leadership, leadership that you embody.
Shortly afterwards I started my training as a Somatic Coach at the Strozzi Institute in California. In recent years I have seen how the approach of embodied learning and somatic coaching helps managers, leaders and professionals to achieve profound and lasting behavioral change.
As a somatic coach, I see the full potential of my clients. My mission is to help leaders and teams tap into their whole selves so they can connect with who they are, their aspirations and goals, and the steps they need to take to get there.
How can Embodied Learning help you?
Partnering with you to create sustainable change & transformation
The various Doors Open products and services are designed based on an Embodied Learning approach.
Looking for sustainable change? Feel free to contact us. No strings attached!
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