I have never found it so difficult to sit down and write a blog as I have this one. Every time I have even thought about writing it I have been bombarded with a million different other things that I need to do before being ready to write this. Of course this is the problem that many of us face everyday. We live in such a fast pace society that we often find it a challenge just being with one task at a time! We live in the age of multi-tasking, never really giving anything or anyone (including ourselves) our fullest attention. Constantly distracted by our mobile phones and thoughts of what happened yesterday and what is planned for tomorrow.
What if we could slow down enough to take a few deep breaths and just take a moment to be fully present with what we are doing right now in this very moment, until it is done and then move onto the next task organically without thinking too much about it then life would become a hell of a lot easier! Sounds simple no? Then why is it so difficult for so many of us to do this so often?
All of us have experienced trauma at one time or another in our lives. ‘Trauma’ sounds like a big word but actually it just means when we experienced something that was overwhelming and emotionally harmful. Being a bit all over the place, becoming easily distracted, addiction to technology & speaking very fast without taking the time to just be in the present moment are all survival behaviours. Learned behaviours that have helped us to get through overwhelming experiences. The trouble is whilst we are so busy surviving then we are not being true to who we really are, not able to live out of the gifts that we have to share with the world.
Maybe it is time to say thank you to the parts of us who have helped us survive for so many years and begin really living our lives and taking the risk of showing up more fully to the gifts that have been waiting dormant within us for so long?
This is where Embodied Speaking comes in. The first step towards really living your lives more fully is having the courage to stand up for yourself and speak what is true for you right now in a really safe space. Practising being with one person at a time will help you really slow down in your lives and begin communicating and living with much greater authenticity. Being with one person at a time, is a tool we use in Embodied Speaking to teach you how to be more present, calm and relaxed both in your lives and in speaking situations. Freeing you from the prison of anxiety, fear and frozenness. It involves connecting with your audience slowly, listening with your eyes, one person at a time in a very safe space. The more that we practice doing this, the more we free ourselves of the fear and actually can begin to enjoy speaking in public & being in the limelight. The healing experience of being with one person at a time has powerful effects across all areas of our lives. In our relationships, at work and at home.