Embodied Being is a method built on the practice of listening deeply to the body and its inherent wisdom. Embodied Being is a framework for navigating life, particularly the aspects of it that relate to our physical and emotional health & wellbeing. This method began with The Embodied Pregnancy Journal by Zoë Etkin, which is a body-mind-spirit approach preparing for motherhood. Embodied Being expands upon this approach, incorporating new media and formats to provide you with more ways to access your embodiment practice. Whether you are getting in touch with your menstrual cycle and fertility for the first time, seeking support in a variety of aspects of motherhood/parenthood, or wanting to expand your sexuality, Embodied Being has an offering for you.
From the forthcoming Embodied Pregnancy Guide by Zoë Etkin, "Embodiment is the felt experience of the body, not just awareness of one’s body as an object, but the entire body system (including the mind/spirit) as the subject. Descartes said, 'I think, therefore I am,' and in doing so, became partially responsible for the mind/body split that is still pervasive in our culture, our medicine, and our belief systems today. Throughout history, the concerns of the mind (particularly of the male mind) have trumped the concerns of the body. [...]Embodiment is the integration of the mind and body, the sexual being and the nurturer, the intellectual and the intuitive. Embodiment dissolves duality, creating a third space where one can step into their full self." Embodiment is subjective, individualized, and acknowledges the inner voice that everyone has inside them. With all of this in mind, Embodied Being supports women, families, mothers, and folks through the milestones of the human lifecycle, with a distinct focus around reproductive health and sexuality, family-making, and embodied wellness. Embodied Being supports folks who are interested in holistic approaches to health, and also those who seek medicalized care. The method encourages our community members to seek evidence based, individualized care, to create a strong relationship to one's intuition, and to practice checking in with the body on a regular basis. Our bodies are wise, the knowledge is there, and Embodied Being is here to help you access the wealth of wisdom that radiates through you.