Pedagogic Approach

In somatic movement education, according to the BMC approach, the body-mind relationship and movement from an evolutionary perspective, are studied mainly experientially. Students are guided to experience the material first in themselves, so that they can, later, facilitate the same awareness process and psychophysical integration in their students and clients.

In BMC we are the material, our bodies and minds the medium of our exploration. The research is experiential as is the material. We are each the study, the student, the teacher.

(Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Sensing, Feeling, and Action)

Whether in a BMC® training course or in a two-day workshop, based on BMC principles, a class may include a variety of learning modalities: experiential anatomy; observation of anatomical models and understanding of physiological aspects; somatization, in which the student’s attention is verbally guided to register sensations and kinesthetic and proprioceptive information; guided and improvised movements; hands-on touch, as a fine tool for facilitating repatterning; verbal sharing and creative expression of experiences, individually, in partners, and in group; time for integration at various levels, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.

Pedagogically, we aim to provide our students with many and various tools for each individual to take charge of their own embodiment process, developing abilities of self-learning and sharing with others their research, not only in the context of the BMC training, but also at home and in their work place, specific culture and society.

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