What are Mind-Body skills?
Why are they Beneficial?



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What are Mind-Body Skills?


Mind-Body’ is a general term that describes many related practices, each integrating:


  1. The bigger 'mind'.
  2. The thinking-emotional-visceral regions of the brain and body.
  3. Sensory experience
  4. Internal sensations of the body.
  5. The meaning constructed at all of these layers of physiology

Examples of ‘Mind-Body’ practices include: leadership presence, meditation, yoga, dance and movement, expressive arts, improve comedy, positive psychology.  Even sports and fitness can be considered  ‘mind-body practices.    ‘Mind-body practices are some of the oldest forms of wisdom from cultures across the planet.  


This program emphasizes massage and embodied meditation.  Other modalities are also incorporated in the training portion of the program.



Why are Mind-Body Skills Beneficial? 



  1. The human experience, needs and desires, as well as problems, engage the entire human body, relationships and eco-system.
  2. Mind-body skills support: a more relaxed, effective and creative culture.
  3. They dissipate stress
  4. You become more self-aware, centered, and grounded
  5. You become more present and authentic with people at work, and more importantly with their friends and family – a source of true happiness. People sometimes  bury their authentic self and their stress inside their body.  This blocks their authenticity, work and expression.
How does this Support Creativity and Design Thinking?

User experience, synthesis, emotion, problems, perspective and many principles of creativity, design and systems thinking are rooted in the layers of the body.


These activities are heightened under ‘creative tension’, yet impaired under conditions of excess stress.

            see creative tension HERE.


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Ask, Seek, Explore, Inquire

How many ways can you ask a question?


. . . Because . . .


. . . The Best Question Wins . . .









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Inquiry is a multi-layers phenomena in the body:

  1. Inquiry is not only in the the thinking cortex of the head or the limbic emotional center. 
  2. Inquiry spans deeper into brain and into the visceral organs of the torso. 
  3. As well it permeats the being and soul of a person.


From where do you ask your questions?

  1. Are you orienting in your thinking brain when you ask the question? 
  2. Are you in the energy of the relationship?
  3. Are seated in your emotional brain when you inquire?  
  4. Are yo guided by your heart? 
  5. Do you get gut feelings? 
  6. Do you think on your feet?
  7. Are you rooted in the fullness of your being and your soul?
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Convergence and Integration


This ‘mind-body- massage’ program, trains skills and provides experiences of these integrative physiology to support higher order convergence thinking.


Physical integration precedes convergent thinking.   A physical body is stress is less effective perceiving convergence.


The body has several mechanisms that integrate all functions, such as: mind, the right brain hemisphere, voice, breath, heart beat and blood circulation, presence, intention, skin, nervous system, immune system, and human relationships.


A fixed perspective is the result:

  1.  Under lying physical patterns in the brain and/or body.
  2.  Can be revealed by the physical tension patterns in the body.
  3.   Is often exaggerated by excess stress.

In this approach the mind-body perspective precedes for stimulates the  visual idea board process.

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If you are designing shoes . . .


how do you engage the experience of your own feet . . .


to guide the product design and user experience?