Somatic Therapy: Body Consciousness at Home

Somatic Therapy: Body Consciousness at Home

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Sarah Coffey
Aug 17, 2007

We've been reading a lot about somatic treatments lately (including this article from Conscious Choice). Distilled into a sentence, somatic therapy and other similar treatments are based on the belief that healing can occur through movement and touch.

The philosophy behind it reminds us of the ergonomic furniture movement of the 1990s, which resulted in Herman Miller's Aeron Chair. Paying attention to the way we move in our homes, and the way our furniture supports (or hurts) us, is key to our well-being.

In many ways, furniture is an extension of our bodies. As Maxwell says in the AT book, "Like the body, the home should be thought of as a living organism." We're intrigued by the link between apartment therapy and somatic therapy.

Any other thoughts on somatic treatment and body consciousness at home?

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