Breema, un camino para la autocomprension a traves de Estar Presente por Salena Irion y Felipe de Oliveira

El Breema les puede sonar a muchos como una simple técnica corporal, pero va más allá. Su objetivo es la auto-comprensión, y para ello dispone de herramientas prácticas que nos ayudan a estar presentes en nuestra vida diaria.

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Los ejercicios de auto-aplicación (Auto-Breemas) y las secuencias del trabajo corporal de Breema® (en pareja) con el apoyo de los nueve Principios de Armonía de Breema, nos invitan a experimentar el sabor de Estar Presente de una manera práctica.

Los Principios de Armonía son la base del método,  nos dan dirección y guía para estar presentes. Son los siguientes: Cuerpo cómodo, firmeza y suavidad,  participación plena, apoyo mutuo, sin juzgar, momento único/actividad única, sin prisa/sin pausa, sin forzar. Solemos decir que cada principio es una ventana en una sala con nueve ventanas que asoman al mismo jardín: el jardín de Estar Presente. Cuando estás presente ves los Nueve principios manifestándose en cada movimiento y postura que haces. Continue reading “Breema, un camino para la autocomprension a traves de Estar Presente por Salena Irion y Felipe de Oliveira”

Mutual Support: Cultivating a Relationship With Others by Relating to Yourself by Birthe Kaarsholm

Recently I took a few days off, and was looking forward to having some time to myself, and time for introspection to balance the outer demands of everyday life in the city.

I was standing in the kitchen. It was apparent that most of the day would be spent in cooking and getting the house ready for guests. There was a lot of resistance that manifested as tension in the body—this was not what I had envisioned! I saw there was irritation towards the people around me and it was clear I was not contributing to the atmosphere in a positive way. I was standing in front of the stove stirring the pot cooking rice pudding. The movement of stirring reminded me to connect to the body. I saw that the moment before, I had been completely caught up in thoughts and emotional reactions to what was going on in my head and not at all participating in what I was doing. As I continued to stir the pot, the aliveness of being present with this simple activity was nurturing. Then I was present in myself, and from that taste of presence, I was able to relate to the people around me more constructively. Continue reading “Mutual Support: Cultivating a Relationship With Others by Relating to Yourself by Birthe Kaarsholm”

How Breema Changed My Life by Ana Wilkinson

Woodbridge’s Ana Wilkinson opens her heart about the amazing therapeutic treatment known as Breema.

“I first discovered Breema many years ago in California at a time when my life was very open and flowing, but not very balanced or grounded! For me, what stood out most about this practice making it so helpful is firstly, what an incredibly gentle and nourishing teaching it is – really nurturing kindness to and acceptance of oneself.   Continue reading “How Breema Changed My Life by Ana Wilkinson”

Emphasis Is on the Practitioner: The Art of Being Present by Angela Porter

When I was 8 years old I remember standing in the hallway outside my classroom at Thousand Oaks School. My classmate Evie, who was much younger and smaller than me, was crying. Sharon, another second grader, had uninvited Evie to her birthday party as a result of something that happened on the playground during recess. Evie, distraught, spoke tearfully between gasps, wondering what she had done to deserve this dismissal. I stood there leaning in, earnestly trying to offer insight and comfort. I felt uncomfortable, out of my depth, but Sharon was my best friend that day so maybe I could help. The thing I don’t remember is if I did help. This was my first counseling session.

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Take Time to Nurture and Renew Yourself by Elaine Pendergast

“At any given moment, you have a chance to experience that moment only. Not what happened in the past, not what’s going to happen. This moment is what is given to you to experience. So just come to it. The next moment will take care of itself.”– from “Freedom Comes from Understanding,” by Jon Schreiber, Director of the Breema Center.

We’re all under the pressure of time. Our fast-paced, event-filled lives can create physical and psychological stress and take a toll on our health. To counteract the effects of so much activity, we need some simple time for renewal.

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