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Body symbolism and metaphors: how thoughts and words can affect physiology and movement patterns, and how to turn dysfunctional patterns into functional ones.
Thursday, September 23, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST
Category: Webinars

Title: Body symbolism and metaphors: how thoughts and words can affect physiology and movement patterns, and how to turn dysfunctional patterns into functional ones.

Presented by Monica Canducci

Webinar Description: The most recent discoveries in the field of neuroscience and embodied cognition show us that our brain reacts to metaphors involving body parts and movement by activating sensory-motor areas associated with motor perception, control, and planning. Moreover, even single nouns or verbs associated with motor actions or sensations are able to activate sensory-motor networks. The understanding of both the impact of words on our physiology and the symbolism of the human body (more specifically of body parts and their functions on a metaphorical level), can support us in helping our clients replace dysfunctional motor patterns with functional ones.

From the class, what you will get:

  • Fundamentals about how our brain reacts to metaphors and mental images involving body parts and movements
  • Basics of human body symbolism (body parts and functions, and some of their symbolic meanings)
  • Practical examples and suggestions about how to help a client understand the reason behind a dysfunctional movement pattern or habit
  • Practical examples and suggestions about how to help a client find alternatives, or turn dysfunctional patterns into functional ones
  • The value of word awareness and sensory-motor imagery in movement exploration applied to Structural Integration

Fees:

  • IASI Members: $25.00 
  • Non-Members: $35.00
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Featured Speaker Biography:

Monica Canducci is a Certified Rolfer and Rolf Movement Practitioner, a Morales Method® Move In Mind™ Certified Instructor, and the creator of the Move In Mind Method™ based on Motor Imagery and Neuroplasticity. Her background in hypnosis and performing arts and her passion for connections, communication, and neuroscience has brought her to explore the fascinating world of interconnections between body structure, thoughts, emotions, language, and the perceived environment, in order to maximize the effectiveness of bodywork and movement education. Monica is the author of several books, amongst which "Move In Mind: The power of Mental Imagery in nervous system rewiring” and “The Sacred Body: Embody Your Feminine Wholeness at Any Age to Thrive by Reconnecting to Nature’s Cycles”.