Leadership Embodiment Level 1 – Oxford


Dates: 24th June 10.00-17.00 & 25th June 10.00-16.00

Presenter: Paul King

Venue: TBC (Oxfordshire/Wiltshire)

The workshop will cover the  Leadership Embodiment Level 1 practices and approaches developed by Wendy Palmer, plus some additional material.

We will work with such themes as centring under pressure, finding balance, effective leadership and followership, focusing energy, aligning body, heart and mind to your outcomes, and attuning to oneself and others.

Through various non-strenuous activities and practices you will learn about your habitual patterns of behaving and thinking, and develop alternatives, including ways to respond to the incoming pressures of life from a place of ‘centre’ rather than from your judgements and fears. This workshop works with the integrated, instinctive and intuitive intelligence within you; an exploration of your soma – the mind, body, emotions and spirit in their interconnected wholeness.

I will draw upon martial arts, mindfulness practice, energy work, Feldenkrais, NLP and probably a little philosophy and physiology.

We will engage in conversation and simple ‘physical-mental’ exercises to explore:

  • Developing a personal ‘centring’ practice
  • The wisdom of your intuition – recognising signals
  • Your patterns when under stress
  • Resilience and stability under pressure
  • Alignment and focus
  • Boundaries not barriers
  • How you tend to organise yourself when in the role of leader or follower
  • Your capacity to tolerate paradox and uncertainty
  • Patterns and tendencies in how you bring your desires and intentions into the world
  • Listening to the underlying message of others and holding the space for differences

Please Note:

Activities in this workshops include some touching of  a practice partner’s arms or body, mostly at arm’s length. We ask all participant’s to be Covid aware.

For anyone associated with the International Coach Federation, this course attracts 14 CCEUs,

“Paul King has a remarkably and highly-tuned intuitive grasp on how energy manifests itself through the way the body conveys what it is really experiencing and wanting to communicate.  In his embodied work he lifts the overlay of social assumptions into letting one see what is really being said.  In doing so he reminds us that, though we have language, the bodies of all mammals are intensely powerful in the way they communicate.  The skills of understanding and responding to those messages get lost among allegedly civilised human beings, but Paul helps regain those skills for whoever has time to listen, time to hear, and wants to know.”
Paul Brown, Professor of Organisational Neuroscience at Monarch Business School Switzerland and co-author of, The Fear-Free Organization and Neuropsychology for Coaches.

“Paul is a master of somatics. Having studied the field for 25 years myself it’s not easy to find experts who can genuinely show me something new, but Paul is one of them.  The weekend was insightful, quietly rigorous and we also had a lot of fun and laughter too!”
Liz Rivers, Leadership Coach

“I feel genuinely empowered with a more embodied awareness of my tendency to see others as resistors and then engage in resistance myself, which is a futility exercise. It occurred to me this weekend that many of the things that “come at me” in life – emails, needs from my team, family demands (or perceived demands) – I over-engage/invest in addressing such items, at a cost to my greater purpose/needs. I’ve a hunch that my excessive busyness, taking the place of self-care and “peace” in life, is because I get lost engaging in this ‘resistance’ versus staying on purpose.”
MC, Pharmaceutical Executive

Please also feel free to contact me with any questions paul@thebeyondpartnership.co.uk

For more information on somatics and leadership embodiment please click here


Self-Sponsored: Early Bird Fee 15 May: £450+VAT / Standard Fee: £525+VAT

Corporate Rate: Early Bird Fee 15 May: £560+VAT / Standard Fee: £655+VAT

Discounts are available for repeating this workshop and a ‘pay it forward’ bursary may be available if you are on a low family income.


Booking: To book please contact info@thebeyondpartnership.co.uk with your name and invoicing address