Somatic Intelligence Workshops

 

These workshop focuses on the integrated, instinctive and intuitive intelligence within you; an exploration of your Soma – the mind, body, emotions and spirit in their interconnected wholeness.

We will work with such themes as centering 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 judgments and fears.  The workshops will draw upon martial arts, mindfulness practice, energy work, Feldenkrais, NLP and probably a little philosophy and physiology.

Somatic Intelligence Level 1

The workshop will incorporate Leadership Embodiment Level 1 practices.

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

  • Developing a personal ‘centering’ 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

“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

“Paul is an excellent facilitator and not only shared the content of the somatics workshop but worked with each individual to coach them through their own learning. I would highly recommend this work to anyone in the coaching orleadership field.”

Nancy Hughes, MCC, Vincere Coaching Pte Ltd

“I experienced this course as full of powerful yet subtle learnings:

the body as our Centre of Being, letting the body lead the way, waking up to what our body is telling us, going forward by standing still, that our support is always behind us, stepping towards the problem without defending or armouring.

All these I believe are still with me and percolating into my daily life and work.  It was holism in action.”

Gordon Symons, Energy & Resilience Consultant

Read, ‘A Participant’s Experience’

Next Events

Dates: 27/28 January  Venue: Royal Wootton Basset

Price: £360+VAT

Dates: 17/18 February  Venue: Copenhagen

Dates: 23/24 March  Venue: Bucharest

For more information please contact paul@thebeyondpartnership.co.uk

Somatic Intelligence Level 2

This workshop is open to people who have completed the Level 1 workshop.  It incorporates Leadership Embodiment Level 2. For anyone really wanting to embody this work we would encourage you to consider repeating the Level 1 programme, perhaps before taking the Level 2 Programme.

Next Event

Dates: tba

Venue: tba

Price: £360+VAT

For more information please contact us


“I have now attended two level 2 Leadership Embodiment weekends with Paul (February and September 2014).  Paul is flexible in his style and uses his skill and experience to tailor the practices to the needs/request of participants.  He works with people in a very intuitive way and offers insightful alternatives and suggestions to help you discover more about yourself and others.    I have learnt a lot about myself from embodiment work with Paul and look forward to this continuing.  I have increased my ability to tap in to my “quiet power” through the practices that I use both in my work and in my life – this enables me to wield more influence in a way that includes others.  Paul’s approach is fun and light but also grounded in his extensive understanding of many other complementary fields of knowledge which link well with somatic practices.  I highly recommend Paul’s Leadership Embodiment work.  You’ll wish you’d met him years ago – I do!!” 

Annie Pearson, Head of Business Transformation, NHS

 

“I attended the Level 2 Leadership Embodiment course on the 27th and 28th of September 2014.  It was a well organised and lively event that gave me opportunity to revise the concepts and exercises that I learnt during level 1 and expand my understanding and practice of Leadership Embodiment. I use some of the exercises daily and notice the benefits in myself and how I interact with others. Paul is an excellent facilitator who creates a trusting and supporting atmosphere. I strongly recommend this course to all who have already completed the level 1 training.”

Dr Katalin Illes, Principal Lecturer in Leadership and Development, University of Westminster

 

“Thanks a lot for the week-end. It was brilliant and I thoroughly enjoyed the Level 2 training. Having already done level 1 Leadership Embodiment &  Somatic Intelligence with Paul, I can only recommend this level 2 as well. Where level 1 laid the groundwork for me, level 2 took the whole somatic self-awareness and leadership pattern experience so much deeper. Each exercise brought with it its own revelations, insights and shifts supported by Paul’s intuitive facilitation style and space holding. It was such a gift to be able to bring my deeply help habitual patterns into conscious awareness in a safe and fun environment, accept them for what they are and allow them to shift at their own pace. Paul’s targeted feedback and suggestions were immensely helpful and allowed me to discover a number of previous blindspots that I can now work on.”
Bettina Pickering, Director, Aronagh – Consultancy, Training and Coaching

 

 

“Somatic Intelligence workshops run by Paul King from The Beyond Partnership, have provided me with a coherent model to help me connect my emotional, my intellectual and my physical natures. Through a series of well designed activities I have been led to experience the strength of somatics and been given the opportunity to reflect on how much of the frustration or anger that I have ever felt was genuinely avoidable and obstructive. I have also been helped to develop important physical knowledge about how I hold myself in the world and how I can alter this to everyone’s benefit.

As a teacher specialising in emotionally and behaviourally challenged teenagers I have found the workshops have given me a structure to help me perceive the needs of the learners in the midst of their rage; ensuring my own calm and maintaining my identity as a dependable adult role model.

I would recommend these workshops to everyone, and especially to anyone who wishes to feel more peaceful and more effective in their daily life. And if you do attend a workshop you will find yourself smiling for a lot of the day.”
Martin Hayes

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

“Somatic Intelligence workshops run by Paul King from The Beyond Partnership, have provided me with a coherent model to help me connect my emotional, my intellectual and my physical natures. Through a series of well designed activities I have been led to experience the strength of somatics and been given the opportunity to reflect on how much of the frustration or anger that I have ever felt was genuinely avoidable and obstructive. I have also been helped to develop important physical knowledge about how I hold myself in the world and how I can alter this to everyone’s benefit.

As a teacher specialising in emotionally and behaviourally challenged teenagers I have found the workshops have given me a structure to help me perceive the needs of the learners in the midst of their rage; ensuring my own calm and maintaining my identity as a dependable adult role model.

I would recommend these workshops to everyone, and especially to anyone who wishes to feel more peaceful and more effective in their daily life. And if you do attend a workshop you will find yourself smiling for a lot of the day.”
Martin Hayes