School of Movement Medicine - Mindfulness in Motion
 
Issue: November 2011 All Articles
Dancing Mania

By Roland

Its Monday afternoon. Ya’Acov’s train from Holland is about to pull into St. Pancras in London. Susannah is approaching London by car on the M5. I am in the School of Movement Medicine office playing a game to see if I can reduce the number of emails in the inbox to below 15. I’m getting close and have actually reduced the number down to 17. Then the phone rings:

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War and Peace
By Susannah

Is it just me, or is the ugly side of human nature very much on display these days? I know it’s always there, and probably has always been there, but the last few days have seen so many excruciating images and stories of “man’s inhumanity to man” that I feel faced with another level of digesting what we are and what we can be. And I know there are so many other moments of both brutality and mercy and kindness that have occurred within the same time frame.

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The Caretaker
By Ya'Acov

So I’m out walking the dog at the end of a very busy day in the office. You know the kind of day. Five e-mails out, ten come in. Chasing my old virtual tail around cyber space feeling like a mouse on the wheel and my body just says: ‘right Ya’Acov! That’s enough! Up you get. Out you go. The sun is shining. It’s Autumn. The clocks change over the weekend and this is the last chance you’ll get to have some sunshine this side of 5pm for a few months. Out!’
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Raising Money: Swimming in the Sea of the Unknown
This month's winner of £100 School of Movement Medicine workshop voucher

By Kristin Glenewinkel

Raising money for the ceremony of the Long Dance during the workshop with Ya’Acov For all our Relations pressed a lot of buttons for me. It took me days to create a letter that was personal and at the same time clear and understandable. I felt ashamed and very insecure when I sent out the e-mail to my family and friends. I had never asked for money in this direct way before!

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Dance Fever & 11.11.11
By Susannah

11.11.11 is a day for celebrating the inter-connectedness of life on earth. Alex Hanley, our wild and wonderful organiser in London, is one of the many people who have spontaneously and independently dreamt this, and she conceived of there being mass break outs of flash mobs dancing the Hustle, on 11.11.11 in honour of all the connection between all life on earth. (Strangely reminiscent of the radio play Roland talks about in his article).
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An Invitation to Party & Pray with Susannah in Paris
By Susannah

Sometimes I think our work is simply a way to show people how to connect and let go without the help of this or that chemical or bio-chemical substance. It’s learning the art of dance ‘foreplay’- how do you warm up, how do you create a space that invites everyone “out” into the dance into a free, respectful and open hearted space without drugs?
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A very exciting experience
By Elisabeth Käufeler-Schrag

One moment of this Initiation workshop we had a deep experience with our mother. I felt the first time, which heavy burden my mother put on her legs her whole life. She has open legs since I can think. She always had a bandage on both ankles.
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Found in translation
By Rainer Arp

After translating Susannah's follow up letter for "Source", I dreamed about my translation for "incantation". I used "Zauberspruch" which more or less means "magic spell". I was not happy with that, but could not come up with something better.
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Musical Revolution- Shop news
By Susannah

For a couple of years now, like many of us, I’ve been joyously downloading MP3s when I want to buy music. I’m glad to be able to choose the track I want, not to have to buy the whole album unless I want to, not to have to clutter the house with more stuff, and not to be using more plastic and paper, and to be able to pay the artists. At the Movement Medicine Shop, we have just got there.

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The views expressed here do not necessarily represent the views of the School of Movement Medicine. Roland Wilkinson, Nappers Crossing, Staverton, Devon TQ9 6PD, UK Tel & Fax +44 (0)1803 762255 http://www. schoolofmovementmedicine.com