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Issue: July 2009
Movement Medicine Attraction

by Roland

Recently I was talking on the phone to a woman who wanted to get information about Movement Medicine for her PhD.  I was finding most of her questions easy to answer but when asked what kind of people are attracted to Movement Medicine I felt I had given her what was a rather unsatisfactory reply.  A few minutes later, as the conversation was drawing to a close she mentioned that she had recently seen a flier for the Initiation workshop.

            “What did you think of it?” I asked, always eager to do some market research.

            “It glowed in my hand.”

            This was not the answer that I was expecting.

            “Sorry, did you just say ‘it glowed in your hand’?”

            “I did. It felt like it was literally glowing as I held it”

            “So what did you do?”

            “I thought maybe I should do the workshop.  But I can’t – I have to finish my PHD.”

            “Really. You pick up a leaflet and it glows in your hand and you can ignore the signal?”

            “It does seem that way.”

            “You know you asked me about what kind of people are attracted to Movement Medicine.  I think you may have just found a clue to the answer. In fact, we are constantly amazed by the variety of people who come to the workshops we put on. For instance, our first apprenticeship programme has apprentices from 18 different countries!"”

            In the end we left it so that if a last minute place becomes available and she has finished her PHD she will do the workshop.


            If you are interested, there are still a few places on  Initiation  Contact me at for an application form. .


            We are also now taking bookings for The Alchemy of Stillness in December, Ritual 2010 (all 3 modules can be booked separately ), Awakening 2010, Journey of Empowerment 2010 and The Phoenix Retreat 2010.  All the applications are available online (go the workshop description and then go to the last page of the description by pressing the ‘more’ button at the bottom of the page and click on the link to the application form).  Or email me at and I will send you a copy.   There is no application form for Awakening.


            Our full programme, not only for this Autumn but also for next year, is available on the Programme of Events page on our website.


            We are all looking forward to the publication of Susannah and Ya’Acov’s book 'Movement Medicine: 9 Gateways to Living the Dream'.  You can pre-order it by going to


            Susannah and Ya’Acov are now taking their summer break.  Susanne and I are also off for a week at the beginning of August so the office will be closed during that period.


            Wishing you a splendid summer


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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.