Complexity Medicine: Reclaiming the Sacred Act of the Physician's Touch
Corporeal Healing Expressions
Somatica is closely associated with Kinesthetica and, likewise, also falls into partnership under the greater Western Somatic's tradition. As Kinesthetica is grounded in a first-person perspective of the body in relation to its environment, Somatica explores the same themes from both a first and second-person perspective. This division, of course, is a constructed one on our part as the practice of Kinesthetica and Somatica seamlessly cross; it is only a matter of emphasis. Somatica embodies, in its inquiry, the quintessential ‘laying of hands’. It is the relationship between the senses of the one, and the form and function of the other, as reflected in the tone, movement, and rhythm of their skin, muscle, tendon, bone, ligament, viscera, fluids, and breath. Somatica is found at the crossroads of motion and stillness; two distinctions composing a greater unity. It seeks an understanding of both anatomy and physiology, not as a static field of intellectual inquiry; rather as a dynamic interplay of embodied transformational truth. Again, similarly to Kinesthetica, our explorations are not technique or modality driven, but are centered in the dynamics and the offerings of the present moment, thereby allowing core principles to be explored improvisatorially within the gathered collective.
“Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.” ― Hippocrates
"The most important innovation in medicine to come in the next 10 years: the power of the human hand."