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Expanding Our Somatic Capacity

In these particularly challenging times, how can we as coaches help people foster resilience, embodied decision-making and the fundamental needs of safety, belonging and dignity?

In this conversation with somatic coach Staci Haines we dive into coaching across social boundaries, addressing conditioned tendencies, fostering resilience, living from past commitments and expanding our somatic capacity.

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In this podcast we talk about:

01:15 How context shapes worldviews
04:55 Coaching across social boundaries
08:10 Addressing conditioned tendencies
13:00 Fostering resilience through practice
16:20 Living from inherited commitments
20:15 Moving from a known to an unknown self
25:00 Reclaiming the wisdom of the body
29:30 Expanding our somatic capacity
35:30 How do we give centered consent
41:20 Embodied consent and commitment
46:10 Safety, belonging and dignity
53:15 Becoming part of something bigger

Resources Mentioned:
Andrew Huberman
The Politics of Trauma, by Staci Haines

About Staci

Staci Haines

Staci has been experimenting at the intersections of personal and social transformation for the last 30 years through the work of somatics, trauma healing, embodied leadership, and transformative justice. Staci is the author of "The Politics of Trauma: Somatics, Healing and Social Justice" (North Atlantic Books 2019) and "Healing Sex: A Mind Body Approach to Healing Sexual Trauma" (Cleis 1999, 2007), which has been translated into German, Japanese and Spanish.

Staci is an innovator in the field of Somatics focusing on how it can bring transformative capacity to social and climate justice movements, and help to heal the impacts of trauma and oppression. She runs online and in person programs and teacher training, and partners with social change organizations. She is the co-founder, and prior executive director, of generative somatics, a multiracial social justice capacity building organization. She is a senior teacher at Strozzi Institute and a core contributor to that methodology. In 1999 Staci founded generationFIVE, a non-profit whose mission is to end the sexual abuse of children within five generations, using transformative justice approaches.

Staci has recently partnered with The Equality Lab, Healing Justice London, Somatic Abolition, Transformative Change, the Trauma Research Foundation, Embodywise and others.

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