In a stressful, chaotic world, many people feel as though their brain is restless and they can’t get out of the cycle of their own thoughts. This is why today's special guest, author and bodywork expert Philip Shepherd developed a new mindfulness technique: The Embodiment Present Process, or TEPP. TEPP is a new style of mindfulness training, taking the focus from ‘listening to your body’ and shifting the focus toward listening to yourself through the actions and feelings within the body. For those who already practice some form of mindfulness training, such as meditation or yoga, this practice pairs perfectly to bring awareness and connection back to the individual and connect them with a higher purpose.
Philip Shepherd is recognized as an international authority on embodiment. His unique techniques have been developed to transform our experience of self and world, and are based on the vision articulated in his celebrated books, New Self New World and Radical Wholeness.The approach he takes heals the frantic, restless pace of the intelligence in the head, which tends to run on overdrive, by uniting it with the deep, present and calm intelligence of the body. This is an antidote to the prevailing view of embodiment, which involves sitting in the head and ‘listening to the body’; by contrast, Philip’s approach helps us listen to the world through the body.
His personal path to understanding has been shaped by his adventures as a teenager, when he cycled alone through Europe, the Middle East, India and Japan; by his deep commitment to and studies of bodywork; by his experiences as an actor, playing lead roles on stages in London, New York, Chicago and Toronto; and by the burning desire for freedom that has illuminated his entire life.