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While many modalities can help us regulate and tolerate emotions, today's special guest Alan Fogel reminds us that wellness also requires honoring the body’s need to rest by shifting from a state of doing to allowing, from activation to receptivity, from regulation to restoration.
Drawing on scientific research and examples from clinical practice, Fogel teaches us how to access a unique restorative state in order to heal the body, mind, and spirit. With these simple, yet effective practices we shift from a dysregulated state to a restorative one.
Restorative embodiment is a state of being that involves a sense of peace, safety, connection, oneness, and being completely in the present moment. Most of us could use some of this as we begin to recover from the pandemic and the global social, political, and economic upheaval it triggered. In his book Restorative Embodiment and Resilience: A Guide to Disrupt Habits, Create Inner Peace, Deepen Relationships, and Feel Greater Presence Alan Fogel, PhD, an acclaimed psychologist, gives readers the potentially life-changing practices and skills to achieve greater restorative embodiment in their everyday lives.
Alan Fogel, PhD, is a professor of psychology emeritus at the University of Utah and has been an active contributor to research on emotional development in human relationships from infancy through adulthood. His books include Developing through Relationships, Infancy: Infant, Family, and Society, 6th edition, and Body Sense: The Science and Practice of Embodied Self-Awareness. Fogel is also a licensed massage therapist, a Rosen Method bodywork practitioner and senior teacher, and founding editor of the Rosen Method International Journal. He has a part-time practice in embodied self-awareness consulting and Rosen Method bodywork.