I hope this message finds you well in these unusual times. We continue to seek out new ways of connecting, sharing and working together. I'd like to share the following:
1. Bothmer Movement at The Embodiment Conference
2. Hand-clapping games course trial at Bothmer Movement Online
3. Space to Respond - 7 day challenge
4. Morning movement
1. The Embodiment Conference
I want to let you know about an upcoming event in the field of movement and embodiment. The Embodiment Conference takes place online from 14th-25th October 2020, featuring 1000+ presenters and 300,000+ delegates. A promotional video is here
. You can sign up for free access to the conference here
I’m doing a session at the Embodiment Conference on Wednesday 21st October at 10am UK time (for the description, please read below)
Please note that this conference is about ‘Embodiment’ in the sense of a wide range of practices, which involve the body. This is different to the specific practice of Embodiment as taught by Birte Kjaer at the Bernard Lievegoed Institute in Hamburg.
Re-connecting through our hands after Covid-19 (Course description)
The hands are fundamental in human development, integrating the physiological, cognitive and emotional aspects of our being. Over the past six months our hand interaction has been severely disrupted, potentially impacting upon our relationships and our own sense of embodiment. These effects may be most profound for children, who may not be able to fully comprehend the sudden loss of touch in their lives. Parents and embodiment teachers can take a proactive approach in re-connecting children with their hands.
Through this session I'm hoping to raise awareness of Bothmer Movement as well as activities such as hand-clapping games. It would be so lovely to see some of you there!
2. New course in development:
“Pedagogical use of hand-clapping games through the Grades“
at Bothmer Movement Online.
I have started developing an online course to provide some structure to the hand games which I’ve been working with over the past two years. I’d like to offer this as a gift to all participants on a Bothmer Course and all Bothmer postgraduates. (Also) This is very much a work in progress so I’d welcome any feedback around how it could be developed as well as contributions of other activities. I know that there is a wealth of experience in our community. After some updates (later) you'll be able to share ideas and developments in the 'community' section of the platform, and have conversations about the activities in this special space.
You can access the course at:
And then you can enter the coupon code ‘HANDBASSADOR’
This will give your free access.
3. Susan Kelly’s "Space to Respond"
I'd also like to take this opportunity to remind you of Susan Kelly's "Space to Respond" 7-day postural awareness challenge,
which is currently available on the new Bothmer Movement Online hub. When you sign up you can access some (really) interesting conversations from our community, responses from people who are doing the activities in the challenge.
4. Morning movement
The morning movement initiated by Katie Brayne continues after the summer break. The time is now one hour earlier, to enable more people to join before work/school. 7am UK (8am CET). Please note, Katie is traveling through Europe at the moment. It is possible that some days she will not be able to lead/join, but the zoom room is always open for everyone to gather and move together anyway. It's a lovely way to connect to Bothmer friends through movement.
The link remains the same for the meeting and the password is BOTHMER (Meeting ID: 996 789 666):
When Katie is leading, those sessions will also be streamed Live on YouTube, making the session easier to access and, of course, so you can catch the replay if you can't make it Live. The link for YouTube is here
Thank you for taking the time to read and wishing you all good health and wellbeing