Transforming the Conflictual Body
You have decided that peace – even with your enemies – is preferable to continuing the war, so you've come to the peace table. The man sitting opposite you tortured and killed your mother. What does your body do? How will that affect your ability to negotiate peace? What responses in the opposite person will be elicited by your body's reaction?
This example is a bit extreme, but the questions raised apply to every conflict.
KeywordsPubic Symphysis Body Awareness Black Belt Abuse Survivor Somatic Approach
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