The Importance of Moving Our Hands
We're Hiring, Drawing with Our Bodies Over Our Brains, and Transcript #23
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Body’s Choice: Recommendation
In our last podcast episode, we use the surrealist drawing practice of “Automatic Drawing” to shift from our thinking brains into our instinctive bodies (and, as the surrealists focused on, the subconscious.) In western psychology, there’s an increasing understanding that in order to process feelings, especially trauma, we need to do it with our bodies, not just our rational brains and language. (Insert the rest of the world rolling its eyes, saying “it’s about time.”)
The brilliant Ezra Klein did a fantastic interview with Bessel van der Kolk, a psychiatrist and researcher who focuses on trauma. He shared how physical forms of creative expression like dance and drumming help us process our experiences and feelings. Drawing - and especially drawing TOGETHER - should be included on that list, too…
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