Awakening to your Senses
By Mary Francis Hoffman PHD, REACE, RSME
Article written for the Healthy Planet
January 2005 issue
a moment and jot down on a piece of paper a list of your senses.
Do you know how many you have? I suspect your list looks something
like this: Taste, Hear, Smell, Sight, and Touch.
4 out of 5 of these senses are in your head and the 5th is
touch and this is experienced through your largest organ,
your skin. Your skin is sometimes referred to as your third
Kidney, much of your detoxification comes out through the
pores in your skin.
There is another sense I suspect many of you did not think
of. This is your kinesthetic sense. Movement Awareness is
how you move in space and time.
Somatic Therapies contributes to the understanding of the
psycho-physical aspects of movement. The who, what, where,
and hows of your body movements.
The work I do with my clients helps to facilitate and cultivate
this awareness, both internally and externally, paying attention
to your senses, noticing which one is your favorite and noting
that this sense is what comforts you and assists you in times
of stress can be very helpful.
This observing of the self reveals the interrelationship of
body-mind-spirit and nature. Which then, can become an exploration
into how we function in the world in which we live, play and
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Mary Francis Hoffman PHD, REACE, RSME