2023 Somatic Movement Summit
Program & Replays
Discovering and Changing Your Essence Through the Power of Intention
According to Paul Linden, PhD, an intention is an action you hold in your body as a foundation for reaching out into the world. It is a commitment to a planned movement through space. In the instant of doing it, there is an origin point, the whole trajectory/shape, an intensity, a target, and a vision of the desired results (all of which may be done with or without conscious awareness). By studying the process of intention, you can discover and change who you will become.
In this session, you’ll discover:
- That intention is an action held in the body
- The self is the sum total of the intentional actions you have turned into habits
- By studying the process of intention, you can discover and change who you will become
Paul Linden, PhD
Paul Linden, PhD, is a body-awareness educator, a martial artist, and an author. He is the developer of Being In Movement® mindbody education, and founder of the Columbus Center for Movement Studies. He has extensive experience working in the related areas of performance efficiency, trauma, and conflict — which he details in numerous e-books and training videos. Paul teaches a weekly online class open to anyone interested in handling everyday challenges more effectively.
Paul has been teaching and practicing Aikido for 50 years. He holds a sixth-degree black belt in the art, as well as a first-degree black belt in Karate. He holds a PhD in physical education, and a certificate in the Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education.