Srik Narayanan MA (Cantab) MSci MSc RSME
I hold the Diploma in Embodied-Relational Therapy, a post-graduate training in an approach to relational body psychotherapy. I am currently training on the Advanced Diploma.
I am a graduate of the Somatic Movement Education professional programme in Body-Mind Centering® (BMC), having completed my training in the UK and in France over three years. BMC is an experiential, somatic approach, developed by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, which emphasises the anatomical, physiological, psychophysical, embryological and developmental basis of our embodiment*.
My practice also draws significantly from my training in Focusing and Authentic Movement, as well as training and longstanding engagement with contemplative practice, dance, improvisation, drama, performance and creative practice.
My approach to practice is that it is always an enquiry and I value non-expertise most highly. My trainings have, above all, offered me skills that allow me to rest in a position of not-knowing, so that I can be curious about what is unknown and receptive to what is emerging. I believe that any encounter in life offers the potential for learning and I value what my clients and students have to teach me.
I have also trained in Permaculture Design with the Northern School of Permaculture (accredited by the Permaculture Research Institute). More generally, in all aspects of my life I am committed to finding ways to work with nature rather than against it, and, to me, that also involves rediscovering our own nature through our bodies.
Being with my moving body helps me honour my wholeness, witness my relatedness and celebrate the spontaneous dance of living in all it brings. It offers a path of healing which, for me, is both personal and political – as our bodily experiences are all too easily marginalised, embodiment is a form of activism.
*adapted from the BMCA website
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