Embodiment with Dr. Tawni Tidwell & Dara Bramson
"The cultivation of compassion makes a better diagnostician as well as therapeutic practitioner, attuned to the needs of a patient.” —Dr. Tawni Tidwell
“Tibetan physicians are blown away by the idea that Western physicians are expected to just show up with compassion; there’s a lifetime of training that you must systematically engage in."
How do you understand various ways of understanding the body and how these perspectives impact treatment and care?
Can you identify misconceptions or biases you hold about various healing systems?
How do you engage your physical senses within the patient encounter? How does your own body become a diagnostic tool?
In what ways do you connect with your body, community, and local environment? What are some tools that can help support deepening these relationships?
GOAL: Considering embodiment as a wellness practice linking the mind and body, choose a practice (i.e. yoga, meditation, breathwork, qi gong, stretching) and commit to it for one week, if not longer. Keep a journal documenting changes you notice as a result.