Constance Clare-Newman

Guide, Facilitator, Teacher
American Society for the Alexander Technique, Alexander Technique International, ISMETA
Alexander Technique Certification, 2001, Trauma Resolution certificate, 2003

Languages

English

Where

In person and Online

Types of Methods

• Nature Connection Practices
• Movement - Somatics - Embodied Practices

Working with

• One to one, personal
• Groups, teams and organisations


630 North Plaza Amigo, Palm Springs, CA, USA

Somatic and nature practices for resilience, for groups and one-on-one, in person and online.

Making the way we live and work consistent with what kind of world we envision. If we want a society of justice, kindness, pleasure and freedom, can we be just, kind, sensitive and open with our own being, with those closest to us and with greater communities?

To be present during this time is to feel fear, worry, grief and despair. It can also be a time of delight, centered calm, gratitude and active hope. I believe it is important for us to access all these feelings, learn to self-regulate when needed and live fully no matter what happens.

With somatic practices—mindfulness, body-fullness and heart-fullness—it is possible to move with the unknown while returning to center often (resilience) or even to move into the unknown while being centered. When we find ourselves reacting with habits of contraction, we can allow a pause to create a moment of spaciousness and make a choice to respond in a way that aligns with what we want in the world. Building new habits and patterns takes time, and that’s why we use the term “practice.”

Holding the paradoxes of collapse and regeneration, despair and delight, fear and centeredness, is not easy, but it can be simple. Access to choice and full embodiment is possible at all times.

My own practices in somatic process, consciousness and neuroscience, meditation, contemplative movement, dance, ecology, rituals and a life of activism have helped me discover that I can be present and centered in the middle of what seems unbearable. And when I do retreat into despair or anxiety, (because I’m human) I can return to center, active hope, and pleasure in my life today.

As a guide or facilitator, I help people find what works best for them through an experiential process. What conversations and readings are most stimulating? What exercises, games or rituals are best for the group? What practices of awareness are most helpful and enjoyable? What process aligns with each person’s unique way of being in the world, and helps them develop into who they wish to be?

I work with a Pay What You Think It’s Worth model. I also trade and gift my services when appropriate.

Please contact me for a free 15 minute consultation.

 


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Alexander Technique

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