Embodied Listening whole heartedly improves all of our relationships including the one we have with ourselves.
"Deep listening is the new hug" - SDK
Listening is a powerful skill that can help keep us all stay sane in these challenging times. It means actually showing up with and for each other and can be done in person, on the phone or on zoom. It is deep medicine for the body, heart and soul of our common humanity.
Whatever your level of experience, this course will teach you:
The course is carefully and expertly designed as a step-by-step journey. Each module includes:
Susannah Darling Khan conceived, developed, directed and teaches this course.
Susannah is one of the most experienced and dedicated of embodied awareness teachers. She has dedicated her professional life to playing her role in the evolution of our human presence on this planet into a humane human presence. Her work enables people to deepen their compassion towards themselves, each other and the biosphere.
For the last 3 decades she has been teaching life-skills through intentional movement practice with her husband, Ya’Acov Darling Khan. Teaching a wide variety of events in diverse situations, she has developed a sophisticated knowledge of the transformational power of embodied practice in supporting self-awareness and empathy for others. Throughout this time, she has developed and taught embodied listening skills to thousands of people around the world. Through this, they have become much better able to accompany others with warmth, honesty and respect. Now, more than ever, as a human community, we need these skills. Susannah’s intention is to bring this work to many more people worldwide through this online course.
Her background is in Gestalt Psychotherapy, Family Constellations and Gabrielle Roth’s 5 Rhythms, all of which have profoundly influenced the development of Susannah and Ya’Acov’s co-creation, Movement Medicine. She is currently deepening her knowledge of how our nervous systems work, both through study and through her relationship with the wild-born Exmoor ponies she works with. Her teaching marries ancient wisdom with neuro-science and intellect to profound effect. Susannah is the co-director of the School of Movement Medicine, works for the prestigious Kingsfund and is the co-author of Movement Medicine: How To Awaken, Dance and Live Your Dreams (Hay House 2007).
FILMAKER & ANIMATOR
Emilio edited this course, bringing his high wattage creativity and care to the task of lockdown "at a distance" film making.
Emilio is a multidisciplinary artist, working mostly in documenting and creating animations, to support the shifting of this paradigm. 10 years ago he created a small video production company, called NU frame, in Totnes, Devon UK, with the aim of giving a voice to alternative projects, focusing on creating a more caring, conscious and regenerative way of life. He is a perma-culturalist and has been practising Movement Medicine for the last 7 years.
Kata created the graphics for this course, translating the concepts into gently humorous and precisely communicative visual imagery.
Kata Máthé has been drawing all her life. With a background in traditional Graphic Arts, she started drawing live at events in 2013 to support learning and understanding with powerful images. Her passion is to build bridges through visuals: to create well-structured and aesthetic illustrations, infographics and animations that help people understand each other better and navigate the complexity of our world in a joyful way. She is dedicated to support communities and causes with her work that bring healing and compassion onto Earth. She has been dancing since 2005 and now she is a Movement Medicine Apprentice.
Susannah's Practice Partner for the Embodied Listening Course
Susannah and Ya'Acov demonstrate the paired practices together in this course in honest, open, spontaneous and self-revealing dialogue.
Ya’Acov Darling Khan has been recognised as a practicing shaman by Elder Shamans from the Sami (European tradition) and Achuar and Sápara peoples of the Amazon. Together with Susannah, he is the co-creator of Movement Medicine. Ya’Acov’s work come straight from the heart. He inspires people, often with great humour, to remember who they are.
Ya'Acov is the best-selling author of Jaguar in the Body, Butterfly in the Heart. His new book, Shaman, was published by Hay House earlier this year. Susannah and he are the co-authors of the book; Movement Medicine.
“The potency of these practices has been massively important in our day-to-day lives. They have helped us both to listen and to experience what it feels like to be actually listened to. We have been together for 34 years and are experiencing the harvest of all the work we have put in to ourselves and the space between us. At the core of it all? Embodied Listening. Learn these practices and apply them and your experience of being human will change. You deserve it and so do the people you love. And for that matter, so do the people you don’t.” -YDK
"Susannah is one of the most clear and embodied teachers I have had the pleasure to work with. I experience her to be able to listen deeply way beyond words, from heart, mind and body, and in her listening to bring forth new possibilities. I have experienced the transformative, affirmative and supportive power of her listening. To have her distil the essence of her practice into a course for others to learn from is a true gift."
"I can feel that the intention of this course is to pass on this wisdom of Embodied Listening so that people can really use it in day to day life, to live in alignment with who they are. It’s simple and comprehensive. I hear you so clearly and I enjoy that each section is short, with illustrations like wonderful, clear cartoons."
"I have personally learned so much, directly from Susannah over the years, that has shaped my own capacity for really listening to another in ways that have profoundly changed my personal relationships and how I am as a teacher.
In this course she distills decades of teaching to make these practical pearls of wisdom available and more accessible to you. I highly recommend this course which is tailored for these very specific times we are living in."
"I am deeply enjoying this calm, clear, step by step course. I feel so much need for this real, honest, peaceful sharing. The love filled presentation is helping my whole being and the way you are at home in your own body invites me to rest back into mine."
"I am so glad that you're making this course. During our private sessions I was blown away with how amazing you were in that therapeutic role.
I have rarely seen a level of emotional intelligence quite like it. Your insights and reflections really stuck with me as I'm sure they will with the course participants too."
"With precision and gentleness, Susannah gives us a map for this alchemical art of true listening. She is a master teacher, and this course is a beautiful distillation of decades of deep work.
In it, you will find wise teachings and practices that are both effective and inspiring, delivered with kindness, clarity, and humour. Susannah really is an ally to cherish in this journey towards being an awakened human; drink deep from her medicine."
"It is well known that much of what we ‘send’ and ‘receive’ is non-verbal. Susannah has mapped ways this non-verbal communication happens unconsciously through resonance and the power of interoception – our body knowing. She shows with delight and humour how we all can tune into and improve this body knowing.
Whether you are someone taking your first steps in consciously improving your listening and communication skills for personal or professional benefit or an experienced coach, mentor, counsellor, therapist, teacher, educator or health care professional, I recommend this course to you."
"Susannah's long life commitment to high quality offerings, sharp enquiry and loving dedication to her students are palpable in the online course Embodied Listening. She has created a simple, clear and easy to digest format so that people can integrate these indispensable tools into their lives.
This course is an opportunity to develop greater communication and listening skills, deeper empathy with self and others, all rooted in the intelligence of the heart and the body. All of us, no matter how versatile we are with this material, can benefit from this warm, thoughtful and soulful offering and find some pure gold in it.”
“Through its clear structure "Embodied Listening" enables you to learn how to co-create a space of magical opening and healing balsam, to relax into being together and to meet another in your vulnerable and unique humanity. "Embodied Listening" enables you to hear and give space to the spoken and the unspoken and hold and be held in tenderness.”