Embodied Listening whole heartedly improves all of our relationships including the one we have with ourselves. This course offers the skills, knowledge and practices to be a life-long game changer.
As Susannah Darling Khan says: "Deep listening is the new hug".
Listening is a powerful skill that can help keep us all 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 simply, deep medicine for the body, heart and soul of our common humanity.
This course is a step by step guide to learning a skill set which will then be with you for the rest of your life, helping to enhance ALL your relationships.
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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
"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.
"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 distill the essence of her practice into a course for others to learn from is a true gift. I know that we can all learn to practice this art of embodied listening and become richer for it."
"In our ailing culture, where speed, productivity, and image-obsession are poisoning us, learning to listen deeply is the antidote. 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 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."