This 2-minute video clip is part of the FAQ on the embodied mindful pause. See transcript below the video.
I will be talking more about embodied experience after I give you a series of examples of how this process can be used in therapy. But, just as an introduction, since I’m using the word—I’ve already used it already a couple of times—embodied experience, is not such a big deal.
It’s simply paying attention to what is happening with more than just our thoughts, more than just our conceptual mind.
Not that there is anything wrong about thoughts or conceptual mind, obviously it’s extremely important. It’s a wonderful tool, but it’s not all of what we have. So embodied experience is simply paying attention at other levels in addition to, you know, our baggage, the stories we tell ourselves about things.
Paying a little bit more attention to the raw experience as we perceive it through our senses, and putting a little bit more focus on that than on the intellectual or habitual baggage-related things that we usually color experience with.
* Please note that, at the time the video was made, I was referring to the Embodied Mindful Pause as Active Pause.