Posts by Dave Monson

Releasing Trapped Emotions Part 2: Help from Somewhere

Antonio Damasio’s Protoself, as introduced in Part 1, produces feelings about the internal environment of the body. As discussed, the Protoself is like a very smart automatic car that takes care of many matters on its own. When it can’t manage the homeostasis of that internal environment it needs to communicate those feelings to other…

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Releasing Trapped Emotions Part 1: Our Three Selves

We often hear about releasing trapped emotions from the body using bodywork and yoga. Whilst we all know that we feel different after yoga, exercise or a massage, this area challenges me. I think the main difficulty comes from the language itself. We hear that emotions are stuck in the body, and we come from…

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