The Extended Mind

The Ezra Klein Show: This Conversation Will Change How You Think About Thinking This is an excellent podcast episode from Ezra Klein of the New York Times with his guest Annie Murphy Paul, author of the book The Extended Mind. In it they discuss the errant model of “mind as computer” that many of us…

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Trauma Healing Reading List

Reading list for those interested in how our bodies hold trauma: What Happened to You by Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey Waking the Tiger by Peter A. Levine and Ann Frederick In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness by Peter A. Levine and Gabor Mate The Body Keeps the…

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Sliding Scale Fees for Bevin

This Sliding Fee Scale only applies to Bodywork with Bevin Keely, and takes effect beginning in September 2021. The rate you pay is an agreement we make as two humans living in an expensive city with bodies to take care of and other financial obligations to uphold. It is my desire to be of service…

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Healing work in the time of COVID-19

I am, at present, working my way through a major overhaul of my practice space, policies, and procedures, with COVID-19 as my muse. As I write this I am not really sure when I will be allowed to return to “non-essential” practice, but I am sure that it will be before we have really brought…

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Help for the neck

A client just asked me if there was something he could do to help his chronically stiff and achey neck on his own. Of course! I made a short playlist of YouTube videos to help this goal. First, my Somatic Experiencing training tells me that orienting is hugely important for the neck, as the desire…

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Liberation is Possible!

Twig Wheeler has done some lovely descriptive work with the ideas of Somatic Experiencing over the years. He did a one-man theater piece that demonstrates viscerally what many words of explanation would still struggle to convey. Here is an excerpt wherein slowing down and feeling/listening to his body yields a feeling of completion and illumination. There is something…

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Old Wounds, New Progress

I had a great experience today in my own “healing process”. I have been recently moved to tackle (again) a tricky knee I’ve been struggling with since about the age of 13 or 14. For the past year or so it has kept me from riding my bike and doing my yoga, as both activities…

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The gift of Presence

One of the things I was taught in both massage school and my Structural Integration training was that when emotions come up for people during bodywork, the best thing that you can do for them is just to be with them, without judgment. This sounds so simple, but for the longest time I just had…

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