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    How could I navigate through complexity with more ease and less stress ?

    How could I manage conicts in my team towards a more construc7ve outcome and generate coopera?on?

    How would I develop a more impac9ul leadership style of calm asser7veness ?

    Prsence et Leadership

    29 Bd Jules Ferry - 75011 Paris, France Phone: +33 (0)6 15 02 44 52 -


    In this Lab, you will:

    Understand how your body and mind posture impact your rela7onships and management capaci7es

    Learn how to beRer use your body in daily complex situa7ons

    Improve your resilience towards stress

    Appropriate simple and robust tools that you can use every day

    Naviga?ng through worklife

    situa?ons more easily

    MOVEMENT LAB A loboratory of

    movement Special seminar with Paul Linden (USA)

    December 10th & 11th 2014, Paris

    In English (with transla7on in French)

    How could I make my life easier at work?

    How could I stay centered and crea?ve in the face of challenges and uncertainty?

    It took me 45 years to develop some knowledge of soma7c intelligence. And Im surprised to see how, today, in no more than 5 minutes, I am able to put a prac7cal tool into the hands of a client,

    which will serve him/her on a daily basis in life and work. Paul Linden


    10th & 11th December 2014

    9:30 AM 5:30 PM Welcome coee at 9:00AM

    Centre Erelia 10, rue Vicq d'Azir, 75010

    Metro sta7on: Colonel Fabien

    On Day 1, Paul will present the fundamentals of the Being in Movement approach he developed. A variety of exercices in pairs, triads or large group will provide an opportunity to experiment with



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    A laboratory of soma7c experiences, based on situa7ons from your experience

    Paul Linden is one of the worlds pioneers of body awareness educa7on and soma7c intelligence and the

    founder ot the integral development method Being In Movement. A 6th degree black belt in akido and a Feldenkrais instructor, Paul authored a number of books in adult development through movement. Pragma7c and humorous, Paul has a talent for developing live experimental protocols that are simple and tailor-made, to allow par7cipants to test the eciency of their current ways of being and ac7ng, and to recongure them in a smarter, i.e. more impac9ul and less energy-consuming way.


    42 Embodied Peacemaking


    Working in a group of three, the two people working with you will act the

    role of attackers. To attack, one person should place her hand on your shoulder

    and thenwithout impact or great

    forcepush you. It does not mean

    hitting or striking your body! Then

    the other person can do the same.

    Have the attackers keep up a steady

    barrage of pushes.

    Dont resist the shoves, but in-

    stead let yourself be pushed around.

    As you are pushed, let yourself feel

    what it is like to be out of control of

    what happens to you. Let yourself

    feel helpless and powerless.

    What do you notice? Some

    people will become passive and fear-

    ful. Some people will respond with

    feelings of anger and aggression.

    Powerlessness is a state of smallness in the body, whether tensed or collapsed.

    Speaking in body terms, how would we define power? The opposite of the contrac-

    tion or collapse of powerlessness is expansiveness, softness, and equanimity. Power

    is an antidote for the feelings of powerlessness, fear, and anger. How can we gener-

    ate power? The next three exercises will focus on that.

    CHEST PUSH 4.4

    Are you a pushover? What is your immediate response when I ask that ques-

    tion? Do you get limp and feel Yes. Or do you get rigid and feel NO!

    Lets try an experiment in resisting and not resisting. Your partners job will

    be to push on your chest, and your job will be to maintain your sitting posture and

    not be pushed over backward. Women can have their partners push on their shoul-


    Sit toward the front of a flat, neutral chair, without leaning back against the

    backrest. First, sit up straight, like a model of social correctness. Suck in your

    gut and throw back your shoulders. Have your partner push on you with a steady

    pressure but not with extreme force. In this sitting posture, can you resist the pres-

    sure? Unless you are massive and strong, probably not.

    Now, slump down, and then come up to a good sitting posture by rolling

    your pelvis forward in the proper way, as described in exercise 3.4. (By the way,

    the psoas and iliacus muscles have very little sensation. You wont feel them when

    the benets of this method, to iden7fy their daily applica7ons at the workplace, and to work on challenging worklife situa7ons that maRer for you. On Day 2, we will work more in depth on situa7ons involving higher levels of stress or complexity. Please bring with you current situa7ons you would like to work on!

    To discover more about Pauls work, you can pay a visit to his website: hRp:// or check the following video (sample exercises): hRps://

    Chapter 11: Yielding 101


    This exercise is an extension of 11.3, but will include the added difficulty of

    dealing with movement. For the exercise, you will need a room with clear space to

    move in. Stand in a T-stance, with your left foot forward, and the back foot behind

    and turned outward a bit. Have your partner stand in the same stance about four

    feet (one hundred and twenty centimeters) away. That is, you have your left foot

    forward, and she should stand in front of you with her left foot forward too.

    Have your partner take one step forward with her right foot and push on your

    left shoulder with her right hand. The push should be firm and contactful but not

    hard and impactful. The push should be slow and continuous, not fast or abrupt.

    Your job is to join the push. Match its direction, speed, trajectory and

    rhythm. Simply float along in front of it, like a leaf on a wave in the water. There is

    a particular movement which will help in this. As your partner pushes on your left

    shoulder, step backward with your left foot, in a circular movement which swings

    your shoulder off the direct line of the thrust. As you step back, let your right foot,

    which now becomes the front foot, swivel a bit to face straight ahead.

    Go along with the power of the push just a moment before it actually impacts

    you. You could think of this moment as the instant when your partner touches your

    skin and the instant just before the pressure begins to push on your skin. If you do

    this, you will take all the power out of the thrust. It will not actually deliver any

    force to your body.

    Note that going along with the thrust of the movement is not a passive action.

    You have to be very active, both in perception and movement, to match your part-

    ner's attack. In order to do this, you must move from center, with your body open

    and aligned well.

    Chapter 5: Love 57

    NOSES 5.8

    In this exercise, rather than hurling tissues, your partner will yell insults at

    you. Being on the receiving end of a loud yell can be very stressful, and that will

    give you the opportunity to use the Soft Belly Breathing, Smiling Heart, Soft Face,

    and Soft Eyes techniques to preserve your equanimity.

    Remember to calibrate the at-

    tack. You have the right and the ob-

    ligation to decide for yourself what

    level of attack would be difficult

    enough for you to derive benefit

    from the practice but not so difficult

    that you would not be able to suc-


    When I work with children, I

    usually lean in close and yell, YOU


    Most kids will giggle at the stupidity

    of the attack, but at the same time

    they will respond with some fear to

    the loud voice on the part of an

    adult. By using this silly attack, I

    get to attack while at the same instant showing that this is really not an attack at all.

    You could have your partner loudly yell things like slimeball or jerk. Or

    you could have her yell a bit more quietly and choose less irritating things. At this

    stage in the lessons, you should probably stay away from truly hurtful things to


    What did you do when your partner yelled at you? Could you remember to

    soften your body and open your heart? Was that easy, or did it take effort?


    This exercise will be a further step in the use of the hip joints as a source of


    Stand in front of and facing a table, couch, or chair, with your feet side by

    side and about shoulder width apart. Press your fingertips into your hip joints and

    with a rapid movement thrust your tailbone back while bendi