Video is at the heart of Cinesomatics, and acts as an accurate, unbiased mirror for how we are showing up in the space. It is the ultimate “still pond” of reflection.
By recording the playback of movements, participants are able to validate feedback from the group or facilitators by seeing it in themselves for themselves. No longer is blind faith in gurus needed—the proof is there for those willing to see.
This process of getting feedback, witnessing ourselves doing the behavior on the screen, and feeling it in our body—is the end of ignorance and the fastest path towards Truth.
Once we see ourselves do the behavior, it moves from the unconscious to the conscious realm, and we are then held accountable for it. This is the beginning of the end of the pattern and mythology, and the doorway towards freedom and transcendence of karma. Oftentimes, the very act of seeing ourselves doing the behavior in the video can collapse the story and make the shift.
Cinesomatics utilizes both video conferencing and professional-level cinematography equipment to film at extreme detail, illuminating hidden patterns and shadow material that regularly goes unnoticed.
Rather than relying on traditional talk-therapy, psychological strategies, drugs, or a battery of tests—Cinesomatics uses the movement of the body to expose a client’s complete “psychosomatic landscape”. This is the totality of beliefs, mindsets, physical expression, posturing, attitudes, life strategies, feelings, worldview, trauma, stories, functionality, and ways of relating.
Movement acts as “the world’s best lie detector” for those able to see beyond the surface. A tremendous amount of data is conveyed and transmitted through the body, largely going unnoticed by most. This movement bypasses many manipulations attempted through words and the survival strategies of the ego—the likes of which fool many of the best therapists and keep a client stuck conning themselves for years.
Not only is movement used to discover and reveal—but to heal and transform too. Clients are able to penetrate emotional and psychological stories through the body—often without the need for conscious understanding or turmoil. This somatic approach leads to permanent resolution and embodiment.
“How you do one thing is how you do anything.” How you move through the space in your body is how you move through the world symbolically and literally.
Contrary to most “neuro”, mental, mind, or psychological therapies and learning approaches—Cinesomatics is an invitation out of the “thinking-head” and back into the “feeling-body”. It is not a rejection of the mind, but a reversal of mind-superiority. It encourages us to cultivate a relationship with the expansive intelligence of the body—and its access to intuition—rather than sole reliance on the limited intellect of the mind.
“Feeling-based awareness” is a term coined by Cinesomatics founder Andrew Daniel to describe the way of experiencing, observing, sensing, processing, exploring, connecting, and communicating through body-feeling—as compared to doing it from our head or sterilizing it to be void of feeling. This approach results in access to a tremendous amount of information not available when we are in our heads.
Feedback is given from feeling-based awareness, rather than through processing and analyzing. Movement is done spontaneously from feeling and core, rather than thinking about it first or acting it out. Rather than watching life go by, we begin to be in life, living it… and ultimately, letting life live through us.
Thinking is a “subroutine” of life, and we often leave the moment to “go and think”—thus, feeling is the only way to be in the now. It opens up pathways of empathy, compassion, intimacy, presence, intuition, and supersensory abilities. At the deepest levels of development, it is the ultimate barometer of truth—exposing agendas, manipulations, and lies.
With the mind and ego in their proper place, we have direct access to spirit from within—through feeling.
“Know thyself” and “the truth will set you free” are maxims that summarize the role of feedback in Cinesomatics. Without feedback from accurate, external sources, we are unable to make new choices and grow in new ways.
Therapeutic solutions found here are rarely shared as advice, opinion, or dogma. Healing is offered through invitation, questioning, and self-discovery, movement, energy, reference points, or feedback.
Feedback is reporting what is witnessed or felt. It’s just the data. It is not an opinion, it is not a judgment, it is not advice. It is a reflection based on one’s experience of another.
Feedback must be accurate to be reliable. To be given without judgment, attack, agenda, projection, withholding, manipulation, or drama. To be received without taking it personally, giving it meaning, defending, or dismissing. This is a skill, and often group “feedback on feedback” is necessary to distill the Truth.
Participants not only receive feedback from facilitators and the group but are also shown how to properly give it to others at the highest levels, with as little “noise” as possible.