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 Drew Gerald 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.