Video

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 and view­ing 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 extreme­ly fast speeds and detail, illu­mi­nat­ing hidden pat­terns and shadow mate­r­i­al that reg­u­lar­ly goes unno­ticed.

Move­ment

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.

Feel­ing

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.

Feed­back

“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.

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