Awareness Through the Body aims to provide tools for individuals to expand their consciousness, explore the different planes of their being, discover their inner selves and, eventually, their psychic being. Along with this, we want to offer individuals an opportunity to refine and internalise the senses and become aware of their own perceptions with as little outside interference as possible.
Using their senses in a more complete way, free from judgement and preconceived ideas, individuals will be able to better manage their mind and emotions, to determine how to steer their own lives and to create their own “owner’s manual”.
We think that the way to achieve this high goal is to discover and explore the body and, through the body, awaken the consciousness of the entire being and all the parts that form it.
Principles of work
- Be aware of the different planes of the being and their interrelation.
- Teaching, as well as learning, is always a dialogue.
- Everything is an opportunity for expanding awareness.
- Be in the moment without taking anything for granted.
- Take, give and expect the appropriate amount of responsibility.
- Find your own pace and inner patterns.
- Become aware of the inner and outer space simultaneously.
- Find your own subjective sensory landmarks (1).
- Become aware of the witness attitude and begin to cultivate it.
- Develop awareness of the different levels of consciousness.
- Develop an awareness of the inner and outer space.
- Develop awareness of the interactions between the different parts of the being.
- Understand the use of oneself, and accept one’s own limits and those of others.
- Develop a heightened sense of respect, responsibility, trust, self-confidence, patience, concern and awareness for one’s own timing or pace and that of others.
- Enhance concentration and focus, and the capacity for being present.
- Develop listening for meaning.
- Develop awareness of the physical structure so as to be able to more effectively use ourselves.
- Refine the senses, internalise them, and develop the kinaesthetic sense.
- Develop subjective sensory landmarks.
- Learn how to explore, understand and manage emotions.
- Become aware of breathing patterns, their effects on the various parts of the being, and how breath can be used to effect changes within the self.
- Improve the capacity to adapt and be flexible.
- Develop a sense of how better to collaborate with others.
(1) By subjective sensory landmarks we mean personal memories of sensations that one has experienced in the different planes of one’s being, as well as sensations of how it feels to be in different states of consciousness.
Children speak about ATB
“It makes the physical body much more real and you discover things about yourself.”
“It made me more aware of everything around, and it made me much more open. When I get nervous now, or angry, I always return to my breath to cool down.”
“You can use it subconsciously, for balance and coordination.”