About Body-Mind Centering
Body-Mind Centering® (BMC) is an embodied approach to learning, living and knowledge making. Developed by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, BMC is the study of the experienced body in contrast to the objectified body.
Through experiential anatomy, movement, touch and voice, BMC offers specific and refined approaches to the personal embodiment of the living systems of the bodymind as well as an in-depth study of the Ontogenetic Patterns of Development. The integration of conceptual and somatic knowing allows for intelligence to be recognized from multiple sources in the bodymind and is not reliant or insistent upon a dominant rational knowing. It requires a listening to the whole body that does not exclude intuition and feeling but employs them to deepen and enrich understanding. As a somatic education and therapy modality it invites change that is an integration of physical, psychological, intellectual and imaginative life.
Body-Mind Centering® is currently used by dance artists, yoga practitioners, body-workers, educators, psychologists and theatre artists. It is valued for its rigorous and inspirational approach to the dynamic bodymind. Alice studied Body-Mind Centering® with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen in the United States, 1995-98.