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Active Pause: Exploring Mindfulness and Embodied Experience – May 2014

It is a simple mindfulness practice, a down-to-earth way  to pay attention to what is happening in the moment.

SErgeSerge Prengel, LMHC, is a graduate of France’s Sorbonne University and HEC Business School. He is certified in
Focusing, in Core Energetics and in Somatic Experiencing. He started and operated an ad agency in New York for many years. In the early 1990’s, his focus shifted to exploring creativity as a tool for personal growth and healing. Serge is the editor of Somatic Perspectives on Psychotherapy and the co-editor of Defining Moments For Therapists. He is the author of Scissors: A whimsical Fable About Empowerment, as well as several other books noted for their creative approach.

Taking a pause is an opportunity to notice what is new, and to deal with it. It’s like being on a bicycle trip on a small road, where you can stop and visit any place that interests you… vs speeding through the landscape on a fast train, and everything whizzes by you, in a blur. It’s like chewing on food to help the digestive process, instead of swallowing it whole. In other words, taking a mindful pause makes it easier to integrate experience.