Weekend of Recovery Facilitator Team
Paul is a somatic educator, a martial artist, and an author. He is founder of the Columbus Center for Movement Studies and Aikido of Columbus in Columbus, Ohio USA. He is the developer of Being In Movement mindbody education. He has a B.A. in Philosophy and a Ph.D. in Physical Education, and is an authorized instructor of the Feldenkrais Method of somatic education. He has been practicing and teaching Aikido since 1969 and holds a sixth degree black belt in Aikido as well as a first degree black belt in Karate.
His work starts by reframing body actions as hypotheses about the effective self in the world and testing those beliefs. By experiencing that actions built on a spacious, compassionate, powerful body are more effective than behavior stemming from contraction, fear and anger, people can move beyond old learning.
His work involves the application of body and movement awareness education to such topics as stress management, conflict resolution, performance improvement, and trauma recovery. He has extensive experience teaching people such as musicians, athletes, computer users, pregnant women, adult survivors of child abuse, children with attention disorders, people embroiled in conflicts, and business persons. He has numerous articles, e-books, and videos downloadable from his website (link below).
Among them are:
- Winning is Healing: Body Awareness and Empowerment for Abuse Survivors
- Embodied Peacemaking: Body Awareness, Self-Regulation and Conflict Resolution
- Breakfast Essays: Brief Writings on Body Awareness and Life
- Embodying Power And Love: Body Awareness & Self- Regulation (10 hour training video)