Becoming Embodied. Somatics and Mind, Body, Integration

While training as a Jesuit priest in the 1960s, Don Hanlon Johnson, understood the importance of the body in spirituality, yet lived a disembodied existence.  In this interview with Michael Ostrolenk, Dr. Johnson recounts how he gained an awareness of the “vital reality” of the mind/body connection and how by mending this divide we can be transformed from being driven by fear and disorientation to feeling centered and grounded in our beings.  After finishing his graduate studies at Yale, Dr. Johnson went on to found the Somatics Graduate Program in 1983, located at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco and author many books.  Learn more about Dr. Don Hanlon Johnsons work at