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Broadcast on June 08, 2023
With Laura Bond
Hosted by Lavinia Plonka

Join Laura Bond, founder of the Emotional Body® method, as she invites you to experience a physical approach to emotional expression and regulation. Emotional effector patterns (EEP) discovered through extensive biofeedback serve as the core of the method that was developed over decades into a physical-emotion regulation method. The (EEP) are specific breath and muscle movements that provide accurate and repeatable methods for somatic emotional clarity, and easily promote shifting from one emotion to another.

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • Practical exercises that will help you understand how patterns assist with physically accessing emotional expressions 
  • A simple, universal language for identifying and expressing your feelings with greater clarity, comfort, wisdom, and grace
  • A method to help you allow space for emotions in yourself and in others while obtaining personal and professional benefits

Founder of the Emotional Body® method

Laura Bond is a full professor of drama and interdisciplinary studies at University of North Carolina Asheville, where she teaches acting and emotional expression. Laura specializes in somatic education and its relationship to evidence-based emotional effector patterns (EEP). After 20 years of practice and research collaborating with Feldenkrais® practitioners and research psychologist Susana Bloch — an original EEP researcher — Laura founded the Emotional Body® method. She develops specialty lessons to assist individuals in expanding expressive capabilities and somatic resiliency. She's author of TEAM For Actors: A Holistic Approach to Embodied Acting... and The Emotional Body: A Method for Physical Self-Regulation.