The workshop and our primary wound
Because our culture values what the head knows over what the body knows, we tend to either downplay or pre-organize what we are feeling. We judge, calculate, and strategize, barely noticing the discomfort created by our fevered obsession to know what is happening in the abstract without feeling what is happening in the Present.
Living your days in the abstract knowledge of things rather than in the intimate companionship of the world promotes a sense of disconnection and anxiety. It also illustrates the foremost lesson of our culture: that our thinking works best when it is separated from our being.
That division is upheld by patterns of habit embedded in our neurology, where they enjoy a sort of diplomatic immunity. As long as they remain unseen within you, those patterns will override your body's intelligence without ever being held to account. Compromising your wakefulness to the world, they invisibly frustrate your attempts to land in your wholeness – even as you wonder why it's so difficult to do so.
Ultimately, this cultural schism between thinking and being separates you from the core understanding of all the body knows: that it belongs to the world, expresses the world, and shares in all that happens to the world.
When our thinking unmoors itself from the body, it cuts itself away from that embodied knowing; and then we come to feel individually alone in the world, and to believe as a culture that we are superior to the world and distinct from it and that the fate of humanity is somehow set apart and independent from that of life on earth.
When you return to the body's intelligence, and reunite with it, you return to the reality of belonging. That is what the journey of the workshop explores.
I've completed the workshop, where do I go from here?
Become a TEPP Facilitator
Once you've completed two Radical Wholeness Workshops, you might feel ready to take your journey deeper and share with others. The TEPP Facilitator's Training is a year-long and intensive course that will help you learn how to teach embodiment.
Continue learning online
Before or after the Radical Wholeness workshop, you can take your embodiment practices anywhere with you through our app TEPP.life. Online courses led by TEPP co-director Philip Shepherd will help you navigate your way to wholeness at your own pace.