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Experience Type – Embodiment

Embodiment experiences refer to activities that involve being physically present and fully engaged in our bodies. This type of experience can range from practicing yoga to dancing, to engaging in mindfulness meditation. Engaging in embodiment experiences can have several benefits for overall wellbeing, ranging from reducing stress to increasing self-awareness. In this article, we will explore five benefits of embodiment experiences and how they relate to wellbeing.

  • Stress reduction

One of the most significant benefits of embodiment experiences is their ability to reduce stress. Engaging in activities that require physical movement and focus, such as yoga or dance, can help us release tension and let go of stress. This can lead to a reduction in stress levels and an overall sense of wellbeing.

  • Improved body awareness

Embodiment experiences can also improve body awareness. Engaging in activities that require us to be present and fully engaged in our bodies, such as yoga or tai chi, can help us become more attuned to our bodies’ needs and sensations. This can lead to increased self-awareness and a greater sense of connection to our bodies.

  • Increased self-confidence

Embodiment experiences can also boost self-confidence. Engaging in activities that require physical movement and skill, such as martial arts or dance, can lead to feelings of accomplishment and personal growth. This can boost self-esteem and confidence, leading to improved overall wellbeing.

  • Enhanced emotional regulation

Embodiment experiences can also enhance emotional regulation. Engaging in activities that require us to be present and fully engaged in the moment, such as mindfulness meditation or breathwork, can help us regulate our emotions and respond more effectively to stressors. This can lead to increased emotional stability and improved overall wellbeing.

  • Increased physical fitness

Finally, embodiment experiences can improve physical fitness. Engaging in activities that require physical movement and effort, such as strength training or endurance sports, can improve cardiovascular health, build muscle strength, and improve overall physical fitness. By improving physical health, embodiment experiences can promote overall wellbeing.

In conclusion, engaging in embodiment experiences can provide several benefits that positively impact one’s wellbeing. From stress reduction to improved body awareness and emotional regulation, embodiment experiences can help us thrive both physically and emotionally.

By incorporating embodiment experiences into our lives, we can promote overall wellbeing and live a more fulfilling life.

Wellbeing PERMA

The PERMA acronym is a model of Wellbeing theory in the field of positive psychology, by Martin Seligman. PERMA makes up five important building blocks of wellbeing and happiness:

Positive Emotion : feeling good. Including hope, interest, joy, love, compassion, pride, amusement, and gratitude. From exercise, meeting friends, being out in nature, seeing sights, sounds, smells, tastes…

Engagement : being completely absorbed in activities. Living in the present moment and focusing entirely on the task at hand.

Relationships : being authentically connected to others. Feeling supported, loved, and/or valued by others

Meaning : purposeful existence. Belonging and/or serving something greater than ourselves

Accomplishment : a sense of accomplishment and success. Achievement, mastery, competence, attaining goals…

Wellbeing Service

Services relating to the people & groups served

Experience Type

This is a categorisation of the wellbeing experience activity that, in some way, improves your overall Wellbeing

Entertainment : passive watching where you appreciate the activity or performance

Aesthetic : passively engrossed in the beauty or artistic qualities of an object, and not it’s functionality

Sensory : where the activity engages & focuses on one or two of your 5 senses; touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste

Learning : you actively absorb the experience. The activity enhances your knowledge or a skill

Participation : active participation in the activity, where your actions have an effect on the outcome

Volunteer : freely giving your time or knowledge to help others

Embodiment : putting an idea, thought or concept into a physical form or action

Transformation : an activity that takes you from one state (of body, mind or spirit) to a new desired state

Physical , Occupational , Financial , Spiritual
Intellectual , Environmental , Emotional , Social

Wellbeing Dimension

These 8 Wellbeing Dimensions are commonly used in Wellbeing frameworks, to highlight and seperate the various aspects of our lives.

We use these 8 dimensions to categorise listings for better findability, using the filter options.