"At a young age I felt connected to a calm, loving presence within me. Yet, as I grew older and had to interact more with others, I became increasingly anxious. Personal suffering propelled me to explore psycho-spiritual practices that would ground me in a sense of embodied Presence, no matter what I was doing. This has been life-changing for me. My body is now one of my most important allies. Born into an intellectual family, I was conditioned to go to my head to find solutions to my life “problems”. With study and dedicated practice, I have discovered deep wisdom embedded in my whole body, not just my brain. In 1992, I got an M.A. in body-centered psychotherapy and have also become a certified Focusing trainer and labyrinth facilitator. Today I offer a program called “The Practice of Embodied Presence”, an embodied way to access both personal and spiritual intelligence."
Video of this conversation can be viewed here - http://activepause.com/varnau-embodied-presence/.