The modern world comes with a lot of comforts and technological advances. Yet, for many of us, they have also come with a cost – being distanced or even cut off from the most advanced and intelligent technology we have: that of our own bodies. The separation of mind and body in many cultures has led to a societal precedence of the intellectual mind and its cognitive power, and this is to the detriment of embodied wisdom. Many people believe we can think our way out of a problem, and that math, science, and rationality are more important than emotion, intuition, and our physical reality. Yet all of these things are equally important to our wellbeing, success, and life satisfaction – because the mind and body are not mutually exclusive, and neither are mental and physical health. “Bodyfulness” is a concept proposed by somatic counselor Christine Caldwell
, in order to help us tune back into the intelligence of our bodies for the sake of our health, happiness, and collective success.