Synopses & Reviews
Shows you how to be friends with your body how to relate to it as an ally rather than something to control, judge, manipulate, or push away.”
from the foreword by John Upledger, DO, OMM
Suzanne Scurlock-Durana is a brilliant teacher who offers a powerful approach to healing on all levels.”
Shakti Gawain, author of Creative Visualization
Consciously inhabiting our physical being is the gateway to healing and full aliveness. Full Body Presence guides us with wise teachings, stories, and powerfully crafted experiential explorations on this path of awakening.”
Tara Brach, PhD, author of Radical Acceptance
Reading Full Body Presence is as deliciously awakening as a full body massage. The brilliance of this book is that it challenges without ever judging or blaming, revealing the mysteries of our own internal landscapes, gently expanding our awareness of who we were, who we are, and who we might become.”
Gina Ogden, PhD, author of The Heart and Soul of Sex and The Return of Desire
Full Body Presence is a must-read for all healthcare professionals and anyone who wants to stay healthy and continue their journey of wellness. Read Suzanne Scurlock-Duranas book many times — its full of stories, simple-to-follow exercises, and important principles. Suzanne carefully teaches these principles to manifest change in your life. She weaves wonderful life energy throughout the tapestry of her work. Brava!”
— Ilana Rubenfeld, author of The Listening Hand and creator/founder of the Rubenfeld Synergy Method
Most people's 9-to-5 and personal lives find them living in their heads, remembering details, solving problems, and planning their next actions. But when it comes to doing, rather than thinking, many hit a brick wall. That wall, says Scurlock-Durana, is made up of uninhabited aspects of the body. The easily implemented skills she teaches here return people to the reliable navigational system of the body, so that they can hear the voices within, be fully grounded and present in the moment, and connect deeply with others. Combining cranial sacral therapy and other bodywork modalities and widely used with caregivers in helping professions, these concrete, life-specific instructions empower all people to be energetically and healthfully present while fulfilling themselves and allowing their presence to make a positive difference in the world.
Many teachers stress the importance of living in the present moment. Few give the actual practices to make it attainable. This book teaches you how to return to the incredible navigational system of the body and more fully inhabit each moment.
For over twenty-five years, Suzanne Scurlock-Durana has masterfully taught her step-by-step practice of present moment awareness through her own combination of bodywork and CranioSacral therapy. The practices of Full Body Presence help you find a deeper awareness in the moment, even in the midst of chaos, family and work demands, or the pressure to perform. This deeper awareness also brings a fuller sense of trust and confidence in yourself and in the world. Full Body Presence is filled with concrete, life-friendly explorations and instruction clearly presented in both the book and the free accompanying downloadable audio files.
About the Author
Suzanne Scurlock-Durana, CMT, CST-D, has taught internationally about conscious awareness and its relationship to the healing process. Her Healing from the Core curriculum combines CranioSacral therapy and other bodywork modalities for a complete body-centered approach to feeling the joy of the present moment. She teaches and speaks throughout the world and lives in Reston, Virginia.