In short, the mind-body connection is knowing for yourself that you’re not a disconnected, separate self out there in the world. All beings have a bodymind and some sort of experience of their self. In this work, this is that is meant by somatic experience. We all have a common ground of being, and unique ways and means of expressing our self. You’re not just your thinking and you’re not just the rumbling sensations in your body. Relating to ourselves as only a ‘talking head’ leaves us up in the clouds and out of our sense and sensibility. We often hear the phrase ‘she was in her head about that.’ This usually implies being spacey, mired in stressful thinking and disconnected not just from our own body, but also from the soma (body) of earth and of other creatures great and small. I find that the whole body, whole self approach is useful when we want to engage change. In a mind-body approach we attend to our whole self, the parts and pieces, as well as the metaphor of ourself as whole. We experience our thinking, feeling, sensing, relational, wondrous, and ordinary self as we trouble ourselves with ourselves. It’s courageous, daring and darling.