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World Energy Conference

'Live Online including Recordings' October 14th, 15th & 16th 2022

Cindy Engel PhD. BSc, UK. ' Somatic Empathy- How Your Body Helps You Understand Others'

Dr Cindy Engel from UK is joining us from her busy schedule as she is passionate to share her Guest presentation, 'Somatic Empathy-How Your Body Helps You Understand Others' .

We are delighted to announce that the eminent Author, Biologist and Bodyworker Cindy Engel PhD. BSc. from the UK, is kindly joining us, in her busy schedule, as a Guest Speaker. Cindy is speaking on her world famous research in her acclaimed book 'Wild Health' and presenting ' How Animals Keep themselves Healthy in the Wild' of which she is speaking about in our sister conference the Animal Energy World Conference.

As a Biologist: BSc hons Biological Sciences, PhD Physiological correlates of behaviour in mammals (UEA, Norwich, 1984) and as a biologist she published papers in peer-reviewed journals such as Animal Behaviour and Chemical Signals in Vertebrates. Her research interests revolve around the interaction between physiology and behaviour in mammals. This extends into health-maintenance behaviour. As a post.doc. research fellow, she studied olfactory-evoked-potentials in humans. 

As a Bodyworker: Diploma and post-graduate Diploma in Zen Shiatsu and Oriental Medicine (Shiatsu College, Norwich, 2000), Thai massage Diploma (Sun School, Chiang Mai, Thailand), Fascial Fitness Practitioner (Dr Robert Schleip, London). Certified Qigong instructor of The College of Elemental Chi Kung (London, 2000), Certified Medical Qigong instructor of Energy Arts International (Bruce Franztis), Certified Qigong instructor of Lotus neigong International (Damo Mitchell, author of The Comprehensive Guide to Neigong), Internal Alchemy practitioner, Mount Wudang, China (Master Hu Xuezhi, author of Revealing the Tao Te Ching).

Dr Cindy blends experience with experiment drawing on her personal experience as a bodyworker as well as the recent insights from neuroscientific studies published in the last five years.

Dr Engel explains how we unconsciously use our body to simulate the physical, emotional, and even mental experiences of others so that we can better understand them. This happens so quickly that it provides an almost immediate assessment of others. She describes this as somatic empathy and explains how scientists think it is how animals understand each other and how humans used to understand each other before the development of language. In other words, somatic empathy is an ancient intelligence we share with other animals.

Please visit Dr Cindy Engels' website which hosts her blog and two online courses about somatic empathy. One short and simple overview for only £10 and a second comprehensive tutor interactive course aimed at therapists (but suitable for anyone interested in the phenomenon).

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