Oktober 2022

Embodiment & New Work at GETT (Gut Enfant Terribles Tag)

As expected, the Good Enfants Terribles Day in September was both fun and truly inspiring. Emily had a great time getting to know more of the amazing and creative Les Enfant Terribles community (LET). Along with embodiment training throughout the day, there was a great talk given by Joana Breidenbach, many surprising speed dating interactions, a highly interesting philosophical discussion (aka Filtertalk) and great musical input to close the day from Carole Martiné. For those interested in a highly creative and community-oriented approach to New Work, keep an eye on Les Enfants Terribles.


September 2022

Embodiment Online at the Circular Futures Festival

At Embodiment at Work it goes without saying that we greatly enjoy being a part of meaningful events. In September we had the pleasure of contributing to the digital part of the Circular Futures Festival organized and hosted by Project Together. Erik provided hundreds of online participants with a short introduction to 4E cognition and how to use simple physical movement as a regenerative break to boost energy, cognitive function and connection. Once again one of our favorite tools OMG (Orient /Move/Ground) supported everyone’s ability to refresh their thinking and continue to work creatively and collaboratively on the topic of circular economy.


Credit: Heart painted by Tracy Beeler

August 2022

Introducing the Cardiocracy Collective

The Cardiocracy Collective is a new collaboration between visual artist Rebecca Raue, author and philosopher Dr. Kerstin Lücker and embodiment trainer Emily Poel that focuses on exploring right relationship through the different lenses of Body, Art and Thought. Cardiocracy is a term coined by Rebecca Raue in 2017 while thinking about sustainable forms of society. Translated from Greek, cardiocracy means „rule of hearts.“ Our first workshops exploring these themes will take place as part of the exhibition “Bodies in Trouble” in Haus Kunst Mitte in November and December. Stay tuned for more info…


July 2022

Bodytalk & Insight Lab with Prof. Hermann Klöckner: Human Nature & Artificial Intelligence - A Discourse

Last month we had our final Body Talk & Insight Lab of our Post-Corona Re-Start Series with special guest Prof. Hermann Klöckner. It was a fascinating deep-dive into the topic of human evolution and what our current habits of embodiment mean for our cognitive abilities. New possibilities were explored in Hermann’s talk and in the Insight Lab with Emily, and a lively discussion closed the evening.  It was a great completion of our series, ending with both questions and creative ideas about how we can respond as bodies to the global challenges we currently face.


June 2022

Supporting Young, International Teams at Decagames

We’re very happy with our ongoing embodiment training at Decagames. A fast-growing and international gaming company with smart young people from all over the world, plus open-minded and forward-thinking management continues to be a great match, both during the pandemic and beyond.


May 2022

OMG with ProjectTogether

Recently Erik gave an online mini-workshop for ProjectTogether to a very open and enthusiastic team. Once again OMG (Orient/Move/Ground) from Steve Haines was very well-received. It’s an effective and simple embodiment tool for self-regulation and stress management during working hours, even if the work stress is positive! We’re glad the participants enjoyed the training and were able to take something for their working day. 

Cheers to modern and sustainable work! Learn more about ProjectTogether here.


April 2022

10te Rechtentaler Gespräche - Was haben Denken und Lernen mit dem Körper zu tun?

In April Emily had the pleasure of traveling to Sud Tirol to present on the topic of embodied cognition and then actually doing embodiment practice live with over 80 school directors (plus 60 online!) at the 10th anniversary of the 10te Rechtenthaler Gespräche.  It was a hybrid event with an inspiring program, including Professor Hans Anand Pant from the Humboldt University in Berlin and Boris Gloger and Anna Czerny presenting on how an agile approach can be brought into the education system in their program Scrum4Schools. Over the 1.5 days we looked at what interoception has to do with self-regulation and why it’s so important to thinking and learning. Let’s get more embodiment into education!


April 2022

Skills For Peace - OMG with David Bloom

We had a very special embodiment evening on Monday, April 25th in collaboration with musician and choreographer David Bloom, organized by Deutsches Institut für Gutes Leben as part of the exhibition Points of Resistance IV: SKILLS FOR PEACE. It was a great opportunity to combine embodied awareness with the experience of a historical space and a powerful exhibition. Skills for Peace will be the final exhibition in Berlin’s historic Zionskirche before the church closes for several years of renovations. For more information about the program: https://www.kleinervonwiese.com/


March 2022

Embodiment For New Work Facilitators

This was a great collaboration with New Work facilitators Franziska Krüger and Gerhild Vollherbst as part of Les Enfants Terribles Master Class in Collaboration Design in early March 2022. For many of us it was our first live workshop in a long time, and we had a blast.


February 2022

OMG - Orient, Move, Ground - Embodiment Tool from Steve Haines

In October 2021 we had the pleasure of inviting Steve Haines to be our BodyTalk & Insight Lab #3 guest on the topic of slow touch. Steve has a great body of work (no pun intended) that includes the Really Strange Comic Series that we regularly recommend to our clients. OMG is taken from the comic Trauma is Really Strange and we’ve been using it regularly over the past months – for instance at a demo for International Womens’ Day, in the Zionskirche and in many of our online workshops. For more on Steve’s great collection of work, check out: https://bodycollege.net/books/


February 2022

Continuing Collaboration with DIFGL

After successfully launching the series Post-Corona Re-Start: Body Talks & Insight Labs with Dr. Kerstin Lücker, Katja Anclam and Christoph Henseler in August of 2021, it’s clear that there’s more to do. We’re very happy to announce Emily’s new position as head of difgl’s department for Embodiment & New Work starting in March 2022. 

For more about Deutsches Institut für Gutes Leben and it’s projects and members, check out: http://difgl.de/uber-uns/


January 2022

Ongoing Exchange with Prof. Guy Claxton, author of Intelligence in the Flesh: Why Your Mind Needs Your Body More Than It Thinks

One of the best surprises that has emerged from our Body Talks & Insight Labs project is an ongoing and wide-ranging exchange with Prof. Guy Claxton on all things related to intelligence, embodied cognition and learning. Guy was our online guest in November of 2021 and we’ve been in touch ever since. From his upcoming new book on intelligence to Emily’s growing interest in education, there’s never a lack of things to discuss. On the contrary! Stay tuned for interesting things to come. For more about Guy and his work check out: https://www.guyclaxton.net/


November 2021

Introducing our Home Office Parcours!

This 1-hour workshop was one of our responses to the increase in Home Office time during periods of lockdown and it’s become one of our favorite workshops to give. It’s amazing what movement and spatial awareness can do in terms of feeling and thinking better in Home Office, ourselves included! If you’re interested in booking a Home Office Parcours for your team or organization, get in touch! Write us at info@embodimentatwork.co.


August 2021

New Project: Post-Corona Re-Start: Body Talks & Insight Labs

We’re very happy to introduce a new monthly online project we have running with difgl (Deutsches Institut für Gutes Leben) called Post-Corona Re-Start: Body Talks & Insight Labs. Every month we’ll invite a special guest from a different field to speak on an embodiment-related topic and then explore that input through physical exercises and discussion. Our goal is to use embodiment practice to think differently and find new approaches to existing societal problems. We have an impressive line-up of guests ahead. Join us online! http://difgl.de/