This course is an introduction to Continuum Movement® founded by Emilie Conrad Da’oud. Continuum Movement is an inquiry into what it means to be a human being providing a somatic method to explore oneself as an unfolding biological and planetary process. The essential elements of Continuum: breath, sound, movement, innovation, and sensation will be used to provide a portal to our own body’s bio-intelligence. In somatic psychology, we recognize the importance of a bottom-up intelligence versus the traditional cognitive top-down used most often in our culture. This course will teach students how to access the intelligence and wisdom of their body, in other words, provide a bottom-up method for students to use for themselves and helping others. This course will have a 30 to 45-minute experiential piece in each class so as to experience learning from a bottom-up perspective. A primary value of Continuum Movement is access to the universal processes within.
Donnalea Van Vleet Goelz, has a PhD in Clinical Somatic Psychology and is executive director of Continuum Movement®, founded by Emilie Conrad Da’oud. She is the founder and owner of Cobalt Moon Center, a center for integrative health and Somatics education in Neptune Beach, FL. She is a graduate of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing where she served as senior faculty in the US and Europe. She has taught and been on the faculty of Esalen Institute, Hollyhock Educational Institute, Kripalu, and The Open Center. She is currently involved in research and treatment of trauma at UF Shands and University of North Florida.