31 Oct

The Embodiment Conference Reloaded

The Embodiment Conference Reloaded

Did you manage to get to any of the talks at The Embodiment Conference 2020? There were so many of them, all for free too. If you didn’t know about it or get to see all the talks you wanted to, it’s possible to purchase the whole library, or, you can catch them again for free on the 7th and 8th November.

I got to see some of my favourite speakers, the people who inform my work, and my teachers. But there is so much more. So much it can be overwhelming – there are 1000’s of talks. With that in mind, I thought I would share my top 10, but I strongly encourage you to have a look at the schedule and see if there is someone there, or a topic, that resonate with you.

Here’s the link to The Embodiment Conference website:


When you register, which is free, you will be able to see all the talks and categories. And just so you know, the links below will only work if you have registered.

10 Recommendations

As mentioned, these talks are from people that have informed my work, or I have trained with them. And they are not listed in any special order.

Presentation with Bessel van der Kolk

Bessel van der Kolk is the author of “The Body Keeps the Score”. Furthermore, he is a psychiatrist, researcher, and educator. His work over the last 40 years has contributed greatly to the treatment of traumatic stress.


In an Unspoken Voice with Peter Levine

Peter Levine is the developer of Somatic Experiencing, a bestselling author, holds a PHD of Medical Biophysics and is a Doctor of Psychiatry. In this talk he discusses how the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness.


Compassionate Inquiry with Gabor Mate

Gabor Mate is a retired physician, bestselling author and renowned for his work in the areas of addiction, developmental trauma, and stress. He founded Compassionate Inquiry, which is a psychotherapeutic approach that reveals what lies beneath the appearance we present to the world.


Interview with Richard Schwartz and Alanis Morissette

Richard Schwartz is the founder of Internal Family Systems. IFS is a transformative, evidence-based psychotherapy that helps people heal by accessing and loving their protective and wounded inner parts.


Embodiment through the lens of the Polyvagal Theory

Dr Stephen Porges is the author of Polyvagal Theory which has opened the door to innovative treatments based on insights into the mechanisms and mediating symptoms observed in several behavioural, psychiatric, and physical disorders.


Panel Discussion with Alanis Morissette, Peter Levine, Gabor Maté, Richard Schwartz and Dan Siegel

Mark Walsh leads an enlightening panel discussion


Leadership from the Body: Embodiment of the 9 Domains of Integration with Dan Siegel

Dan is an interpersonal neurobiologist, professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and executive director of the Mindsight Institute. This is an experiential session providing a dynamic practice to cultivate resilience and wellbeing


Awareness and Love in uncertain times with Jack Kornfield and Trudy Goodman

This session with Judy and Jack offers mediation teachings, stories and practices to inspire courage, love and awakening in this life, just where we are.


The Practice of Embodied Presence in the Only Moment We Ever Have with Jon Kabat-Zinn

Jon is a biologist, author, and developer of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Intentionally cultivating mindfulness of the body moment by moment can help us inhabit a hitherto untapped dimension of human intelligence in systematic ways that ultimately transcend methods and outcomes and invite us to live fully the lives that are ours to live.


The Spiritually Alive Body with A. H. Almaas

Almaas is an author, spiritual teacher, and founder of the Diamond approach. The relation of body and spirit is mysterious and fascinating. We can experience our body as alive with sparkling awareness, with nectars of love and the immensity of Being.


Before you go…

If you attended some of the talks already, and have a recommendation, please leave it in the comments below. Or, if you watch some talks this week, and something stands out for you, leave a comment below.




  1. 1 November 2020

    Fabulous Stephen, thank you.


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