The Blending of Somatics and Deep Ecology


Ecosomatic Reshaping for Individuals, Relationships, and Organizations

Living an Ecosomatic life encompasses an ongoing process of embodied change (somatics) with an ecological conscience to live as satisfied and fulfilled individuals, couples, families, communities, and organizations. – Mark Mooney

Ecosomatic Transformation is an approach that includes a somatic process of embodied change with the principles of deep ecology to produce satisfaction and fulfillment in individuals, couples, families, communities and organizations. Ecosomatics connects deeply to the essence of values, morals, ethics and standards to the extent that those values can be lived and embodied. This means that the actions, habits, and practices of individuals and organizations as a whole are aligned, lived, and expressed by how individuals relate and care for each other and how important decisions are made.

It asks that we live and organize all aspects of our life as part of and not separate from, the natural world – personally and professionally – in accordance to values that regard all life as sacred. This leads to living as balanced, generative human beings and organizations in a balanced, generative world. In organizational life, this implies living the mission and values of the organization, and reveals the embodiment of the true meaning of “triple bottom line” in action. This is different than slogans and written values that sounds good but are not truly lived.

Organizations are in many ways a construct identical to individuals. Organizations have a history of experiences related to business concerns that have shaped them. Related to this original shaping, response to external or internal stimulas will produce an embodied reaction or response from whatever has been practiced habitually over time.

Organizations live in a set of practices that define who they are. There are assessments about organizations, about customer service, products, as a place to work, environmentally conscious, and pay rates, etc. How organizations are seen is directly related to what is practiced and how those practices happen. This is no different than how we assess people. How do they practice connection, trust, appearance, promises, etc. The totality of practices is who they are.

For the sake of this writing, we are putting attention on individual and organizational practices related to connection to the natural world.

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To further positive change and aliveness in individuals, couples, and organizations for the sake of abundance for all life.

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”
Lao Tzu