How do you know who you are? That's a heavy question to start off this article and one that I certainly cannot answer. But I've been struck lately with how many of the clients I work with are uncomfortable in their own bodies, often reporting they feel 'phony' or otherwise physically insecure - unsure of who they are. I wonder if this is because many people don't accurately know where they are in space. If you don't know where you are, do you know who you are? In order to understand this better, we have to dig a bit deeper into spatial references and thus Part I!
Much of my philosophy when it comes to movement and behavior hinges on the process of self-regulation. I have addressed various aspects of self-regulation, or the loss thereof, on this website but I've never truly defined it. Read on for a few thoughts on the subject, including how I define it, as well as a link to an article I recently authored that introduces the connection between self-regulation and movement.