Hello faithful readers! It's hard to believe that I've been writing on SethOberst.com for three years. I thoroughly enjoy it and have been proud to see the readership steadily grow. As I reflect on the articles I've written I have realized, though, some errors I've made in the process which gets in the way of what I set out to do: teach you! So read on for more on how I'm altering my path, just a bit.
I've Been Speaking the Wrong Language
I am proud of the content I've created the past three years. It has progressed from topics like "how to increase your bench press" to articles on spatial perception and self-ownership, embodiment, and threat perception. As my own thinking and clinical practices have progressed and matured my writing shifted into the more theoretical and abstract.
Then I read this book (yes, I know it was published in 2007 and no, I don't why I hadn't read it until now):
And I realized I am leaving a lot of teaching on the table. I have some cool ideas, I think, but I am not delivering them to you as well I as could. So here's what I'm doing about it.
I am still going to write on the same topics of course, they are my passion after all, but with the following changes:
All this to say that in order for you to get the most out of my site the content needs to be tangible. Sophisticated but tangible. Because the mission is to help people like you, or your clients if you're a clinician/coach, to better self-regulate. To "un-stick" patterns of movement and behavior that aren't helping you achieve what you want to achieve.
Learning to regulate oneself is one of the most important things we can do for not only ourselves but the people around us.
Think about it — what better way to get out of pain and suffering, anxiety, and improve your relationships, than to understand and master our own behavior.
Have any suggestions for topics or implementation? Love or hate this idea? Please comment below or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for reading these past three years and here's to many more!
* Want to understand how to implement the basics of breathing into your own life or clinical practice? Check out this webinar I'm teaching August 23, 2016 (click the link for details and to sign up): Just Breathe - How to Successfully Use the Basics of Breathing in Rehabilitation. CEUs are available if you're a PT, OT, or ATC. If you can't make it to the live course, no worries it will be available to watch On-Demand after the course airs.
P.S. I'll be doing some design updates to the website to make it more user friendly so stay tuned.