Therapeutic Bodywork
Mind/Body Awarness and Integration

Paul Norden, LMT, NCTMB


Developing mind/body awareness allows us to become aware of what's going on in the present moment, both in our body and in the environment around us. Mind/body awareness and integration practices are a way to familiarize ourself with being in the present moment through the use of an awareness enhancement method to gradually become familiar with recognizing, avoiding and letting go of factors contributing to our pain, such as habits we're unconscious of.

Many of us unknowingly hold tension in our bodies, and this is one of the most common contributing causes of muscular tightness and restriction that I see in clients today. Developing a grounded, calm, spacious and alert awareness of being in the present moment is practical, because once we do, it can always be there to serve us, just like riding a bicycle. It also will help us to stay calm and ‘come back home’ in challenging and chaotic situations, and we can always use an ally like that!

Online Resources

What is Meditation - Sogyal Rinpoche
Guided Meditation - Yongey Mingyur Rinpoch
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Mindfulness Practices

Published Resources

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying - Sogyal Rinpoche, Bringing the Mind Home
The Joy of Living - Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
Joyful Wisdom - Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

Meditation Instruction in Chicago

Tergar Meditation Community Chicago
Shambhala Meditation Center of Chicago
Zen Buddhist Temple of Chicago



Paul is available for phone consultation. Call 773.294.6510