Explore one-of-a-kind guided meditative practices connecting your mind and body, enabling you to leave behind fear, struggle, and anxiety… and allowing you to experience deeper levels of peace, presence, and inner calm.
Your body can become overloaded with stress and anxiety when you live in your head — consciously or unconsciously trying to control everything.
The challenge is that our culture has given us a flawed road map. It convinced us that our survival depends on our ability to control everything — our relationships, thoughts, feelings, environment, and more. Yet, the need for control leads us to gradually dominate and disconnect from our bodies, impairing our ability to be present.
Estranged from ourselves, we are vulnerable to anxiety, depression, sleep problems, and other health issues.
Fortunately, the road map leading you faithfully back to the ease and vitality of your wholeness is at hand. Philip Shepherd, author of New Self, New World and Radical Wholeness, is the person who can show it to you. He’s the creator of The Embodied Present Process™ (TEPP), designed to help you reunite the thinking of your head with the deep, present, and calm intelligence of your body.
Philip will give you the practical exercises and solid understanding you need to find your way home to a life that’s more grounded — one in which you can relax into your authentic self and experience deeper levels of connection and love in your relationships.
Your body knows it belongs to the world, and feels the present moment intimately. When you unite your body’s intelligence with your mind’s cognitive ability, you discover harmony within yourself and companionship with the world around you. You’re able to ground yourself in the security of your being, rather than depending on symbols of external value to create security for you.
Philip’s Embodied Present Process shows you how to do that for yourself. It guides you through a process of embodied integration, through which parts of you that are at odds with each other reconcile and come into accord, so you can escape the trap of self-consciousness and discover the bliss of surrendering to the present.
You’ll step out of the fears, struggles, and limitations of your head and ease into the deeper levels of peace, aliveness, and engagement that reside in your body.
Join us for a journey of reconnection in this 7-module online course with Philip — a leader in the global embodiment movement who has developed over 150 unique embodiment practices — as you learn to reinhabit your beautiful body to experience singularity with the world around you.
As you follow the practical, gentle guidance of Philip’s spoken meditations, you’ll inhabit your body at a level you’ve never experienced before, and discover within you an unshakeable security.
As your trust in the body grows, so too does your trust of the mindful present — and that will allow you, perhaps for the first time, to experience what it means to connect with and feel supported by the deep, abiding peace that lies at the heart of the present moment.
During these seven sessions with Philip, you’ll discover how it feels to liberate yourself to your breath, ground yourself in the present, and attune to the impeccable guidance this provides. Most of all, you’ll finally surrender to the present so you can feel more happiness, inner balance, and wellbeing.
In each class, you’ll gain a greater understanding of how your relationship to your body is a template for all your relationships. As Philip guides you through the course, you may realize that your body is melting into revelatory coherence, where you feel completely aligned in body, mind, and soul.
The first step in coming home to your wholeness is learning how to reawaken your pelvic floor — the ground of your being, the place in your body where you can access your deepest truth.
Philip will equip you with techniques to reawaken your pelvic bowl, and that help you breathe more deeply and ground yourself. He’ll show you how to create spaciousness within — opening you up to radical acceptance of self that will support you with grace and resilience for the rest of your life.
During this transformative 7-module course, you’ll:
- Learn to awaken your pelvic floor on a journey inward, where you’ll come to rest in the present moment
- Allow yourself to surrender to your natural fluidity by relaxing into your breath and softening into tender currents of life
- Learn to embrace whole-body breathing, where your entire body engages as if a wave were traveling through you as you breathe with ease and grace
- Feel how the anxieties churning in your body are just unintegrated energies, and learn how to integrate them in just a few simple steps
- Discover the healing power of receptivity and presence — where you fully embody the present moment as you heal the wound of self-consciousness
- Release yourself from living in the prison of presentation mode where you’re unconsciously trying to earn love, approval, and acceptance
- Re-embrace the glory of sacred groundedness to feel securely supported with strength, confidence, joy, and clarity
- Realize that fear, worry, anxiety, and depression are all characterized by a sense of feeling alone, yet aloneness is a fantasy created by contracting your body and disconnecting yourself from the world
- Learn to let go and soften to the world and land in a place of spaciousness, grace, and harmony
- Discover how to feel the currents of the present unfolding like a wave that can carry you like a surfer
- Learn how to balance your masculine and feminine energy so that you can renew a healthy relationship with the natural world
What You’ll Discover in These 7 Modules
In this 7-part transformational intensive, Philip Shepherd will guide you through the fundamental Embodied Present Process skills you need to live a deeply fulfilling, fully embodied life of joy, presence, grace, and wholeness.
This course will feature step-by-step teachings and experiential practices with Philip. Each session will build harmoniously upon the previous ones, empowering you to develop a complete holistic understanding of the practices, tools, and principles you’ll need to move out of your head, re-discover your wholeness, and surrender to the spacious present.
Along your guided journey with Philip, you’ll be introduced to your body as never before, discovering the landscape of its intelligence and learning to navigate your way home to its natural, spacious, grounded attunement to the present.
If you’re ready to deepen your connection with yourself, your relationships, and the earth, this 7-module course will give you the insights and practical guidance you need to live a more balanced life of joy, fulfillment, ease, and wholeness.
Module 1: From the Bottom Up — Total Renewal With the Pelvic Floor
In this session, we’ll go back to the beginning and reassess on a grand scale where we are and how we got here. We’ll delve into how we ended up living in our heads rather than in the felt-present moment.
The clarity you’ll gain during this process will provide deep insight to activate your path forward. What you’ll discover is that your true path will always lead you more deeply home to find yourself held in the embrace of the present. The paradox of this process is that following that path is as much about undoing what holds you back as it is about discovering what carries you forward.
In this session, you’ll:
- Learn powerful insights about why diaphragmatic breathing can disrupt your wholeness
- Discover the intelligence that resides within your pelvic bowl, what some scientists are calling “the second brain,” and how to use it
- Experience how it feels to come to rest in your body’s intelligence by attuning to the world
- Understand how to connect with the world by feeling the world flow through you
- Experience your natural state of breathing, in which you feel the breath filling your body from the pelvic floor up
Module 2: Rediscovering Your Wholeness Through Breath
Because we live in our heads, we have developed a top-down relationship with our bodies. As a result, this has created an unnatural, top-down approach to breathing that makes the body feel mechanical and leaves it in a perpetual state of stress. Our true nature is fluid. Living in our heads has interrupted our natural flow.
Up to 60% of the adult body is water. Your body is literally an ocean of energetic exchanges. And when you experience that ocean within you, you can return to the present moment and feel each breath move through the entirety of your body like a wave. When the whole of your being is available to the breath, each breath reveals your wholeness. And when you can feel your wholeness in the world, you will truly come to rest in it.
In this class, you’ll explore:
- How the practice of Top-Down Breathing holds tension in the body
- The fluidity that lives through your back, your legs, and your whole being
- Your breath softening your body into its true, fluid nature
- The ease and presence of a whole-body breath
Module 3: Stepping Out of Presentation Mode & Into the Present
If you are not present in life, you are missing it! You’re missing the rich, subtle juiciness of all your personal relationships. Being present can seem like a shimmering oasis, just out of reach for many. You start to wonder... “What’s wrong with me?”
The problem isn’t with you, it’s with our culture. So in this module, you’ll learn a new approach to becoming present that allows you to find presence in the world in a natural and easy way, as it should be.
In this module, you’ll:
- Learn how to step out of presentation mode
- Discover the root of our culture’s obsessively driven nature and how you can disentangle yourself from it by fully embodying the present moment
- Understand why it’s impossible to be present while you’re living in your head
- Experience a simple method for letting go of judging yourself and others
- Learn how we unknowingly withhold from people the one gift they most desire — and how to give that gift to the people in your life
Module 4: Groundedness — The Key to Deep Rest
When you are not grounded, your energy gets trapped in your body. It moves around and around, keeping you in a low level of anxiety or uncenteredness.
One way to understand this is to look at the lightning rods that barns use to carry the energy of the sky safely to the earth. Learning to ground yourself is like installing a lightning rod so that the charged, frenetic energy we carry within us can settle and reach a place of neutrality where it no longer triggers us.
This will have a transformational effect on your body, because in our culture, our legs get treated as nothing more than prosthetic limbs to move us around, rather than being felt as living conduits to the earth that hold us in its loving embrace.
During this session, Philip will help you:
- Unlearn the dysfunctional messaging from our culture that tells you not to trust the earth
- Feel how coming to rest on the earth brings you to rest in the present moment
- Understand why the true nature of intelligence is different from what you might think
- Heal your relationship with an aspect of your body that you rarely notice
- Discover that to raise your consciousness, you must first learn how to lower it
- Feel the field of your body’s energy brought into harmony with the present moment
Module 5: Crossing the Bridge From Self-Consciousness to Consciousness
Self-consciousness is much more than that uncomfortable feeling that happens to us when we stand up to give a speech. Sadly, it’s the normal state we live in. We supervise, judge, and monitor ourselves all the time. And it feels natural to live in this divided state because it’s the approach of division and control that’s encouraged in our culture. But when we live in a divided state, we live at odds with ourselves. We become mired in an internal struggle that’s exhausting and anxiety-producing.
Ultimately, we face a choice: to live in the depleted state in which most of our waking hours will be spent thinking about our thoughts, or to come out of our heads and back home to the companionship of the present moment.
Wouldn’t you like to know how to make that choice for yourself?
In this module, you’ll:
- Learn why self-consciousness is inevitable when we live in our heads
- Discover within yourself the neglected intelligence that reveals the oneness in which we are all held
- Understand and experience what it means to come to rest on the ground of your being
- Learn to move out of your head and into your body — grounded and at ease in the world
- Move from a place of disconnection and aloneness into a realm where you feel the easy companionship of the present alive within you
Module 6: The Totality of Wholeness — Beyond Body, Mind & Spirit
We’ve been led to believe that our wholeness is something we can achieve by organizing and controlling parts of ourselves — body, mind, and spirit — so that they each flourish and come into balance with one another.
That approach is entirely mistaken. You can’t achieve wholeness because the truth is you can’t escape it. Wholeness is all there is. It is holding you now — your life indivisibly belongs to it. But you can lose sight of it when you live in the head, because the whole isn’t something that can be known. It’s too subtle and transformative.
All you can do is feel it — and that requires the thinking of your whole being. Yes, the body thinks, in ways more fluid, subtle, and attuned than the head could even imagine. This module is where you’ll learn to experience that.
In this class, you’ll explore:
- How to distinguish the difference between thinking in your head and thinking in your body
- The wound between your thinking and your being — and how to heal it so that every sensation in the body is recognized as a form of thought
- What it means to think with the whole of your being
- What it feels like to center your thinking in your body
Module 7: Surrendering to the Spacious Present
The qualities we most yearn to feel in our lives aren’t things that can be achieved. Harmony belongs to the present. As does spaciousness, peace, grace, presence, clarity, and companionship. It’s when we join the present that we partake of these qualities.
But, you cannot think your way into the present. You join it by surrendering — surrendering all the resistance that holds you back from it. And with that surrender, you come into attunement not just with the ordinary grace of being, but also with the clarity, vitality, and resolution of your life. You experience your communion with the mindful present.
In this session, you’ll:
- Discover the path to wholeness, which has nothing to do with fixing or overcoming your problems
- Learn how energy is orphaned in the body, and how to love it back into wholeness
- Experience the one thing the body most deeply understands
- Learn to discern the difference between analog knowing, in which the body attunes to all the cues from the world around it, informed by its reality, and digital knowing, in which we freeze the world’s energy into facts that we accumulate and organize
- Explore how analog knowing is embodied knowing, and yields the most powerful knowledge you can possess
- Feel what it means to attune to wholeness
Each class builds upon the previous one so that you’ll build a full foundation and develop a holistic understanding of the practices, tools, and principles you’ll need to move out of your head to live once more in the spacious present.
The Fully Embodied Life Bonus Collection
In addition to Philip’s transformative 7-module course, you’ll receive these special bonuses to take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.
Video Meditation From Philip Shepherd
In this 10-minute embodied meditation, Philip will show you how to soften and release the body’s congested energies and discover within it the spaciousness of the present. You’ll feel yourself being brought into intimate connection with the life of the world around you. The transformational power of this meditation really shows up with daily use. As you feel yourself repeatedly emptied of the weight of problems and anxieties that tend to accumulate, and effortlessly drawn into the grace of being, you’ll quickly learn to do this practice on your own.
Return to Presence
Group Session With Philip Shepherd
In this hour-long group session, Philip will lead you through a new practice to ground in the spacious present. He’ll show you how to release your body to the breath to achieve deep levels of relaxation, so you can surrender to the present moment more fully.
Excerpt From Deep Fitness
2 Chapters From the Book by Philip Shepherd
Deep Fitness is a leading-edge approach to fitness that overturns many erroneous beliefs being taught today. Co-authored by Philip Shepherd and Andrei Yakovenko, the book Deep Fitness presents a new, science-backed approach to fitness that offers maximum effectiveness in a minimal commitment of time. With these two chapters, you’ll get an insider overview of a specially designed and mindful approach that enables you to achieve fitness with just a half-hour workout once or twice a week.
What People Are Saying About Philip Shepherd...
— John de Beer: “Philip Shepherd Has Helped Me Become More Fully Alive”
— Connie Shaw: “Part of What Makes Philip Shepherd’s Teaching So Effective Is That He Lives It”
— Buster Radvik: “Philip Shepherd Shows Me the Way Back Home”
“The Embodied Present Process that Philip Shepherd teaches has been immensely valuable for me in learning to re-inhabit my pelvic bowl.”
The Embodied Present Process that Philip Shepherd teaches has been immensely valuable for me in learning to re-inhabit my pelvic bowl. This is the “moving”’ or belly center, and no one else focuses here in the way Philip does! Other teachers emphasize heart opening, or ways of working with the mind. Coming back to the integrative center of the body is often neglected, and Philip’s approach is a needed corrective.
— Marianne Spitzform
“Philip has an almost preternatural ability to see and help develop resources within each of us...”
Philip has an almost preternatural ability to see and help develop resources within each of us that we are already carrying, yet may not be fully utilizing. He helps us out of our habitual minds and into a new relationship with ourselves and others using the tools of breath, body, and language. Philip gives plenty of practical resources we can use to work skillfully with ourselves, our lives, and our communications — and to ease past somatic upsets such as trauma and other physical insults.
— Annie, workshop participant
Here’s What You’ll Receive
Seven 90-Minute Class Sessions With Philip Shepherd
Experience a unique opportunity to learn from the creator of The Embodied Present Process from the comfort of your own home. Each class session includes a streaming video option and guides you to discover specific skills and abilities to move out of your head and discover deeper levels of peace, wellness, and wholeness.
Seven Transcripts of Class Sessions
In addition to the high-quality videos and MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription after each session is completed. You can then review, print, and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.
Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson
Between class sessions, you’ll have the option of completing related exercises, practicing new tools, and answering questions to accelerate your learning and integrate each lesson.
The Fully Embodied Life Bonus Collection
- The Hourglass
Video Meditation From Philip Shepherd
- Return to Presence
Group Session With Philip Shepherd
- Excerpt From Deep Fitness
2 Chapters From the Book by Philip Shepherd
An Unprecedented Opportunity to Join the Reclaim the Lost Art of Wholeness for a Fully Embodied Life Online Training
We feel honored that Philip Shepherd has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive online training. This is a unique opportunity to learn from the creator of The Embodied Present Process whose powerful insights and pioneering work are helping us heal and awaken ourselves and our world.
If you’re serious about learning to move out of your head and into your body for a life of connection, fulfillment, and wholeness, you owe it to yourself, your loved ones, and our world to take this one-of-a-kind training.
If you’re ready to take the next step in evolving yourself, click the register button below to reserve your space now.
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More Praise for Philip Shepherd...
— Bestselling Author Andrew Harvey: “Philip Is Someone You Can Trust to Guide You Into the Most Important Adventure You Could Ever Take”
— Maurizio Benazzo, Co-Founder of Science and Nonduality: “Knowing That People Like Philip Exist Makes This Journey Between Life and Death Bearable”
“Philip was literally speaking to, and invoking, a deeper, more whole and healed part of myself...”
I literally couldn’t put it down. Philip was speaking to, and invoking, a deeper, more whole and healed part of myself... it is as if this book is a multivitamin and mineral supplement — real medicine — secreted by the universe itself to help us heal our collective insanity.
— Paul Levy, author of Dispelling Wetiko: Breaking the Curse of Evil
“Philip Shepherd has captured the essence of individual embodiment...”
Going beyond outdated notions of “holistic,” Philip Shepherd has captured the essence of individual embodiment and its inextricable connection with everyone and everything. What our world desperately needs now are not more smart Homo sapiens, but fully present and embodied Holo-sapiens who feel and live in grounded inter-relatedness.
— Carolyn Baker, PhD, co-author with Andrew Harvey of Return to Joy and author of Love in the Age of Ecological Apocalypse: Cultivating the Relationships We Need to Thrive
“[Philip] offers us real hope...”
[Philip] challenges the way we were taught to think, and offers us something that could radically change how we live... offers us real hope, the kind of hope that sees a way out of the quagmire of living in an unsustainable way in our own lives and in our shared world.
— Oriah “Mountain Dreamer” House, author of The Invitation
“[Philip offers] both the vision and the means to come home to your own wholeness.”
Fully embodied and present in the world, he stands outside the most fundamental bias of Western culture and offers us nothing less than a new center to live from. In his hands, wholeness is no longer just an idea or a goal to strive for; it becomes a visceral experience, and one that can be accessed at will through brilliantly simple practices. Here you will find both the vision and the means to come home to your own wholeness.
— Morgan Farley, PhD, author of Name Yourself Feast
“[Philip has] an almost preternatural ability to see and help develop resources within each of us... ”
[Philip has] an almost preternatural ability to see and help develop resources within each of us which we are already carrying yet may not be fully utilizing. He helps us out of our habitual minds and into a new relationship with ourselves and others using the tools of breath, body, and language. Philip gives plenty of practical resources we can use to work skillfully with ourselves, our lives, our communications, and to ease past somatic upsets, such as trauma and other physical insults.
— Annie, workshop participant
About Philip Shepherd
Philip Shepherd is recognized as a leader in the global embodiment movement. He is the creator of The Embodied Present Process™ (TEPP), which provides both a fresh philosophical overview of how our culture desensitizes the body, and a series of over 150 practices to help people renew their sensitivity to the world and reclaim their calm, centered presence in it.
He shares TEPP worldwide through in-person workshops and Facilitators Trainings, and has articulated the need for a new, more embodied way of being in two books: Radical Wholeness and New Self, New World. Both books identify the causes, perils, and challenges of our culture’s disembodiment. He developed TEPP with his co-director and wife Allyson Woodrooffe, who also shares the practices in person.
Philip’s personal path to embodiment includes a 2-year journey as a teenager, during which he traveled alone by bicycle through Europe, the Middle East, Iran, India, and Japan. He has also studied classical Japanese Noh Theater; co-founded an interdisciplinary theater company; written two internationally produced plays and a television documentary; designed and built several houses; co-founded an arts magazine called Onion; played lead roles on stages in London, New York, Chicago, and Toronto; and earned a reputation as a coach, both with individual clients seeking a deeper experience of embodiment, and for corporate clients seeking to improve their presentation skills. His most recent book is Deep Fitness, which he co-authored with Andrei Yakovenko.
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