The lessons in this book, previously available only through specialized courses and workshops, provide detailed information on a remarkable physical approach to emotion regulation. The Emotional Body uses physical patterns discovered in scientific research, and an instructional style informed by extensive research, somatic education theory, and more than ten years of development.
Emotional effector patterns are precise breathing and muscle manipulation patterns discovered in scientific research. Each pattern works like a key to open the door for one particular basic emotion to express throughout the entire body. "I rarely paid attention to the physical changes that come with emotions before, and I have found that since my class, I notice the twinklings of my physical patterns almost before my brain has time to define my feelings. I now know how to create an appropriate somatic response to any event." Ann (Asheville Training, 2019)
You are an emotional body. You were born with a body primed and ready to express your needs through emotions, and they influence all you feel, think, do, and say. Everything you encounter triggers your emotions, and then influences your health, relationships, perspective and perception of the world.
Based on Laura Bond's twenty years of teaching acting and somatic emotion-regulation techniques, TEAM for Actors provides tangible methods for integrating the thoughts, emotions, and actions of expressive behavior into acting.