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The Benefits of Kum Nye in the Recovery from Trauma

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Science Wisdom Live

Science & Wisdom LIVE presents the Benefits of Kum Nye in the Recovery from Trauma with Jason Upton.

About this Event

Psychotherapist Jason Upton will look at the therapeutic benefits of Kum Nye, an ancient Tibetan movement practice.

During the Nepal earthquake of 2015, Jason experienced the trauma of being inside a collapsing house. In the months that followed, the practice of Kum Nye played an important role in releasing the habits of trauma. Drawing upon embodied phenomenology, Jason will look at the effects of trauma and how these interrupt one’s everyday subjective knowingness through the body. He will then reflect upon how Kum Nye can help overcome these effects by not allowing the embodied habits of trauma to become frozen or solidified. Rather, the movement allows for a return to an expressive sense of meaning-making in and through the body.

About the Speaker:
Jason Upton is a UKCP registered existential psychotherapist and dance movement therapist with many years’ experience in the fields of trauma, sexual abuse and sexual offending. He is a senior lecturer at Regent’s University and sees clients in private practice. Jason has practised Kum Nye and other Tibetan movement practices for over 17 years. He is also doing a PhD at SOAS which takes a phenomenological perspective on early Tibetan Buddhist practices which involve the body and sense perception.

About Science & Wisdom LIVE:
Science & Wisdom LIVE is a project of Jamyang London Buddhist Centre.

Each dialogue explores the middle ground between science and contemplative wisdom, focusing on themes such as the ethics of artificial intelligence, gender equality, climate change, and the benefits of mindfulness and meditation for mental health.

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Join the conversation LIVE on Zoom! You will receive a link via email after registering for the event. After the dialogue, there will be plenty of time for questions and debate


May 6
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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