Dialogue with Your Body

To Promote Healing

If you need help beginning the healing conversation with your body, here are some prompts that will guide you toward a productive dialogue.

Begin the dialogue as you would with a friend, by saying “Hello!” then follow the flow that feels most authentic to you.

Maybe you want it to be a letter you write, and then imagine and write the letter your body would write to you.

Maybe you want it to be more of a back and forth dialogue, similar to a line by line script.

Perhaps it’s a Q & A session – no matter what, maintain an intention of compassionate curiosity while encouraging reflection on both ends.

Here are some questions you may want to explore and exchange with your body:

“Hello, down there…”

“I’m not sure where to start. Is there anything you want to ask me or tell me?” (Sometimes, the
body wants to know why you’ve been unkind to it, or judgmental to it over the years.)

“What do you need to know?”

“What do I need to know about you?”

“What do you need me to do? … This is what I’m asking for from you…”

“What are you holding on to – and why?”

“What are you afraid of? … this is what I’m afraid of…”

“What do you yearn for/ crave?”

“What would it be like to practice asking, giving, receiving, exploring, experiencing…”

As with any conversation with a friend, we don’t want it to feel like an interrogation! Approach your body in the way you would want someone to approach you.

Sometimes the best conversations take place over a series of several conversations. Take your time and be kind. You’re in the process of earning your body’s trust, and we want to allow your body to earn yours.

You may want to practice this dialogue with a different part of the body that’s easy to feel appreciation for – such as your eyes for seeing or hands for touching or tongue for tasting. This can help you get into the groove of dialogue. Then shift to the more sensitive parts of the body.

For fun, Check out Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” on YouTube for her one script that says, “If your vagina could talk what would it say? (2 words)”

If you’re reading this, you’re off to a great start! Keep up the great work.