A comprehensive and groundbreaking book that helps teenagers integrate body and mind and enhance their kinesthetic intelligence, while developing the inner resilience they need to stay balanced and thrive, now and into adulthood.
What resources do adolescents have to deal with the rise of youth problems—from bullying to eating disorders to school violence and suicide—evident in our schools today? The Embodied Teen addresses these questions in a concise and accessible style as it introduces a groundbreaking program to help students integrate body and mind and enhance their kinesthetic intelligence, while developing the inner resilience they need to stay balanced and thrive, now and into adulthood. Using the latest research as well as practical knowledge gleaned from her decades of teaching, Susan Bauer outlines a comprehensive curriculum that ranges from basic body awareness practices to more specific, experiential activities based in anatomy and physiology. A student’s own moving body becomes the lab through which to learn self-care, injury prevention, and much more. A series of “Explorations” combine movement activities and discussions that help students unlearn self-defeating body habits that impact body image and self-esteem, develop their innate body intelligence, and increase their emotional resilience.
About the Author:
SUSAN BAUER (MFA, RSME/T) is a teacher, dancer, writer, Fulbright Scholar, and somatic educator and practitioner. In her thirty-year career she has taught in middle school and high school, college, and community contexts, and has led teacher trainings and given conference presentations both in the United States and abroad. Her pioneering teacher training program, Embodiment in Education, is now in its tenth year. Bauer served on the board of directors of the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA) from 2012 to 2015. She is also a Registered Somatic Movement Educator and Therapist with a private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. Bauer holds an MFA in dance from the Department of World Arts and Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles, and is a contributor to the anthologies Embodied Lives and Dance, Somatics, and Spiritualities. For more information please visit susanbauer.com.