#irishhealthhourchats with Phillip Shepherd
Philip Shepherd is recognized as an international authority on embodiment. He is the creator of The Embodied Present Process (TEPP), a unique method for reclaiming personal wholeness: it heals the frantic, restless pace of the intelligence in the head, which tends to run on overdrive, by uniting it with the deep, present and calm intelligence of the body. Philip gives TEPP workshops and talks around the world, and is training and certifying others to teach his work. Philip’s workshops are based on the vision articulated in his celebrated book, New Self, New World: Recovering our Senses in the Twenty-first Century.
Philip’s personal path to understanding has been shaped by his adventures as a teenager, when he cycled alone through Europe, the Middle East, India and Japan; by his deep commitment to and studies of bodywork; by his experiences as an actor, playing lead roles on stages in London, New York, Chicago and Toronto; and by the burning desire for freedom that has illuminated his entire life.
Phillip's new book, Radical Wholeness: The Embodied Present and the Ordinary Grace of Being, is being re-launched on June 7th 2018. It looks at how our culture has obliterated its sensitivity to wholeness, so that as individuals we struggle to feel the wholeness of the body, of the self, and of the world around us. Unable to feel the whole, we are inescapably in conflict with it. That conflict is wrecking havoc not just on the harmony of our personal lives, but of life on earth. Philip spends much of his time traveling the world, training TEPP teachers, conducting workshops, giving presentations, and writing.