“Not knowing is the fundamental condition of being here.” – Derek Notman
Feeling anxious and overwhelmed and looking to get more grounded? This interview will give you a unique perspective on life and learning to accept what is while embracing more silence. Not an easy thing to do especially in our culture where we strive for more — more knowledge, understanding, and material objects. We will learn how to let go and surrender and also learn some exercises from Jin Shin Jyutsu to manage worry and an over active mind. Our guest, Derek Notman, philosopher, movement expert, and Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner takes us on an introspective journey that will leave you thinking! Tune in now and access the show notes at thegoodlifecoach.com/143.

Derek’s Bio: For over three decades, Derek has dedicated his life to  the study of physical culture and philosophy. This pursuit has led him all over the world including time living in China and South East Asia, studying with traditional masters of martial, movement and healing arts.

Derek always sought to extract the essence of the traditions while connecting the common elements. Despite the uniqueness of each art and human form, there is a commonality to being in a body and so themes emerge. He has made it his life’s work, to investigate and understand these themes and share them with others in a paradigm of traditional wisdom through embodied practice.

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“The body is the shoreline of the soul.” – Derek Notman

  1. There is a  need for discernment and discrimination.
  2. We are living in a world that is in upheaval and change.
  3. People don’t usually make significant changes in their life until they are forced to.
  4. We have to be more diligent about finding time to unplug.
  5. It’s all about stillness and silence.  We need to undergo a process of remembering to let go and not chase the narrative.
  6. Derek’s work is centered around balancing mind, body and spirit.  He supports people in learning to go inward.  
  7. Learn to recognize the narrative and story that makes us comfortable in our bodies.  Learn to promote a softening of one’s entire being.
  8. Listening, sensing, and let go so we can come into healing and silence – that is where healing happens.
  9. How to quiet the ego.
  10. Be in nature, journal, meditate.
  11. Jin Shin Jyutsu – energetic healing that is similar to acupuncture that comes from Japan.  It promotes circulation and the movement of energy in the body.  


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