30 years ago this year Job’s Body was published. This 8-part essay is a tribute to Deane Juhan’s unparalleled narrative of the body.

The Enigma of Changing Habits — You Have to Get Somatic

8th of 8 parts (return to part 1)

This essay offers an interdisciplinary synthesis between aspects of Deane Juhan’s Job’s Body and Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now. Linking physiology with presence revealed an unexpected answer to the enduring question, “Why is it so hard to change a habit?”


30 years ago this year Job’s Body was published. This 8-part essay is a tribute to Deane Juhan’s unparalleled narrative of the body.

The Enigma of Changing Habits — You Have to Get Somatic

Part 7 of 8 (see part 1)

This essay offers an interdisciplinary synthesis between aspects of Deane Juhan’s Job’s Body and Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now. Linking physiology with presence revealed an unexpected answer to the enduring question, “Why is it so hard to change a habit?”


30 years ago this year Job’s Body was published. This 8-part essay is a tribute to Deane Juhan’s unparalleled narrative of the body.

The Enigma of Changing Habits — You Have to Get Somatic

This essay offers an interdisciplinary synthesis between aspects of Deane Juhan’s Job’s Body and Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now. Linking physiology with presence revealed an unexpected answer to the enduring question, “Why is it so hard to change a habit?”

part 6 of 8 (see part 1)

When it comes to altering our life’s circumstances, sometimes it feels like there is a chasm between what we know we should do and the actual doing. We may know the right thing to think or to do, yet too often…


30 years ago this year Job’s Body was published. This 8-part essay is a tribute to Deane Juhan’s unparalleled narrative of the body.

The Enigma of Changing Habits — You Have to Get Somatic

This essay offers an interdisciplinary synthesis between aspects of Deane Juhan’s Job’s Body and Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now. Linking physiology with presence revealed an unexpected answer to the enduring question, “Why is it so hard to change a habit?”

Part 5 of 8 (see part 1)

Cut off From Being

If you’ve ever heard yourself say “that’s just me” about a trait you would really rather transform, yet feel resigned to, or if you have the sense that your true nature is not apparent, consider the somatic practice presented by Eckhart…


30 years ago this year Job’s Body was published. This 8-part essay is a tribute to Deane Juhan’s unparalleled narrative of the body.

The Enigma of Changing Habits — You Have to Get Somatic (Part 4 of 8. See part 1)

This essay offers an interdisciplinary synthesis between aspects of Deane Juhan’s Job’s Body and Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now. Linking physiology with presence revealed an unexpected answer to the enduring question, “Why is it so hard to change a habit?”


30 years ago this year Job’s Body was published. This 8-part essay is a tribute to Deane Juhan’s unparalleled narrative of the body.

The Enigma of Changing Habits — You Have to Get Somatic (Part 3 of 8. See part 1)

This essay offers an interdisciplinary synthesis between aspects of Deane Juhan’s Job’s Body and Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now. Linking physiology with presence revealed an unexpected answer to the enduring question, “Why is it so hard to change a habit?”

“Mind and Body Dilemma” by Frank Yang (used with permission by the artist)

Just try having an emotion without involving your body (note the difference between…


30 years ago this year Job’s Body was published. This 8-part essay is a tribute to Deane Juhan’s unparalleled narrative of the body.

The Enigma of Changing Habits — You Have to Get Somatic (Part 2 of 8. See part 1)

This essay offers an interdisciplinary synthesis between aspects of Deane Juhan’s Job’s Body and Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now. Linking physiology with presence revealed an unexpected answer to the enduring question, “Why is it so hard to change a habit?”

“The principal *is* elegantly simple.”

The study of the gamma


30 years ago this year Job’s Body was published. This 8-part essay is a tribute to Deane Juhan’s unparalleled narrative of the body.

“I am free to create a new stable pattern, but once it is established, I am not free to dismiss it with a snap of my fingers… I do not have to consciously think about what to do with all of my muscles; on the other hand, my muscles are not necessarily doing what I consciously think.”

— Deane Juhan, Job’s Body

(image used with permission of the author)

This essay offers an interdisciplinary synthesis between aspects of Deane Juhan’s Job’s Body and Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now.


Here I elaborate on the theory that Circling contributes to the healing of insecure attachment.

The nine bullet points below propose how the experience of secure attachment and the creating of a secure base in relationship may be occurring through Circling. This essay comprises the source material I wrote in 2015, that formed the basis for the article published on Medium, A New Development in Psychology: Adult Secure Attachment and Circling (11.30.16).


“All of us, from the cradle to the grave, are happiest when life is organized as a series of excursions, long or short, from the secure base provided by our attachment figures.”

— John Bowlby (1988)

So many of us do not have the secure base we need as adults to generate the inspiration, will, and perseverance to confidently engage in life’s opportunities, and to create opportunities of our own. …

mařenka cerny

SOMATIC PSYCHOTHERAPIST. LOVER OF MOVIES, CIRCLING, AND PARTNER-DANCING. WALKER AND CUDDLER OF HOMELESS PITBULLS.

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