Embodied resilience: A phenomenological perspective

Eric Elbers, Vivianne Baur, Babet te Winkel, Joachim Duyndam, ‘Embodied resilience: A phenomenological perspective’, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/20797222.2021.1965857, DOI: 10.1080/20797222.2021.1965857, Tailoir & Francis Online (12 Aug 2021)

From a phenomenological perspective, our body is the “from-which” we face the world. Vice versa, our body is affected by occurrences in our surroundings. Embodied resilience is understood as a quality of the dynamic relationships between our affected body and what happens in our surroundings. (…) We discovered three intertwined experiential dimensions of embodied resilience: the experience of (1) sensing: becoming aware of what bodily happened; (2) connecting: looking for resources; and (3) responding: moving towards a new equilibrium. (…) We recommend researching further how an affective touch can enhance embodied resilience and foster social relationships in organisations.


Eric Elbers, Vivianne Baur, Babet te Winkel & Joachim Duyndam (2021) Embodied resilience: A phenomenological perspective, Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology, DOI: 10.1080/20797222.2021.1965857

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