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Journal Committee:

Martha Eddy, Chair
Dana Davison
Pat Ethridge
Wendy Sager-Evanson
Kate Tarlow Morgan

 

 

 

Banner photo: Rosie Dienhart

Currents, the BMCA Journal

     

Currents is the annual journal of The Body-Mind Centering® Association, Inc. and offers professional writing in the field of somatics. The journal's content reflects the depth and breadth of the Body-Mind Centering work and includes articles and case studies about working with infants, children and adults and applications of BMC to yoga, dance, and teaching movement.  It also contains photos, artwork, and poetry expressing varying aspects of somatic states.

2017 Currents

This year's theme is Metamorphosis: Evolving in Space and Time. Change is the constant of life. We grow, we evolve, we transform. We occupy space and time energetically as this occurs and our perception of change is conditioned by our experience and knowledge. As we embody space and time, what is constantly self-recognizable in the midst of eternal change?

The 2017 digital issue is now available in the BMCA store for purchase

2018 Currents

Currents Journal of BMCA opens its submissions invitation to both beginning and advanced writers interested in the somatic field. This year our Journal Board introduces Currents Theme for 2018:

Our Animal Roots: Our human nature is the expression of millennia of evolution from earlier forms, from the one-celled creature to the span of species. Our behavior, our instincts, and our physical features reflect our development from ancient patterns of living. How are we experiencing our direct ancestors today? How can we feel the support of their experience? How are we the same and different? As humans, how do we attune ourselves to animals and to our biological past-through developmental movement, touch, voice? Are human brains really "superior" to those of animals? Do animals attune themselves to us, or vice versa, as in animal therapy? Does our awareness of our animal roots offer the possibility of change in our consciousness, our brains, our parenting, and educational systems? How do violence and non-violence in human and animal worlds teach us? How does the metaphor "ontogeny capitulates phylogeny" enrich our somatic research? How can Body-Mind Centering be helpful to animals and in the discovery of our animal roots? How does awareness and knowledge of animals enter into the performance arts? We invite your thoughts and observations.
 


Gill Wright Miller leads the Currents Writers' Workshop at the
2015  BMCA Conference at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Jeanne
Feeney, BMCA Member, on the right.

Dates for April, 2018 publication are as follows
Feature length abstracts to be considered:
June 1-August 15, 2017.
First drafts for long essays
September 1, 2017
First drafts for short essays, ads, photos
September 15, 2017
Final Drafts:
November 1, 2017.
Short pieces, poems, visuals, and ads:
October 1, 2017.
Publication date
April 1, 2018

Full submission guidelines and formatting.

 

Past issues

Become a member of BMCA and view all 23 past issues of Currents online for free!

  

   

ConCurrents

ConCurrents is a quarterly e-newsletter for members, the BMCA board and committees, and the BMC training programs to share news, photos, writing, and updates. It is a vehicle for keeping members in touch all around the world, and to celebrate our development and achievements as a community. Members may access and download all back issues of ConCurrents online.

 

    Journal E ditor, Kate   Tarlow Morgan, at pa    nel dis       cussion as part of the 2015 European BMCA Conference in Ghent, Belgium, photo credit: Dennis vanLith