Charlotte Selver's very long professional career as a teacher of Sensory Awareness started at the University of Leipzig in the 1920s. She was a faculty member of the New School for Social Research and a longtime teacher at Esalen Institute. Charlotte taught workshops throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe. In 1995 she was awarded "The Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa," by the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. Charles Brooks was a longtime teacher at Esalen Institute and a faculty member of the New School for Social Research. Together with Charlotte Selver, he led workshops throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe. Stefan Laeng-Gilliatt (editor) has studied Sensory Awareness and related practices since 1980 with teachers in Europe and the USA. Drawing at times from his background in Buddhism and Gestalt Therapy, Stefan offers individual sessions, group classes and workshops in the US and Europe. Stefan has been president and manager of the Sensory Awareness Foundation since 1995. He also works with prison inmates in New Mexico. He lives in Santa Fe, NM. Richard Lowe (editor) is a practicing Bay Area psychotherapist. Richard studied for many years with Charlotte Selver and Charles Brooks and was the founding first president of the Sensory Awareness Leaders Guild. He lives in San Rafael, CA.
"This is a wonderful and welcome expansion of a true classic. It
teaches us Charlotte's and Charles's remarkable way to be genuinely
--Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart and After the Ecstasy, the Laundry
"Only by bringing awareness back to our senses can we renew the
forgotten empathy between the human body and the breathing Earth.
Charlotte Selver and Charles Brooks were the great pioneers in this
work, inviting us to drop beneath the churning of thought into the
intimate silence of our rapport with the textures and tastes of the
--David Abram, author of The Spell of the Sensuous