Somatic Butterfly Tracking 

 October 20, 2023

By  Mandi

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How to Use Butterfly Tracking for Body Awareness

Butterfly tracking, also known as orientating to the room, is a tool that can help you become more aware of the sensations in your body. This tool uses your eyes to challenge your body's fight or flight response, which can help you feel more relaxed and safe.

To use butterfly tracking, follow these steps:

  1. Imagine a butterfly is flying around the room. You can choose any imaginary object that you like, as long as it moves "flies" around. From groud to ceiling, and around

  2. Allow your eyes to follow the butterfly as it moves around the room. Your head should track the butterfly's movement, so you're looking left, right, up, and down.

  3. As you track the butterfly, pay attention to the sensations in your body. Notice any tension or discomfort that you feel, and observe how the sensations change as you continue to track the butterfly.

  4. Continue tracking the butterfly until you feel more relaxed and the sensations in your body have shifted.

Butterfly tracking is a powerful tool for rewiring your body's response to stress. By challenging your fight or flight response and focusing on the present moment, you can help your body recognize that you're in a safe environment. Use this tool whenever you need to become more aware of your body's sensations and promote relaxation.


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