chapter  9
Core Dynamics of 4-D Practice and Ways to Implement Them
WithGina Ogden
Pages 23

This chapter provides detailed ways to implement each of the Core Dynamics used in 4-D practice: creating and holding safe space, introducing ritual, initiating movement, and concretizing abstract concepts so they can be made tangible. The 4-D Core Dynamics are rooted in elements of spiritual practices for personal growth and transformation, from many cultures and times, a natural outgrowth of both the sexuality–spirituality survey and the template of the Wheel. Neuro Updates #18, #19, #20, #21, and #22 address how clearing energy, creating and holding safe space, regular practice, and concretizing abstract concepts help to open and reorganize neural pathways to bring about change, with reference to numerous neuroscientists including Gregory Hickok, Stephen Porges, Jodie Trafton, Bessel van der Kolk, Daniel Coyle, Daniel Hartline, David Colman, David Butler, Lorimer Moseley, Francine Shapiro, and Daniel Siegel.