Walking On Glass

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    This writing documents an auto-ethnographic event that took place at London’s Tower Bridge as part of a marketing exercise for the spectacular glass walkways 42 meters above the ground. The author was invited to meet with Sean Fletcher, a TV presenter for Good Morning Britain who experiences vertigo. The purpose was to explore how sensory awareness of the body’s relationship to gravity might help to alleviate a fear of heights. This proposition is informed by the author’s experience of working with gravity as an embodied potency of falling and draws on the therapeutic notion of a window of tolerance to accentuate how somatic movement practice might benefit people who experience vertigo.

    © 2017, Published by Elsevier. The attached document (embargoed until 19/07/2019) is an author produced version of a paper published in Emotion, Space and Society, uploaded in accordance with the publisher’s self- archiving policy. The final published version (version of record) is available online at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.emospa.2017.07.002. Some minor differences between this version and the final published version may remain. We suggest you refer to the final published version should you wish to cite from it.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)89-93
    Number of pages5
    JournalEmotion, Space and Society
    Early online date19 Jul 2017
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018

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