Amel Murphy

Embodied Beings

Wokingham, Berkshire,
United Kingdom.

Amel is a trauma-informed Wellbeing & leadership facilitator and coach with over 20 years of experience in accompanying groups and individuals on the journey to belonging and wellbeing. Amel believe that to restore wellbeing and reclaim our voices and sense of belonging to ourselves and the world, we need to reconnect to our Seselelame: “Feel Feel At Flesh Inside”. We live in a world that values the mind’s intelligence over other intelligence; therefore, Amel’s work is about reconnecting to our felt sense to metabolise our experiences and release stuck energies and patterns to invite a new way of beings and showing up in the world. Amel delights in working with groups as she believes in the healing power of being witnessed by others as we navigate and touch the dis-ease of the inner experience. The community helps us remember we aren’t alone, allowing us to drop in even more and touch what needs to heal. Amel’s works are informed by different modalities, including; movement therapy, art, systemic constellation, energy work, storytelling, and mindfulness. In addition, Amel loves to work with body intelligence in service of renewal. Amel believes The Wellbeing Project work is fundamental to shifting the narrative around self-care/ inner wellbeing within the sector and globally. Offering safe, structured containers for participants to slow down, explore, release, reframe and renew their life force and work purpose. Amel lives in South England with her husband, John and their cat Taz. Amel loves traveling and exploring new cultures and food traditions. She has worked and lived in 17 countries.

What does inner wellbeing mean to you?

Inner wellbeing is that sense of ease and flow I experience as I move through the day, experiencing different aspects of life. It’s this capacity to rest in not knowing, rest in doubt, rest in imperfection, rest in love and pain. It this experience of this also shall pass. It’s the moments of awe for life and being moved in the presence of someone.

How would you define wellbeing in one word?

In Flow.

Are there any rituals or practices you use to enhance your wellbeing?

One of my favourite wellbeing practice is dance, moving to my body’s rhythm while listening to music, allowing myself to be moved. Also, journaling allows me to check in with myself in the morning and direct my energy as I tend to what is in the way and what has life.

Why is it important that we prioritize individual, organizational and societal wellbeing?

To thrive, to reconnect to our hearts, to stop the continues act of violence toward ourselves (self-hatered), towards the planet and everyone around. To experience belonging, to communion with others, and to dare to thrive.

Do you have any favorite books, podcasts, or articles that you believe support, promote or educate on wellbeing and related themes?

Radical wholeness, rooted, the untethered soul, the myth of normal, Us.

How would you define wellbeing in one word?

Podcast: Brene Brown, Dare to Lead. Book: Wisdom of the Enneagram. Meditations: Tara Brach