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Saturday, November 9 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Minding the Body: Embodied Strategies for Sustaining Self and Others

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It is imperative for the human condition that we try to understand what we know with our moving bodies—how we move in space, make space, and make space inhabitable” (Foster, 2011). This exhortation captures the spirit of our experiential workshop that models embodied ways of knowing using a combination of ethnographic and kinesthetic sensibilities. Together, we explore deeply how maintaining one’s ‘center’ helps sustain equilibrium even under stressful conditions. Because how one learns affects how one engages with self, others, and the environment, this interdisciplinary approach uses multiple modalities (writing, observation, movement, reflection, cooperative partner exercises) to immerse participants tangibly in applied mindfulness—improving their abilities to be physically neutral, mentally relaxed yet alert. Participants learn several easy-to-do foundational exercises for sustaining equilibrium—useful when forces impinge or threaten our well-being.

Saturday November 9, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Table 37, CCA

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