Practicing Restorative Rest with Sound to Release TraumaZoom your computer
This session explores sound as a way of accessing the practice of restorative rest for those who have directly and indirectly experienced trauma. Using guided breath work and nature imagery along with the sounds of singing bowls, this session invites you to practice restorative rest.
Lifelines: Self-Discovery and Empowerment through WritingZoom your computer
This writing workshop, presented by three creativity-affirming scholars from the South Pacific, will take participants through a series of engaging, empowering exercises that may be adapted to help learners of any age restore their self-confidence and re-story their lives.
Parable of the Sower: Octavia’s Lessons to Ground for Well BeingZoom your computer
Offering a contemplative practice for well-being and self-reflection, Sequoya will center Black sci-fi author Octavia Butler and the 12 lessons mentioned throughout the Parable of the Sower. Sequoya will facilitate an interactive session, integrating contemplative practices and creativity, such as guided visualization with oracle card images, intentions, and guided journaling.
South Asian Identity Development and Contemplative Pedagogy: A Journey Reconciling Spirituality, Culture, and AppropriationZoom your computer
Using personal story, the speakers will discuss their respective journeys navigating South Asian identity development, the influence of colonialism on this process, and how they have navigated contemplative pedagogy work within a broader context of cultural appropriation, racism, and islamophobia. The session will begin with a brief contemplative practice.
Summer Session 2021: Contemplative Practices for Collective Healing and LiberationZoom your computer
A chance to engage deeply with contemplative pedagogy, reconnect with friends, and forge new connections with colleagues from across many disciplines.
The 2021 Arthur Zajonc Lecture on Contemplative Education by Dr. Monika L. SonZoom your computer
Dr. Monika L. Son will deliver the 2021 Arthur Zajonc Lecture, which will explore the ways in which contemplative practice can really bring us to where we need to heal.
Bringing Contemplative Pedagogy to Campus through the Faculty Learning CommunityZoom your computer
In this workshop, participants will learn about the effectiveness of Faculty Learning Communities in bringing contemplative practices to the university classroom. We will discuss the value of implementing contemplative pedagogy into higher ed curriculum and introduce participants to practices that can be used in classrooms of all types.
Contemplative Practice Webinar: Drawing on CompassionZoom your computer
Judy Spark leads a webinar exploring how the activity of drawing can help us consider self-care and compassion.
Integrative Environmental Spaces: Finding Settings to Inspire Your Contemplative PedagogyZoom your computer
Join Dr. Leonard Cruz to creatively explore environments that can be found throughout campuses to support your contemplative pedagogy and students' well-being.
Creative Resilience Retreat: Transforming Embodied Oppression & Coming Into BelongingZoom your computer
This retreat is an art-based dialogue based on creative prompts and somatic reflections about our experiences with, and conceptions of, how systems of oppression and white supremacy show up in our lives, and in our bodies.
Understanding Non-Binary Gender Through Mindfulness and Expressive ArtsZoom your computer
El Chenier will guide us through Through loving kindness and expressive arts practices to “come home” to our own bodies and examine their own gender identities. In so doing, we will develop a deeper capacity to connect with non-binary folx, and with ourselves.
Memory as Arc: A Poetic Archiving of Your ArchivesZoom your computer
In this creative writing retreat, participants will craft evocative images and metaphors from memories and personal narratives. Participants will leave with a series of short pieces that can be used for further creative and scholarly development.