Thursday All Day • Mindfulness meditation can help us reduce stress, manage pain, and expand our capacity to joyfully embrace life. This workshop, led by teachers ordained by Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh, will introduce you to the art
Word-oriented as we are, we lose sight of the fact that our minds follow our bodies, and that whether we’re feeling tense and tired, or fluid and relaxed, the body is the doorway to the brain, not vice versa. In this experiential workshop, you’ll discover how to use physical movement to invigorate your body and teach your brain how to experience positive states
Watercolor isn’t an arcane art form limited to a few professional artists, but a creative vehicle that can deepen the imaginative powers of anyone who dips a brush into paint and applies the colors of the imagination to paper. In this workshop, designed for novices and experienced artists alike, you’ll explore the elements of this engaging medium.
Each of us has within ourselves a wellspring of creativity, spiritual connection, and imaginative power, but many of us don’t know how to tap into these resources. In this workshop, we’ll explore the Focusing method developed by psychologist Eugene Gendlin that’ll help you connect with these natural sources of vitality by experiencing your “felt sense”
If you’ve ever longed to be a more dynamic---or just more comfortable---public speaker, here’s your chance to hone your skills and bring out the inner performer in you. You’ll learn the essentials of breath control, body language, and stage presence as you participate in a wide range of fun exercises that'll help you get comfortable with your voice and your body.
Clay is the raw substrate of creation; the dense, earthy matter from which our human form emerged. Touching, smoothing, and molding its damp solidity puts us in touch with something primal about ourselves and our existence. In this workshop, we’ll evoke our creativity through the medium of clay, combined with guided visualizations and small-group work.
Brain research has shown us how certain interventions can help rewire our clients’ brains, reducing stress, resolving trauma, and recovering resilience. But how much of this knowledge do we bring to the care of our own brains to manage the emotional volatility of difficult clients, reduce our own stress and burnout, to restore our sense of perspective,
Have you ever wanted to be able to keep other people spellbound? Here’s your chance. In this workshop, using everyday objects and easily assembled props, you’ll learn some of the secrets of practicing magic that have delighted children of all ages for thousands of years. The presenter, a magician and therapist, will discuss the principles of magic
For the millions of insomniacs among us, falling and staying asleep is a nightly struggle. Because we assume sleep is an unconscious process over which we have no control, we fail to approach it mindfully. In this workshop, we’ll explore an innovative approach integrating mindfulness, sleep science, and spiritual views of consciousness that can help people
How often have you heard someone admiringly described as having “presence,” without knowing exactly what it means, much less knowing how to develop that quality yourself? This workshop explores presence as both an internal state of awareness, openness, and sense of ease, as well as the external manifestation of that state---and will show