Life is all about improvising: being nimble enough to take risks, making the most of the hands life deals us, changing course when necessary, adapting to whatever comes next. In this experiential workshop, you’ll put yourself on the stage as an improv performer---and see for yourself how the life skills needed on and off the stage intersect.
Given the repetitive wear and tear of clinical practice, we’re all at risk for falling into a rut that dulls us to new possibilities in our work and life. Learn how to use trance, guided imagery, mindfulness, and other exercises to help cultivate a greater awareness of your different states of consciousness, and in so doing, enhance your creativity, open up your natural curiosity,
The expansive experience of dance has accompanied rituals of birth, weddings, funerals, religious occasions, and significant communal events from time immemorial. It enhances the joy of triumph, consoles and contributes to recovery during times of sadness and loss. In this workshop, we’ll use dance to awaken our bodies and spirits and help us feel more part
When you try to write about your own or your family’s life, do you find yourself hesitating? Do memories shapeshift in your mind? Do you worry about your writing’s impact on the people in your life? There are many blocks to setting down an account of our own lives. In this workshop, we’ll learn how to expand freely on a particular remembered moment
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
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.
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.
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”
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.
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