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Listening with Our Bodies: Writing Toward Resilience
When you enter a new environment, what’s the first thing you notice? Sounds? Colors? Patterns of movement? Maybe a scent reminding you of something, or a taste that teases? We’re continually immersed in information our senses naturally gather, sort, and present to our conscious mind. When we pause to drink deeply from this information—to let it ripple through our bones—we are noticing deeply.
Noticing connects us with inspiration so we are moved to create. It connects us with wounded places in ourselves and our culture so we are moved to engage and catalyze change. Noticing our internal state helps us accompany ourselves with truth and kindness, witness the internal effects of our work and recognize if our cup is full or emptying.
We start on July 20…
For six weeks we will take our exploring, noticing selves on an adventure to discover more about what and how we notice and to cultivate a deeper connection to the seat of our noticing—our senses.
Weekly classes will invite participants to engage in an interplay of action and reflection activities culminating in writing invitations to explore and integrate insights. Most weeks will include an embodiment practice, such as a mudra or breathing exercise. Other weekly actions could be reading essays or book excerpts, watching videos, experiencing a guided meditation, listening to music, engaging with visual arts, self-guided movement, engaging with the natural world, developing a ceremony or ritual.
This class Listening with Our Bodies: Writing Toward Resilience, is hosted through the (amazing!) Transformative Language Arts Network and is designed to benefit word artists of all kinds. Facilitators, coaches, counselors, activists, educators, and explorers who are working to make change in their communities, who have been stretched thin by life, or who are at a crossroads in their personal growth explorations will be nourished and inspired. Details and registration info are here: https://www.tlanetwork.org/event-4712425.
I hope I get to explore with you!