Event Type: Online Class
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Jul 11 - Jul 25 2023
6:00pm - 7:30pm
At your computer/device
Embodied Storytelling and Expansive Listening
In virtual spaces, how do we bring more of ourselves to both our sharing and our listening? With online meetings now part of the “new normal,” what are some ways that we can build deep connections, create brave and safe spaces, and grow by listening expansively to what is happening in each moment?
In this series, we will not only enumerate techniques we have discovered in our own experiences of meeting online during the pandemic era, but we will explore and discuss approaches together in a community we build over the three sessions of the course.
Our foundational practices will be the skills of establishing brave and safe space among important strangers, authentic expression through embodied storytelling, and expansive listening to ourselves and others. Our activities will involve the voice, breath, movement, writing, speaking, and listening, with the intention of releasing the innate energy, resilience, and healthy transformation that can come through storytelling in community. If you have any prior mindfulness practice experience, this will be helpful but not required.
These will be highly interactive sessions and participants will be practicing speaking and witnessing others as they speak, both as a class and in breakout rooms. Video participation with camera on is strongly encouraged for this class, although not required.
Attendance requirement for incentive points – all 3 sessions. This class will not be recorded.
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Instructor: Lisa Chu, MD, is a multidisciplinary artist, performance creator, and SoulBodyMind life coach. She enjoys encouraging people of all ages to recognize and explore their own creative potential, which she herself has explored through research and practice at the intersection of expressive arts and healing for the past decade and performing arts and teaching for the past three decades.
Class details are subject to change.
Summer quarter registration opens on June 13