environmental education, somatics, embodied learning
Our bodies are ecosystems that are just as profound as the complex communities and systems of the forests that surround us here in the Pacific Northwest. Awareness of our bodies as systems and as intuitive beings can facilitate our positive actions towards each other and the environment. Tonight I will provide space for us to explore this awareness through mindfulness practice, storytelling with words, and storytelling with movement. I hope that these practices will lead to more mindfulness of the way we are in the world and of the ways that the systems of somatics, the brain-gut connection, storytelling, ecosystems, and education constantly dance with each other.
Ernst, C. E. (2017). Embodied Inner-Knowing. Summit to Salish Sea: Inquiries and Essays, 2(1), 48-56. Retrieved from https://cedar.wwu.edu/s2ss/vol2/iss1/3
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