Since ancient times, creative movement has been integral to the development of humankind. In this seminar, Jessica Dycus, CWC, will explore why movement is important for our well-being and how it cultivates our potential through neuroplasticity, self-expression, and coordination with others. She will conclude with practical exercises and tools for discovering and developing creativity.
Learn how visual art moves your mind to action by giving you expressive tools that help you adapt to everyday challenges. Art for Well-Being instructor Maria Ojascastro will teach you how to utilize Harvard’s Project Zero Observational routine to observe carefully and interpret thoughtfully. She will show you how ever-increasing fine motor and visual challenges help open new neural networks, increasing neuroplasticity and self-directedness.
Back by popular demand! Amanda Chesnutt, CWC and Ashley Wiegand, PhD, LMFT, BCN will present an encore of their July seminar Developing Your Creativity. Ashley will introduce the neurobiology of creativity: what goes on in the brain when we are being creative and when we are not. Amanda will lead the group through a series of movement exercises that help build new pathways in the brain while discussing creativity in our daily lives.
In this art workshop, Art for Well-Being instructor Maria Ojascastro will guide participants through an exploration of monoprint techniques focusing on texture and using Gelli plate printmaking. Both novice and experienced artists will enjoy stretching their creativity and further exploring multimedia collaging while nibbling on light refreshments in this afternoon art workshop.
In our increasingly complex society, we need to optimize our brain fitness to manage the inundation of choices, information, and stimulation that we are exposed to today. The benefits of meditation, mindfulness, and contemplation on mood, attention, compassion, and stress management, as well as the benefits achieved through the development of neuroplasticity, emotional intelligence, and character development are becoming more and more evident. A well-being approach that incorporates these practices will allow us to thrive in the twenty-first century.
Back by popular demand! Amanda Chesnutt and Ashley Wiegand will present an encore of their March seminar Brain Aerobics. Ashley will introduce the neurobiology of creativity: what goes on in the brain when we are being creative and when we are not. Amanda will lead the group through a series of movement exercises that help build new pathways in the brain while discussing creativity in our daily lives.