Can finding and telling your own story be an act of wellness and healthy transformation? Research has shown that expressing our deeply held stories through language and other creative modalities can improve immune system and lung function, diminish psychological distress, and enhance relationships and social role functioning.
Come and explore your own expressions in this introduction to embodied storytelling. In this 6-week class, you will engage in playful, creative, interactive exercises using your whole body, mind, and soul in vocal sound, movement, imagination, and listening, all in a supportive environment.
At the end of the course, you will be able to engage in multiple modes of expression such as speaking, movement, sound, and gesture in telling stories of personal significance. You will also learn ways of witnessing and supporting others in a creative process, learn specific practices for engaging in playful creative expression, and personally experience the energy, resilience, and healthy transformation that can come through storytelling.
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 3 decades.
Class meets for 6 Tuesdays, October 8th through November 12th, at 12:00pm - 1:00pm.
Location: Stanford Redwood City (SRWC) - Cardinal Hall, Room 145 (505 Broadway)
Registration is open to all, including those not affiliated with Stanford.
Registration opens September 10th at 9:00am PDT.