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 2-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, participants will be able to engage multiple modes of expression (eg, speaking, movement, sound, gesture) in telling stories of personal significance, 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 Lisa 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 Not Held: 5/1/19