Awakening Teachers to their Presence: An Experiential Course in Body Wisdom

Sara Ahangar Ahmadi, John E. Henning, Farzad Goli

Abstract


 

This article describes a workshop that was designed and conducted for the benefit of teachers interested in developing their presence experience through body awareness. The workshop activities consisted of the practice of specific physical tasks accompanied by reflections on their impact on the presence experience. An understanding of the workshop dynamics will enable professional educators to: 1) foster presence through body awareness through the use of practical strategies; 2) understand presence as an awareness of the integration of body, thought, and emotions; 3) understand the relationship between increased body awareness and more positive student relationships; and 4) to understand the relationship between increased body awareness and more effective teaching.

 


Keywords


Mindfulness, Presence, Body Awareness

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