What Kind of Shape do You Make When You’re Mad? A Body-based Approach to Social-Emotional Learning — Thursday, March 22nd 6 – 7:30pm at TBS
This workshop introduces a somatic approach to helping children recognize and influence their attitudes, emotions, and behavior — not just when they are mad, but whatever body shape they make.
The presentation will include illustrations and visual teaching aids interspersed with movement explorations and easy-to-do practices to facilitate experiential learning and understanding. If you are part of EBISA and want to come, please sign up through this link. If you are not part of EBISA and want to attend, please contact me directly. The workshop will be held at The Berkeley School, 1310 University Ave in Berkeley. Pre-registration required.
Like many of my Feldenkrais clients, I came to the Feldenkrais Method® because of a painful injury. Yet, long after my shoulder pain had disappeared, I kept coming back for more because not only did I feel better and could move with greater ease, my sense of myself was changing. I was learning about my body, from my body, and through my body.
The children share and the whole group tries out their movement inventions. Everyone creates their own versions of their friends’ way of moving. A fundamental part of every movement class is creating a group structure that leaves room for each child’s needs, interests and creative participation while maintaining the integrity of the whole group.