University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
Workshop / Presentation with Susan Bauer
Supporting Our Next Generation:
Somatic Practices as Social-emotional Learning in Youth Education
Somatic practices can be key to helping our youth to thrive, providing an entirely new framework for understanding their bodies and the relationship between their physical and emotional well-being. Somatic education also promotes essential social and emotional learning—such as gaining compassion for self and other, accepting diversity, and recognizing our inherent interdependence with the planet we all share.
In this workshop, participants will be guided to experience specific somatic activities, developed over 30 years of working with teens and young adults. Come prepared to move, explore, and discover through these creative approaches! The focus will be on explorations that guide youth to develop somatic awareness, while becoming more conscious of their cultural biases and body prejudices. This leads to greater respect for diversity and cultivating compassion for self and others.
The material is based on Susan Bauer’s new book, The Embodied Teen, the first book to offer a somatic movement education curriculum adapted to the needs and sensitivities of adolescents. Come experience, explore, and discuss how to pass along our somatic lineage to the next generation!
For registration and more information see the BMCA website
Event Category: conference, Embodiment in Education, The Embodied Teen