Dancing in and with Nature

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Background/objectives This workshop combines nature and movement, both of which offer a potential to enhance wellbeing. Exposure to nature has physical and psychological benefits, while moving both as a physical activity and also as a form of art has the capacity to uplift, and contribute to meaning. Methodology Participants will explore the outdoor environment through a form of embodied, moving mindfulness meditation to reconnect with self, others and the world around. Results Focusing on the senses to expand our awareness and explore movement as a way of knowing allows the body to become an antenna, fine-tuned to pick up information both from within and from outside the body. This contributes to increased presence, taking stock, and coming back in touch with our imagination, creativity and sources of inspiration.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventWellbeing Conference 2016: Co-creating pathways to well-being - Birmingham City University, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Sep 20166 Sep 2016

Conference

ConferenceWellbeing Conference 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBirmingham
Period5/09/166/09/16

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Kieft, E. (2016). Dancing in and with Nature. Paper presented at Wellbeing Conference 2016, Birmingham, United Kingdom.