Tag Archives: Education

Announcing ‘The Teaching Labyrinth’ @ Brentwood Bay School!

Children's Peace & Nature LabyrinthInside is pleased to announce that ‘The Teaching Labyrinth‘ program will be one of the four workshops at the World Children Summit on Peace and Nature being held May 28th, 2015 at Brentwood Bay Elementary in Saanich.  This is one of Greater Victoria Communities!  Our program, The Teaching Labyrinth, will be one of four at Brentwood Bay Elementary.  The three other workshops will be; Storytelling, Photography and Nature, Music with the Ukulele.

To find out more on how you can host The Teaching Labyrinth workshop at your school please contact us here at Inside.

contact

Peace Pal Ambassador of Peace Children’s Art – in Greater Victoria #yyj for ’15

Inside is hosting #yyjpeace.com Peace Pal Ambassador of Peace Children’s Art this year!

Our first showing will be at the #4th Annual Creatively United for the Planet Earth Week Festival over the weekend of April 15 & 26th.  Please join us at the festival to view art along Education Alley.  Come to discuss the art with Renee at the Canadian Peace Initiative Booth where we will be supporting long time local Peace Activists, Saul Arbess and Penny Joy.  Saul and Penny have been tirelessly working towards getting  a Department of Peace recognized in Canadian Parliament.

This exhibition is available to your school house or classroom during this year to add to your ‘Peace Education.”  Please connect with us here at Inside to find out more on availability and how to arrange this.

If you would like to know more about Educational Programs for kids; Speaking Peace – being Peace, Creating a Culture of Value, Kids Peace Bus Yearly Calender of values integration program and the Teaching Labyrinth,  please connect with us or visit our Children’s Educational site – www.cultureofvalues.com.

2015 International Peace Art Contest 

Get your kids involved in submitting their art for this year’s, (2015’s) contest.  The deadline is May 30th.  Find out ore at Peace Pals International.

Integration or “embodying” personal change through self realization can be challenging for many!

Written by Renee Lindstrom, Nov 19, 2014 – Note from author:  I believe school warehousing of students was for simplifying group management to maximize numbers and group learning.  This author has noticed the  two other styles of learning mentioned in this article are being blended back into some educational systems.  Consider that the original intention of school was the bright idea of one person who thought it was the best way to go.  

The Western Linear learning style schools have adopted for warehousing students has dropped other learning style choices. Two of these other learning styles are: following natural cycles (turning of the seasons) and learning by listening and exploring the experience of those who have gone before us (elders). By only experiencing a linear style education there is a great need for trust and safety in exploring these other two choices.

In Inside’s movement awareness programs, learning is experienced by listening to talking points for references on where to focus and explore those movement patterns. The safety and trust then transfers from the speaker to the those experiencing the changes in themselves as they follow the patterns they hear.  (cannot be compared to yoga where you are shown and put into a pose, or therapy where you are fixed – something is happening to you)

In communication there is a blend of all three learning styles. Linear (for concepts), practice (experiencing the concepts), experience (storytelling).

In movement, the trust in the facilitator is generally readily available, while in communication there is skepticism and doubt until there is a connection to something personal and meaningful. This can happen much easier through experiencing the natural cycle of dialogue (conversations), yet appears to be the most challenging for many. This article has been written one day after leading  both movement and communication workshops by the author whereby this was observed.

It was observed that it was easier for participants to explore new movements than it is for them to practice new ways of talking. In movement there was acceptance and ease in going for it. In communication for many there was resistance and shyness. Yet, while watching others practice there was awe in the outcome of trying to speak with intention and consciousness.

Participants are challenged in the InTouch communication workshops by reduction of the linear learning style and increase in personal practice to encourage sharing for talking experiences and storytelling!

What this author believes from these two experiences of embodying personal change  have integrated as follows:

The participants have demonstrated a higher level of challenge in speaking responsibly and mindfully than those in mindful movement. This is interpreted that this due to the fact that relationships have had a tremendous impact and has the largest focus of a person’s attention, while movement is new territory for most. It reflects the cycle of learning here in the west. Up until school age, children learn through the turning of the seasons and from elders. Going to school the freedom of movement is limited and has a linear learning style, even in sports!

Message to workshop participants: so different, so courageous, so appreciative!

_____________________________________________________

Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication,  Empathy,  Values Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000, Labyrinths of Victoria since 2012, #yyj Peace Week Grassroots Calendar Founder, Vice-Chair of World Children’s Summit on Peace & Nature in 2015

_______________________________________________________

Follow Inside on:
Facebook             Google Plus          Twitter          Pinterest