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PAUSE for Presence Course Series: The Art of Allowing Education to Heal

Jan 19 2021

Seattle Art Museum


4 PM – 7 PM

The purpose of this four-part course series is to provide a cohort of teachers with relevant awareness, knowledge and skills that center artistic teaching and healing-centered social justice modalities. In order to effectively tap into the healing agents of artistic teaching, educators deserve a moment to pause for presence, reflect on their own well-being, and learn how to effectively navigate trauma in teaching and learning environments.

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Art has power and when art meets people where they are it has the power to heal and transform how we teach and how we learn. In these unprecedented times, students and teachers alike, are experiencing varying degrees of trauma, stress, and uncertainty.

This four-part course series is intended for participants that can attend every session as part of a cohort. Please plan to attend all sessions

Workshop dates

Tuesday, January 19, 4–7 pm
Tuesday, February 9, 4–7 pm
Tuesday, March 2, 4–7 pm
Tuesday, May 25, 4–6 pm

This workshop is free and open to all educators, teachers, teaching artists, artist, and community arts organization staff. Register to receive the Zoom link. 11 Washington State clock hours available for participants.

About the Presenter

With over a decade of national and international experience as an Equity & Inclusion professional and counseling psychology professor, Dr. Bre is an award-winning speaker, teacher, researcher, coach and healer. She is nationally recognized for inspiring change at the soulful energetic level of transformation and thought leader inspired consciousness in leadership and mindful organizational culture. Her interdisciplinary approach weaves Western psychological theory and Indigenous healing philosophy together to deepen our awareness of the more subtle, but more profound, dimensions of transformation and evolution.

She inspired audiences to PAUSE for PRESENCE and cultivate the 12 Blissiplines of Self-Sovereignty by centering healing as a catalyst for powerful social change and personal evolution. As a speaker and author, she amplifies the power of authenticity, emboldening learners to courageously move away from PERforming life (within the context of setting), towards PUREforming life, by trusting your voice and understanding privilege is not about power . . . it's about responsibility.

Dr. Bre is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). This work has resulted in over 150 national and international audiences, academic publications, corporate and NPO trainings, seminars and workshops.

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