The Neuroscience of Somatic Attention: a key to unlocking a foundational contemplative practice for educators

A webinar with Dr. Catherine Kerr, Department of Family Medicine at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine and Brown Contemplative Studies Initiative, Brown University
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Somatic Attention can be a foundational practice for educators. Empathy, “gut sense,” and improved attention skills are all enhanced by somatic attention practice, especially the somatic attentional components of mindfulness meditation. In this webinar, participants will learn about brain mechanisms underlying somatic attention practice. Participants will also engage in a few brief somatic attention exercises in order to directly “unlock” some key practice components related to basic brain processes.