Be. Still. Move: Creative Contemplative Movement
A webinar with Stephanie Briggs
Assistant Professor of English, Community College of Baltimore County
Originally broadcast on March 25, 2015, 2:00-3:00pm ET
Be. Still. Move: Creative Contemplative Movement employs movement, storytelling, and art to discover students’ embodied knowledge towards developing a connection to personal body/mind insights and the internalization of new knowledge, leading to open awareness and acceptance of academic and educational obstacles.
Please note that this webinar has an interactive component. Participants are asked to bring with them colored pencils, crayons, or markers and one piece of 5×7 card stock paper.
About the Presenter
Stephanie Briggs is an Assistant Professor of English at the Community College of Baltimore County in Baltimore, Maryland, where she teaches Developmental English and English Composition I classes. In addition to English classes, for the past 15 years she’s taught and assisted in the long-term development of the college’s History of Hip Hop course. She is a graduate of the New School and New York University in New York City. Her program, “Be. Still. Move: Creative Contemplative Movement,” was developed using the teachings and various practices of a number of mindfulness practitioners. In 2006, Stephanie began exploring the use of movement and mindfulness in the college classroom after studying multi-disciplinary mindfulness practices, movement and vocalization with director/choreographer Meredith Monk. She also took Mudra Theater classes with Elaine Yuen, teacher and student of Chogyam Trungpa. She recently studied the research-to-performance methodology developed by teacher/poet Sekou Sundiata, and use his of storytelling and creative writing to create social engagement around social justice issues developed through his “America Project.” In addition, Stephanie studied combining arts, play, and mindfulness practice with Thich Nhat Hanh ordained Buddhist nun, Sister Jewel.