Week of August 17, 2020, Theme: Embodied Awareness

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  • About Us: Embodied Awareness

    About Us is a multi-media project intended to provide inspiration and encouragement to our UIUC colleagues as we lean in through these difficult times.

    Click here for the Embodied Awareness video.

  • Monday, August 17, 2020

    "Many people are alive but don’t touch the miracle of being alive." - Thich Nhat Hanh

    For some examples of guided practices, click here. 

  • Tuesday, August 18, 2020

    "If you want to improve the world, start by making people feel safer." - Stephen Porges

     For an explanation of Polyvagal Theory, click here.

  • Wednesday, August 19, 2020

    "Sometimes you have to lose your Mind and come to your senses." - Fritz Perls

    To hear more on how we can change our brains for the better, click here.

  • Thursday, August 20, 2020

    "When we contemplate the miracle of embodied life, we begin to partner with our bodies in a kinder way." - Sharon Salzberg

    To help improve your mood, listen to the Ten Percent podcast with Sharon Salzberg by clicking here.

  • Friday, August 21, 2020

    "As I often tell my students, the two most important phrases in therapy, as in yoga, are 'Notice that' and 'What happens next?' Once you start approaching your body with curiosity rather than with fear, everything shifts." -  Bessel A. van der Kolk

    For a great book to add to your reading list, click here