INSTRUCTOR: ARIETA CHOUCHOURELOU
The ability to engage more fully with the moment gives us a greater sense of well being and greater self-awareness and focus. In this 3-hour workshop, cognitive psychologist Arieta Chouchourelou explores traditional and emerging concepts of mindfulness that show us how to live more fully in the moment and become better observers. We will approach this exhilarating practice through shared storytelling exercises, breathing practices, and visualizations that allow us to “enter the flow” of things. By paying closer attention to ourselves as we exist in the world, we will also sharpen our ability to see and hear between the lines of everyday events and to to turn this raw material into new living, breathing stories.
Arieta studied the neuroscience of emotions, movement and perception as part of her PhD work in Cognitive Psychology. She has extensive teaching experience with adult learners of psychology. Her classes are informed by the latest trends in neuroscience and are rooted in ancient practices of meditation and mindfulness. Her research combines her passion for science with her own training and inclination to engage mindfully with life. She studies various forms of body movement and practices of storytelling and their life enhancing effects on people and communities.