INSTRUCTOR: ARIETA CHOUHOURELOUS
The latest neuroscientific research suggests that our bodies—brains included—have evolved, primarily, to relate and love. Surprisingly, too, language by itself is perhaps the least sophisticated tool for creating and sustaining the bonds that allow us to do so. This 3-hour workshop will focus on simple mindfulness practices for understanding our own “body language” that have the potential to transform and deepen our most important relationships. Breath-work, attentiveness exercises and creative expression will be our tools. Workshop attendees will also receive: —a recording with an introduction to the scientific concepts and empirical findings on love, attachment, remembering, and tuning into one another. — a follow-up consultation with Arieta addressing all queries that might emerge in the week following our work. Arieta will receive your questions via email, and will record and share all queries and answers with the group in complete anonymity.
Arieta Chouchourelou 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.