PechaKucha Presentation

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Dee Wagner

Licensed Professional Counselor, Board Certified Dance Therapist, Dance Teacher, Author, self in Atlanta

Mindful Play

PRESENTED ON FEB 21, 2016
IN ATLANTA @ VOL 28

Dee Wagner joins us to discuss mindful play and how it may be used in place of the third reaction style that follows the two known reactions "fight" & "flight"... The third is "shutdown" and is a reposnse when neither 'fight' not 'flight' are an option... Mindful play has its roots in the polyvagal theory and Dee walks us through responses, the nexus of her mindful play approach, and peppers it all with her own personal story. 

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Mindfulness in Education

BY CAROLYN CHANDLER
@ TECHNOLOGY FOR SOCIAL GOOD ON APR 25, 2014

User experience designer Carolyn Chandler discusses the importance of not only educating the minds of young people, but their hearts as well. She discusses the benefits of mindfulness exercises, and goes into depth on her work with UX for Good, an organization that partnered with the Dalai Lama Center for Peace in an effort to develop social and emotional skills for children as well as adults.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 27, 2014.

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I Believe I Can Fly

BY JAMES PHARAOH
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 05, 2014

James Pharaoh tells us about the joys of real flight and flight simulation and being inspired by the loss of a loved one.

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Mindful Eating

BY KARTER LOUIS
@ VOL 15 ON APR 14, 2015

Karter Louis talks about the importance of mindful eating. Mindful eating is when we take our time and savor our food. We should always be in the right mindset when we eat.

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Fight or Flight

BY PAM KIRKHAM
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 14, 2015

Painter Pam Kirkham shares her series Fight or Flight inspired by a friend who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. 

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Run, Hide, Fight

BY KATHERINE WALSH
@ VOL 15 ON NOV 05, 2015

Public shootings have become too common in the news today.  The threat of someone walking into a school with a gun is unpredictable.  The only way we, as the general population, can prevent more lives from being lost is to be educated on our three options for survival: Run, Hide, Fight.

Katherine Walsh is a sophomore at Madison West High School, and a proud member of the school’s Forensics (speech and debate) team.

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How to Fight Darkness

BY PHILIP SMITH
@ VOL 54 ON DEC 08, 2015

"Is reality this dark? I don't believe so. I believe it's a self-fulfilling prophecy. If we think everything is bad, everything will be bad."

In How to Fight Darkness from PechaKucha Night Stockholm Vol. 54Philip Smith poses the question, "How will we fight the dark powers and the evil galactic empire together?" (the evil empire being the often sensationalizing and fear-mongering media.) His answer is simple - ART! ...and more specifically, Art made of Light! Here Philip gives us a very funny and uplifting PechaKucha on the challenges the the world faces in a continuous barrage of negativity, and reminds us to use the force (and make art!)

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, December 21st, 2015. 

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Embracing Mindfulness for Change.

BY MIMI WILLIAMS
@ VOL 28 ON JUL 27, 2017

Mimi Williams sends us to New Orleans for a journey that proves how important mindfulness really is.

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The Body

BY RACHEL BLACKMAN
@ VOL 28 ON NOV 08, 2017

Performer Rachel Blackman takes us through our body's reactions and how she utilizes these in her work practice.

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Calming the Busy Mind: Teaching Mindfulness to Gifted Kids

BY ALLISON BAIRD
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 06, 2018

Allison Baird describes her journey as a child from being misunderstood for having learning issues to being recognized as a gifted child. Today, she teaches gifted kids about mindfulness so that they can focus their energy on exploring their gifts instead of acting out in the classroom or towards their peers.