Events

Jun
4
Thu
2015
Doing What Comes Naturally: A Canadian Perspective on Nature Kindergartens
Jun 4 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Antioch University New England Brown Bag Lunch Presentation: 

Doing What Comes Naturally: A Canadian Perspective on Nature Kindergartens

Professor Linda Farr Darling, University of British Columbia, Canada

Professor Linda Farr DarlingEarly childhood educators in North America have become increasingly enthusiastic about principles and practices of Europe’s Nature Kindergartens. The seminar is a virtual exploration of one such place outside Sooke, British Columbia. It is a vibrant example of learning in and through a rural environment off Canada’s west coast.

Linda Farr Darling is the first Rix Professor of Rural Teacher Education at the University of British Columbia. She helps prepare teachers for rural and small schools and supports their ongoing professional growth. Her research is on the role of place-consciousness in learning, and the ways teachers and students interact with their communities and the world outside the classroom.

 

Jun
24
Wed
2015
Introduction to Awareness Through the Body- Seacoast
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – Jun 25 @ 4:00 pm

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 & Thursday, June 25, 2015

9:00am — 4:00pm

Durham Unitarian Universalist Fellowhip

20 Madbury Road, Durham, New Hampshire

Meditative AdultsAwareness through the Body is a comprehensive curriculum of exercises that aims to raise awareness and enable children–and adults as well–to become conscious of their own perceptions and abilities so that they may become self-aware, self-directed individuals. The activities are creative and often fun. Teachers, therapists, yoga and movement instructors can learn activities experientially which they can implement with their students.

In this introductory workshop, participants will have their first contact with the basis of Awareness through the Body. The themes to be explored are:

  • Attention & Concentration: exercises to direct and focus attention, and to build up the capacity for concentration.
  • Theoretical and practical exploration to come in contact with the different planes of the being.
  • Breathing: activities to develop awareness of the breath and how breath affects the different parts of the being.
  • Relaxation: exercises to enhance the capacity to consciously enter physical, emotional and mental relaxation.
  • Plates: introspective exercise that leads the participants to experience the existence of an inner and outer space and helps them to be present in both simultaneously.

Read more about Awareness through the Body, at Antioch New England and in Auroville, India.

Prior attendance in this introductory workshop is required in order to participate in any of the other workshops.

Questions regarding registration should be directed to Peg Smeltz at 603-283-2301, msmeltz@antioch.edu.

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Jun
27
Sat
2015
Introduction to Awareness Through the Body- Keene
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – Jun 28 @ 5:00 pm

RegisterNowAwareness Through the Body I — Introductory Workshop
June 27-28, 2015
Keene, New Hampshire

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Awareness through the Body is a comprehensive curriculum of exercises that aims to raise awareness and enable children–and adults as well–to become conscious of their own perceptions and abilities so that they may become self-aware, self-directed individuals. The activities are creative and often playful. Teachers, therapists, yoga and movement instructors can learn activities experientially which they can implement with their students.

Note: These workshops are interrelated and complement each other, but they should be taken in sequence. ATB I is required for all the followig workshops and Basic Tools for ATB is strongly recommended. The workshops provide a broad foundation from which Awareness Through the Body can be applied in classes, groups, and for oneself. This series of workshops can be considered a starting point for the practice of ATB. From here, a deepening of the work happens by attending the basic workshops again and then participating in the Advanced Training workshops.

In this two-day introductory workshop, participants will have their first contact with the basic processes of Awareness through the Body. The themes to be explored are:

  • Attention & Concentration: exercises to direct and focus attention, and to build up the capacity for concentration.
  • Theoretical and practical exploration to come in contact with the different planes of the being.
  • Breathing: activities to develop awareness of the breath and how breath affects the different parts of the being.
  • Relaxation: exercises to enhance the capacity to consciously enter physical, emotional and mental relaxation.
  • Plates: introspective exercise that leads the participants to experience the existence of an inner and outer space and helps them to be present in both simultaneously.

This introductory workshop is a pre-requisite for any of the other ATB workshops.

For more information on Awareness Through the Body, visit these websites:

ATB in the USA

ATB in Auroville, India

 

Affordable Lodging

We have reserved ‘suite’ style lodging through Keene State College. A suite consists of four single bed rooms, a shared bathroom, kitchen, and living room. The kitchen has a refrigerator, stove, microwave and sink, but not cooking or eating utensils. We will attempt to provide some basic things for your use, but you will want to bring some items yourself, if traveling by car. The first night of lodging is $48 and includes a mandatory one-time linen fee. Linens provided include xlong twin sheets, blanket, pillow and 2 towels. Each additional night is $37.

 

 

 

Jun
29
Mon
2015
Basic Tools for Awareness Through the Body
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

How to Introduce ATB from Kindergarten up

Monday, June 29, 2015

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This one-day workshop introduces the foundational tools of Awareness Through the Body (ATB). We explore ways to implement ATB with kindergarten age children using games and playful activities. Most of these activities are useful for initiating people of whatever age to ATB.

abreath-0141Some of the activities we offer for 5–6 year olds are similar to activities offered in the schools through psychomotricity. The significant difference is that in ATB there will be a clear intention on the part of the adult to facilitate the childrens’ contact with their own inner consciousness.

Through the variety of playful or concentrated activities in ATB children start discovering themselves and learn they can effect changes in themselves and around themselves. They realize also, not in a rational way but through feeling, that they can be in different states of consciousness, and that each of these states entails very different sensations: the children feel differently when they are concentrated, or when working in silence as in the “labyrinth” or when they are running and laughing as they “travel to Africa.”

At this age children feel, experience and discover without the need of explanations. Each child integrates into his/her body the precise sensations that indicate a state of concentration, tranquiltiy, fun, relaxation, self-centering, or sharing with others. That is why it is important for the adult facilitators to have their own embodied understanding of the aim of ATB at this level.

The objectives of Awareness Through the Body demonstrated in this Basic Tools workshop are to help young children and new learners of ATB develop:

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  • Self control
  • Focus and capacity for being present
  • Alertness of the senses
  • Freedom and fluidity of movement
  • Social skills
  • Respectful and sensitive body contact with peers
  • A healthy self image
  • Trust
  • Subjective memories for relaxation and tonicity
  • Imagination and creativity
  • Curiosity and sense of discovery

Read more about Awareness through the Body, at Antioch New England and in Auroville, India.

The Introduction to Awareness Through the Body  workshop is a pre-requisite for this class.

Affordable Lodging

We have reserved ‘suite’ style lodging through Keene State College. A suite consists of four single bed rooms, a shared bathroom, kitchen, and living room. The kitchen has a refrigerator, stove, microwave and sink, but not cooking or eating utensils. We will attempt to provide some basic things for your use, but you will want to bring some items yourself, if traveling by car. The first night of lodging is $48 and includes a mandatory one-time linen fee. Linens provided include xlong twin sheets, blanket, pillow and 2 towels. Each additional night is $37.

Questions regarding registration should be directed to Peg Smeltz at 603-283-2301, msmeltz@antioch.edu.

 

Jul
24
Fri
2015
The Dance/Movement Therapy Experience: An Introduction
Jul 24 – Aug 8 all-day
The Dance/Movement Therapy Experience: An Introduction @ Antioch University New England | Keene | New Hampshire | United States

These workshops are intended for those wishing to explore the fields of dance/movement therapy and drama therapy as possible careers and for those furthering their professional development.No previous dance/movement or drama therapy experience is necessary. Participants will be introduced to a variety of approaches used in dance/movement and drama therapy, becoming familiar with the use of the body in the therapeutic relationship. The presenters are faculty members of the master’s program in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling at Antioch University New England (AUNE). Please join us for personal and professional self–discovery.

Aug
17
Mon
2015
RBT Training – Behavior Technician Competencies Workshop
Aug 17 @ 8:00 am – Aug 21 @ 5:00 pm

Behavior Technician Competencies Course
Continuing Education or Graduate Credit

Monday, August 17 – Friday, August 21, 2015
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Instuctor: ​John Moran, EdD, BCBA-D
Location: Antioch University New England, 40 Avon St. Keene, NH

Recently the Behavior Analyst Certification Board has added a new credential, a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT). The RBT credential is for direct implementation staff, those who implement plans designed by supervisors. For more information see: http://www.antiochne.edu/applied-psychology/ce/asdworkshops/behavior-technician-competencies-course-continuing-education-or-graduate-credit/

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