Dancing Mindfulness

Status: 
Open
Meeting Day and Time: 
Friday 3 - 4:30 pm
Facilitated By: 
Mil Witt, Ph.D. and Kadeisha Bonsu, LCSWA
Dancing Mindfulness

three colorful silhouettes dance

Open to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, this new CAPS group will be specifically geared towards students of color and international students, and students navigating identity, intersectionality, cultural conflict, stigma, isolation, and discrimination. Through movement and music, largely from the African diaspora and other genres, this new 10-week group will offer students an opportunity to engage in mindful free-form movement, designed specifically to cultivate present-moment awareness, breath and somatic awareness, authenticity, joy, self-empowerment, healing, and self-compassion. In MMEW, each trauma-informed group session will be a fusion of free-form movement, dance, music therapy, meditation, yoga, play, and creativity. Participants will also engage in self-reflection and circle discussion to increase their sense of belonging, safety, trust, connection, and community. Students will be invited to read The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown as a guiding text week-to-week.  No movement, dance, or meditation experience necessary and all abilities are welcomed. For questions about or to express interest in this group, use the group interest form