Bessel van der Kolk, MD

"Enjoy the power of the pause" (Summit) Online Workshop

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Contemplation By Design


The Contemplation by Design Summit is a campus-wide, multidisciplinary series of events.


Enjoy the power of the pause.


All 2022 Summit sessions are FREE and online except for the in-person events in Memorial Church on Sunday, Oct. 16. If you wish to make a donation, please do so here.We look forward to being with you in the Summit sessions you attend.
(Bessel van der Kolk's workshop will be listed soon!)

Tues 10/11/22

8:00-9:00amIntroduction to the 2022 Summit on Contemplative Skills for Enlivening the Body and Calming the Mind to Cultivate Individual and Societal Transformation, Tia Rich, PhD, Director, Contemplation By Design
12:15-1:30pmTBD
5:15-6:30pmPostmetaphysical Spirituality and the Embodied Mind, Bruce Alderman, MA
7:00-8:30pmTBD

Wed 10/12/22

7:30-8:15amiPause Guided practice#1, Kum Nye Yoga: The Body's Recollection of Being—Inner Massage, Bruce Alderman, MA
10:00-11:30amBody as Healer with Peter Levine, PhD
12:00-1:30pmIntegrating Embodied Mindfulness: 7 Principles for Actualizing the Benefits of Somatic Practice, Teja Bell (Fudo Myoo Rōshi)
5:15-6:30pmBody, Soul, and World: The holistic path of Jewish spirituality, Rebecca Schisler
7:00-8:15pmHomecoming: Applying Holistic Interventions and Liberation Psychology to Trauma Recovery, Thema Bryant, PhD

Thurs 10/13/22

7:30-8:15amiPause Guided practice#2, Kum Nye: The Body’s recollection of Being—Tasing relaxation, Bruce Alderman, MA
8:30-9:45amEmbodied Flourishing in Tibetan Medicine: Cultivating Wellness in Connection, Tawni Tidwell, PhD
12:15-1:30pmTaijiquan: Contemplative movement rooted in Taoism and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hong Yang, MBA
5:15-6:30pmiPause Guided practice#3, Establishing the Foundations for a Supportive and Flourishing Qigong Practice, Teja Bell (Fudo Myoo Rōshi)
7:00-8:30pmPatrisse Cullors in conversation with Elaine Ray about 12 Steps to Transform your Self and the World

Fri 10/14/22

7:30-8:15amiPause Guided practice#4, Kum Nye: The Body’s recollection of Being—Integration, Bruce Alderman, MA
12:15-1:45pmRadical Responsibility: Integrating individual and collective responsibility for personal and social transformation, Fleet Maul, PhD
5:15-6:30pmiPause Guided practice#5, The skill of whole body breathing and synchronous movement, Teja Bell (Fudo Myoo Rōshi)
7:00- 8:30pmRestorative Practices for Well-being, Gabriel Kram

Sat 10/15/22

9:00-12:00pmRestorative Practices Alliance, Gabriel Kram (Interactive Workshop)
1:00-3:00pmRadical Responsibility: Skill-building for self-empowerment and personal freedom (Interactive Workshop), Fleet Maul, PhD
3:30-5:00pmTai Chi, Taoist Movement Practices, Hong Yang, MBA (interactive Workshop)
7:00-8:30pmTBD

Sun 10/16/22

11:00-12:00pmUniversity Public Worship (UPW), speaker TBD (In-person in Stanford Memorial Church)
12:15-1:15pmGuided Meditation with the UPW speaker, (In-person in Stanford Memorial Church)
3:00-4:30pmiPause Guided practice#6, Pranayama, Yoga Breathing Practices Richard Rosen
5:15-6:30pmiPause Guided practice#7, Deepening the profound integration spirit, mind, and body, Teja Bell (Fudo Myoo Rōshi)
7:00-8:30pmThe Wisdom of the Labyrinth: Its History, Mystery, and Modern Uses, Lauren Artress, D. Min

— We look forward to continuing the 2022 Summit experiences with you on Oct. 28 through Nov. 2 in the sessions listed below. —

Fri 10/28/22

7:30-8:15amiPause Guided practice#8, Tia Rich, PhD
9:00-10:30amFive-Elements Qigong, Mimi Kuo-Deemer
12:15-1:30pmSameness and Difference, Diane Musho Hamilton

Sat 10/29/22

9:00-9:45amiPause Guided practice#9, A Calm Heart: Qigong for the Fire Phase/Element, Mimi Kuo-Deemer
10:15-11:30pmContemplative Neuroscience, Yi Yuan, PhD

Sun 10/30/22

9:45-10:30amiPause Guided practice#10, Effortless Rest: Qigong for the Water Phase/Element, Mimi Kuo-Deemer
11:00-12:30pmHealing Collective Trauma, Thomas Hübl
1:00-3:00pmEvolving World Views, Diane Musho Hamilton
7:00-8:30pmiPause Guided practice#11, Yoga Nidra

Mon 10/31/22

7:30-8:15amiPause Guided practice#12, Balancing Opposing Forces: Qigong for the Earth Phase/Element, Mimi Kuo-Deemer

Tues 11/1/22

7:30-8:15amiPause Guided practice#13, Rooted Resilience: Qigong for the Wood Phase/Element, Mimi Kuo-Deemer

Wed 11/2/22

7:30-8:15amiPause Guided practice#14, Nourishing Our Grief: Qigong for the Metal Phase/Element, Mimi Kuo-Deemer


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