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Past Events

Daoism & Contemplative Artistry

Daoism & Contemplative Artistry

West Chester, PA
In the classic Daoist text, Zhuangzi, we encounter vignettes about a variety of artisans and people with magnificent and unusual skills. Within these stories are suggestions that their rare abilities are rooted in Daoist contemplative and meditative practices. In this presentation I review the ke...
Saturday, February 6 2016 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

Giving Voice to the Moment

Giving Voice to the Moment

West Chester, PA
The act of singing engages all aspects of our being, frees up energy in our body, and offers us access to a wide range of emotions.  When we bring mindfulness to our singing, we experience these and other effects in a direct and personal way. And perhaps most important, singing is just plain fun!...
Saturday, November 21 2015 9:00 AM 2:00 PM

Henry David Thoreau: From Concord to Philadelphia

Henry David Thoreau: From Concord to Philadelphia

West Chester, PA
When American author and "natural philosopher" Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) lectured in Philadelphia in 1854, he had come as far south as he would ever travel. What did he think of the trip?  What did he talk about? And why do his words and ideas still resonate with us today? Corinne H. Smith ...
Saturday, October 17 2015 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

Backlash! Facing the Dark and Critical Press Around Mindfulness

Backlash! Facing the Dark and Critical Press Around Mindfulness

West Chester, PA
For the past two years, the popularity of mindfulness has met with increasing critique from within its communities, and from without. Secular applications in health care and organizations have been characterized as “McMindfulness” — a practice that is deficient in ethical content and complicit in...
Saturday, September 12 2015 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

Music, Mood Swings and Madness with Dr. Richard Kogan

Music, Mood Swings and Madness with Dr. Richard Kogan

West Chester, PA
Dr. Kogan, a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music Pre-College, Harvard College, and Harvard Medical School, tells vivid stories about famous composers who suffered mental problems, while illustrating the composer's work by playing excerpts from their compositions. From composers such as Tcha...
Thursday, September 10 2015 7:30 PM 8:30 PM

SPARK Healthy Changes Workshop

SPARK Healthy Changes Workshop

West Chester, PA
The College of Health Sciences at West Chester University and the Pennsylvania Department of Health invite area health and physical education teachers to attend the SPARK Healthy Changes Workshop– MVPA (Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity) is a nationally recognized benchmark for PEP grants a...
Monday, June 29 2015 9:00 AM 4:00 PM

Disability Forum

Disability Forum

West Chester, PA
THURSDAY, APRIL 30 at 7:00pmEndless AbilitiesFilm and Panel Discussion FRIDAY, MAY 1 at 8:30amDisability Forum: Love and Forgiveness Through SportFriday's program includes some of the most prominent paralympians and special olympians in the US. Come early and meet them! 8:00    Meet and Greet t...
Friday, May 1 2015 8:30 AM 4:00 PM

Spring Health Conference: BRAIN HEALTH

Spring Health Conference: BRAIN HEALTH

West Chester, PA
Concussion is not just a matter for athletes and their families. Brain injury and rehabilitation has become a matter of national interest, as we watch the devastating effects that continue to play out in the media. There exists a greater understanding now, about the need for extended and special...
Fri, Apr 24 2015 8:00 PM Sat, Apr 25 2015 4:30 PM

Understanding The MBSR Body Scan

Understanding The MBSR Body Scan

West Chester, PA
This experiential clinical workshop displays how Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction’s body scan differs from other somatic interventions used for relaxation.  Demonstration and qualitative analysis reveal the unique languaging this practice entails. Dr. Michelle Mamberg, Associate Professor, Psy...
Thursday, April 23 2015 6:30 PM 8:30 PM

Public Policy Workshop

Public Policy Workshop

West Chester, PA
The Philadelphia Dietetic Association and theCollege of Health Sciences at West Chester University Invite you to attend PUBLIC POLICY WORKSHOP Featuring:Senator Andy Dinniman, PA 19th districtAne Marie Kis, MS, RD, LDNWith comments by US Senator Bob Casey 4 CEUs Pending A light dinner will ...
Tuesday, April 7 2015 3:00 PM 7:00 PM

Mailing Address

Sturzebecker Health Sciences, Rm 205 West Chester, PA 19383
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