In part I of this series we explored how both practices help with listening, responding, and being present. In Part II, we talked about starting anywhere and in Part III, embracing uncertainty! Here we explore how these two seemingly different practices both help us to:
When we practice mindfulness, slowing down to place our awareness in the present moment, many of us are surprised to discover the vulnerability that arises in that experience. Is this what we are trying to avoid with the speed and busyness of our lives? But it is recognizing and accepting our inherent vulnerability that we learn the importance of kindness. When we drop the armor of busyness, we connect to our humanity and our kind tender heart. We can extend kindness to ourselves and others.
When we drop the armor of busyness, we connect to our humanity and our kind tender heart. We can extend kindness to ourselves and others.
In the improvisation, everyone is on equal footing. There are moments of stumbling, false starts or misunderstandings. Our vulnerability shows through and we have the opportunity in the moment to forgive ourselves and lend a hand to others.
If you are interested in experiencing these two practices (and we hope you are), join Beth Boynton and me for our exciting launch of the workshop:
(Catch the Early Bird rate through 7/19/17)
We believe you will exhale, laugh, and leave sessions feeling stronger together!
Mindfulness and improvisation? To help people develop emotional intelligence, good communication skills, presence and deeper connections? Granted, it’s a little out of the box. But most fun, cutting edge and innovative stuff is. -Liz Korabek-Emerson
Liz is a certified mindfulness instructor, transformational workshop leader and creative coach dedicated to helping people become more resilient through mindfulness. Since 2012 she has been designing and leading mindfulness programs for individuals and organizations including the Portsmouth Hospital, Liberty Mutual, and Riverwoods Retirement community. She also holds an MFA in theatre and brings thirty years of experience creating and directing theatre to teaching programs that are empowering, creative and engaging. Learn more at Korabek Training.