MBWP principles are taught through workshops, guest lectures, and classes at educational institutions and other venues throughout the country. Here is a partial list of organizations we have worked with:
University of Oregon
University of Colorado-Boulder
Case Western Reserve University
University of North Carolina-Greensboro
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Middle Tennessee State University
University of Southern Mississippi
American String Teachers Association
National Association for Music Education
Missouri Music Educators Association
Oregon Music Educators Association
Connecticut Music Educators Association
North Carolina Music Educators Association
Project Jumpstart, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Indiana Organists United Conference
Retreat for Violin and Viola Teachers, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Collegiate National Association for Music Education, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Lifelong Learning, Indiana University
San Jose State University
The initial stages of MBWP are focused on developing physiological regulation and embodied grounding as a means of aiding meditative practice and artistic expression. Working with our breath and bodies helps to calm our nervous system, facilitating our ability to anchor our awareness in the present moment.
During the middle stages of the curriculum, concentration and awareness are cultivated through mindful and deliberate exploration of our senses, emotions, and patterns of thought, leading to greater clarity, stability, and equanimity.
As we non-judgmentally examine our habitual ways of feeling, thinking, and acting, we gain insight into how our perceptions color reality, giving us the opportunity to let go of unfruitful ways of experiencing and responding to ourselves and others. We then work on reframing our experiences such that they are aligned with our personal values.
During the final stages of MBWP training, after reducing our reactivity through mindful awareness, we develop the capacity to act intentionally in the world, using our experiences, aspirations, values, and ethics as a compass for wise and compassionate action.