Outreach

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

Syracuse University

University of Colorado-Boulder

Case Western Reserve University

Drury University

Indiana University-Bloomington

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

Boston 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.

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