I was in my twenties when I was first introduced to Contact Improv–an improvisational dance technique. The unrehearsed nature of this art form did not give me the luxury of knowing what I was supposed to do and getting good at it. It also didn’t give me any preliminary clues on what everyone else was going to be doing, so I couldn’t brace myself or prejudge the situation. The process was challenging, spontaneous and organic. It required me to trust the other dancers, and myself.
In the beginning it was difficult for me to stay centered and also be aware of my contact points with the other dancers. I was constantly faced with my rigidity and negative beliefs about myself, others and life. The demands of this improvisational art form awakened my senses. Originally, this constantly changing dance form was created to free the body of habitual movement patterns and help dancers learn how to move from a more authentic place. Ultimately, this dance technique enabled me to respond more genuinely to anything happening in any given moment-not just on the dance floor. The process was dynamic, organic and as unpredictable as life. It was a wonderful teacher!
Learning this technique shifted the way I experienced life. I had always felt insignificant and isolated, but moving in this manner helped me realize I was connected to everything–even the cracks in the dance studio wall. It also helped me see how my inaccurate beliefs were distorting my perceptions, coloring my responses and holding me back.
With this in mind, I invite you to explore some of the ICWIB activities for FREE.
Since the ICWIB program, which is endorsed by Dr. Bruce Lipton and based on his research, has repeatedly demonstrated its ability to help even young children reduce stress, resolve internal conflict, self-regulate and place their mind in a learning ready state, I think it should be available to any teacher who wants to actively use it in his or her classroom regardless of their ability to pay for the training.
On March 1, 2018, we launched a crowd funding campaign to raise $22,500.00 so we can offer the ICWIB training to 150 teachers preschool and elementary school teachers in the upcoming academic year for FREE.
I am excited to announce that as of this morning we have already raised enough money to train 19 teachers. This means, the ICWIB community has come together and raised enough money to put the ICWIB program into the hands of over 570 children in only two days! This is amazing! Thank you for your support!
As Dr. Bruce Lipton said in his recent interview, “…I see this as an opportunity (raising money to train teachers) for all of us to get together and realize we can change the world by changing the programming of our children. If each of us contributes just a small amount of money-the amount of money we would have bought that cappuccino, we can change the world! ….”
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