Investigating Perception -- Negotiating How We Sense And Know

by Douglas MacKenzie
Investigating Perception -- Negotiating How We Sense And Know
Sat, 28 Nov 2015 EST
04:00PM - 06:00PM (EST)
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Elements Fitness and Wellness Center
Georgetown Plaza 2233 Wisconsin Avenue NW , Suite 217
Washington , DC 20007
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Collaborator Doug MacKenzie Please join me in exploring the Developmental Movement and Experiential Anatomy of Body-Mind Centering® in a supportive, guided environment that encourages self-discovery. By exploring the patterns of our earliest movement, and the dynamic anatomy that supports our growth, we re-negotiate limiting habits and arrive at new insights into how to be skillfully embodied in the present. Our senses begin as potential and develop in response to stimulation and experience. The senses of touch and movement are located throughout the body -- in every cell. The senses of vision, hearing, taste and smell are located in the head. It is through our senses that we receive information from our internal environment (ourselves) and the external environment (others and the world). In this class we investigate how we filter, modify, distort, accept, reject, and use that information. Perception involves us in the now, in the ongoing psycho-physical interpretation of past experience, present circumstances and future expectations. When we choose to absorb information, we bond to that aspect of our environment. When we block out information, we defend against that aspect. Learning is the process by which we vary our responses to information based on the context of each situation. Class involves: Exploration of the six senses (movement, touch, taste, smell, hearing and vision). Investigation of the perceptual-response cycle as the process of perception. Bonding, defending and learning as psychophysical processes based on perceptions. Renegotiating our habits in perceiving