Creative Leadership

“Puccio et al. (2011) defined creative leadership as “the ability to deliberately engage one’s imagination to define and guide a group toward a novel goal – a direction that is new for the group.” Similarly, Basadur (2004) stated that creative...

Eco-somatics

Eco-somatics is an emerging interdisciplinary field which connects healing arts, movement education, improvisation, psychology, performing arts, and good old-fashioned play, with ecological consciousness. “Contemplating the teeming life of the shore, we have an...

Ecopsychology

Ecopsychology is situated at the intersection of a number of fields of inquiry, including psychology, ecology, spirituality, and environmental philosophy, but is not limited by any disciplinary boundaries. Put most simply, Ecopsychology explores the synergistic...

Embodied cognition

Embodied cognition is the belief that many features of human cognition are shaped by aspects of the body beyond the brain. The features of cognition include high level mental constructs (such as concepts and categories) and human performance on various cognitive tasks...

Eco-somatics

Ecosomatics is an emerging interdisciplinary field which connects healing arts, movement education, improvisation, psychology, performing arts, and good old-fashioned play, with ecological consciousness. Nala Walla on her definition of eco-somatics describes it thus:...

Embodied Leadership

There is a new movement in leadership development which you might not have heard of…somatic or embodied leadership. “Somatics refers to practices in the field of movement studies which emphasize internal physical perception. The term is used in movement...

Terrapsychology

“Terrapsychology studies how terrain, place, element, and natural process show up in human psychology, endeavor, and story, includying myth and legend. It begins with the premise that we are not really separate from the sites where we live and work....

Vitality

“Vital needs can be defined as things that need to happen in order to be happy.” The Vital Needs Theory sustains that happiness is the goal of life and that in the pursuit for happiness we need to become aware of our vital needs and learn how to deal with...

Syntropy

syntropy syn·tro·py (sĭn’trə-pē) n. The psychological state of wholesome association with others. A number of similar structures inclined in one general direction, such as the ribs. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/syntropy From Greek syn=together,...

Yoga Meditation

“Yoga Meditation is the art and science of systematically observing, accepting, understanding, and training each of the levels of our being, such that we may coordinate and integrate those aspects of ourselves, and dwell in the direct experience of the center of...

Creative Play

“a perspective on play in adulthood that provides a definition of the construct (a behavior or activity that is carried out with the goal of amusement and fun, involves an enthusiastic and in-the-moment attitude or approach, and is highly interactive among play...

Expressive arts therapy or creative arts therapy

Expressive arts therapy or creative arts therapy is a form of therapy through the use of creative arts. It is believed that people can help through the use of creative expression and imagination. It entails specific characteristics that you usually don’t find in...