Katie Down will guide us through a session focused on deep listening, how we listen, listening as an act of compassion, and the effects of listening on our social interactions, self-esteem, and nervous system.
Followed by the talk will be a 20-minute sound meditation with therapeutic drone instruments.
Katie is a licensed creative arts therapist, sound meditation facilitator and teacher with a private psychotherapy and sound practice in Manhattan, and is a staff practitioner at Maha Rose Center for Healing in Brooklyn. She has been an invited lecturer in the Art of Listening at the New School, NYU, The School of Visual Arts, Cal State Fullerton, The International Conference on Deep Listening at Rensaler Institute, and the Center for Pastoral Care at The Jewish Theological Seminary. Katie is also a multi-instrumentalist including flute, ukulele, voice, and glass percussion. She has traveled throughout the Balkans, South Africa, and Ecuador as an educator and lecturer and her most recent project in South Africa has culminated in a project with kids who created songs on ukuleles resulting in a CD entitled "The Journey."
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