What Body? Whose Mind?

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What Body? Who’s Mind? Exploring the Mind/Body Relationships and Wellness
Holly Roark
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MWF 1:00 – 1:50 pm
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“The root of all health is in the brain.  The trunk of it is in the emotion.  The branches and leaves are in the body.  The flower of health blooms when all parts work together” – Kurdish Saying

“Awareness changes how we physically move.  As we become more fluid and resilient so do the mental, emotional, and spiritual movements of our lives.” – Emilie Conrad Da’oud

Too often in our technologically driven world we have become disconnected between our minds and bodies.  The excessive stimulation often has us feeling overwhelmed and unable to find calm and focus within our lives.  The lack of movement and engagement of the body has us feeling ill at ease.  This requires us to sometimes step back and re-evaluate how we are living our lives and how we can make small changes that provide a sense of wellness in the everyday.  This course will take students on a journey of discovery of what body/mind is and how it has been viewed historically, culturally, within families, and personally.  Throughout the semester, students will review literature on the ideas of body/mind relationships, foster a sense of kinetic learning through somatic experiences, and explore how “daily” nourishment from food, sleep, and movement not only creates wellness but also helps an individual achieve success within the broadest community and their professional and personal lives.

Contact FYS

The First Year Seminar is part of the General Education Program located in Anne Belk Hall, Room 250.

Phone: 828-262-2028

Our mailing address:
First Year Seminar
ASU Box 32065
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Director of First Year Seminar:
Dr. Martha McCaughey

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