"If you cannot hear the sound of the genuine in you, you will all of your life spend your days on the ends of strings that somebody else pulls."
~Rev. Dr. Howard Thurman, 1899 - 1981, Scholar, Theologian, Civil Rights Leader
How can we hear the sound of the genuine in ourselves and others amidst the growing cacophony of our times? How can we quietly decipher inner truth when throngs of voices compete for our attention, dollars, 5-star reviews? How do we develop friendly technologies for the future when it's so easy to forget analog befriending today?
"The sound of the genuine makes the same music,” Thurman hints
Join us at Dramatic Changes: The Center for Sound Relationships for this intimate, interactive, interdisciplinary “concertshop” matinee, where you'll develop awareness skills based on music, mindfulness, neuroscience, and design to:
- Quiet the noise in your head
- Listen and attune to yourself and others
- Identify and embody personal values
- Leverage emotional tension into empowered practical steps
This will be a safe yet dynamic and inclusive learning space informed by anti-oppressive practice. Come yourself or bring friends and colleagues. You’ll gain tangible and immediately useful skills applicable to personal, professional, philanthropic, and activist roles and relationships.
Please note, this is not a sound healing workshop, per se. It’s a workshop that uses music as a teaching tool. There will be spoken listening and reflection exercises in pairs, a demonstration involving participant volunteers, and a chance to embody awareness through gesture and movement. You are welcomed to participate at your own comfort level, you will not be pressured into any activities.
Anna Schaum, LPC, TEP, Founder, Dramatic Changes: The Center for Sound Relationships
Violist, Licensed Counselor, Psychodramatist, Conflict Transformation Facilitator
Kenji Bunch, Artistic Director, Fear No Music
Violist, Composer, Educator, Music-centered Social Activist
Leah Payne MFA Candidate, Collaborative Design, PNCA | Dramatic Changes: The Center for Sound Relationships
Coordinator, Designer, Collaborator
At Dramatic Changes: The Center for Sound Relationships we aspire to mitigate the loneliness and stress epidemics of our times through a myriad of training events, seasonal gatherings, concertshops, and consulting engagements. Our focus on holistic, creative, trauma-informed embodiment includes the emerging field of Interpersonal Neurobiology, where musical terms like resonance, attunement, and synchronization describe the intrinsic qualities of the human nervous system in relationship with self and others. Please join us in our elegant brick and mortar training studio in the NW Industrial area.