THE ART & SCIENCE
OF SLOWING DOWN
A COMMUNAL WORKSHOP,
AND REJUVENATING EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
AND SPACE TO REFLECT, REST, AND RESTORE
April 16th, 2023 12PM-3PM Eastern Time
Hosted by: Dr. Angel AcostaRegister Now
Slow work and gentle living are responses to the fast pace, extraction, and exhaustion of capitalism.
And is a crucial component of the Healing Centered Paradigm.
In this communal and interactive journey, we'll fill the gap between research that proves the value of slowing down and the practice of actually slowing down in your personal and professional life.
Participants will have space to process burnout and develop contemplative-based resilience in alignment with the neuroscience of mindfulness & compassion.
This three-hour workshop experience is an invitation to educators, consultants and anyone interested in transforming their relationships to work by slowing down.
Hyperspeed turns life into a blur.
Slow work is bold.
Slow work creates clear vision.
Slow work is a practice of presence.
Brought to you by the Acosta Institute
The Acosta Institute, founded by Dr. Angel Acosta, is a learning and research hub fostering innovation at the intersection of healing-centered education, contemplative social science and slow work. The Acosta Institute facilitates a series of online courses including The HCE Primer, The Practicum, and various other lectures, trainings, workshops, and summits. As a part of Acosta Consulting, The Acosta Institute contributes to contemplative-based and healing-centered support for teams, communities, and institutions with their organizational learning needs.
Together we will explore…
Setting boundaries around your time, emotions, and space
Relational sensemaking — a practice of being present with each other and listening deeply in a collective space
Flow states as a mechanism for engaging in productivity
The contributions of science in the field of slow work
Our accelerated relationship with time due to the speed of technological innovations
Indigenous and wisdom approaches to change, research, and work
WHO IS THIS EXPERIENCE FOR?
We welcome anyone interested in slowing down to join us, including past, recurring participants of The Art & Science of Slowing Down.
Our past participants have been Educators, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultants, Therapists, Psychologists, Researchers, Teachers, Parents, Artists, Somatic Practitioners, Activists, and Aspiring Activists.
WHY SLOW WORK?
Doing the work to slow down is part of the restorative turn and taking the real-world practice of healing seriously. We get to take this opportunity to move away from the rushed and inhumane pace of life and work that leaves us feeling sucked in, extracted from, and consumed.
Through this journey into the heart and experience of slowing down we’ll practice…
- Meeting life in its fullness
- Holding our paradoxes
- Reducing our mental biases
- Experiencing the array of our emotions
- Cultivating the capacity to tend to our interior world
- Building community and networking with others who are eager to slow down
There is power in taking ownership of the pace at which you engage.
“Because I am both grappling with trying to slow down and practicing slowing down it is very humbling…just as my reality, it's messy…And I’m just really aware of how pervasive the need for this is and how many systems and structures are working against [me slowing down].”
- Workshop Participant
Date & Time
Sunday, April 16th, 2023
12:00PM to 3:00PM
For the last decade, Angel Acosta has worked to bridge the fields of leadership, social justice and mindfulness. He recently received his doctorate in the Curriculum and Teaching Department at Teachers College, Columbia University. Angel has supported educational leaders and their students by facilitating leadership trainings, creating pathways to higher education, and designing dynamic learning experiences. His dissertation explores healing-centered education as a promising framework for educational leadership development.
Price & Registration
We want to make this experience as accessible as possible. We offer the tiers below and encourage you to contribute based on your relative financial needs & standing.