Healing-Centered Education

Online Summit


Community Audio Garden 





October 7th-11th, 2021


Welcome the Summit Audio Garden 

Channeling the power of our Summit speakers and an expansive network of colleagues, we bring to you this community audio garden.  This is a gift to the public. The central goal of this garden is to give the community a sense of the fertile soil that constitutes the healing-centered and restorative paradigm in education and beyond. For access to the full Summit audio garden with over 30 interviews, consider registering below. We thank Dr. Angel Acosta and Maria Tan for conducting interviews. We thank New Constellations for their contribution to this blossoming virtual space. We are also grateful for the support of the ACOSTA INSTITUTE for providing the infrastructure to execute this slow work project. May this work thrive and may all of our collective endeavors contribute to our collective recovery. 

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 Healing-Centered Interviews



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Practice Facilitated by Arawana Hayashi
Sensemaking Through Embodiment
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Practice Facilitated by Rashid Hughes
Settling Into a Sense of Ease
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Practice Facilitated by Solana Booth
Guided Breathwork
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Practice Facilitated by Melanie Goodchild
Melanie Goodchild
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Interview with Kia Darling Hammond
Collective Recovery through from a Thriving Perspective
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Interview with Maria Tan
Towards Building a House of Thriving
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Interview with Eliane Ubalijoro
Healing, Restoration in the Context of a Global Village
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Interview with Angela Kariotis
Practicing for the Future
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Interview with Vlada Bortnik
Responsive and Responsible Technology as Healing-Centered
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Interview with Aden Van Noppen
Towards Technology Worthy of the Human Spirit
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Interview with Interview with Andre Chenfeng
Towards Liberatory Pedagogy
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Interview with Ian Levy
Lyric Writing for Collective Restoration

 The content below is contributed by New Constellations, an audio-visual journey that explores new paradigms for transformation, hope and possibility through profound encounters with luminaries from a multitude of fields. We are grateful for Gemma Mortensen, Iris Andrews, Jo Barratt, Lily Pichaud for their generosity and willingness to contribute these to our audio garden.   

Summit Co-Chair

For the last decade, Dr. Acosta has worked to bridge the fields of leadership, social justice, and mindfulness. 

Summit Co-Chair

Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz is an award-winning Associate Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research focuses on racial literacy in teacher education, Black girl literacies, and Black and Latinx male high school students. 

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