Mindfulness, Narrative Identity and Well-Being: Does Our Story Define Us?

10/27/2018, 9:00am - 5:00pm at Myoshinji

Presented by Matthew Dewar, Ed. D. October 27 9 AM - 5 PM. Our everyday sense of who we are is a narrative uniting our past, present, and future. This storied self is a collage of characters, conflicts, values, beliefs, and themes. Reflecting on our “narrative identity” can reveal assumptions about who we are and how the world works. More importantly, it can reveal story lines that ultimately affirm or negate our well-being. In this workshop, we will explore the stories we live as with the intent of better understanding who we are and what is possible for our lives.

Matthew Dewar, Ed. D. is the founder of JOURNEY 30K. He is also a high school teacher, well-being coordinator, and learning facilitator who has designed and implemented teacher professional development and school wellness curricula, including mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) for faculty and students. He is the author of Education and Well-Being: An Ontological Inquiry. Listen to Dr. Dewar's TED Talk here. $60 for members, $75 for non-members. Vegetarian lunch included.

$60 for current members, $75 for others.