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A Soulfulness Approach to MindBody Practice

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May 24, 2022 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

If you can’t attend this event live, all who register will receive a 48hr-active link to watch the recording. 

A Soulfulness Approach to MindBody Practice

This seminar will introduce soulfulness as an orientation to contemplative and embodied practices that is characterized by soul-level experiencing, deep connectivity, and inspired expression.  Soulfulness is conceptualized as an interconnected experience of enlivened inner attunement that illuminates authentic lived experience and radiates into outer manifestation.  Soulfulness is inspired by the culture, wisdom, and spirituality of the African diaspora. It is offered as a source of resistance to the soul assaults of oppression such that the trauma and harms of oppression do not extinguish our inner fire, tame our energy, or steal our joy.  An overview of the SOUL-centered (Soulfulness-Oriented, Unitive, Liberatory) practice framework will be presented with special attention given to the relevance of soulfulness for BIPOC populations. The seminar is appropriate for wellness and healing professionals, as well as those seeking to expand their personal practices.

People who take this seminar will be able to:

  • Describe the soulfulness approach to contemplative and embodied practice.
  • Explain how soulfulness is relevant to healing racial trauma and practice with BIPOC populations.
  • Identify what characteristics would make a practice “soulfulness-oriented”.

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Dr. Shelly Harrell is a Professor at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology and Director of the Culture, Wisdom, and Resilience Lab. Her current work focuses on developing culturally-responsive, “soulfulness”-oriented interventions that utilize contemplative practices (meditation, mindfulness) and cultural expressions wisdom (quotes, poetry, music) to facilitate resilience and liberation–  internally, relationally, and collectively.  She has published and presented extensively on sociocultural and sociopolitical aspects of stress, racism and well-being, cultural competence, and Black mental health. Dr. Harrell is a practicing psychotherapist, certified meditation teacher, and has conducted workshops and trainings for numerous educational, social service, health care, and professional organizations.