MindU Workshop

Ancient History + Modern (Neuro)science

Ancient wisdom and 21st Century science meet in your brain and make you a badass.

Starting with the ancient Sanskrit knowledge about making a rich and sweet life through your own creativity and moving through Emotional Intelligence and storytelling to research on brain science of all kinds, we will look at how to use our lives to create more of the good stuff. We will do practices from all over to enhance creativity, develop the storytelling skill, and up your level of Emotional Intelligence. This will be a living lab where we try stuff out and then talk about why and how it worked. You will leave each session feeling pretty rad about integrating all this practice into making the best kind of trouble out in the world.

TL;DR (too long; didn't read) Everything you ever wanted to know about what the ancients had to say about emotional intelligence, mindfulness, and story. In fact, it will make you more creative, happier, and a way better person by encouraging you to be a little bit of a troublemaker.


Learning Objectives

#1: Learn and use as many mindfulness and storytelling tools as possible.

#2: Understand story, mindfulness, and emotional intelligence from the ancient Sanskrit texts to modern neuroscience, and actually care about it.

#3: Leave the room every day feeling awesome, enriched, confused, amazed, and changed just a little bit.

Participants will spend most of their time: Practicing a skill or using a tool or technique of some kind.

For participants the most important outcome of this session is: To practice a skill or practice using a tool




"I am so excited to be part of the pioneer year of MindCamp SW that I am bouncing in my chair."

Michelle Auerbach

About Michelle Auerbach

Michelle Auerbach has an MFA in Writing and Poetics. She taught both college and graduate level creative writing and Ancient Literature. She translates Latin, Biblical Hebrew, and Sanskrit. She is a journalist including with the New York Times and London Guardian and her writing has been widely published in literary journals and anthologies. She has published two novels. Michelle coaches and facilitates; trained by the New York City Department of Health, Kaiser Permanente, and through Columbia University School of Public Health. She is certified in mindfulness and emotional intelligence by the Institute of HeartMath, Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, and works with Google on their work-based mindfulness program. Michelle can be found writing, facilitating, and telling stories with companies including Johnson& Johnson, Comcast, McDonalds, Field, Fisher, Waterhouse, Google, Mars, Incorporated, and with consultants to expand the storytelling and emotional intelligence of their clients.


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