ADRI to host Embodied Mindfulness workshops Jan. 19 and 26

Stephanie Swindle
January 13, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Arts & Design Research Incubator (ADRI) will host a series of Embodied Mindfulness workshops led by ADRI Embedded Researcher Elisha Clark Halpin, associate professor and associate director for instruction, School of Theatre, at 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, and Thursday, Jan. 26, in the ADRI (16 Borland).

Join in this practice to gain tools and insight on the how and whys of developing mindfulness practice. The approach will focus on breath and easy movement. A notebook or journal is encouraged. No registration required. Participants are encouraged to attend both sessions.

As an ADRI embedded researcher, Elisha Clark Halpin plans to research trauma and its effects on the body, brain, and lives of those who suffer from it, which will result in a therapeutic movement program of healing and management. Her project, “Releasing Trauma through Movement: A Somatic Approach to Embodied Therapies for Healing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder,” will benefit movement therapists, social workers, somatic psychologists, trauma workers, and the patients they treat.

Halpin will collaborate with the scientific communities at Penn State, including the Hershey Medical Center; Jamie Marich, a trauma specialist and creator of Dancing Mindfulness at Mindful Ohio Institute; Jennifer Stoskus, a doctor of physical therapy who specializes in brain injury and trauma at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation; and fellow School of Theatre faculty member Natalie Griffith Robichaux.

ADRI provides support for high-impact arts and design research projects. Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at the Arts & Design Research Incubator, 16 Borland.

All events are free and open to the public, but some do require registration, as space is limited. For more information, visit the ADRI website:

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  • Elisha Clark Halpin dances.

    Elisha Clark Halpin, embedded researcher at Penn State's Arts & Design Research Incubator (ADRI), will lead a series of mindfulness workshops to gain tools and insight on the how and whys of developing a mindfulness practice, starting Jan. 17.

    IMAGE: Elisha Clark Halpin

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Last Updated January 17, 2017