Becoming Human: A Balancing Act
with Patricia and Joseph Rubano and Mary O'Connell
Friday, October 10 6:30 - 9:00 pm (Registration will be from 6:30 to 7:00 pm)
Saturday, October 11 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday, October 12 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Life is a process of development and each of us is continually becoming. Recognizing this can give us an imagination that allows room for both our fabulous feats and our frustrating failures. This picture of unfolding can help us find what is essential to each stage of life so that we can live and work more effectively with children, ourselves and other adults.
This workshop offers some tools and insights to help us grow and bring balance to life as we understand and accept ourselves and others more fully.
We will look at the developmental phases of both the child and the adult and take this time to work and play together with:
- Self-development - simple perception and focused attention exercises
- Working with self and others -- the Art of Communication
- Working with story through Biography and Social Art
- Movement explorations with Spacial Dynamics
- Music & More...
"The child forms his or her being not only according to what we say and what we do, but according to our inner attitude, the quality of our inner thinking and our inner feeling... we need no other method than this: to become a human being worthy of the child's imitation." ~ Rudolf Steiner
Patricia Rubano, a human-being-in-training, has worked as a Waldorf early childhood educator for kindergarten, nursery and toddler ages over the past thirty years. She is director of the Biography and Social Art Program, a three year training, and also teaches the week-long summer course, Introduction to Waldorf Early Childhood Education, at Sunbridge Institute. She completed the Spacial Dynamics in-service training and this, together with her three grandsons keeps her flexible. Her training in Biographical counseling serves in her work as mentor and evaluator to early childhood teachers. She loves to sing and chant, play with clay and colors and write on occasion. She is on a path and grateful for company along the way.
Joseph Rubano is a Biographical Counselor, Spacial Dynamic Movement Educator and poet. He brings 40 years of meditation and inner work, exploring Eastern and Western esoteric traditions, including a strong foundation in Anthroposophy, and years of working with Native American ceremony to his work with individuals, couples and groups. He has been offering the True Heart True Mind Enlightenment Intensive and the Desert Solo (Vision Quest) Experience in San Diego and Maine for the past 5 years. He is on the visiting faculty of the Waldorf Institute of Southern California in San Diego and on the faculty of the Biography and Social Art Program at Sunbridge Institute in Chestnut Ridge, New York. A father and grandfather he loves to write poetry, fix broken things, make his grandsons laugh and see their faces light up when they smell his pizza baking in the oven.
Mary O'Connell, when her own children were young, had a LifeWays home program with such a long waiting list that she decided a LifeWays center was necessary. In 2002, she opened LifeWays Early Childhood Center in Milwaukee where she still works alongside a wonderful staff of caregivers. Mary has a business degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and was a student in the very first LifeWays training. She is a consultant for LifeWays North America, serves on the board, directs the Wisconsin LifeWays Training, and in 2010 co-authored Home Away From Home: LifeWays Care of Children and Familieswith Cynthia Aldinger. Mary’s favorite thing about LifeWays is seeing both children and their caregivers thrive in a home-like environment that truly values and respects them.
For more information contact Chinyelu Kunz, 610-933-3635 ext. 109 or .