Do you also feel drained from all the input you are supposed to deliver, and all the output of others you consume? How does this affect your creativity? In this special time, do you also ask yourself how to deliver content, catch up with everyone, motivate, inspire, stay creative, stay on track, stimulate discussion, be high-level intellectually, and deliver artistic excellence? All at the same time? This semester I teach a graduate course called “Mindfulness and Meditation – Self-Care and Digital Teaching in the Arts.” We study self-care methods. We learn ways to strengthen ourselves energetically. We identify the changes we individually want to see in this world. We grow digitally, but only in the direction we actually want to grow. We diminish the feeling of being drained. We enhance creativity. We focus on stimulating exchange. I am excited to share and explain the key points we identified: Change your scenery; Connect with your body; Get Still; Listen; Follow your energy; Play; Laugh; Connect; Make time for inspiration; Have a goal.
Prof. Dr. Dorothée King is Vice President of the Academy of Arts and Design, Basel, Switzerland. There she also serves as Full Professor and Head of the Arts and Design Education Institute. She founded the Learning Lab Arts and Design. Among other places Dorothée King taught at RISD, Providence College, Trans Art Institute, Linz Art University, UdK Berlin, Banff New Media Institute, SUNY NY. She holds a PhD in Arts Education (Berlin University of the Arts), a MA in Media Arts (University of Portsmouth), and a BA in Communication Design (Merz Akademie). Dorothée King is a Master Life Coach (Dr. Bock Coaching Akademie DBCA Berlin/Zurich, 2021/22) and certified Life Coach (DBCA Berlin/Zurich). She is a meditation teacher and qualified yoga teacher (Jivamukti Yoga New York, Spirit Yoga Berlin. She has additional trainings in creative leadership skills, negotiations, creative communication, moderation techniques, presentation techniques, teaching in higher education, countless yoga and meditation intensives, and zero email strategies.