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somatic studies

Somatic studies look at mind-body ways of knowing and living in the world and are guided by the assumption that cultivating body-based intelligence (soma in Greek) can be used to help individuals grow and change. This field of study offers opportunities to explore body-based literacy as it relates to leadership, communication, and engagement with social issues. You'll learn in many ways (academic, experiential, contemplative), using diverse modalities and multiple intelligences, studying somatics through body-centered approaches to mindfulness, movement workshops, creative expression, the arts, and academic work in psychology, health, and more.