Welcome to Still Point

Still Point is an official faculty/staff organization at Appalachian State University dedicated to exploring contemplative inquiry, pedagogy and practice in higher education. 

Still Point serves as a state-wide collaborator with Mindful UNCW. Learn more about the events and workshops sponsored by Mindful UNCW at: http://uncw.edu/mindful

Still Point supports and organizes campus events, workshops and opportunities for contemplative inquiry, pedagogy and practice that encourage deep learning and well-being in ourselves and our students.

What is contemplative inquiry?

Contemplative inquiry is an introspective, critical first-person approach to learning across the academic disciplines. Contemplative inquiry allows us to appreciate the deeper meaning of our ideas and experiences and bring a richer discernment to our action in the world. It includes diverse forms, such as yoga, breathing work, deep listening exercises, mindfulness meditation and reflective journaling, which research has shown to enrich capacities for:

  • self-awareness
  • clear attention
  • well-being
  • compassion and empathy
  • leadership develop
  • academic performance

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News

Reflective Arts Based Gathering

Still Point and ASU's Creative Collaborative invite you to attend a Reflective Arts Based Activity April 28th 2pm – 4pm in Belk Library Room 42...

Tea and Be invite

Tea & Be Social Gathering

2022 Tea & Be social gathering. March 25th  2:30 - 4pm  ROOM: LLHS 255.   Beaver College of Health Sciences. Leon Le...

Imagination in Action: Secrets for Unleashing Creative Expression

Book Group - Imagination in Action: Secrets for Unleashing Creative Expression

Join us for a ZOOM book group Feburary 15th, March 15th, and April 12th 2022 at 1pm facilitated by ASU's Creativity Collaborative. Books provided by C...