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. We align ourselves with The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, which envisions the college experience as...

"an opportunity to cultivate deep personal and social awareness: an exploration of meaning, purpose, and values in service to our common future."

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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Still Point Learning Community Continues Fall 2019

The Still Point Learning Community will continue in Fall 2019 and is open for all faculty and staff at Appalachian State. We are sponsored by the Cent...

2019-2020 Still Point Leadership Announced

The 2019-2020 Still Point Leadership team will be  Dr. Torre Hinnant -President, Dr. Elaine Gray - Vice President and Dr. Linda Coutant Secretary...

Still Point Learning Community Begins January 2019

Still Point invites faculty and staff to join us for the spring 2019 Contemplative Learning Community meetings. Our learning community is sp...

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