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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

 

News

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 2:29pm
Linda Coutant (University Communications) and LaShanda Sell (Department of Nursing) co-presented a...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 9:12am
Two members of Still Point, Katrina Plato and LaShanda Sell, presented the walking labyrinth at the...
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 4:48pm
Creating a Mindful Campus Conference Date/Time: April 14-15, 2017 Location: UNC Asheville...
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