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:
- clear attention
- compassion and empathy
- leadership develop
- academic performance
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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...
Walking meditation is a simple, yet profound way to practice mindfulness meditation and can be practiced anywhere. Connecting breath awareness with wa...
This workshop will build on previous mindfulness meditation workshops this fall by presenting ways to be mindful throughout the workday. It will inclu...