3 Ways to Gather During this Time of Social Disconnection

Every breath you take… affects your heart rate

Did you know that voluntary changes in your breath pattern affect our emotions? Breathing in particular ways can restore balance to our stress response system, calm an agitated mind, and relieve anxiety.

In this free session, we will

  • review briefly some of the scientific basis for the effects of Breath~Body~Mind methods
  • practice techniques to quickly balance our stress response system and  improve emotional regulation
  • learn core breathing techniques , understand how they work, and discuss how we can use them to meet the many challenges we face

Here’s the link for Tuesdays at 4 pm ET

https://jillg.as.me/breatheintocalm

Drop-in Hours—The Dr. is in!

While in India, my colleagues there took to calling me Dr. Jill—which I found quite charming. I reprise it here, with a nod to one of my favorite cartoonists, Charles M. Schulz.

In this freeform “Hour of Opportunity” you are welcome to show up with a question about your work with the bikablo method, ask for feedback on a piece you are developing or have completed, or explore different ways in which to use your skills. You’re welcome to drop in and depart as you wish, or stay for the hour, listening to and learning from your colleagues!

Here is the Zoom link for Fridays, 12:30 – 1:30 ET

https://tinyurl.com/zoomw-jill

Cultivate Calm through Zentangle

Join me in drawing simple, structured patterns to create beautiful images, in a fun and supportive environment. Zentangle is a meditative art form that is created without planning, and yet follows a series of steps that allows people to experience the benefits of relaxed focus while creating delightful artwork. While I usually teach in person, I am now offering sessions online to communities of which I am a part.

I believe that our current circumstances call for opportunities for nurturing calm, engaging in simple pleasures, creating beauty, and enjoying communal experiences. 

Everyone is welcome to become a part of this captivating journey—no artistic experience is necessary. This is the right place to begin—or enhance—your skills. When you sign up, I will share information about the tools that I use—though they are not necessary to your success—and if you really want them, I can send the materials to you for future classes or your own enjoyment.

Here is the sign-up link for Saturdays, 2:00 – 3:15 ET

https://jillg.as.me/tanglingfun

 

What’s on your PD calendar?

I hope you will join me in one of these fabulous places!

Here’s the link for the March 13th, NYC session…
 or, if you fancy the adventure of a three-day creativity conference in Santa Barbara, CA, join me, at the Epic International Summit for the Thoughtsketching, on March 26-28…
or perhaps you’re ready for a deep dive into Bikablo! Come to the March 30-31 Bikablo Basic 2 day training in Santa Barbara

Late spring into summer planning!

Then again, if you are a part of Agile New England, I’ll see you at the May 7th meeting. On May 8th, I’m offering the Bikablo Basic 1 day training in the Boston area*, and I’m planning for bikablo basics—both one and two day, plus the two-day advanced program in Austin, Tx*!

And, I’m looking at July 10th or 11th, in NYC*, for the bikablo one day basic—if you have a preference let me know!

*I’ll post links in late March!

What plans have you made for PD this year?!

I hope you will join me in one of these fabulous places—or online!

Here’s the link for the March 13th, NYC session…
 or, if you fancy the adventure of a three-day creativity conference in Santa Barbara, CA, join me, at the Epic International Summit for the Thoughtsketching, on March 26-28…
or perhaps you’re ready for a deep dive into Bikablo! Come to the March 30-31 Bikablo Basic 2 day training in Santa Barbara
If you’re seeking to reinforce your learning or take it to the next level, join the first virtual series, bikablo BOOST! You will get support in applying and integrating the methods you learned into your practice. We’ll meet via Zoom February 6, 13, and 20. (there are a limited number of scholarships available, contact me if you’re interested).

New Year, New Offerings!

Ready to step into the world of visual thinking?

As I rush to the end of the year, with visions of challenges accomplished and those yet to be explored… I’m excited to share plans for Bikablo training programs in the first quarter of  2020! Here are several of the public sessions on the books—with one to come in California in late March!
Reach out to me with your questions—Here’s the link for the NYC session, and Kansas City has one remaining spot, grab it here! If you’re interested in the Bikablo program in India, contact me, let’s talk, it’s going to be great!

11.12 & 11.13 Bikablo + Lettering, University of St. Thomas, MInneapolis

with Jill Greenbaum & Heather Martinez

This set of interactive, hands-on learning days will help you develop visualizing skills—using text and drawings—to support building common meaning in meetings, training sessions or strategic off-sites. By developing a basic set of drawing skills, you will be able to capture key ideas and organize them in a visual format, in real-time, creating clarity and alignment for all participating in the dialogue