Join like-minded co-hosts Haworth and Lafayette on a real-life experiment into wellness practices for working, conceived around the design and construction community. The purpose of this series is to help members of our industry take mindfulness from concept to action by engaging in a series of mind-body rich experiences.
Part panel part workshop, the March 5th event promises an immersive look at the Innovation Cycle – how innovative ideas are cultivated in the workplace – from our unique industry perspective as designers and end-users, based on scientific research and the interwoven experiences of our presenting guests.
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OPTIMIZING FOR INNOVATION:
BRAIN SCIENCE AND SMART DESIGN
March 5, 6 pm
125 Park Avenue
Presenters: Eva Selhub, MD, Resilience Expert, followed by Ike Cheung, Senior Workplace Strategist with Stephen Brown, Global Market Development, WELL Building Institute
Our event opens with a Dynamic Presentation by Dr. Eva Selhub on the basics of the stress response, negative emotions and how to use stress to your advantage instead of disaster. A practitioner and instructor of mind-body internal medicine, Dr. Eva demystifies and places scientific concepts in the realm of everyday life. Build skills for coping better, thinking more clearly, becoming more creative, and for turning obstacles into opportunities for success.
Next move into a conversation with Ike Cheung about optimizing behaviors for creative thinking and innovative processes at work. Organizations that value and design workplaces supporting high-focus work and restorative activities can improve their innovation efforts simply by having more ideas to consider. Explore the growing evidence that supports how space design can cultivate the creativity necessary to spark innovation.
Lastly learn about the evolution of the WELL Building Standard with Stephen Brown. How real estate and policy decisions factor in dealing with employee mental health. IWBI sees corporate and real estate execs enacting portfolio-wide change from HR to reporting, benefitting occupants and business operations. A positive trend to watch.
AIA Course #: HAW814 IDCEC
Course #: 107481 Subject Code:
- Theory & Creativity / 4. Psychology
Designation: IDCEC: HSW; AIA: LU
FREQUENCIES AS A FORM OF MEDICINE
March 26, 4 pm
125 Park Avenue
Practitioner: Tara Atwood
Sound waves are said to calm the nervous system and balance the ‘subtle body,’ energy that vibrates throughout the innermost layers of the body. In addition to balancing the subtle body, this holistic practice of sound bathing has also been known to work wonders for stress relief, insomnia, anxiety, chronic pain, and even depression. Some people describe it as a shift in consciousness and a chance to unplug from reality. The result of a sound bath is the calming and silencing of the constant chattering in your mind.
Barbara Giaquinto, Design Market Manager at Haworth and certified yoga instructor, works with architectural and design professionals to grow business relationships in our industry for increased market share and product awareness.
Eva Selhub, MD, is an internationally recognized expert, physician, author, speaker and consultant in the fields of stress, resilience, mind-body medicine and working with the natural environment to achieve maximum health and wellbeing.
Ike Cheung is a Culture Advocate and Senior Workplace Strategist at Haworth who advises clients with workplace strategy decisions based on science, data, design and “real world” constraints, promoting the important connection between efficiency and effectiveness of the workplace.
Stephen Brown, Vice President, Global Market Development at International WELL Building Institute (IBWI), supports global corporate clients and developers to understand the value of WELL and educates stakeholders toward improving health and well-being throughout their real estate portfolio.
Tara Atwood is a wellness entrepreneur, yoga teacher, and sound therapist, having obtained certifications in Yoga, Meditation and Sound Therapy while living in Asia, trained under the teachings of Thích Nhất Hạnh at Plum Village in France and Vipassana Meditation in Italy.
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