Ever struggled to figure something out whilst sat still? Ever tried to learn something physical but found your brain getting in the way? We're told that the mind directs the body. That the best way to think things through is by sitting still, and the best way to learn is to remember the steps of a process and act them out. What if that's not the whole picture?
Join Elizabeth Arifien and me as we find out if you really do think with your brain. We'll explore how how movement, language and words work alongside thought. We'll look at different learning modalities and the ways neurodivergent people can learn differently and successfully. We'll share our own experiences understanding the world in ways that go beyond thought.
Elizabeth creates emotive dance performances, films, talks and workshops for others placing personal, societal and political issues at the forefront of conversations.
She is the founder and artistic director of two social enterprises; Move Beyond Words where they amplify the voices of artists with dyslexia and Creative Dance London who facilitate transformation through creative dance sessions which have reached audiences across the globe. Elizabeth’s creative endeavours come from a place of curiosity and kindness.
You can find out more about Elizabeth's work and get in touch with her through her website - https://elizabethrosearifien.com/
Delightful Dissent is a live-recorded oddcast about challenging assumptions. You can find upcoming episode livestreams, and past recordings, at https://www.matthewbellringer.com/delightful-dissent.