As it was an experiential workshop, participants were guided through a sequence of exercises to develop their awareness of emotions. You could see that they participated actively by closing their eyes to recall instances of emotional experiences.
There was also a surprise appearance by Dr. Lesley Shore, who shared about poetry and emotions. She recited two poems and helped the participants understand poetry as the “spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotions recollected in tranquility” [by William Wordsworth]. Dr. Lesley Shore, a retired professor of English education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, has led poetry workshops for the past 10 years, mainly for seniors who reside at Baycrest, a world-renowned geriatric facility.
If you are interested in furthering your understanding of how to better harness your emotions, please email hello@CaperSpring.com.