In the third installment of “Breath to Breath”, I chat with local Greenvillian, yogi, meditation practitioner and friend, Phillip Wilder, Ph. D. In this conversation, Phillip and I go over how to sit with our feelings, navigating the waters of empathy and presence, how the body-brain-breath are intimately connected, the power of breathwork and meditation combined, Nonviolent Communication, what it means to be a “strong man”, and the celebrated sacredness of the breath. Such a good talk you will not want to miss!
Dr. Phillip Wilder is an associate professor of literacy at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina where his research explores how youth use nonviolent communication to rewrite their sense of self with greater empathy for self and others. With over two decades of experience in East Africa and the United States leading educational partnerships, Phillip believes a real education occurs within community and results in greater empathy, connection and consciousness. When not leading Nonviolent Communication community circles or advising Mwangaza Education for Partnership in Tanzania, Phillip can be found teaching yoga, meditation and Tonglen breathing classes.
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