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TEDxThunderBay - Jocelyn Burkhart - Every Word Counts: the Transformative Power of Speech

Jocelyn Burkhart has worked as an experiential and outdoor educator, facilitator, forest fire fighter, farmer, permaculturalist, yoga teacher, and cook, and is grateful for the diverse experiences her work, research and play provide. Jocelyn also contributes as a sessional lecturer at Lakehead University where she completed a MEd in experiential and ecological agriculture education. Her research interests include holistic educational strategies such as gardening, wilderness outtripping, and contemplative practices such as yoga and reflection for their ability to foster ecological consciousness, self-awareness, and a capacity for healthy and compassionate relationships with both self and others. Jocelyn approaches life with joyful enthusiasm, a sense of inquisitiveness and appreciation, and a passion for conscious communication and community building. She is particularly interested in the power of intention, speech, and empathic listening for both personal and collective creative transformation and peacemaking. - TEDxThunderBay - The purpose of this event is to inspire reinvention in Thunder Bay so we may cultivate and develop a more vibrant community - together. To inspire reinvention, TEDxThunderBay will engage the people of Thunder Bay around the spreading of ideas - so that we will cultivate positive change in ourselves and in our community. TEDxThunderBay Website - http://www.tedxthunderbay.com/ TEDxThunderBay Video Produced In-Kind By Imaginarium Studio Inc - http://www.imaginariumvideo.com - About TEDx - In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
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