TC Notes_2103-15-8




Anna Healy

Courtney Furlong

David Weksler

Roger Dennis

Sandra Lesibu

Checking in:

Systemic Constellations Therapy

Zulus; South Africa

Hidden solutions; Dan Booth Cohen

  • Forgiving our parents [RD]
  • ‘Father wants to make amends with their children before they die.’
  • Sorting out anger

The ALARM and journaling:

  • Reflecting mentally but not writing down reflection
  • Working with my weaknesses- so scattered – importance bring into focus
  • Appreciation
  • Being more present- grounded – powerful
  • Becoming a habit:
    • Changing a habit is changing our minds
    • YOUTUBE: Healing Powers TV: Dr. Bruce Lipton, Epigenetics
      • Bruce Lipton creating a habit – religious character (subconscious mind)
      • Articulating thoughts and movement
        • Building vocabulary and spelling
        • ADD- journaling (Exercise 3)
          • Morning and evening becoming more concise
            • Everyday / week another resource.


  • Setting alarm at top of the hour – synchronize all together

‘Changing NYC School Systems’ [RD]


  • Student involvement [SI]
  • Lack leadership
  • Involvement
  • Acting to dysfunctional system
  • Holding everyone accountable
  • Funding
  • Improvement
  • No child left behind Act
    • Failed because no resources and support

What is missing in public schools?

  • Core values

Education controlled by …

  • What are the community core values?

Cross-sectioning ‘MIA’ into other schools [RD]

  • Special education
  • ‘Alternative schools’

Individualizing education:

Ex. Lumina Foundation

  • Money
  • Politics
  • Etc.

IDEC 2013 21st Annual International Democratic Education Conference [RD]

  • Teacher from Taiwan adopting ‘wise elder Roger Dennis’
  • Key notes ‘coffee hour’
  • Messages from minorities: demonstration
  • EX. Democratic School – Windsor House; BC, Canada

‘Transforming the school systems’ [RD]

Part in 3 different HS:

Impacting policy vs. Making policy [SI]

  • Working for a state agency

“Be the change you wish to see in the world” -Mahatma Gandhi


Visioning-  ‘who I am coming next phase in life’ [SI]

  • Inspired by women
    • African American women
    • Ex. Tina Turner, Cicely Tyson, Audrey Hepburn

NAME CHANGING:                             Mindfulness into Action –> Collaborative Inquiry


  • ‘Action’ – help focus scattered movements
    • Moving forward = action to focus
    • ‘Inquiry’ – always inquiring


  1. Create another name resembling ‘Mindfulness into Action’
  2. ‘Umbrella Effect’:
    1. The scholar name ‘Collaborative Inquiry’ (Umbrella)

i.     Mission statement:  ‘Mindfulness into Action’ (Staple Piece)


  • Creating official University club
  • Validating Teacher backing

Larger Vision: Create ‘MIA’ in schools [ALH]

  • Teachers College Columbia University Starting point
  • After school programs
  • Be beyond a club



“A liberal knows that the only certainty in this life is change but believes that the change can be directed toward a constructive end.” ~Henry A. Wallace

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About Furlong

Furlong = 220 yards, 660 feet, 40 rods, or 10 chains. I am studying Participatory Action Research through ‘Mindfulness into Action ‘ working on my own self-reflection and identifying my behavioral patterns. My field of interest is Ethno-botany. At the moment, I am developing a work file for the healing centers scope of work in Ecuador. Preparing for travel down to Ecuador for hands on experience with local Indigenous shamans and healers. Currently, I am working on integrating participatory action research of ‘Mindfulness into Action’ and performance arts exercising STEM (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, MATHMATICS) tool. I am interested in bringing joy to the world through movement (performance arts; dance and yoga) and education (‘mindfulness into action’ and STEM). Also, I am interested in bringing awareness of the cultural impact of human trafficking and abandonment of children. Through alternative medicine, I would like to aid victims of human trafficking with medicinal and spiritual healing. Moreover, I would like to embrace children who have been abandoned with love and compassion, and through epigenetics encouraging them to see that their future is limitless.

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