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Sun Mar 29 2015, 10:00am–5:00pm

Where: Haque Centre of Acting and Creativity, 89A Desker Road, Little India, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Listed by: faith

What have theatre, Buddhism and human psychology got in common? They all promote presence as the key to a more fulfilling existence.

Presence is the ability to be sensory alive in the moment, to have all your senses alert and ready: hearing, sight, taste, smell, touch and intuition. Presence is not so much a state of being that can be switched on or off – rather, it is a quality of being that manifests itself by degrees, much like fitness and health. And, like fitness and health, it can be improved.

By drawing from his theatre, psychology and Buddhist practice, Bert van Dijk has developed an exciting range of practical, stimulating, and innovative strategies to enhance the quality of our presence. Some focus on re-awakening the more dormant senses of touch, smell, taste and intuition, while others help us to let go of our attachments to the past, or our pre-occupations (or worries) relating to the future .
Most people experience being in the moment as a feeling of supreme well-being. Bliss you could say.

Presence is a critical factor in the effectiveness of all education, performance, leadership and communication.

The Presence Training at HCAC will be offered in at two levels: Introductory and Advanced. Participation in the advanced presence training is conditional on having completed the introduction training: