March Assembly - The Nature of Awe

  • Posted on: 7 March 2018
  • By: Gillian
How do you describe the feeling of watching a glorious sunset or hiking a mountain peak? Why is it about nature that elicits awe?

This Sunday we explore Awe with our guest speaker, Craig L. Anderson–a researcher broadly interested in the interplay between emotions, physiology, and social relationships.

Inspired by the power of nature to elicit awe, Craig has taken his research into the outdoors, spearheading a program of research that investigating how and why going white-water rafting boosts the psychological well-being of both military veterans and youth from underserved communities. Craig will introduce how researchers attempt to scientifically capture something so grand and transcendent as experiences of awe, and offer practical tips that you can use to cultivate awe in your own life.

To do your heart good, we'll have pop songs, readings, and socializing. Come and help us inspire each other–to live better, help often, and wonder more.

Sunday, February 11 at 11am (Drop in early for coffee and donuts.)

890 Church Street, Mountain View 94042

Doors open at 10:30am for coffee and donuts, and the event kicks off at 11:00am. Everyone is welcome. We provide child care, so bring the family.