Category Archives: Gwen Lowenheim

Community speaks-out on Psychiatric Diagnoses at Harlem Week

The Institute and Social Therapy Group  were out with 12 volunteers talking to strollers at the Harlem Week street fair and conducting a community poll on people’s attitudes toward psychiatric diagnosis and labeling.  Gwen Lowenheim (pictured above l. with volunteer … Continue reading

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Social Therapy at Harlem Week

A team of 18 Institute and Social Therapy Group staff, faculty and volunteers participated in Harlem Week festivities on August 19, creating a stage for some good conversation about emotional development as a critical issue for our communities. The team … Continue reading

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Gwen Lowenheim helps staff play like kids at Brooklyn’s Children’s Museum

Faculty Gwen Lowenheim led a play workshop for the staff of the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Part of their Altman Foundation PlayNet series, the workshop (entitled, Play, Perform, Grow: Building a High Functioning and Creative Team), was organized by Juliet Gray Moliere, director of Early Childhood Education, and attended … Continue reading

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Shhhhhhhhhh! Does solitude enhance creativity?

Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, argues in a recent article in The New York Times that creativity is best practiced by the solitary individual. Hardly, says Keith Sawyer, author of Group Genius: The Creative Power of Collaboration. … Continue reading

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Creativity Expert Keith Sawyer Joins Conversation on “Creating the World” w Gwen Lowenheim

Yesterday was a wrap for “Creating the World: How to Foster Creative Community,” an online conversation led by Institute faculty and educator, Gwen Lowenheim.  The conversation attracted an artistic & poetic grouping of  innovators and community builders — the embryo … Continue reading

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