Poesis 2001 Fragment | Matthew Wetschler

Poesis 2001 Fragment | Matthew Wetschler

Tour Dates

  • Preview Performance : Taste of Science SF: Friday April 28 at the Purple Onion, 7:30pm, https://tasteofscience.org/sf-events/2017/4/28/sf-city-medicine-music
  • June 7, 7:00pm Stanford University Berg Hall, LKSC School of Medicine 2nd Floor. Free admission
  • June 10, 7:00pm O'Donnell Hall, Meadows School of the Arts, SMU. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/at-the-still-point-a-multi-media-wellness-project-tickets-34413891877
  • June 15th, 7:00pm Harvard EdPortal,  https://edportal.harvard.edu/event/still-point?delta=0 Free admission

The Still Point Tour

The Still Point will be on tour starting May 2017 with support from the Shenson, Medicine and the Muse Innovation Grant in collaboration with the Stanford School of Medicine, the Center for Bioethics and Humanities and the Arts & Humanities program at Stanford Medicine. Each concert event explores the vulnerability, intimacy and wonder found in health care.

The Still Point: medicine from the inside

Through a combination of performance, storytelling and rich audience participation, these concerts  highlight the importance of mindful, empathetic practice in support of practitioner and patient health and wellness.

The Event

The Still Point  is a meditation in light, sound, and healing. It shares the vibrant paintings of a trauma patient after spending two months in a coma and the art of an emergency medicine physician who painted to overcome debilitating burnout. Each are paired with original compositions performed by Robison on acoustic and electronic instruments. Following the performance, Weschler will share his own story of burnout, artistic practice and recovery. We then conclude with an interactive soundpainting  - an exuberant experience where audience becomes performer.

Robison in his studio

Robison in his studio

The Study

We are initially looking at the impact of live events on participant motivation to pursue regular mindfulness practice and shared empathetic experiences. Eventually, we hope to study the effect of such practice on practitioner and patient health and wellness.

Into the Dark from Winter Whispers | Janine-Opal 

Into the Dark from Winter Whispers | Janine-Opal 

The Take Away

Members of the audience will be given a small kit of practical tools in the form of reflections, deliberate practice exercises and art to support art-enabled reflection as a way of training mindfulness, empathy and compassion.