The Newfield Ignite Podcast
About This Show
Every month we will bring you thought leaders and luminaries dialoging at the living edge of discovery. Your soul will be stirred, your passion engaged, and your heart opened to new possibilities enabling us to co-design a beautiful world.
Since 1991, The Newfield Network has offered public and corporate training programs aimed at transforming the way people learn and generate innovation and results. We are also known for our premier coach training program, in which, we have trained over 5,000 certified coaches worldwide. We have spent the last decade developing a new way of looking at organizational and human development, communication, and leadership.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 11 - Laura Bond
6 days ago
Laura Bond, Director of the Arts and Ideas program at the University of North Carolina in Asheville and master trainer in the Alba Method (a somatic approach to inducing, expressing, and modulating emotions). Do you often feel driven by our emotions? What if there was a method to put you in the driver’s seat? In this conversation, Laura Bond talks about how each of our emotions is very specifically embodied: anger, for example, has its own muscle patterns in the face and body which are quite different from that of joy. When people learn how to do these patterns, they become able to physically shift their emotional state, they begin to feel different. “Suddenly you have more power, more control,” says Laura. Laura has found that the Alba Method, originally used to train actors, is actually universal, something that anyone can use, including coaches and practitioners. Being able to sense the physical expression of your emotional state, and then embody a different one is far from imitating life; it is understanding life. Bio: Laura Bond is a master teacher in the Alba Method of physical emotion regulation. She teaches Alba in university classes, private lessons, and through regional, national, and international workshops. She has developed new methods to teach the Alba Method to the general public and helps performers, business professionals, therapists, and life coaches recognize how the method can be used in their practices. Laura is a Full Professor at UNC-Asheville and the Director of the Arts and Ideas Program. She is the author of TEAM for Actors: A Holistic Approach to Embodied Acting. In addition to her work in Alba Emoting, she also teaches acting, directing, voice production, storytelling and public speaking.