Words Off Limits
conversations off limits
Conversations devoted to pushing the edges of how language is perceived, used, learned.
Using words is integral to our everyday life, where language is the primary tool for expression and communication. However, we still treat languages as a field separate from mental health, spirituality, arts, politics, racism, amongst others, although all these areas belong to the human experience as well.
With these conversations, our goal is to integrate languages with every other aspect of being human, to promote a conscious use of language and reclaim the adoption of a more nuanced language to help us navigate an increasingly polarised and dual society, a language that allows for critical thinking, inclusion and to express the full extent of our identity.
multilingualism / multiculturalism
linguistic racism / decolonising languages
poetry / poetry therapy
identity & authenticity
LANGUAGES AT THE INSTERSECTION WITH
business / marketing
Ep. 5 How language creates our world: we are language and culture makers
The conversation with Kelly was about the use of language in the context of business and how its use has an impact and carries weight. We explore the idea of being intentional in the use of language as co-creators of both language and our future.
Ep. 4 Intercultural communication and language learning
This conversation with Lia was a pleasure to have. There was a general sense of depth and understanding. This is what an interculturalist brings to the equation.
Ep. 3 Neuroeducation, languages and self-expression
In today’s conversation, Hedvig and I had a varied conversation that from spanned more academic areas like neurolanguages to the experiential realities self-expression and identity in different languages.
Ep. 2 Mindfulness and language: you have been focusing on the wrong thing
In this conversation with Virginia, we talked about mindfulness in general to then, focus on how mindfulness applies to the realm of languages and expression in a non-native language, and how we have been focusing on the wrong thing.
Ep. 1 Healing Self-Expression Through Languages & Art
In today’s episode, María and Jessica discuss healing self-expression in a non-native language, the idea of authority as a hindrance for self-expression and art therapy and languages as a healing tool.
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