I would love to discuss opportunities to speak or teach at your next event! Below are some of the topics I’ve presented in various settings. I’m always working on new material so don’t hesitate to ask about ideas you don’t see here. You can reach me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Embodied Classroom—Educating the Whole Person: Humans are embodied beings. What does this embodiment mean and how does it relate to Christian education? How does recognizing human embodiment—in both students and educators—impact the way we teach? This session provides a theological framework for understanding embodiment and identifies some of the mistaken assumptions we hold. Participants will come away with embodied practices and rhythms they can implement immediately to create a flourishing classroom environment.
Practicing the Presence—Teaching with God from First to Last Period: It’s a struggle to maintain an awareness of God’s presence in the midst of a school day. Alicia invites us to think about the hours of the school day as a framework for connecting with God. What practices and rhythms can remind us to pray, to experience the fullness of life with God, and to pay attention to the movements of the Holy Spirit in the midst of teaching, interacting with students, and attending to our various responsibilities? Alicia offers ideas that are doable and sustainable.
For Retreats and other Events
An Everyday Liturgy for Ordinary People: What does it look like to experience God’s presence throughout the day—in our “sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking around life?” What practices or rhythms can remind us to pray, to worship, and to pay attention to the movements of the Holy Spirit? Alicia walks participants through a twenty-four hour day, sharing practical ideas for encountering God’s presence.
Spiritual Journaling—Paying Attention Along the Way: Discover how keeping a journal can become a treasured and valuable spiritual practice. Whether you’ve kept a journal for years or aren’t sure if you even like to write words on a page, Alicia shares some writing practices for noticing the movements of God in everyday life.