If you missed Dr Peter Lovatt’s energetic Sunday Sermon back in June, then catch up with the newly released video online. Be ready for some good moves.
Peter Lovatt has the rare perspective of being a professional dancer and psychologist. He has proved through lab experiments what he knows from his own experience: we think with our bodies. He has shown how different kinds of bodily movement can increase our capacity to solve thinking puzzles and creative challenges. The results of his research have wide implications for how we live our lives, from how we teach our children to how we communicate and innovate.
Peter taught himself to read in his twenties by adapting the learning skills he’d developed as a professional dancer. In the process he transformed his life and developed learning and cognition techniques to help others. He is now a principal lecturer and reader in psychology at the University of Hertfordshire where he set up the first Dance Psychology Lab in 2008. His research focuses on the impact of dance on health, learning, self-esteem, emotion, cognition, creativity and recognition.
Our next Sunday Sermon will be with Germaine Greer on Sunday 22 July. For further details click here.