The mission of Anatomy in Clay® Centers is to empower self-discovery in each of us by forming anatomy with our own hands. Jon Zahourek created the term "formative haptics" to represent the concept of forming meaning with the hands, the central idea behind this kind of interactive learning.
Formative haptics mean: learning by building and creating meaningful objects with your hands. More specifically, this can be described as information gained actively or purposefully by the hand through exploration, modification, manipulation, and formation of an object, leading to dynamic evaluations of logic, potential, and possibility.
Each of us embodies anatomy every moment of our lives. Learning about the form, function, and interconnectedness of the body has many benefits. It can lead to better performance, injury prevention, a greater ability to address health issues effectively, improved communication with healthcare providers, as well as reduced stress and anxiety related to recovery.