This five week practice follows on from “A Workshop for Anxious times - the overview” The full date schedule is at the end of this description.
Each module contains, neuroscience knowledge, experiential practice & play as well as body based practices. We believe that if you know what’s happening in your body, you can then find the appropriate solution for dissolving stress, anxiety & become internally resilient. You will learn which Calm Body • Calm Mind “prescription” to use according to what is happening in body & mind.
Each module is interactive, and shows a pathway towards managing yourself yourself through tough times & beyond. We are jokingly calling this “A Handbook for Being Human” The outcome is learning to self-regulate, understand the how and then practice it.
Module One: Breath - the many ways in which breath dissolves, releases and calms the entire body. We introduce the vagus nerve as a superhighway to your whole system. You will learn how to regulate your breath according to which aspect of your autonomic nervous system is activated. Expect to learn the anatomy & power of your breath.
Module Two: Balance - aligning head, heart & belly, the autonomic nervous system. You will learn the prime functions of each and the gentle questions to ask yourself to prompt alignment.
Module Three: Mindful Silence - You will learn brain functions and their effect when you quieten down. You’ll learn the strategies for mindfulness and how to softly lean into body sensations to stop the mind overrunning your practice
Module Four: Presence - Be here now. How do you do that so that your mind is not running you headlong into past, present or future events. Quietening your mind.
Module Five: Story/Narrative - The stories we tell ourselves & the language we use to tell them can have a profound effect on our state of mind. In this module we play with neuroscience and the power of language.
The pre-requisite for The Practice is attendance at the overview workshop - A workshop for anxious times”
The dates are;
Saturday 29th June - 11.30am - 2.00pm
Saturday 6th July - 11.30am - 2.00pm
Saturday 13th July - 11.30am - 2.00pm
Wednesday 17th July - 7.00pm - 9.30pm
Wednesday 24th July - 7.00pm - 9.30pm