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The Practice of Calm Body • Calm Mind

  • Calm Body • Calm Mind 35 Hastings Street Napier, Hawke's Bay, 4110 New Zealand (map)

This two -week practice follows on from “A Workshop for Anxious times - the overview” All the module dates are 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 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/Presence - Be here now. How do you do that so that your mind is not running you headlong into past, present or future events? Presence - Learn to quieten your mind. - 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: 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”

Upcoming modules dates are

Module One - Tuesday - 22nd October - 7.00pm - 8.30pm

Module Two - Thursday - 29th October - 7.00pm - 8.30pm

Module Three - Tuesday - 31st October - 7.00pm - 8.30pm

Module Four - Thursday - 5ht November - 7.00pm - 8.30pm

The Practice of Calm Body • Calm Mind
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