Mindfulness matters. Why? Because what we pay attention to shapes our brain.
Oooo, that’s a bit scary.
When the mind wanders, it’s not generally to the sweet things in life. More likely, it’s to thoughts like why your electricity bill was so high, why your colleague was rude to you today, or why your sister is being so difficult.
Mind-wandering is a fact of life. However, it has a downside. When we rest our mind on hurts, criticisms, worries or old problems, the brain gets shaped into reactivity and vulnerability. It can slip into a narrow focus on threat and loss more often than we like.
It’s not our fault: that is what the brain is wired to do. Sadly, we are stuck with it… unless we do something to counter the hard-wiring such as installing the software of awareness and satisfaction: mindfulness.
A mindfulness practice called ‘Savouring’ (or, Taking in the Good) teaches us and trains us how to rest the mind on good events, pleasant feelings, pleasures, inspiring intentions and both small and large achievements. In that way the brain is shaped in the direction of happiness, satisfaction, strength and resilience.
Mindfulness matters, because what we pay attention to shapes our brain.
The Savouring practice I’m offering this term in Kyogle, takes mindfulness to a whole new level. It is very rewarding! I promise you will find this practice really enjoyable. Personally, I have found it life-changing.
WHEN: seven Monday evening starting 26th February
WHERE: Seniors Hall, Bloore st, Kyogle (behind the pool)
COST: $125 waged; $105 concession. Discount for returnees.
EACH SESSION: Enjoy a guided relaxation to start the session. Plus short guided meditations, discussions, fun group interactions and my whiteboard explanations. Follow up emails each week revising the material. The possibility of a private fb group at conclusion of course to maintain the learning.