Thursday, 11. July 2019, Oak Brook 22, Mindfulness in the Ups and Downs of Everyday Life

from 11. July 2019 - 18:30 till 20:45

Oak Brook 22

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The ups and downs of everyday life, like waves on the water, can be choppy causing your stomach to churn. Or, they can be calm like the surface of a lake on a windless day.
 
Such daily ordinariness provides many opportunities to be with whatever the current weather system is in your life.

The stresses of not knowing what the weather will be . . . and of not wanting it to be this, but only that, can drain you, sucking you into the undertow of uncertainty, struggle and disappointment.

Learning to ride the waves of your experience is to know the beauty and freedom of being alive.
 
The skill of observing our own weather patterns of mood and mindset is known as ‘being what is.’  
With mindfulness practice we train our attention to notice the noisiness of our self-chatter. For example, ‘it shouldn’t be so windy today,’ or  ‘it’s too hot/cold and I don’t like it,'  or 'they shouldn't have done xyz." 
And we can choose to not get caught up in it. You can explore the art of letting go of your attachments to how things ‘should be’ vs. ‘how they are.’
In this highly interactive workshop, you’ll learn the skills to ride the waves of your experience by attuning your attention to your physical sensations.
You’ll practice observing your thoughts and emotions as simple events that come and go, like the wind.
You’ll explore what takes you off course, potentially derailing you e.g. various mindsets, external events, mood states, and patterns of mind and behavior.
You’ll learn urge surfing, working with our tendency to act on impulse, and tap your body’s wisdom to bring you back to the moment.

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You’ll practice the essential skill in navigating any of life’s weather and learn the brain science behind why it works.
You’ll experience the importance of your body as a resource to bring you back to the moment what life’s ups and downs.

This workshop may be for you if you:

Experience high stress and overwhelm more than you’d care to admit
Wonder at times if ‘is this all there is?’ -- you sure hope so
Want to learn new tools for working with yourself when you get stuck
Love to find joy in both the pleasant and the unpleasant events of everyday life

Learning to read the map of life and ride the waves of daily experience are key sensibilities and skills for navigating life.
 
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