Welcome to the Awareness Module, Part Two!
By now you have experimented with some of the head, heart and hand exercises; this module we will continue to explore some theory and practice of mindful awareness. Have you noticed your mind’s tendency to get distracted? Don’t worry – that’s totally normal! Start by watching the video below, to learn about how to approach it!
Now explore the ‘Head, Hand and Heart’ sections, below. This week, do at least one activity from each of the sections. Then you’ll be asked to reflect on your experiences with that in a discussion posting. To get more benefit from these practices, it is really good to do them regularly, particularly the meditations. To increase the potential benefits, see if you can challenge yourself (or gift yourself!) with doing a meditation practice daily.
Suggested Activities: Try out any or all of the guided meditations below. These are recommendations, but you are welcome to try mindfulness practices from other sources. Another option you have is to attend the optional weekly Zoom meeting for our class from 5-6pm on Wednesday evenings.
Remember to honor you own responses – if a practice is making you feeling stressed or uncomfortable, it’s okay to stop doing it!
Some of the following meditations require you to navigate to an external site. If there’s no audio player, click on the title to access the meditation.
Read or watch any of these resources below.
These are embodied actions that you can try on the go. Try one or more!
Activities for this module:
Optional: If you’d like to, join the Zoom session on Wednesday from 5-6pm where I will lead a mindfulness meditation, and you will have the chance to check in and chat.
1. Practice. Try at least one activity from each of the ‘heart, hand and head’ categories above.
2. Write. Complete the discussion assignment (below) for this week. You will be asked to report back on your experiences and to respond to another student.
Awareness Part 2 Discussion Prompt
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