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16 Reasons why to  explore Body, Mind & Heart Connection @ Inside Awareness?

INTEGRATION, LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT

  1. Experience a deeper connection to self .
  2. Increase self-value and trust in yourself, knowing you are doing what’s right for you.
  3. Connect to your boundaries and learn how to voice them in a safe  way without conflict!  
  4. Stop compromising.  
  5. Learn how to have  choice.
  6. Improve your posture! Walk, sit, stand, sleep, breathe, think and feel better.
  7. Increase your understanding of your self image and how it is holding your back from success!
  8. Stop feeling alone & lonely?
  9. Turn abusive relationships into empowering experiences!
  10. Stop doubting yourself when it comes to decision making.  
  11. Learn how to transition from taking things personally by developing skills to translate difficult messages.
  12. Move through fear to build relationships and find love.
  13. Understand how to resolve differences.
  14. Improve your odds of finding partnerships where you are  valued.
  15. Ending your relationships with more ease, respect and  moving forward with less attachment!
  16. Becoming aware of the culture created  by your parenting style (or your parents and their’s before them).

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Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Value-Based Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000, Founder of Greater Victoria Peace & Intercultural Celebrations since 2010 & Greater Victoria Labyrinths since 2012, #yyj Peace Week Calendar Founder – 2014 & 2015

Did you know that it is easier to smile than it is to frown?  

Try it!

Happy, sad

  • Check out the muscles in your face as you smile and as you frown.
  • Notice the different experience of the two.  One is uplifting and one is draining.
  • Which posture is familiar to you?
  • Look in a mirror  to see if you are smiling because if your little self only frowned growing up, you will think you are smiling but others will see a frown!

Now from a somatic perspective smile and frown again, however, notice your inner sensations.

  • Which one creates and expands breathe and which one makes it difficult to breathe?
  • Which one lifts your spirits up and brings you into a more upright posture and which one drops your spirit with your body sinking or collapsing?
  • Now imagine facing this smile and this frown in conversation and  how you would interpret it and react to it.

Now practice smiling and frowning at others and notice their reactions.

Emotions in self:

Exercise and develop face muscles and behavior!

Emotions in communication:

Develop connection or disconnection!

Emotions in environment:

Create a cultural experience!


At Inside our focus is on self-awareness and empowerment through somatic learning to nurture deeper intelligence of  when one is in a state of  connected (being presence) or disconnected (fight, flight or fight) by understanding cause of ones own reactions.  Pivotal point of re-balancing.  This includes perception, movement posture,  sensations (sometimes called emotions) and environmental causes.

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Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Value-Based Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000, Founder of Greater Victoria Peace & Intercultural Celebrations since 2010 & Greater Victoria Labyrinths since 2012, #yyj Peace Week Calendar Founder – 2014 & 2015

 

 

 

Posture collapse! Find out more about how fear, pain and movement go hand in hand in ultimate experiencing! Your life can change in a moment….

walker-1082410_960_720I saw a new student to our balance class walking in behind her walker.  She was bent completely over with arms outstretched in front of her, hands on the walker handles, head and eyes looking directly down towards the floor.  I was surprised and curious at how to teach the class and include her.

Sitting down on a chair was an effort for her with turning, twisting and letting go of the walker to sit down all the while talking and totally unaware that we had started the workshop. She began her story before coming through the doorway and didn’t stop for most of the class.

Her story, the one that gave away the secret of her current condition was possibly the first one she shared.  One we could all face in some way.  She had taken her elderly husband into  an overcrowd hospital where they left him in a bed in the hallway.  She tended to him herself and when trying to lift him she hurt her back and bent over in pain.  bend-1296747_960_720From the looks of her posture she never stood back up!  Did I forget to mention she is 4 foot 11 inches and a senior!

After many doctors visits with x-rays she heard there was nothing medically wrong.  No spine or brain damage and no strokes, etc.  In addition to her fear, she now experiences her husbands feelings of frustration at her condition.. She has fallen a few times and lost three teeth.

Some challenges we experienced together with her loss of connection to her own body:

  • The first challenge – stop talking long enough to experience the movement patterns and let  everyone benefit from the workshop
  • The second challenge – to support her sitting posture.    Not only was she falling over in standing, she was falling over in sitting.
  • The third challenge – remind her to stand up.
  • The fourth challenge – re-introduce her to her pelvis.
  • The fifth and sixth – to re-introduce her to her legs and feet.

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Surprisingly she grew up a dancer and taught it up until that hospital visit you read about above. When she began to listen and follow our guided movement patterns she recognized them as movements she made and taught in her own classes.  Now in her frozen state she wasn’t making these movement patterns that were hers for seventy years.  Pain and fear had erased them from her posture and memory!.

Read more on what affected her the most and shifted her into paying more attention to learning what she could do verses seeking answers


Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Value-Based Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000, Founder of Greater Victoria Peace & Intercultural Celebrations since 2010 & Greater Victoria Labyrinths since 2012, #yyj Peace Week Calendar Founder – 2014 & 2015

How do you learn? Where do your emotions and thoughts come from?

#1.  You are borne into an environment

This is how a culture is formed!  

#2.  You have the INHERENT ability to learn INDEPENDENTLY stimulated and shaped by your environment

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First learning is inspired through movement! 

If your environment is safe, open and free your thoughts, emotions, movements and  behavior will reflect these qualities.  You will likely be more flexible in your actions.  However if your environment is a prison filled with hate and poverty your thoughts and behavior will reflect these qualities!  You will likely be more conservative and restricted in your actions.

The good news is you never stop learning!  You have the ability to change your own conditions through awareness techniques and skill building that will create the environment for your own future generations!  Change the future by shifting the past, now in conscious presence.

Make a difference.  It begins with you!  

Why?  836996

To go beyond the imposed constraints and false emotional realities,  

To support a healthier culture that cares for themselves, others and the planet equally.  

To live as though values matter, 

By speaking your values creating autonomy

and valuing others values equally creating interdependence!  

To use gravity effectively to attain balance, consider your bones as the structure of support in the design of your body, and values as the structure of support in your relationships.

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Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Value-Based Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000, Founder of Greater Victoria Peace & Intercultural Celebrations since 2010 & Greater Victoria Labyrinths since 2012, #yyj Peace Week Calendar Founder – 2014 & 2015

Evaluative Experience Words, not Feelings

 

Betrayed


At  Speaking Peace workshops we introduce words that are sometimes mistaken as feelings.  These words are actually evaluative experiences that are added in our statements after the words, “I feel…..,”  or “I felt….” Our workshop exercise is to identify the true emotion and consider the unmet need creating these feelings.

An example is the word betrayed.  I feel betrayed is an incorrect use as betrayed is not a feeling.   It describes an experience.  The feelings one might feel may be hurt, downhearted, wretched, devastated, discourages, lonely and more (see photo above for more).

Once true feelings are named our speaking peace process is to look at the unmet value needs that make be causing these feelings. These could be the need for:  respect, honesty, consideration, to matter, trust, support and more (see photo for more).

Consider our Speaking Peace courses and workshop!  Learn more about how to connect with more clarity, understanding and empathy!

Read more on betrayal in business experience example 


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Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,  Principal -Inside Awareness, Principal-Value Based Business Culture, Principal-Culture of Values
Founder-Greater Victoria Peace and Intercultural Celebrations,  Founder- Labyrinths of Greater Victoria ,
Creator-#yyj Peace Week

 

Five steps to put on your ‘aging to do list!’

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Behavior & decisions impact one’s senior years.  It can show up as mental, emotional and physical suffering.  (Mortality is mutual for politicians, employers, employees, activists, mothers, fathers, wealthy or poor)

AGING TO DO LIST:


  1. STOP MASKING THE SYMPTOMS WITH FIRST AID SOLUTIONS
  2. LEARN TO IMPROVE YOUR EXPERIENCE
  3. BE CURIOUS ABOUT HOW YOU DO THINGS 
  4. EXPLORE IMPROVING YOUR MOVEMENT AND WELL-BEING
  5. FIND OUT HOW TO EXPERIENCE PLEASURE AND JOY

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by:  Renee Lindstrom, May 02, 2015

SOMATIC MINDFULNESS from the Inside Out

THE CHURCH OF TRUTH ~ Oneness Wednesday’s

with Renee Lindstrom in APRIL, 2014

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – James Bay, 111 Superior Street, Victoria, B.C.

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Begin your Spring with  exploring mindful somatic connections in your body, brain and behavior functions. Increase clarity using a technique to explore your own self-image and heightening your sensory awareness.  Expect to be taken through guided exercises that may give you a surprising outcome!  You may bring a blanket to lie on and remember to dress comfortably.  (Recommend no jeans or tight belts)

Each of the following Wednesday evening events may leave you with a heart-mind-soul connection not unlike devotion even though the focus is softening an inward view of oneself.  

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
The first Church of Truth Oneness Wednesday of April  will be a journey of inner reflection and connection that will let your mind become restful.  Through focused movement and a quiet mind you may find a gap of clarity become available.  This result is much like a sitting meditation yet with a different focus.  The difference is in meditation the focus is on observing your mind and this focus will integrate your mind!
By integrating your mind it will cut confusion and balance body and mind, behaviour and increase your ability of inner focusing.   This somatic awareness enhances your meditation and yoga practice, it doesn’t compete with it!
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
On this second Church of Truth Oneness Wednesday in April you will  focus on deepening body awareness to encourage a quieter mind and expanding your “3 D self-image.”  Currently the world reflects back to you your self-image.  Often it is a mirror reflecting back to you your self-image.  This evening you will explore a somatic experience of your own self-image.   Enjoy increasing your potential of experiencing more balance in your environment from the inside out!
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
On this third Church of Truth Oneness Wednesday of April you will experience a focus on body movement that becomes prayer like in your own balance of inner and outer connection!  Not to be missed if you want to find yourself in self-connection that is unlike any other system! You may find yourself in a state of appreciation that you may not be expecting and it is without any doctrine or guru.  It is simply through your own ability to connect to all parts of yourself in a balanced and harmonious way.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The fourth Church of Truth Oneness Wednesday of April will focus on a movement sequence that will be a gift for a lifetime.  It will be a movement pattern that is easy and that will balance your emotions, nervous system and your bad posture habits.  This pattern sequence will support your nervous system and given you a strong ability to cope with your every day life.  It may become a must do sequence of self-connection before  meditating! It will enhance all your abilities and deepen your coping skills!
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
The fifth Church of Truth Oneness Wednesday of April will bring you into exploring bigger movements to integrate your body, mind and behavior inner sensing into regular daily activities and others you pursue such as dancing, walking, fitness.  The skill of observation will give you increased awareness of yourself in other areas of enjoying your life!
  • In 2012 Renee hosted a month-long Oneness Wednesday Awareness program with the Church of Truth.  The focus was the Season for Nonviolence and using the skills of nonviolent communication.
  • In 2013 Renee was backing hosting a month-long Oneness Wednesday Awareness program with the Church of Truth.  The focus was on Labyrinths for Walking and Integrating it with movement and inner communication and self-empathy.