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Communication retraining the brain

In Cultivating Awareness foundational for experiential learning one will read about the similarities and differences between Renee’s educational programs and a Mindfulness Mediation Practice.

The focus of this article is on cultivating awareness to retrain the brain and balance used of left and right sides of the brain that Renee encourages her students to learn in the process of becoming self-directed and connected to what and how they are speaking.

The importance of a particular practice of identifying types of  thoughts became relevant when a student came back to class and shared their life changing self-awareness experience.  They discovered that they compare themselves and others while making critical moral judgments based upon their filter of jealousy. By slowing down to observe these patterns, this recognition can shift and transform their experience. The types of thoughts we address are in the following illustration.

In this diagram a maze is in the area of the fore-brain that depicts the essence of figuring it out and hitting walls until one finds their way forward. This can be complex and draining process.

In the following diagram a larger spiral leading directly into the center point is shown in the fore-brain area that demonstrates the ease in which cultivated awareness through communication can mirror.  This cultivation is not unlike the growing ability to focus ones attention as they would in a sitting mediation.  It is a different focus, pattern and foundation that one would practice that would include more of ones whole functional ability than the limiting thought process shown in the above diagram.

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Cultivating Awareness foundational for retraining the brain

Each of the these experiential learning opportunities share the same objectives of  cultivating awareness and focusing attention.

Another thing in common they have is that they are inclusive of the four aspects of the human condition and function:  mental, emotional, physical and belief systems.  These components are not isolated as separate functions as in other wellness styles.  In each of these functional events there is an education aspect that includes a mindful pattern cultivating expanded focus.

Here is a way of cultivating awareness through a pattern one may be familiar with:

Mindfulness Meditation

Change through Cultivating Awareness
  • 3 Steps to Mindful Meditation to Cultivate Awareness

Step #1 – Begins with a foundation

Mat, Cushion, Posture

Step #2 – Then a focus point

Breath

#3 – Followed by a pattern

Observe your thoughts & environment while following your breath

Improving the ability to notice, discover new connections, refine self-use, and integrate your new skills through the experiential learning techniques anyone can integrate the skills and action steps that creates a ‘being in the moment experience‘ like in a dedicated  meditative practice.

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First communication steps for retraining the brain


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Encouraging others to become self-directed, improve abilities to notice and discover new connections, refine self-use, and integrate new and practical skills is life enriching for this teacher and students.

Copyright 2014 – 2019 Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000

3 #yyj learning & practical applications for ‘Speaking Awareness’

​Focused upon the principles of Nonviolent Communication:
1.  Friday Evenings Circle Integration
This is a small group focused upon integration of the concepts already learned from reading and breaking down Dr. Marshall Rosenberg’s concepts as he presented in his work on Nonviolent Communication. 
It is for those who have an understanding of the basic skills of empathy listening and the 4 (5) step model; (jackal consciousness) observation, feelings, needs and request.  If you are interesting in slowing down your thinking and response process to increase awareness into the mix this may be for you.
 This gathering is focused upon integrating the process of speaking the principles of Nonviolent Communication naturally with growing awareness. 
Participants are encouraged to practice ways of applying these concepts directly into an experience transforming years of cultural integration that can only be visible with mindful focus.
Gatherings are from 7:00 pm. – 9:00 p.m. on Fridays and commitments are grouped into six weeks.  To find out more about how to join, please connect with Renee – renee@insideawareness.com or 250-361-7508.
If you are interested, I look forward to hearing your inquiries.  Reminder limited space.  Cost:  6/90.00
This is hosted in Renee’s office where she practices employs conscious environment techniques to create sacred space and develop an increased relationship with living foods for increasing brain and gut function that improves all functioning; mental, emotional, physical and spiritual.  These gathering include living infused waters and teas that are not commercial.
2nd & 3rd Opportunities are both integrative learning opportunities that do focus attention the principles of Dr. Marshall Rosenberg’s model he shared and wrote about in his book Nonviolent Communication. 
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​2. – Oak Bay

THINK, SPEAK, ACT IN A WAY TO INSPIRE COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION

  • Mon., Jan 14 – Feb 24, 7 – 9 pm – Class Series

Learn to speak a language of peace and compassion following a model designed by the late Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, Author of Nonviolent Communication, A Language of Life .  Explore a four-part model  that will turn reaction into connections. Enhance and move forward in your relationships!
Class Series  6/106.00 (Code 39726)
Register  @ Monterey Recreation Centre – 250-370-7300

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3.  Cook Street Village​

Mindful Communication & Heart Focused Language Development

Explore ways to simplify and understand dialogue to increase being seen, heard, acknowledged and valued. Turn the disconnection of moral judgement into ‘connecting experiences’ by learning how to integrate an empathetic response. Empathy has a role in developing a Consciousness of Nonviolence that increases tolerance and values all parties equally.

Based upon speaking honestly and empathy model of Observations, Feelings, Needs and Requests created by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, Author of Nonviolent Communication.
Thursday’s, Thurs, Jan 17 – Feb 28, – 7-8:30 pm​, $90 Members $95 General
Register  @ Cook Street Village Activity Centre – 250-384-6542
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Copyright 2014 – 2019  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000