An introduction to the science and practice of
mastering your mind
Imagine a life where you are able to focus when it’s time to focus, relax when it’s time to relax, and be 100% present with the person, place or situation that is in front of you. It IS possible.
Most of our days are spent flying from one activity to the next, trying to get ahead, and then feeling exhausted and out of sorts by the time we sit down to dinner. IF we actually take the time to sit down to dinner.
In this mindfulness course, you receive easy-to-learn techniques that will help:
- Reduce overwhelm (and consequently the stress)
- Help you respond – instead of react
- Move your life away from autopilot and into conscious living
- Increase your overall enjoyment of life
Course location: Beaverton, Oregon
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Mindfulness in action
Things like how we manage time, organize our lives, and plan for the future are our executive function skills and they are hard-wired into our brains. According to Neuropsychologists Peg Dawson and Richard Guare, we have ten of these hard-wired skills and one of them has to do with our ability to be present.
The fancy term for this executive function skill is “Metacognition”. This technically means “Thinking about my thinking” – but you can’t think about your thinking unless you’re present. So how do you increase this part of your brain? Just like going to the gym and lifting weights will build muscle, when you practice being present, you literally strengthen and build the part of your brain that has to do with Metacognition. And that is at the root of mindfulness.