Class 2: Perception, Creative Responding & Commitment

This week’s home practice:*

FORMAL PRACTICES:

1. Use the Body Scan (38 min) practice recording for 6 days this week.

 

2. Sitting Practice with Awareness of the Breath (using the recording for 6 days in addition to the Body Scan, 10 min). Practice sitting with awareness of the breath. This is not about controlling the breath, or doing a breathing exercise. Just try being with the breath as it is, and noticing when the attention wanders. As soon as you notice that the attention has wandered, deliberately return the attention to the breath. When it wanders again, bring it back again.

Sitting Meditation: Without Verbal Guidance

 

INFORMAL PRACTICES:

3. Download and Fill Out: Pleasant Events Log, one entry per day

4. Choose one daily activity to bring full awareness to for the week. Try paying attention during a routine activity such as: brushing teeth, washing dishes, taking a shower, feeding a pet…

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

A. Handout: 7 Pillars of Mindfulness

B. Handout: Meditation Excuses and Reasons

C. Video: Mindfulness is a Love Affair, Jon Kabat-Zinn (2:11)

 

 

*IMPORTANT NOTE: Disclaimer: The content of this course page (recordings, handouts, suggested exercises and worksheets, etc.) is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. A licensed medical professional should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Always work within your own range of limits and abilities. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider before, during or after using these suggested practices. The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency. Call 911 for all medical emergencies.
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