class one review
Primary Principle: pain indicates what is already well within you
Some Topics / Concepts / Principles explored in our first class
Mindfulness makes everything as possible practice
To Study the 'trap'
Learning to Approach
Avoidance = Negative symptomology
We will explore both Acceptance & Directive Strategies to inform our well-being
Preceding motivation determines outcomes
Learn the brain 101 'bio-logic' to help 'appreciate' our human experience and lessen the personalization of reactivity
Body is present – use as tool here
Sac of Sensor (BJ Miller)
Perceiving inside and outside of consciousness all the time
Practice is to listen – translate that data differently
Perception of threat may change
Regulate the threat that is here
Study components that make up our habits/patterns of stress
Context= care and consideration
Attitudinal component – curious open
Mindfulness as ‘acceptance practice’ premise what we resist = suffering
And, we need directive-
Add Deliberately to experience to work with the biology and consciousness
Stabilize systems focus with mindfulness = acceptance
Steer as in the example of breath regulation = directive
Anxiety – is all of ours
Rejection of experience creates resistance that can increase stress/anxiety
#1 understanding, care, consideration, appreciation- true interest in pattern here
#2 then wisdom that tells what to add or take away for different outcome
Difference between CARE and Comfort seeking
Trained to leave our experience = comfort seek= increase stress
Metric = I am less or more present, approaching or avoiding
How we make change
Reflect ‘I liked what happened’ to really know our experience, sense what happened, to recalibrate brain reward /memory
Practice is to remember smallest experience when GOOD/WELL or NOT
We have all been taught trained in certain ways
We will learn how to retrain
Know brain 101 bio-logic
Where am I applying acceptance/directive
Comes from desire to conserve, care, love system
We are paying attention to something all the time.
Our Brain changes both its function and structure with repeated focal attention.
So, we want to get curious about what's got our attention.
What patterns or habits we have gotten into that contribute to our well-being or our worry.
Just what elements make up the very quick automatic reactions.
#1 we need to see what is happening
#2 we need to care and be considerate
from there we can begin to discern what we need to add or take away to support the health of our system
history making machine
likes to save energy
does not like uncertainty
finds new = threat
tends toward negative bias
We protect only that which we love (we conserve) resources, each of us with our individual resources, we usually spend v invest – when we begin to love ourselves, care consider v demand / should. ..
When we love something we protect it
We love only that which we understand (appreciate)
We understand only what we are taught
late 14c., "to fix the mind upon for careful examination, meditate upon," "reflect on, consider, study," from Latin considerare "to look at closely, observe,"
"stretch, extend," and a sense for the full word of "survey on all sides" or "dwell long upon."
From 1530s as "to regard in a particular light."