Mindfulness, Perception and Cognition
Perhaps our own childhood experiences have left us unable to regulate and calm our own emotional state and our bodies carry the weight of emotional neglect or trauma. We can learn to change this by accessing the right hemisphere of the brain—which was dominant in childhood and which beneﬁts from the use of imagery and metaphor—as well as by utilising the strengths of the left hemisphere of the brain when learning new ways to perceive and understand what we come into contact with, to communicate more clearly and eﬀectively, and to assert our new boundaries. In these ways we reduce our current levels of stress, and enhance our ability to be resilient to it, and we thereby improve every aspect of our well-being.
We can also change our unhelpful habits and ﬁnd new ways of relating to both ourselves and to others. Being able to use our conscious, thinking and rational mind to its best will have a positive eﬀect upon how we think, feel, and of course, on how we then behave.
It is said that happiness equates to a calmness of mind, and now you have the opportunity to create that for yourself.
If you are intrigued enough to ﬁnd out more, then this workshop module will give you an understanding of what it is to be mindful, or to be an observer of your own life; as well as an increased awareness of how you have until now developed a lack of calmness in your thinking and emotional life.
You will also learn new skills that will enable you to both regulate your stress and emotional arousal as well as understanding, challenging and changing your negative thinking patterns and inner dialogue, and their eﬀects upon you.
Furthermore you will gain an insight into the role of your imagination, and ways to use it to your advantage, and to have a new focus for meditation, and a new, more beneﬁcial ‘default’ position for your brain to return to when not being consciously focused upon a task. Calming the mind enables us to think straight and to take control of our life…..to tame the wild pony and to trot along at our own intended pace.
EXTRACTED FROM THE BOOK ‘THE RIPPLE EFFECT’ PROCESS