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Have you been introduced to your wise advocate?

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I would like to share this presentation I have just watched by Dr Jeffrey Schwartz entitled ‘You are not Your Brain’. Wow – it has some real insights into ideas that the mind and the brain are separate and where you give your attention (your mind) actually can change the way that your brain thinks.

The wise advocate, as Schwartz explains it, is the aspect of your attentive mind that knows what you are thinking, can see the deceptive brain messages for what they are and understands how you feel. The wise advocate wants the best for you, it loves and cares for you, so it encourages you to value yourself and make  decisions in a rational manner that are in your overall best interests.

From the video link….

You are not your brain
• How does the brain work? What happens in an overactive brain circuit?
• Why do we so often feel besieged by bad brain wiring?
• Is it possible to free ourselves from destructive thoughts and actions and to change bad habits for good?
• How to identify and work with negative brain impulses
• Making your brain work for you — the 4-Step solution for changing bad habits, ending unhealthy thinking, and taking control of your life
Dr Jeffrey M Schwartz, leading neuroplasticity researcher and coauthor of the just released You Are Not Your Brain and the groundbreaking books Brain Lock and The Mind and the Brain; Department of Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine, USA

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Mindfulness and Meditation in the primary classroom

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This is something I am really interested for me and the students – I wonder what effect it would have if your class practiced how to be mindful on a daily basis?

I have some resources to share, some I am re-sharing from a colleague at school, who shared them with the whole staff this week. (thanks Matt!)

Check them out if you are willing to try something new or revisit this way of being……

smiling minds

Smiling Minds –    What is Smiling Mind? Smiling Mind is modern meditation for young people. It is a unique web and App-based program, designed to help bring balance to young lives.

APPS

magical adventures             enchanted med2               positive penguins              super stretch

Magical Adventures  –  $2.99  – meditation ideally suited to 4-7 year olds.

Enchanted Meditations for kids 1 – $2.99 – 4 enchanted audio tracks – Jellyfish relaxation; an underwater dolphin ride; rainbow relaxation; the magic rainbow – 3-9 year olds

Positive Penguins – Free – helps children to understand how their feeling arise and to challenge negative feelings before they get out of control.

SuperStretch – Free –  yoga app for kids, the adventure of Super Stretch. In a story format with Super Stretch introducing you to his friends and their yoga poses.

Guided Meditation pdfs

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Namaste to you all.