As we approach the holidays, there’s never been a better time to take a good look at the meaning you are choosing to give things. Stress, family tension and disagreements are often prevalent at this time of year, but with today’s audio, you get to cruise on into the holidays with a different perspective, a new set of questions to ask yourself, and a personal reminder of what it really means to align with what you truly want.
The key to mastering emotional intelligence and becoming emotionally resilient lies in the subtle and simple practice of being both aware and present to the emotions in our body, and relating to those emotions with surrender, a clear mind and no reaction. Easier said than done? We get it!
Which is why we’ve got another audio for you today that you will likely turn to again and again, to teach you the very process you can use to be present with and move through any emotion that arises in your body, and apply it to your everyday life.
Your breath can be your greatest superpower when done correctly and with intention, which is why Breath is a key module in our Calm Mind Program for Everyday People, and we’re sharing with you the very first audio from that module - Breathing for Energy, Calm, Balance, Release and Activation.
In this audio, you’ll learn:
The role of the breath in the physical body and how it interacts with the various systems in your body
The relationship between your breath and your energy levels
How breathing effectively leads to a focused, calm mind
In this audio, I cover the fundamental tools and skills you need to learn (that really are not too hard, more so just require practice) to be able to build resilience that lasts.
A few things I touch on include:
Why the busy person finds it so hard to stop being busy, even when they really want to (and what they can do about that). Why moving gently into discomfort is more important than pushing through it. What creates upper limits and how to overcome them. Why we rely on things outside of ourselves for happiness.
The feelings that we have about our feelings are not always friendly. I would love to help shift that very unhelpful conditioning because the thing is, feelings can be incredibly empowering and lead us into more wisdom. First things first, most of us intellectualise feelings, which is the reason that this is even a topic.
To say thanks for all you do as a teacher (and everything else you are in your own lives) we have some very awesome free stuff to fight fatigue and burnout that you can do in a few minutes every day. If your mind could drink an espresso and have a massage at the same time – this is IT!
Resilience is the ability to get back up after adversity, to rise strong and see failure and setbacks as an integral part of learning and growth. Life is unpredictable, and there will always be happy and difficult times to experience. Resilient people are able to greet change and difficulty as an opportunity for self-reflection, learning, and growing and don’t get stuck face down in the mud unable to get up and grow.
Starting your class on a mindfulness practice is easy and can be done in a numbers of ways that are NON BORING and will engage a diverse range of students. With so many students stressed, anxious and often under slept, you will be surprised how willing they are to get some tools they can use in the classroom and in their lives to help them feel better and more in control.