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Council Curriculum: Week 11

Theme of the Week: Mental Awareness: belonging, role in community

Council Prompt of the Week

For use during your circle this week.

"A group I'm proud to belong to and one I'd like to leave  . . . "

or

"One day, I hope to be seen by the world as . . . "

Suggested Study and Practice

With this week's topic in mind, below you will find material that we invite you to explore and practice on your own

or with a small group. If possible, try to do so prior to your weekly Council circle.

Reading/Listening/Watching

Dr. Howard C. Stevenson, "How to Resolve Racially Stressful Situation

Listen to video: https://www.ted.com/talks/howard_c_stevenson_how_to_resolve_racially_stressful_situations/transcript

 Read Transcript: https://www.ted.com/talks/howard_c_stevenson_how_to_resolve_racially_stressful_situations/transcript

Writing

Below are suggestions for writing topics in your own personal "Gratitude Journal."

Daily Gratitude Practice: Write down something for which you are grateful.

This Week's Reflection

Write a short reflection on the assignment this week:

  • How might Dr. Stevenson's talk inform your learning journey around how we cultivate community within our profession and within our communities?
  • What insights from the talk did you find helpful or informative and why?
  • Do they have applications for your journey?

Awareness

Formal Practice: 3–5 times this week do a 10–minute meditation

Informal Practice: Become an observer of yourself and your environment

Are you overlooking something?

Several times a day, notice what you're paying attention to at that moment and then open your senses to see if you can discover what you've been failing to notice. Our attention is normally selective. What are you ignoring? This can be done in motion, walking for example, or through a pause in your movement.