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Council Curriculum: Week 7

Theme of the Week: Mental Awareness: inner critic, the story I tell about myself

Council Prompt of the Week
For use during your circle this week.

"The current chapter of my autobiography . . . "

or

"Where in my life I'm a hero and where I'm a villain. . . "

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

Dan Harris: "Hack Your Brain's Default Mode with Meditation 

Listen to video: https://youtu.be/FAcTIrA2Qhk?t=1

 Read Transcript: n/a

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:

  • What can you learn by paying attention to your own inner critic?
  • Can you notice habits of self-criticism?
  • Is your inner voice a friend or foe, or both?

Awareness

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

Informal Practice: n/a