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 . . . "
"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.
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
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?
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.