Council Curriculum: Week 4
Theme of the Week: proximity and touch
Council Prompt of the Week
For use during your circle this week.
"A story or a time I got too close . . . "
People I move toward and those I move away from . . . "
"People I'd like to be around if I could choose . . . "
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.
James Hamblin for The Atlantic "Why One Neuroscientist Started Blasting His Care"
Listen to video: n/a
Read Transcript: https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/08/cortical-adrenal-orchestra/496679/
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:
- Describe your intuitive sense/understanding of how your physical body informs or impacts your mental state and well being.
- What insights, if any did you find in this article?
Formal Practice: 3–5 times this week do a 10–minute meditation
Informal Practice: Become an observer of yourself and your environment:
Appreciate Your Hands
Several times a day, when your hands are busy, watch them as though they belonged to a stranger. Look at them also when they are still. Notice the sensations of your hands working, and in stillness. Marvel at the architecture of these structures and how helpful they are.