Our minds are central to our lives–what we think and feel, our ideas and emotional reactions, drive us. We all know this. But what most of us were never taught in school is that the mind is trainable. We can develop greater insight into our thoughts and emotions, understand ourselves better, and cultivate healthy mental habits like focus, happiness, gratitude, stress management, and empathy.
The series of classes are designed to explore how the mind works through neuroscience and psychology, as well as through first-hand exploration of mindfulness and in the practice of meditation. We will experience many different practices to take a deep dive in understanding our mental and emotional lives, like focused attention, mindful listening, body scan, journaling, and working with difficult emotions, to name a few. As we do, we’ll talk about their connection to self-management, empathy, motivation, and how we lead our lives.