We’re all creatures of habit. Some such as brushing teeth or wearing seat belts help us, but others—unhealthy eating or drinking, smoking and procrastination—cause harm. Once habits form, they can be hard to change.
Mindfulness is a key to changing habits because it brings behaviors that have become automatic and unconscious into awareness. Join me for a day focused on honing skills and practices of mindfulness that can help change unwanted habits.
10–11 a.m. Understanding habits
How they develop and why they can be hard to change
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Changing habits
How mindfulness can help us change habits by making unconscious behaviors conscious and freeing us to make healthy choices
12:15–1:15 p.m. Lunch (participants provide their own)
1:15–2:15 p.m. Developing skills and practices of mindfulness
Establishing a clear intention and cultivating attitudes of acceptance, kindness and curiosity
2:30–3:30 p.m. Deepening mindfulness skills
Bringing awareness to habits before, during and after they manifest. Enhancing our space to make beneficial choices.