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Week 3: (January 25 - 31) Breathing and Mindfulness
In this section, participants will follow a mindfulness practice of breathing as they strengthen the right brain hemisphere. In mindfulness, practitioners pay attention to the breath as they observe whatever thoughts the left brain hemisphere generates. They label such "chatter" and thoughts "thinking" and continue paying attention to the in and out breath. .
Mindfulness practice, the skill of being present, helps us learn to trust and befriend ourselves. Through the practice of mindfulness, we improve our ability to observe our thoughts as thinking without judgement. We soon learn that the ongoing chatter in our brain is not reality.
Teachers who practice self-care are more likely to show compassion and are better at communicating with their students than teachers who suffer.
There is a great deal of suffering in the classroom that stems from school stakeholders:
school principal suffers
District or people at the ministry of education suffer
Suffering impacts the atmosphere in the school and classroom.
Please use this forum to ask questions, add comments, and make suggestions.
How is paying attention to the breath connected to the right hemisphere of the brain? Add research-based information and the link to the source of information to substantiate your response.