For weary workers, stressed desk jockeys, fatigued caregivers, strung-out digital addicts, and busy moms & dads. Or anyone who drives on the Beltway.
Could you do with a dose of peace and sanctuary time during your work week?
We live in a vibrant, busy, urban setting where overachievement is the status quo, desk jockey jobs tether us to glowing screens from morning to night, commuting to and from our jobs is a white-knuckle affair, and perpetual frenzy-fueled exhaustion and near-burnout is so common that we start to buy the story that this is the norm — and that we can't hope for anything different.
Cultivating the skill of loving yourself back into the present moment and overcoming the circuitry from your past is worth the investment of time and attention. When hitched to your own commitment to health, recent discoveries in neuroscience offer a precious opportunity: the capacity not just to know that there's a lot going on between the brain-body connection, but to know how to activate it to our greatest health potential.
Fire and Wire Peace Neurons
For an hour each Wednesday evening for six weeks, we'll explore everything from meditation and trauma releasing movement to breath work that can reawaken your sleepy peace neurons. We'll tinker with somatic and meditation tools informed by neuroscience knowledge about brain plasticity. And we'll have fun learning and experimenting together. I'm thinking, too, we may start each class with a five-minute dance break, just because we all live here and don't get nearly enough dance breaks.
There's an infinite variety of approaches to chilling out. If you were part of the Rat Race Counterpose course in fall of 2016, you are warmly invited to join us for 2.0 this spring. Although we will review some of the same ground, this is a fresh survey of techniques and tools to meet the times we're all finding our way through.
Zero experience with any of the modalities explored each week is required — come as you are and fill up your toolbox with accessible tips and tricks to take back into your life.
Your vagus nerve will thank you. I will too.
There's no need to be shy about asking questions so you can learn more about what this course is like and decide if it's the kind of thing you'd find worthwhile. Contact me if you have questions about this short course. The draft syllabus is here.