In today's group, we reviewed making wise mind choices and discussed all the factors involved in making a wise mind choice. As we discussed last week, it's important to consider all the facts of a situation, how you feel about it and what your body tells you about it. There were a couple other key points addressed in the homework review: make sure you address both sides of the question and a wise mind choice does not need to be permanent. That is, you can decide to decide later.
The new material consisted of an overview of the Mindfulness "What" skills:
- Observe: Just notice using your senses, without words
- Describe: Just the facts. Only observable information should be described. No interpretations, assumptions or judgements.
- Participate: Just do it.
Within the Participate skills, we broke it down to 6 levels of participation:
- Wake up
- Get up
- Show up
- Act as if you care
Homework: choose one of the "what" skills and practice it.