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Session 1: Exploring Chapter 3, From Self-Sabotage to Self-Care in Everyday Life
Focus: Understanding your self-care patterns
An option for group resonance and discussion, created and offered by Jaya Manske
1. Take a moment to settle in and say hello (Timing: 1-2 minutes)
2. Choose someone to lead this session. We recommend a different person volunteer to lead each time. This person will track time and read aloud the instructions that follow (you may also pick 2 people, one to track time and another to read instructions). (Timing: 1 minute)
3. Check-in. Please go around the circle, giving each person an opportunity to share:
– One feeling and/or body sensation you’re experiencing
– (optional) one or two sentences about how this class has been going for you. You can share an insight, a challenge or something you are enjoying
(Timing: 9-15 minutes)
4. Discussion (round 1) We ask you to try to make sure that everyone’s voice is heard; one way to do this is to make sure that no one speaks a second time before everyone has spoken or said that they are passing. If someone passes, check in with them after everyone else has shared to see if they would like to share before moving on.
For ideas about how to create a group where deep sharing is possible, please remind yourself of these guidelines.
What is your relationship with self-care?
Did your mom or dad (or other caregiver) take care of you with their CARE circuit (being self-care)? Or with their SEEKING circuit (doing self-care)? What do you notice about your self-care habits now?
(Timing: 15-20 minutes)
5. Please share (round 2):
How do you take care of yourself emotionally? Look at page 60 in the workbook– Identify one way you self-manage and share with the group. Are there any areas where you find it easy to offer yourself self-resonance rather than manage?
After sharing one way you self-manage, choose to do one of the following
1) Make a resonance guess for yourself – notice how your body responds
2) Ask the group if they can practice a resonance guess for you (a feelings or needs guess, an acknowledgment guess, an impossible dream guess, or a body sensation) – notice how your body responds. Share any changes you notice if you would like.
6. Closure: please close by having each person name a need met or a gift received after this discussion. You can read more about this practice here.
(Timing: 5 minutes)
OTHER FORMATS FOR YOU TO CHOOSE FROM:
The suggested format above is meant to create ease, however, your group might instead choose to structure your time around any of these activities or create your own:
1. Offer resonant empathy to each other, either in the whole group or in smaller sub-groups (you can use this resonant empathy circle format if you’d like)
2. Listen to the meditation from chapter 3 together and talk about what came up for you
3. Do one of the homework exercises suggested and discuss