- BEology Project 12 Week Course
September 21, 2017 - December 14, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
In this 12 week course we will discuss BEology: The science of inner peace and the art of engaged living.
The BEology 12-week course dissects the science of mindfulness, stress and habits, so that we may better understand the human operating system. We will utilize tools from psychology, such as self-reflection, and self-compassion to gently and progressivly explore our inner landscapes and the nature of the self. We will also explore various philosophies on mindfulness and yoga in order to create a way of Being in the world that is more authentic, connected, awake and engaged.
During each weekly 90min discussion we will dissect various topics relating to neuroscience, psychology, philosophy and wellness followed by discovery labs in which we put various wellness tools under the microscope of personal experience. Each week practical assignments will be given as “field work” in which various exercises and tools will be applied in the real life.
Expect educational nuggets on how the brain and body work, conversations, suggestions, theories and tools designed to enhance mind/body connection, and real life applications and exercises for living like you give a f$&k.
Excavate the heart and reconnect with who and how you were before society “shoulded” on you.
Dates: Thursday September 21st through Tuesday December 12th 7:30pm-9:00pm (no class October 12th, November 16th )
Instructor: Michele Theoret
Class size is limited to 20 students
Syllabus: BEology 12-week Life Practice: A course on the science of inner peace and the art of engaged living (aka living like you give a f#$k)
Module 1. Being Awake: Get off the wheel to live for wheel. In this module, we will look at the psychology of perception, the wheel of life, cultivating mindfulness and using self-reflection to gain perspective.
Module 2. Be Present: Who you are being is what you are becoming. In this module, we will discuss neuroplasticity, being versus doing, finding flow in the mundane, Paying attention on purpose and the three phases of mindfulness. We will explore body sensing, open awareness meditation and use self-reflection to answer “who am I?”
Module 3. Be Empowered: Intimacy, Insight and Intuition. In this module, we will discuss the concept of the body compass and how through the practice of intimacy we can gain insight and reconnect with our intuition. We will use mindfulness techniques to cultivate emotional intelligence and investigate our thinking. We will learn a check in technique designed to connect and calibrate the inner compass in addition to self-reflection exercises on exploring thoughts and emotions.
Module 4. Be Mindful: Blame it on the Brain. In this module, we will gain a better understanding of how the brain works. This knowledge provides a sort of map that allows us to better navigate our moment-to-moment experiences without being hijacked by our auto-pilot. We will discuss the negativity-bias, hyper vigilance and how we can “hard-wire happiness”.
Module 5. Be Resilient: The Science of stress and inner peace. In this module, we will learn all about stress, why we have it, how it can make us sick and how to manage it in order to build resilience, breaking through versus breaking down. We will look at practices such as mindful breathing, body scans and cultivating safe space in order to hijack our stress response. We will also explore some reflective exercises to challenge our cognitive errors which increases the stress in our lives.
Module 6. Be Compassionate: Navigating shame and inner criticism. In this module, we will discuss why self-compassion is the new self-esteem. We will also explore shame and inner-criticism; why we have it, where it comes from and how we can re-wire the panel of assholes in our head through mindful self-compassion.
Module 7. Be Satisfied: Using self-care to enhance connection, reduce stress and feel more pleasure. In this module, we will explore how self-care or giving yourself what you need may cultivate being state, reduce stress responses, increase feelings of compassion, empathy and happiness.
Venue: Mosaic Centre