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  2. That day could indeed be very close. Let me know if you'd like to chat about Memory Palaces. It's my main gig and I teach a fair amount about memorizing long form mantras in my latest work. My TEDx gives the 13 minute version of the how and why for mindfulness outcomes:
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  4. If you download the app 'Good Notes' on your iPad Pro and bring everything into the app, its much easier to view. I digitally write on all the PDF's they provide and have had no issues. Hope this helps someone. Cheers, Victor
  5. Hi Friends, I am Grateful I did my first Meditation today, however, it is in the Global Mindful Meditation Group on Facebook; see the Link below. >>>Come join us>>> There are 3 basic questions to answer, make sure you scroll down to see them, ok? Would invite Comments once you are admitted to our Group. Thanks in advance https://www.facebook.com/groups/GlobalMindfulMeditationGroup Namaste!!
  6. Yes I can see where confabulation could easily occur. I think if the right intention is set for dream interpretation, inner wisdom will speak. I am in the midst of some pretty deep self growth and awareness, which encourages me to take pause and listen. I will have to learn more about Memory Palaces. Thank you... and you never know , that rainy day could be closer than you think
  7. Agreed...and those Silent Mindful Moments are needed & Cherished-Moments of Self-Compassion!!
  8. Good morning, Gillian. Thanks for asking about labyrinths. Yes, it's a wonderful form of moving meditation especially for people who have trouble sitting. There is an absolutely beautiful outdoor labyrinth at UCSB. It's right on the ocean and once while walking there, I saw whales traveling by. A wonderful experience for sure. If you go to the World Wide Labyrinth Locator at labyrinthlocator.com you might find a labyrinth near you. I'll stay in touch if I have any questions about the program but I'm really enjoying the work.
  9. Having taught dream recall for nearly a decade, I can confirm that writing the information down triggers more recall. If you want to take it to the next level, it's possible to place some dream content into Memory Palaces in ways that also trigger more recall without having to get out of bed to journal. The one area to watch out for is confabulation. It's quite easy to spin a yarn or otherwise create inaccurate elaborations when translating some of the experiences into words. A lot depends on one's goals in this department, because sometimes you want to confabulate. For example, I have spun two entire novels out of single dreams... one of which I published, as it happens. The other... saving for a rainy day, I guess.
  10. Dreams are really fascinating. I used to see a Jungian psychoanalyst regularly and still have sessions with her virtually on occasion. She has helped to analyze some of my dreams, which has been an interesting process to work through. Sometimes it is clear that something has come up directly related to my day, but often I am left thinking, "What was THAT about?"
  11. Thanks Vanessa and Rick! I also liked the 3 circle framework and can see how this could be used as a tool in so many situations. I too resonated with the idea of using these principles and practices across the board. One of the yoga studios I go to uses 'consent stones' in all of their classes (similar to what David was talking about). If you are open to hands-on touch, you take a stone out the small box and place it on your mat. If you do not want hands-on adjustments, you don't grab a stone.
  12. Hi Megan! Welcome to the community. I have heard about labyrinths but have never had the chance to explore this form of meditation. It sounds wonderful. Do you have one where you are or nearby to you? If you have any questions about the program going forward, let me know
  13. Oh very nice! Sweden is indeed beautiful. I am in Stockholm in a south suburb, though we have plans to move to the countryside. We're not sure where yet but are open to whatever presents itself.
  14. Hey Alexaraye, I sent a message to your inbox here in the community. Let me know if you didn't receive it for some reason. All the best, Gillian
  15. Thank you Gillian and Anthony I am new to the community. I do journal at least 4x/week. I find it very insightful. Sometimes I journal before I meditate and sometimes after. I am interested in the dream analysis. I have recently been recording my dreams. I am finding that even if I remember only a tidbit, once I write it, more follows. I have been categorizing into topics a) the probability if related to something that did happen that day b) what emotions were experienced and c) who the characters were. I will be checking out the links you provided. Peace and Clarity Nancy
  16. David's Presentation was Awesome! I enjoyed his whole approach to Trauma! I actually got to see it twice since he presented at the Embodiement Summit! I took copious notes too! The Key take away for me was "Options" given the PTSD Person options whether with specific choices to open their eyes, leaving the meditation with another person, then coming back; giving them the choice to discern anything with the Meditator after the meeting...all quality choices. His Book sounds awesome too! My Next Read!
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  18. Hello everyone, I'm Megan Moyer from Santa Barbara, California. I've been an off and on meditator for quite a few years now and have realized just how important a regular practice is for me and my clients. I'm a Life Coach and a Certified Labyrinth Facilitator. I use labyrinths as a form of mindful meditation but not everyone has access to them and since I always recommend mindfulness meditation as a tool for staying in the present, this course will build my confidence and allow me to use meditations with my clients and provide me with many resources when working with others. I'm looking forward to connecting with all of you.
  19. Yes, Gillian, There is a definite Mindful quality in this sculpt! A Moistness quality too!!
  20. Yes, it is truly a blessing to have that kind of support. Over the years I have learned to be that for others. I have always wanted to help others, and though I meant well, it wasn't always what was needed at the time. Learning to listen without speaking says so much! Where in Sweden are you? Many many years ago, my sophomore year in High School I spent a year as an exchange student in Hudiskvall. It si a beautiful country. Peace and Light Nancy
  21. I found David's workshop to be helpful, not just in terms of the topic - trauma-sensitive mindfulness - but for the general utility of some of his concepts/models. In particular, I think the TSM Practice model that he shared (3 circles - safe, learning, & overwhelm) is a fabulous framework that can be applied to almost any situation. I used the model the day after the workshop in a coaching situation with a colleague who was struggling with her role on a specific project. The model provided her with a simple framework to help her determine if she was learning/feeling some discomfort, or if she was, in fact, in a state of "overwhelm". Introducing and discussing the model helped inform her next steps in a pretty major way. Another take-away for me was that using trauma-sensitive techniques to teach mindfulness is a great way to practice across the board. I liken this to how changes that were designed to include/make things easier for people with disabilities (e.g., curb cuts, alternative formats) actually end up being better for everyone! I'm grateful to have participated in the workshop. Thank you, Vanessa
  22. Thank you so much Gillian for seeing me. I appreciate your words of affirmation! I look forward to finding your note and connecting more! Have a lovely day!
  23. Hello all! I am curious to hear about your experiences and reflections on David's workshop on trauma-sensitive mindfulness. I watched the recording (which you can now find here) and was really touched by it all - the questions, the member sharings, and everything that David offered. At the end, I really felt a strong urge to hear the conversation continue. Dark night experiences and working with memory are topics that really intrigue me as well. Some of what I really liked were the exercises using the hands (both were impactful), as well as this notion that we don't need to be 100% 'healed' in order to support others with trauma using mindfulness. I also liked that David highlighted the quality of curiosity a couple of times because when it comes down to it, we can never be sure what a person needs or can handle, but by remaining curious, we start to learn more about who they are and how we can best support them. What did other people take away from this?
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