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Introduction to Mindfulness and Cognitive Sub-systems

There are two modes of mind that influence your behaviour. This course focuses on training the 'being mode' of mind. Watch Kitty explain more.

In this video, we’ll explore the two modes of mind:

  • Doing / Driven doing mode – activates the threat and drive nervous system responses: it prepares you to fight or flee, and can tip you over into freeze. Most of us are here, much of the time.
  • Being mode – activates the self-soothing, rest and digest response. Most of us need a little bit more of this.

The practices we’ll explore together over the next three weeks will be about training the ‘being mode’ of mind, as well as using it to become more aware of thoughts as they arise. And it is really about practice, because we’re working with habitual and well-entrenched patterns of mind.

About 80% of the work of this course happens in the time you’ll spend daily, practising the 3-step Breathing Space, Mindfulness of Body and Breath, and the Gratitude Diary.

See what happens, and enjoy.

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