On December 8th, a Thursday, our team presented to members of the Panther "Pause" Sessions about Autopilot vs. Awareness.
First, we presented an activity to the participants: our classic "Get off Autopilot activity." The instructions are below, if you're interested:
But anyway, the gist of it was that we'd introduce commands to students (such as walk, or stop,) and then switch the definitions of the words. This forces the participants off of autopilot, and make them think about what they are doing instead of just following them blindly.
Next, we led students through another activity: mindful eating.
This is a lot of your life. Just by doing something simple, like mindful eating or just noticing more things around you, can let you experience life so much more. This lesson was one of the fundemental steps to becoming mindful.
Our next session is on the 12th, where we will be collaborating with Attitudes in Reverse to be mindful with therapy dogs!