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  • 1.  JYO Deep Dive Session #2 Contemplative Practices

    Posted 09-27-2023 06:38 AM

    Please join me for the upcoming 2nd session of the JYO Deep Dive Meeting Series. In this 50-minute online meeting, we will focus on contemplative practices and explore practical techniques for incorporating contemplation into our daily lives. Participants will be guided through a few brief meditation practices along with some of the science supporting these practices. Our first session was met with great enthusiasm, and we are excited to continue this journey of self-discovery and personal growth with you.

    Here are the details for the upcoming session:
    Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2023
    Time: 10AM PT | 12PM CT | 1PM ET

    Registration for this online meeting is absolutely free. Click here to register.

    As always, we remain committed to making our sessions as interactive as possible. Depending on the number of participants, we are prepared to adapt and foster meaningful discussions.

    The session will be recorded and shared, along with the links to guided meditations related to the topics discussed.

    Thank you and we hope to see you there!

    Warm regards,

    Jyothi Robertson

  • 2.  RE: JYO Deep Dive Session #2 Contemplative Practices

    Posted 10-10-2023 08:57 AM
    We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to each of you for attending the second session of our Deep Dive Meeting Series on Contemplative Practices. 
    In this session, we explored five contemplative practices, and how we can integrate these practices into our work. These practices support grounding, enhancing focus, fostering calmness, and nurturing discernment. They also only take a few minutes to experience so can be drawn upon in moments of stress or anxiety. 
    The session explored the science behind these practices and shed light on how they can positively impact your physical and mental health. We shared practical tools that will help you stay engaged in your contemplative journey. Additionally, we briefly addressed common challenges faced during meditation practice and provided strategies to overcome them.
    In the session, we also shared the following activities that we encourage for you to consider as next steps on your journey:
    • Choose your anchor.
    • Notice which sensation you feel most connected with.
    • Notice where you hold tension in your body.
    • Notice your thoughts. See if you are drawn to a particular visualization practice.
    • Capture your experience through journaling e.g. Notice what arises daily or weekly for the next four weeks. 
    Whether you're new to contemplative practices or looking to deepen your understanding, this session offers a valuable glimpse into how these practices can enhance your life, both personally and professionally. 
    Recording and Slides:
    For those who couldn't make it live or wish to revisit the content, you can access the recording and slides of the meeting in the Deeper Dive Recordings tab of Maddie's University. Just follow this link: Deep Dive Recordings.

    You can also watch the recording below.
    Next Meeting:
    Our next Deep Dive Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 1, 2023, at 10am PT | 12PM CT | 1PM ET. The topic for our next session will be "Values Alignment."
    We encourage you to continue your journey by participating in the suggested activities from our last meeting and sharing your discoveries in the Maddies Pet Forum group or by responding to this email.
    Thank you once again for being a part of this enriching experience. We look forward to seeing you in our next Deep Dive Meeting!

    Jyothi Robertson