Our minds are filled with busy unexamined habits. Maybe you’ve noticed that these habits, left unchecked, can lead to cut off relationships, addictive habits, feeling overwhelmed or a general loss of inspiration. Contemplative mindful practices, just 20 minutes a day, can help expose these habits and offer awareness to rewire our thinking. But where does one get started in a way that can last? Neuroscience now confirms that 8 weeks of such a practice changes the gray matter in your frontal cortex, the part of the brian that regulates knee-jerk reactions and anger, as well as opens neural pathways across hemispheres of the brain accessing imagination and authentic compassion.
Learn these practices in a small group that will offer weekly accountability, a safe place of discovery, and facilitation that helps “demystify” the work while integrating it with your everyday challenges around work, family, and community. Participants should expect to spend 20 minutes a day working out the practices explored. This class is limited to 10 people.
We can’t think our way into a new way of living; we must live our way into a new way of thinking.
Troy Bronsink is Founder/Director of the Hive. He is a spiritual director, published author, facilitator and minister from the Protestant, Presbyterian Christian lineage. In both secular and faith-based settings, Troy’s work has been to build spiritual depth within creatives, activists, and entrepreneurs. Troy has presented at Creative Mornings, 99U, and TEDx’s Innovation Alley and is an active student in the Living School at Albuquerque's Center for Contemplation and Action. He lives with his wife and two kids in Northside. While Troy is a Presbyterian practitioner of the perennial Christian mystic tradition, this class will draw upon many wisdom traditions and does not presume that participants ascribe to a faith lineage.