Learning about the basics of the brain has propelled my relational wisdom and knowledge. Dan Siegel has been one of my main teachers via books, seminars, videos and articles. He has some videos on YouTube that have proven tremendously helpful. This short video describing some basic functions of the brain and how we “flip our lid” and can do something about it to calm ourselves down. Watch this short video and share how you can imagine this being helpful to you in your relationships. (FYI – Sungshim and I have taught this to our children when they were 4 years old. If they can learn it so can you. 🙂
I encourage people to reflect on a few questions.
- What stands out to you?
- What do you think will be helpful in your relationships?
- How can you imagine this would help you grow spiritually?
I have taught people about the importance of slowing down and calming yourself down when you notice that you are upset. I ask people to brainstorm ways that help them to calm their bodies down. And, I think many people come up with good ideas. Some come up with not-so-good ideas. This process call Shalom My Body was something put together by Jim Wilder greatly influenced by Karl Lehman. I have found this process truly helpful in creating a shift from some form of “upset” to a much more calm state in a fairly brief amount of time. Much quicker than other options I’ve tried.
I have found that when people are willing to try something new transformation can more readily flow. Especially if the “new thing” comes recommended by someone you trust and they report positive results. Of course, I also believe that you should test these things for yourself. Do not just take my word for it, try it out for a period of time and check the results.
Jim Wilder demonstrating “Shalom My Body”
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