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Session 2 A closer look Mindfulness of the body Copyright J Morris Sussex CBT Ltd 2013
Session 2: In this session We will practice DELIBERATELY looking closely at things. We will pay close attention to our bodies and how they move. Copyright J Morris Sussex CBT Ltd 2013
Can you solve the following problem for next week? A man marries twenty women in his village but isn't charged with polygamy. Why? Being curious: things are not always as they seem. Copyright J Morris Sussex CBT Ltd 2013
Think you can pay close attention this time? Copyright J Morris Sussex CBT Ltd 2013
Mindfulness Mindfulness is often described as PAYING ATTENTION TO WHAT IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW, ON PURPOSE Copyright J Morris Sussex CBT Ltd 2013
Sometimes it’s hard to pay attention Even when something is nice Copyright J Morris Sussex CBT Ltd 2013
To help with this we could focus on something quite simple as best we can and try to notice every little detail Copyright J Morris Sussex CBT Ltd 2013
Can you tell what it is yet?
Can you tell what this one is?
And this one?
How about this?
A bit easier…
The ordinary extraordinary Please now take a close look at your own hand – really close, Really, Really close See if you can notice anything you’ve not seen before – however small. Perhaps compare to the person sitting near you. Try to look at your hand as if you’ve never seen it before. Copyright J Morris Sussex CBT Ltd 2013
A Head in a Jar What would it be like to be a head in a jar? To have no body? Imagine you were such a head, but attached to a method of transport – say some robot arms and legs, or a mechanical spider’s body or even some futuristic jet propelled body. What would be the pros and cons of such a strange way of being? Discuss with a partner and record brief responses in the table provided.
SAN ANTONIO — after the explosion, Cpl. Sebastian Gallegos awoke to see the October sun glinting through the water, an image so lovely he thought he was dreaming. Then something caught his eye, yanking him back to grim awareness: an arm, bobbing near the surface, a black hair tie wrapped around its wrist. The elastic tie was a memento of his wife, a dime-store amulet that he wore on every patrol in Afghanistan. Now, from the depths of his mental fog, he watched it float by like driftwood on a lazy current, attached to an arm that was no longer quite attached to him. He had been blown up, and was drowning at the bottom of an irrigation ditch. Two years later, the corporal finds himself tethered to a different kind of limb, a $110,000 robotic device with an electronic motor and sensors able to read signals from his brain. He is in the office of his occupational therapist, lifting and lowering a sponge while monitoring a computer screen as it tracks nerve signals in his shoulder. Close hand, raise elbow, he says to himself. The mechanical arm rises, but the claw-like hand opens, dropping the sponge. Try again, the therapist instructs. Same result. Again. Tiny gears whir, and his brow wrinkles with the mental effort. The elbow rises, and this time the hand remains closed. He breathes. Success. “As a baby, you can hold onto a finger,” the corporal said. “I have to relearn.” Learning to move again
Moving by numbers Please split into pairs One of you can give the instructions These must be a word for a body part, and another for one movement For example, hand up, or index finger stretch or thumb squeeze. You can add the adverbs ‘slowly’ or ‘quickly’ You can say how far to move – one centimetre The other partner has to follow these instructions exactly The aim is for the partner to pick up a pencil/pen from one end of the table and place it in a cup at another place on the table Starting position is seated, hands on lap Copyright J Morris Sussex CBT Ltd 2013
We will finish with trying to pay close attention to your own body sensations Let’s check how it feels