Practice Challenge 5: Connect to Your World 2018-10-23T19:08:23-06:00

Practice Challenge 5: Connect to Your World

Daniel Rechtschaffen

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Stop and see – where are you in this moment?

About Daniel Rechtschaffen

Daniel Rechtschaffen, Marriage and Family Therapist, is the author of The Way of Mindful Education, The Mindful Education Workbook, and Alphabreaths. He is the founding director of Transformative Educational Leadership, a year-long training for educational leaders to integrate mindfulness-based social and emotional learning into school systems worldwide, and organizes the annual Mindfulness in Education Conference and Teacher Training at the Omega Institute. Daniel offers keynote speeches and mindfulness trainings at conferences, schools, and communities around the globe and teaches mindfulness through music, sports, storytelling, games and other creative and engaging ways. He is the founder of the Mindful Education Online Training.

Leanr more about Daniel at his website, and check out Mindful Education and Transformative Educational Leadership.

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  1. Nathan October 23, 2018 at 7:22 am - Reply

    Thanks so much Daniel! Some really beautiful observations to be applied to everyday consciousness. I’ve really enjoyed your five sessions. Let’s keep practising and sharing mindfulness 🙂

  2. Kathleen October 22, 2018 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    Oh no! I logged on too late (Parent-Teacher conference day got me sidetracked) and only the Day 5 was available. I so wanted to be able to do all of Daniel’s 5 for 5. He was a great teacher at the Omega Institute. Disappointed I missed the other videos (I can’t afford the full package!).

  3. Rick Alleva October 22, 2018 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    Daniel…Thanks for the practice and the important reminder to reflect on and connect with all the goings on around us, including the systems and power dynamics, where we can all be a compassionate influence on understanding and transforming for the greater good. I concur that such explorations with children and youth is highly engaging and enlightening for students and teachers alike…Rick

  4. Joy October 21, 2018 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    5 very beautiful challenges, I loved that they were 5 minutes, such a short amount of time yet wonderfully impactful and accessible. I will enjoy sharing these x

  5. Mary Beth Callahan October 21, 2018 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    These are the seeds we plant starting in preschool. Thank you! It’s a big concept for kids but we figure out ways to hold these conversations within the developmental level of our kids. We call it, deep conversations in my class and the level of focus gets still and steady when I call it that. They love deep conversations when heartfulness is there for them.
    There is an image that I use when we talk about mother earth, it’s easy to google, it says, When You Throw it Away Think. There is no Away. Good one 🙂

  6. Sonja Stiefel October 21, 2018 at 11:09 am - Reply

    This meditation was difficult for me. It left me with a feeling of powerlessness and fear, about the vastness of the world and my minute amount of power to affect positive change. I wish you could speak to that feeling, because I know my students feel it too.

  7. Hannie October 21, 2018 at 6:54 am - Reply

    Thank you so much, Daniel, for these 5 daily practices ….I do a lot of these myself anyway but I was very touched by your calm demeanour and your obvious sincerity and your open-mindedness : I liked what you said about positive and negative emotions and that it depends on how we relate to the emotion whether they come out constructively or destructively: bearing in mind that a lot of people (including myself) appear to be feeling ‘bad’ about having certain emotions, like anger and resentment e.g., at all …..I feel this goes back to whether you see yourself as lovable or not ….If you can’t love yourself, for whatever reason, you are likely to see whatever feelings or emotions you have as ‘unlovable’, and vice versa, if you love yourself, you are likely to have a more positive view of your emotions.

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