Last week I attended a two day workshop to learn some new skills. Consequently, I did not write my weekly blog. However, I gained some gifts I will share with you. First I want to let you know one of the things I really value in life is learning.
Learning is a way for me to care and gift to myself. It is something I do for me. Self care is an aspect of learning a new skill like bowling or swimming, even learning how to cook a new recipe can feel like a gift. The thing I like about learning is it will last me a lifetime and not wear out. Plus there are no expiration dates or warranties to worry about.
Even with today’s rapidly changing technology our knowledge is built on what we learned yesterday. Hence, learning can provide a foundation for more which can lead to an experience of expanding. Of course this was not apparent to me when I was younger and I felt I had to learn. Since then, I have been able to stand back and observe how I feel when I have gained a new skill. There is a certain “power” I experience when I know “I can” learn and do new things of my choosing.
Over the next few weeks I will be discussing ways to gain psychological flexibility. Yes this is what I learned in my two day workshop and I want to share it with you. I am learning it and we can learn it together.
Psychological flexibility allows for a person to engage in life in a personally meaningful way. I am asking you to send me your questions and shout out your thoughts about these concepts. Some will be familiar and others completely new.
- Being Present
- Self as Context
- Cognitive Defusion