Nourish 2017 Parent Workshop
Lead by Adam Clark
Yokohama International School
Topic 1 - Introduction to Living Wisely - NYT Article
Fundamentals of Neuroplasticity
What is wisdom? How do you define it? How have others defined it? Where does it come from? How do we become wise? Where can we turn for wisdom?
Dictionary Def - “the fact of being based on sensible or wise thinking”
Icebreaker - Zen Sand
What is the relationship between Wellness and Wisdom?
Circle your top 10 from this list then rank them in order of 1 -10 with the 1 be the most important.
Neuroplasticity (short) - https://youtu.be/ELpfYCZa87g
Dr Boyd - (FYI only - please view later) https://youtu.be/LNHBMFCzznE - chemical, structural, functional
New York Times - How to live wisely
Wisdom Scorecard Questions - https://docs.google.com/a/yis.ac.jp/document/d/1W1N5eC5f1YS6nYkupmQtoIm4AKWZJwkNJ01l0IeE2bg/edit?usp=docslist_api
What activities are important to you?
Describe one aspect of how you are spending a significant amount of your time?
Which activities (work or otherwise) involve the things that are important to you?
What about a project you are currently working on excites you?
What is something you are involved in that seems stuck or stagnant?
From the ideas shared in this discussion is there something you would like to change? If so, what?
Discuss article as needed
If time watch the Surprising Science of Happiness
Surprising Science of Happiness https://youtu.be/4q1dgn_C0AU
Play and Wisdom
How are play and wisdom connected?
What are some of your memories of a playful experience of childhood? Share those memories.
Watch the Play as Therapy, Play as Tradition (to about 6 min)
Discuss as needed
Play “Heads Up” - Need ACs iPad
Debrief Questions -
What were some highlights for you?
Play as Therapy and Tradition https://youtu.be/mqHiGDjlA2A
The Promise of Play - Corporate Adult Innovation to 13:15
Wisdom in Relationships
What does it mean to be wise in relationships?
1) Formative Discussion in Table Groups - What is Wisdom in Relationships?
2) Individual Research - Go to Rookie Magazine’s Ask a Grown Section and see what pearls of wisdom you can pick up from 2 or 3 interviews.
Take the advice you heard and distill it down to the critical phrase. Write it on the board under the stage in a relationship where you think it has the most value - Beginning, Building, Maintaining, Ending.
3) Next select a stage of a relationship where you would like to know more and find an insightful quote about that part of a relationship?
How can we move a relationship with a letter?
Choose one of the pieces of advice that you heard from one the people on Rookie that you would like to work further with.
Next think of a relationship that you would like to move forward somehow (It could be to end one, too). Describe that briefly - you don't need to use names. Use the planning sheet linked to the right.
Write a letter to that person (At least 4 paragraphs - 4 sentences minimum per paragraph) that would move the relationship forward in a way that models a quality of "wisdom in relationships" from your sheet is fine.
Say how you expect your letter would advance the relationship and which relationship wisdom quality you see in it.
Positive Awareness - Positive Psych Intro
How can we direct our attention to maintain awareness on regular aspects of life that uplift and maintain us?
How can we direct attention to the little things that give us a boost?
Habits of Happiness include noticing the great stuff.
Go the website 1000awesomethings.com and find 2 or 3 noticed things that resonate with you for some (any) reason. Share those with the people around you.
Amazing Photo Walk -
By “worth noticing” we mean they give you boost for whatever reason.
Shared Slide Presentation - https://docs.google.com/a/yis.ac.jp/presentation/d/1esAuxct_LbQ18vuJGaTse3dAEFKvlG2cmqYvHPGb1rY/edit?usp=sharing