Attention: the true currency
How can you find focus and concentrate on the things that matter the most for you when there are so many distractions?
Our attention has a tremendous value — it is the most basic resource we have to invest in our own personal experience and to engage with the world around us. In fact, we are what we attend to. Yet there are so many stimuli competing to have our attention, people taking advantage of our attention mismanagement that is almost impossible to sustain our own wellbeing. Controlling our own attention in today’s world becomes an essential skill to master.
This weekend workshop will explore why attention is important, the costs and effects of mismanaging it, as well as proven strategies based on mindfulness to better shepherd this essential resource. You will leave this workshop with the tools and understanding to begin your own personal attention training.
Catarina Brazão is a somatic educator, workshop and retreat facilitator and an avid nature lover. She holds a degree in social work in the field of mental health and draws upon years of study and practice in transpersonal psychology, gender studies and somatic work. Catarina’s path is guided by her profound commitment to change and growth, a quality she uses also when working with others. Her work offers a space for true lasting transformation where everyone feels safe, respected and seen. With over ten years of experience working on one-on-one sessions and groups, and inspired by the practice of a variety of somatic and spiritual disciplines, she teaches an exclusive approach tailored to each person or group she works with. Today she offers fully immersive workshops, courses and programmes that support people in discovering their uniqueness and authenticity.
Markus Pesonen is a composer, musician, multimedia artist and creative entrepreneur. He is creating sonic experiences in various contexts, investigating the impact of sound in people and the environment as well as teaching from his discoveries. He composes and creates with several music groups and works together with dance, theatre, performance art and film. Collaboration with health and social care professionals has led Markus to develop Sound Journeys that use his field recordings from nature together with original music to create immersive soundscapes with educational and therapeutic potential. Markus holds a masters degree in music and a composer diploma from the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen, but his insatiable curiosity has taken him to explore and research far across disciplines.
Starts at 8 p.m. on July 12th 2019. Finishes at 2 p.m. on July 14th 2019.
The course takes place in Olo centre, located by Europes 4th biggest lake "Saimaa" full of beautiful nature and wildlife and only 5 minutes away from the Kolovesi Nature park.
WORKSHOP FEE 110 €
ACCOMMODATION with full board starting at 125 € (two nights)
The retreat is held in English but we have a multilingual team that can help you: German, Finnish, Danish, Swedish, Spanish and Portuguese.
We arrange shared rides and transports for those interested so if you need or offer a ride, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org