The Ageing Upwards Framework
The Mindfulness Loop
The first part of the framework consists of three basic mindfulness skills:
- Notice it,
- Note it
- Know it
They are illustrated as a loop in the shape of the e at the beginning and end of the word eMBrACe, as they are to be seen as pauses throughout our days when we can step back and curiously explore how we are reacting automatically to life. The more we implement this mindfulness loop in our everyday life (and maybe in meditations), the more aware we become of unconscious behavioural patterns and beliefs. As our attentional control and awareness improves, we can start to respond to life and challenges more consciously using the skills introduced in the last part of the Framework.
To eMBrACe life & age
The second part of the framework consists of four mindfulness skills, referred to in the acronym eMBrACe:
- ‘M’ stands for choosing our Mindset;
- ‘Br’ stands for Broadening our attention to embrace all there is to life – pleasant and unpleasant experiences;
- ‘A’ stands for meeting challenges with Affection for oneself and others;
- ‘C’ stands for Committing to actively adapting
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