How could being mindful in conversation be helpful?
Describe a bullying incident you witnessed (no names, please…). What did you do? What would you do differently if it happened again?
What have you learned about the emotions that occur in you so far this semester? If you don’t feel you have learned anything, what do you think would be helpful to learn about your emotions?
How do distractions affect you? Are there certain times/places you are more distracted than others?
How might your relationship change with something if you have less judgment about it? For example, if I can manage to not judge my brother as a failure maybe I can see some of the good things that he has done. Or if I can not judge students in the commons at lunch as really loud and obnoxious, maybe I can enjoy being around them.
Has practicing mindfulness in the classroom carried over into outer parts of your life? How? When? If not, why do you think that is?
How does mindfulness affect the way you think about yourself? About others?
How do you usually react when you like something? How about when you don’t like something? How will using mindfulness change those reactions?