BEAUTIFUL BAY OF ISLAND'S

HARURU FALLS RETREAT

5 STEP EDUCATION METHOD

Our Meditation Tours utilise the first step of the Five Step Brain Education training system to guide our meditation and other practices. You can learn more at bodynbrain.co.nz

Step 1) Brain Sensitizing

Practitioners awaken their primary senses and develop awareness of the body-brain connection. Through this process, they acquire tools to regulate the stress response system. Stretching, energetic movement, and breath-training exercises improve cardiovascular circulation and fine-tune the balanced functioning of the autonomic nervous system. We will undertake these practices in the beautiful surroundings of the Earth Village

Step 2) Brain Versatilizing

At this stage, practitioners develop flexibility of body and mind. Through careful observation and self-discipline, can adjust their behaviour to create healthier, more productive habits. This step relies and builds upon the brain’s plasticity (changeability).

Step 3) Brain Refreshing

Practitioners become acutely aware of the influence of stored emotions and preconceptions on the quality of their lives. Through learning to release the memories and ideas that are no longer useful, they are able to face any situation with a clear, fresh mind. Fully developed emotional control and awareness allows one to create emotions as a matter of choice.

Step 4) Brain Integrating

This step integrates the different functional areas of the brain to release latent capabilities. It improves communication and cooperation between the brain’s right and left hemispheres, as well as between the cerebral cortex and subcortical structures.

Step 5) Brain Mastering

By applying and re-applying the first four steps of Brain Education toward specific, concrete goals, practitioners develop the executive control of their brain, resulting in a process of continuous personal and quality-of-life improvement. They develop the power of choice and volition to become the conscious authors of their lives.