Compassionate Integrity Training Final CIT training manual 11-30 - Page 12

Compa ssionate Integrit y Tr a ining A S e cu l a r Ethic s A ppr oac h to C ulti vat ing Pe rs on al, S o ci al and E n vir on me n tal F lo u r i shing a particular topic. It is the first step in developing These three levels of knowledge apply to learning many understanding. Received knowledge can be quite skills, such as speaking a foreign language or playing a extensive, but at this level it has not yet become musical instrument. At first the student needs to learn personal. the different parts of the instrument, how to read sheet music and so on. Ongoing study and repeated practice 2. Critical Insight: This is when the participant, eventually leads to moments where things just “click” and through exercises and practices, uses his or her own the student gains insights that lead to sudden increases in life experiences and reason to come to a flash of their understanding and ability to play. For these gains to personal insight, an “aha moment”, when he or she be consolidated, however, the student needs to continue realizes how the knowledge relates to his or her own to practice in the correct way over a long period of time. life. At this point knowledge has started to become Eventually, over a longer period of practice and study transformative. time, this leads to a degree of fluency where the student’s 3. Embodied Understanding: Moments of critical ability to play a piece (or speak the language) is spontaneous insight are often not powerful enough to dislodge and embodied. habits. Therefore, embodied understanding refers to Each CIT module includes content for received knowledge the deepening and further internalizing of knowledge (including a written explanation, audio podcasts, and so that it becomes second-nature and spontaneous: PowerPoint presentations), activities for achieving critical not just something one knows, but part of who one is. insight and guided reflective practices for deepening This happens through repeated practice and continued insights into embodied understanding. This manual reflection on one’s critical insights. Recent discoveries includes the content for each of the modules, as well as in neuroplasticity and neurogenesis show that the Learning Outcomes for each. The manual is designed sustained practice changes brain structure and neural to be used as part of a CIT course taught by a certified functioning, suggesting that long-term changes in body, CIT Facilitator. However, if a facilitator is not available, it brain and behavior are possib RF22vW&RvVFvP66&RW6VBG2v66VB'FRVF𢆖6VFrFRvVFvRB62b6Vb676676FVw&GB6&V6W2G&6f&FfPF67G2VFwVFVB&7F6W2BFW"ƖR&W6W&6W2BG2FVWW7BWfV6RBR"f"626FVr"BB2R7R"RB72fRVfR'6B"RBFrR"rb