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MIND UP. Unit 2 - Sharpening your senses. Lesson 4. Mindful Listening. Mindful listening. WARM UP Exercise (rhythmic clapping and snapping) 1. Listen carefully and repeat my pattern 2. Create your own pattern (six to eight beats) – write down in your LPD journal.

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Mind up


Unit 2 - Sharpening your senses

Lesson 4
Lesson 4

Mindful Listening

Mindful listening
Mindful listening

WARM UP Exercise (rhythmic clapping and snapping)

1. Listen carefully and repeat my pattern

2. Create your own pattern (six to eight beats) – write down in your LPD journal.

3. Listen to and repeat your classmates pattern (one at a time)

4. Base on the last pattern, vary the pattern a little bit only

5. After a few variation, do you still remember the original pattern?

Question: Which skills are you using in this activity?

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Mindful listening

WHAT is Mindful listening?

Choose specific sounds to focus and hear in order to help us to concentrate and respond in a thoughtful way.

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Mindful listening

  • WHY Practice Mindful listening?

  • become more focused and responsive

  • Helps heighten our sensory awareness

  • Builds self-awareness and management skills

  • Helps social awareness and effective communication

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Mindful listening

HOW our brain is linked to mindful listening?

Reticular activating system (RAS) –

Is the brain’s attention-focusing center

Sorted and screened sensory stimuli

When the stimuli distract us,

the mindful listening will helps us

to focus again.

With practice focusing on specific detail,

we can train our RAS to be more


Mindful l istening p ractice
Mindful Listening Practice

  • Engage & Explore

  • Listen as mindfully as you can to the sound I make – and focus on it. If you think you know what it is, record your answer on the Audio Alert Activity Sheet.

  • Share in group what you’ve written down.

  • How many did you get?

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Mindful Listening Practice

  • Reflect

  • In what ways is this experience different from the way we typically listen to sounds? If you lost your focus on the sounds, explain what you think got in the way?

  • How might this kind of listening affect your brain?

  • How was trying to identify sounds good practice for mindful listening?

Career connection
Career Connection

  • Is mindful listening ever a matter or life and death?

  • Any career in the real world use mindful listening a lot?

  • How did that affect life and death?

Journal writing
Journal Writing

  • Choose one of the following to response in your journal:

    • Select a class or an activity during which you have difficulty concentrating. Determine to listen mindfully for one class period or during one activity. What did you do to stay focused? Describe your experience.

    • Tell about a time when being a mindful listener helped you or someone else in a difficult or dangerous situation.