One Hour ARC Intervention following the Attune, Resonant, and Cultivate sequence
In the ARC Process Design, there are three Courses, one each for the Process’ three steps: Attune, Resonant and Cultivate, each with 8 interventions. Each intervention has one Attune exercise, one Resonant exercise, and one Cultivate exercise. Every intervention focuses on incrementally growing a person’s skill to attune to, resonant with, and cultivate greater self-awareness in the moment for healthier minds. All exercises in all interventions are evidenced-based and tested in cross-cultural contexts. Exercises in the Attune Course dedicate more time to attune exercises than the other two. Likewise, in the other two Courses. (SEE CHART ON THE LEFT)
The Attune Course: attune exercises in these interventions focus on growing the person’s self-awareness. The Attune Course’s objective is to strengthen our awareness of our embodied experience of reality, which helps us stay fully present in the moment. A person’s ability to regulate their flow of information & energy is important to their mental health.
The Resonant Course: likewise, resonant exercises focus on helping a person to be more aware of their feelings. The Resonant Course’s objective is to increase a person’s awareness of and sensitivity to the experience of “feeling felt”. In this Course, exercises takes a passive, non-judgmental approach that gives each person in a small group 3 to 5 of uninterrupted minutes of sharing. The group focuses entirely on each person in turn. Each person always has the option to pass in these exercises.
The Cultivate Course: cultivate exercises take a cognitive approach, where the small group listens to a short explanation of one Cognitive Behavioral Technique for 5 minutes. The Cultivate Course’s objective is to equip a person with the knowledge and skills to apply these techniques in daily life. Group members may share how they might apply that intervention’s technique for themselves if they wish, but they are free to pass.