Conspire / Practice Houston Group
We are a community of collaboration, curiosity, compassion, and creativity.
We gather, practice, and reflect.
We are curious about how our practice enhances our lives and what we long for on our journey.
Come breathe slowly with us in a space of strength and compassion.
We meet on Sunday mornings from 11:05a - noon at in the Jones Education Building at
St. Paul's UMC, 5501 Main Street. All religious and spiritual backgrounds are welcome and free of judgment or expectation. We use Healing Circles and Circle of Trust® agreements to maintain respect for each individual and their inner guide.
Why we practice.....I believe that If our basic needs are being met, the degree to which we are at peace and whole in the world we live in right now is related to our ability to;
regulate our emotions and connect with our feelings so they can help us,
identify the needs we are longing for or what we are experience as fullness,
recognize and honor that everyone else has those same needs and that they are doing their best with their unique experience, exposure, and resources,
manage our perceptions so that we aren’t making our own satisfaction out of our reach,
be aware of our choices with respect to our and others’ needs so that we do not harden our hearts with judgments and comparisons,
engage our creativity and autonomy by collaborating and finding new strategies, staying open to growing and learning and not getting attached to strategies and outcomes,
catch and transform our judgmental thoughts so that they can be used for self awareness rather than automatic ego reactions on our behalf,
practice gratitude in a way that is intentional, specific, authentic, and informative,
process regret in a way that is informative, healing, and authentic,
resolve conflict in a way that is mutually beneficial, respectful, loving, creative, and that bolsters unity, compassion, and hope.
contribute to justice and equality by engaging a spirit of listening, learning and being lead into action by the wisdom of the marginalized and oppressed.
The practices I teach support one or more of these objectives and can be used to improve relationships, parenting, and spiritual development. I hope these strategies bring you and those you encounter more peace and wellbeing.
There is more. It does matter. You are not alone.
The practice sheets below can be used in a daily practice or as a way to process specific patterns or events. They are most effective when paired with consultation and in group reflection with practice groups.
Contact Brooke for a consultation and tips on creating your custom workbook. You don't need more than a binder and some free downloads to start transforming habits!
Self Perception and Patterns
Develop understanding of self, thought patterns, resistance, and engage in decision-making that is in alignment with your true self. Based on the Enneagram and the work of Sister Lois Dideon, these four essential self awareness and discernment practices can help you connect with what disconnects you and what pulls you toward the gifts of the present moment and what you have to contribute to them.
Compassion and NVC
Bring depth to your awareness of needs and choices, gratitude practice, and maintaining authentic connection with others, even in conflict.
How we respond in every moment can be driven by our values, not our fears. These three essential practices based in nonviolent communication (NVC) empower us to make the most of every moment and learn the most from the opportunities we miss.
Practice in the monastic tradition using these five essential monastic practices; Awareness Examen, Imaginative Prayer, Lectio Divina, Visio Divina, and basic instructions on walking a Labyrinth.
Individual Worksheets as individual PDF downloads