"To do" lists, must, phone calls, mail by mail, soon another meeting without meaning, slept badly last night, should only catch this too, have deadline tomorrow, requirements, tired, what's happening this weekend? There comes my colleague I don't like, shit, forgot my clothes for my training session this afternoon, "pling" - new sms, should just check my Instagram too - nice story, what if I could photograph like this. That deadline tomorrow, ugh - just not the kids get sick until tomorrow? My training should probably set up a goal with my running, The city run maybe. Why did I also say yes to help with neighbor's relocation this weekend. When should I get time, sigh. Right, the meeting. I'll come soon, just ... I'll just ... I'll probably ... "
Do you recognize yourself? You're not alone.
We live in a time when our goals are many, as our attention is constantly going to the next thing, to the next update, to the next heading, to what happens around us - most of the time. That our everyday life looks like this for a long time, we think most would say would be crazy and that there might be problems later on...
When we coach people, we realize that there is often a great imbalance between our way of handling information from our outside in relation to information within us. In our surroundings, much is happening around us and it is a constant noise of information, which contributes to our minds rarely getting the chance to be turned towards ourselves. Time and attention for reflection and processing of the impressions we have received is in many cases impaired or completely non-existent.
Instead, when we train individuals to turn their attention inward, let them raise awareness of their breathing, remove external distractions and ask them to move at a slow pace, then stuff we can best describe as "getting in touch with ourselves again" - The words comes from individuals and clients we encountered.
"SlowDown as a concept is created to give us inner strength, wellbeing and flexibility through our everyday lives.
We need an understanding of what affects us and how we can train ourselves in taking responsibility for our own development and wellbeing. SlowDown creates the prerequisites for this. "
The brain as a whole
In the systemic brain research, the brain is seen as a whole (Matti Bergström). Where each part has its resources and abilities that are completely dependent on the interaction with other parts.
It is important that the whole brain is stimulated to meet all the resources and functions we possess. Today, the stimulation on the brain tends to become one-sided which can lead to overload. When this occurs, a variety of responses and symptoms may occur such as fatigue, depression, pain and immune deficiencies.
SlowDown as a tool for wellbeing and development
SlowDown is created to give the body and brain their own conditions to feel good and develop. We believe that if we to some extent mimic behaviors, environments and other factors in a way that we are adapted for, we will be better equipped in our everyday lives.
SlowDown is one variant of how we can stimulate the Neuro-Motoric Basis. SlowDown is easy to learn for yourself and is powerful tool to able to influence your own health where the body and brain are given the conditions to function as it is designed for.
"If we cannot see into ourselves, we cannot use our greatest potential."
The Neuro-Motoric Basis
Balance between brain parts
The brain is stimulated, among other things, by movement. How the movements are performed affects how the brain is stimulated. Movements at a rapid pace primarily stimulate the cerebral cortex and movements at slow pace primarily stimulate the brain stem.
Balance between inner and outer muscles
Muscles are stimulated by movement. Fast movements stimulate outer muscle layers and contribute to mobility, while slow movement stimulates inner muscle layers and contributes to stability.
Nervous system quality and number of connections
The nervous system creates contact with the body's various systems. The quality of nerve fibers and the number of connections affects communication between the brain parts and between the brain and the body.
Elements for NMU stimulation
- Movements at a slow pace.
- Movements are sensory-based from our inner, ie with information from ourselves about how the movements should be performed.
- Attention of breathing.
- Respect for your own and others' boundaries.
What works for me?
Methods such as tai-chi, yoga, qi-gong, feldenkrais, mindfulness are different ways to stimulate the Neuro-Motoric Basis. The name of the method is not that important, as long as the elements are taken into account, any form of exercise will work.
A well-stimulated Neuro-Motoric Basis is a prerequisite for wellbeing, flexibility and inner strength. By stimulating the Neuro-Motoric Basis, it contributes to better contact with ourselves, our basic needs and our natural rhythm. It influences our quality of life, the power and wholeness we have or can create.
Learn to do SlowDown through online-course
We will launch SlowDown in English during 2019.
If you are interested in knowing when you can fill out the form below, and we will contact you when it is launched.
Who are we?
"Imagine if we could contribute to a better world, whether it's the world of the world, or if it's your world."
We want to contribute to better, to people's development. Sustainable and based on their conditions, where they are. We believe people basically want and can. We believe that people when they have the opportunity want and can take their own responsibility for their development.
We quality assure development processes where we work with several different activities such as process management, lecture, courses and coaching both towards individuals, groups and organizations.
A common factor in all human contexts is communication within us, between individuals, groups and organizations. When we quality assure success factors in communication, conditions for development take place.
Our focus is on sustainable development that takes place over time. Where development becomes development when we have the opportunity to train our abilities to become better.
SlowDown contributes to this.
We live on each side in southern Sweden. Our paths crossed in sport where we had the opportunity to have various roles to develop associations and leaders, coach performing individuals, designing educational programs and much more...
We have a common competence in the Meta-Discipline Communicology©
/Maria & Eric