In my previous post I mentioned an extreme form of interruption while running an aged care Chair Chi session recently.
Here are some mild extreme yang interruptions I’ve had since runnning Chair Chi sessions for low care and high care residents at aged care centres. Thankfully, the interruptions have been in the minority of the 350+ workshops I have delivered.
- Opera music played over the PA system
- A visitor with a large dog, walked through our circle of residents, unannounced, and not asking permission, sat down and just watched
- A fire alarm sounding as we were practicing our calming abdominal breathing technique (an appropriate time to so)
- People in the background conducting loud conversations during a session
- Squeaky trolleys reverberating through corridors
- A duck sound coming through a PA system as a prelude to an announcement
- Staff preparing lunch while running a chair chi session in a dining room
- Workmen drilling away in a corridor
It certainly has given me the opportunity to practice what I preach – stay focused and remain calm!