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How Can We Transform the Effects of Racial Inequity in Mindfulness Spaces?

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By Rose Mina Munjee

Introduction  

The social justice issues of racism and oppression of racialized people and their intersectionality, including social location and gender are explored here through examining the lived experiences of racialized mindfulness practitioners (1). Certain skills and approaches grounded in mindfulness and compassion and characteristics of mindfulness teachers, programs, and practice spaces are suggested as potential resources to help alleviate the challenges racializ…

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How to Practice Acceptance While Not Being Complacent

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By Dave Potter

The concepts of “acceptance” and “non-striving" in mindfulness practice are difficult to understand because they seem to imply passivity and inaction. I don’t think I’ve ever taught a mindfulness class in which a student didn’t question mindful “acceptance” with concerns that it would lead to passivity:

“How does “acceptance” and “non-striving” apply when being attacked, verbally or physically?”

But “acceptance”, in the context of mindfulness, does not imply passivity. It d…

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3 Questions that Strike the Vital Point of MBSR

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By Janet Solyntjes

Several days ago I received a list of common questions that potential MBSR participants have voiced to the staff at Mindful Leader.  In looking over the list I thought I would address one, but found that three questions, when combined, strike the heart of what we could call the MBSR experiential journey.  These questions represent the beginning, middle, and end of any journey one might take: the view, practice, and result.  

Take, for…

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A Neuro-Somatic Approach to Activating Interoceptive Awareness for Enhanced Self-Regulation and Self-Leadership

Fleet Maull, PhD, CMT-P at the 2019 Mindful Leadership Summit. Given the serious social, economic, political and environmental challenges we face today, especially the potential for significant economic and social disruption caused by climate change, individual and collective resilience may become one of our highest priorities. In this session, you will learn the physiology and neurobiology underlying a deeply embodied approach to meditation called Neuro-Somatic Mindfulness (NSM)™, and how …

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Autonomy, Competence, and Connection: The Backbone of MBSR

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By Anna Smyth

What exactly will I get out of an MBSR class? 

This is the most common question I hear from prospective students. While considering an MBSR course, you may have some assumptions about what a “class” might involve such as lectures, course materials, group discussions, etc. At the end of an 8-week MBSR course, many of my students express surprise at how much they experienced and learned—much more than anticipated. But what exactly are you in…

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How Mindfulness Helps Musicians Perform - Research and Techniques

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By Larissa Hall Carlson

Working as a professional musician is incredibly demanding. Common challenges like intense competition, performance stress, long tours, burnout, and repetitive-movement injuries can prevent musicians from performing at their best. In their study of 2,536 adult musicians, Gembris, Heye, and Seifert (1) discovered that in addition to stage fright, when consistent pressure to perform well triggers music performance anxiety (MPA) in orchestral musicians performance often suf…

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Case Study: Mindfulness @ Humana - 25% More Mindful

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Speaker - Patti Coan

Patti Coan at the 2019 Mindful Leadership Summit. Learn about Humana's evolution around embodying the wisdom needed to work authentically through the power of reflection and practice. Of over 40,000 employees, 10,000 have opted into the grass roots mindfulness culture at Humana. You will leave this session with ideas to create or enhance approaches to mindfulness at work.

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