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Advanced Meditation Practice: From Focused Awareness to Natural Awareness

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Diana Winston at @Work 2019 presents the ways in which individuals can expand their current Mindfulness or Meditation practice. She uses a tool called the “The Spectrum of Awareness.” It identifies four categorizes which utilize varying awareness techniques. Diana guides listeners through the four different types of awareness practices. These practices are not about becoming an expert, but about exploring the field of awareness and exercising new techniques in order to play with and...

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How to Grow Our Inner Capacity to Face Racial Ignorance and Relieve Distress

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Speaker - Ruth King

Ruth King discusses how to use mindfulness in the work of addressing issues of race and racism at Mindfulness @Work 2018. Her passion is to bring social equality to the world and to bring mindfulness to racial distress, to invite a deeper conversation beyond conditioning. By going beyond habitual triggers and tension to race and racism, mindfulness allows access to deeper respect for acknowledging interdependence and recognizes connectedness with...

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The Way of the Healthy Deviant Leader

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Master the renegade act of Healthy Deviance to be energized, radiant, and resilient in a culture where most people are burnt out and just getting by. Dive deeper into the 3 nonconformist competencies: amplified awareness, preemptive repair, and continuous growth & learning.

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Case Study: Mindfulness@ Microsoft - An Internal Champion's Pursuit of Scaling Mindfulness Worldwide

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Charles Morris speaks at the 2019 Mindful Leadership Summit. Hear about the lessons learned, important realities, and opportunities faced when a former engineer transitions into scaling mindfulness for the competitive business environment at Microsoft.

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Training Executives to Make Friends with Chaos & Complexity - insights from Google

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Bill Duane at the 2018 Mindful Leadership Summit. Google depends on leaders who can adjust to a landscape that is increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. Learn from Google’s former Superintendent of Well Being about how mindfulness helps you develop resilience, and how connecting deeply with yourself and others is the foundation for leading with authenticity.

Please be advised: Contains mature language.

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The Business Case for the Triple Bottom Line: People, Planet, & Profit

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Hammad Atassi at the 2017 Mindful Leadership Summit. What does it mean to be a 3BL, sustainable business? Why is there a demand for sustainable/mission-driven businesses? And why do we need those businesses to engage in systemic policy work that is authentically aligned with sustainable commitments?

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Mindful Behavior Change at the Organizational Level: Science & Lessons Learnt

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Parneet Pal, MBBS, MS shares how Wisdom Labs has created community and technology apps, to help organizations implement mindfulness in companies at @Work 2019. As a trained medical physician, she shifted her career to focus on preventative measures for wellness. Parneet shares factors important for motivation and behavior change alongside mindfulness initiatives. Additionally, she shares 6 key aspects for implementing mindfulness programs in...

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Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Learn how to Recognize Trauma, Respond Skillfully, and Prevent Retraumatization

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Emerging research suggests that mindfulness interventions can help or hinder trauma survivors, raising a crucial question for those offering mindfulness practices: How do you minimize the potential dangers of mindfulness for survivors while leveraging its powerful benefits at the same time? Designed for anyone offering mindfulness practices, this session will equip you with the tools you need to offer mindfulness in a safe, effective, trauma-sensitive way.

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Bringing Mindfulness to Students of Color in Higher Education

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Reka Prasad at @Work 2018. This workshop will address the critical need at universities for mindfulness programming created for students of color. The long standing and daily racism that people of color endure can hinder self-esteem, positive body image and healthy decision-making. Mindfulness principles and practices can act as empowerment tools to address self-limiting beliefs related to one's racial and ethnic identity. By letting go of false and...

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Deconstructing Unconscious Bias Using Neuroscience & Mindfulness

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Speaker - Due Quach

Due Quach at the 2018 Mindful Leadership Summit. See how neural mechanisms underlie unconscious bias and learn how to provide a framework for mindful and compassionate observation. Discover how to deconstruct your biases, and how to activate neural pathways that enable you to more effectively engage with people whose perspectives may be very different from your own.

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