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How to Motivate Yourself with Kindness

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In this session, Dr. Kristin Neff illustrates the importance of self-compassion, from the individual, to business context, to use with military veterans. She explains the difference between motivation by self-compassion and self-esteem. Self-compassion is a caring, open, and learning stance towards oneself with a mindset of growth and resilience. There are several components of self-compassion and Dr. Neff provides research to debunk popular myths about self-compassion. Self-compassion can...

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Mindfulness @SAP: The Journey, Tactics, & Strategies Behind One of the World's Most Successful Mindfulness at Work Programs

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In this session, Peter Bostelmann provides an overview to how the company SAP has successfully implemented a Global Mindfulness Practice inside their organization. Currently, there are 6,500+ SAP employees who have completed the 2 day ‘Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute’ mindfulness training program (since 2012), with a growing waitlist of 5,500+ employees excited to attend the training. He provides insights and guidelines for organizational initiatives to deliver mindfulness...

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How to be Mindful of McMindfulness

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Professor Purser a cultural critic of mindfulness, explains the concept of McMindfulness and the concerns it presents with how mindfulness currently practiced in companies and society. Additionally, McMindfulness is a way to examine the potential commodification and mass commercialization of mindfulness, in how it has been reduced to be a form of self-help. Professor Purser, argues mindfulness can be a powerful tool to connect individual to system, civic, and social engagement.
 

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3 Common Mistakes Launching Mindfulness at Work & How to Avoid Them

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The mindfulness initiatives in organizations are met with both excitement and resistance to creating programs in the workplace. There are three ways program facilitators can overcome the three biggest challenges to implementing mindfulness at work. These approaches can include formal and informal strategies to initiate programs. To build momentum and keep an audience engaged includes introducing various mindfulness techniques. Also, internal facilitation and program coordinator...

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Developing Interoception: Opening New Gateways of Perception

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Leaders significantly benefit from interoception, the practice of body-sensing. It is used to foster a better understanding of how listening to the messages and subtle cues of the body, increases our capacity for creativity, connection, and empathy. Interoception is a useful tool that helps individuals learn how to act and respond to the world. The increase in empathy and connectedness also allows humans to strengthen their response in difficult situations, and promote healing from past...

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Mindfulness and Transformative Education: Contemplative Teaching and Learning for Social Justice

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Rhonda Magee discusses mindfulness and transformative education, in how to bridge contemplative teaching for learning social justice. She shares how great social justice is possible when people have the tools of transformative and contemplate education, as methods to look within, challenge assumptions, examine the way people participate and shape the world and in having the reflexive space and creating community, to create change. When looking at challenges, contemplate education provides the...

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Mindfulness in Action: Cultivating a Mindful Campus at the University of DC

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College faculty can often feel isolated and overburdened, making it difficult to center mindfulness in their teaching and service. In this presentation, Michelle shares strategies she has used to help faculty connect across disciplines and divisions, as they center on mindfulness and contemplation throughout the campus. Some of these strategies include faculty led retreats, weekly mindfulness classes, and yoga on the college yard.

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Is Capitalism the Solution or the Problem? Changing the World by Changing How We Do Business

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Capitalism is an extraordinarily powerful idea that has uplifted the lives of billions of people. At the same time, it’s been abused by businesses to exploit their employees and harm their communities for short-term profit. It doesn't have to be this way.

Come hear stories of business as a source of healing, inspiration, meaning, and prosperity.

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Bringing Mindfulness to Students of Color in Higher Education

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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 unhealthy narratives, students begin to move beyond any barriers in...

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Is the Dream of a Mindful Nation Over?

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How did USA presidential candidate Tim Ryan respond when asked if a dream of a mindful nation is over?  

This talk with Congressman Tim Ryan provides hope & insight about a peaceful revolution. Can we unite around the common things we all hold dear? Or will our positions define and separate us? Learn from Congressman Tim Ryan about ordinary citizens who are making big differences and an inspiring vision for our future.  

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