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Law & Ethics Concerning Religion in Workplace Mindfulness Programs

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Professor Candy Guenther Brown, PhD at the 2019 At Work Summit

Professor Brown discusses why it is important for individuals to consider the legal and ethical implications of Mindfulness Programs in the workplace and in schools. First, she tackles the question if Mindfulness is a religion? And then what is religion? Brown believes that programs in the workplace or in schools should be both opt-in and transparent about Buddhist roots. Additionally, she explains the rights of employees w…

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Our Craving Minds: Why We Get Hooked and How Mindfulness Helps Us Break Bad Habits

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Judson Brewer at the 2018 At Work Summit

Judson Brewer presents the role of mindfulness in treating addiction from a research and neuroscience perspective. He identified a missing gap in the field of psychiatric research and foresaw the opportunity to procure research on the effects of mindfulness on reducing addictive behavior. According to the research, mindfulness practices produced outcomes up to 5x more effective than traditional approaches to resolving addiction. Brewer explains ho…

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7 Keys to Resolve Conflict Consciously

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Jim Dethmer at the 2018 Mindful Leader Summit

As individual leaders and their teams become more mindful, communication and conflict are still issues in relationships and organizations. Discover a mindful approach to communication and conflict, including a very practical tool called The Clearing Model that hundreds of teams are using to practice conscious communication and conflict resolution.

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How to Motivate Yourself with Kindness

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Kristin Neff, Ph.D. at the 2019 Mindful Leadership Summit.

How to Motivate Yourself with Kindness with Kristin Neff, Ph.D. from @Work 2019. Dr. Kristin Neff, an Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, 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…

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From McMindfulness to Integral Social Mindfulness: Taking a Stand for Both Personal and Social Transformation

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David Forbes at the 2019 Mindful Leadership Summit.

Hear about an integral, socially conscious mindfulness, an emergent perspective and practice that sees mindful personal development as inseparable from identifying and challenging social and educational inequities with others, and through the commitment to social justice, helps us create an evolved, compassionate society for all.

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Mindfulness @UVA School of Nursing: Compassionate Care Initiative

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Lili Powell & Dorrie Fontaine at the 2018 Mindful Leadership Summit.

Burnout among clinicians has reached startling proportions according to the National Academy of Medicine. Listen to U.Va. Dean of Nursing, Dorrie Fontaine and Professor Lili Powell discuss how Fontaine has promoted this worthy cause, and championed healthy work environments as a critical care nurse and academic leader.


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Deconstructing Unconscious Bias Using Neuroscience & Mindfulness

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Due Quach at the 2018 Mindful Leadership Summit.

Due Quach (pronounced ‘Zway Kwok’) is the author of Calm Clarity: How to Use Science to Rewire Your Brain for Greater Wisdom, Fulfillment and Joy, one of Fast Company’s best business books of 2018.

Through her social enterprise, Calm Clarity, she uses neuroscience and mindfulness to guide organizations and individuals to address unconscious bias, lead with authenticity, foster genuine inclusion, heal trauma, and develop resilience.

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Becoming a Mindful Leader

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The ongoing problems in business leadership have underscored the need for a new kind of leader in the twenty-first century: the Mindful Leader. Author Bill George, a Harvard Business School professor and the former chairman and CEO of Medtronic, will explore why mindfulness is essential to your performance as a leader, why organizations are focusing on developing authentic leadership, and how you can become a more mindful leader.

 

Bill George is a Senior Fellow at Harvard Business Scho…

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Emotional Intelligence: Do Feelings Really Matter?

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Marc Brackett at the 2016 Mindful Leader Summit

Marc Brackett, Ph.D., is the founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and a professor in the Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine at Yale University. His grant-funded research focuses on the role of emotions in learning, decision making, creativity, relationship quality, wellbeing, performance, and organizational climate; the measurement of emotion…

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