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How to Effectively Teach Mindfulness in Organizations

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Rich Fernandez at the @Work Summit 2018. Rich shares how to teach mindfulness in organizations, particularly creating a blend of foundational concepts, experiential exercises, and evidence-based science. The SIYLI program is based on mindfulness and how to train and to certify teachers to share the methodology in organizations. Rich provides the structural foundation, the core elements necessary to teach mindfulness in organizations, and his key element of s…

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Leadership that Resonates – the Key to Making a Difference

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Speaker - Ginny Whitelaw

Ginny Whitelaw, Ph.D. at the 2019 Mindful Leadership Summit. In a noisy, disruptive, often dysfunctional world, it can be hard to be heard or know how to make a difference. Discover how mastering the surprisingly simple principles of resonance will help you to better manage change, live your most significant life, and reshape relationships at work.

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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, Ph.D. 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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How a Small Non-Profit Brought Mindfulness to Schools in Mexico

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Daniela Labra Cardero at the 2018 @Work Summit. Mexico has integrated social emotional learning as a mainstream topic from preK to K12. How a small non-profit came to develop a nation-wide curriculum that integrates contemplative training as a means to cultivate core skills, like attention, empathy or emotional regulation, training the teachers and elaborating the materials for children and teens, the challenges and opportunities of this path, are the topics o…

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Advanced Meditation Practice: From Focused Awareness to Natural Awareness

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At the 2019 @Work Summit Diana Winston 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 …

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The Neuroscience of Perception & Self-Awareness

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Speaker - Professor Anil Seth

Anil Seth, Ph.D. at the 2019 Mindful Leadership Summit. Explore how neuroscience, AI, and philosophy are shaping a powerful new view of perception and self-awareness. Understand the implications of this perspective on consciousness for medicine, technology, and the role of humans in the natural world.

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Overcoming Stress, Anxiety & Fear at Work

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Dr. Elisha Goldstein discusses ways people can overcome anxiety and overwhelm in their professional and personal lives. He suggests using a four-part inquiry process to determine and clarify intentions and goals. For people who want to get into a regular practice of mindful meditation, Elisha shares a 3 part process of Forgive, Investigate, and Invite, to build a regular meditation practice. He explains how individuals need to pay attention to where their fo…

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

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Speaker - Parneet Pal

Parneet Pal, MBBS, MS at the 2019 @Work Summit shares how Wisdom Labs has created community and technology apps, to help organizations implement mindfulness in companies. 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 organ…

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Tips for Online Mindfulness Program Delivery

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Speaker - Ted Meissner

In this session from the 2020 Workplace Mindfulness Summit, Ted Meissner explores online mindfulness program delivery. He explains capabilities of online delivery that make this offering unique and addresses common misconceptions about online mindfulness programs through the lens of both teachers and students. Ted provides insights and tips to make the most of an online mindfulness program

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Activating Flow at Work for High Impact Performance

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Speaker - Cara Bradley

Cara Bradley at the 2019 Mindful Leadership Summit. This session is designed to introduce you to “ flow," your optimal state of awareness where creativity flourishes and performance skyrockets. Discover how working in flow contributes to increased focus, faster decision-making and greater satisfaction. Learn how to schedule peak moments into your work day with psychological and physiological strategies and practices.  

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