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

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Rhonda Magee discusses mindfulness and transformative education and how to bridge contemplative teaching for learning social justice at @Work 2019. 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 looki…

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Cultivating Racial Awareness: Diversity Starts with Leadership Not Policy

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Speaker - Ruth King

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Ruth King discusses how racism remains one of the most rooted and painful impasses of our time at the 2018 Mindful Leadership Summit. Discover how mindful awareness supports racial wellbeing and leadership transformation with the Racial Awareness Rubik™ — an understanding of our individual and collective racial conditioning and their systemic proliferation.

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A Little Too Much Truth: A Candid Conversation between a CEO & a Chief Diversity Officer

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Witness Naropa University’s President, Chuck Lief, and Chief Diversity Officer, Regina Smith, as they ask each other the tough questions about how identity informs their work, and that organizational leaders often avoid. This fierce and compassionate conversation demonstrates the fearlessness that is a trademark of leaders who are rooted in mindfulness practice, principles, & presence. This video was recorded at the 2018 Mindful Leadership Summit. 

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How to Overcome Burnout with a Self-Care Plan

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Shelly Tygielski shares how to create a Self-Care Plan to address burnout and provides approaches on how to build self-care in community settings at @Work 2019. Shelly explains how many people may not realize they are burned out because they do not know the signs of burnout. To recover from burnout, Shelly illustrates ways to conduct self-care in community, by identifying categories, establishing groups, and allowing for people to express their obstacles and…

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Create Open Heart Connections at Work with Mindfulness

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Susan Piver shares her journey of being a meditation teacher and author at Mindfulness @Work 2019. She explains and contrasts the difference between mindfulness, meditation & compassion. She reframes compassion as a fierce, brave, and courageous act, rather than the connotation of being soft or “nice”. According to Susan, the most important part of meditation is not what happens on the cushion, but how to bring this meditative sense into daily life and how w…

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Emotional Intelligent Leadership: From Theory to Practice

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Marc Brackett at the 2016 Mindful Leadership Summit. Marc discusses ways to harness the wisdom of emotions through developing the skills of emotional intelligence. He shares tools that help us to develop emotional intelligence in order to better navigate relationships and social networks, influence and inspire others, and achieve both greater personal well-being and professional success.

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How to Motivate Yourself with Kindness

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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 oneself with a mindset of growth and…

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Pushing Into Fear with Devotion & Purpose

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From @Work 2018. Leo Babauta founder of Zen Habits, shares his journey of how he transformed his life by changing one habit at a time, and how he used mindfulness to implement these changes. He discusses how he overcame fear, uncertainty, and discomfort with devotion and focusing on his purpose by conditioning new habits with mindfulness and love. He discusses how to use mindfulness to catch the triggers and discomforts, and how to stay balanced between pushin…

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The Power of Breathing Patterns: End Anxiety and Re-inspire

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Max Strom at the 2019 Mindful Leadership Summit. With the rise of stress and anxiety in the world that is stifling happiness, meaning, and connection with each other, it might seem that something as simple as breathing patterns couldn’t possibly help. In this session, you will learn how scientific research and experience with tens of thousands of people around the world has found that utilizing conscious breathing patterns for a few minutes every day is the …

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