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An evening with Jon Kabat-Zinn: Youtube video
An excellent talk about mindfulness which is well worth the 1 hour 21 minutes it takes to watch.
Making the Mindful Leader
(Link to draft copy)
Fascinating article by Jeremy Hunter PhD and Michael Chaskalson MA about the importance of becoming a better leader and the ways in which mindfulness can help this process. Leaders often have additional pressures to face but part of their role is facing these pressures calmly and having a sense of perspective. Leaders need to be present and aware to be effective, they need to be able to respond to situations with a fresh eye, not limited by their habituated actions. An important area mentioned is the difference between external and internal encoders. People who are more mindful tend to read the environment more accurately and are less subject to the potential distortion of internal biases (i.e they are better at external encoding).
“Mindfulness in Organisations: Case studies of Organisational Practice”
This report begins with a review of the research on workplace applications of mindfulness, including a section entitled ‘The potential of mindfulness for organisation ‘change readiness’. It then goes on to discuss 7 case studies of different organisations and the ways in which they have introduced mindfulness to the workplace. The paper ends with a section entitled “Top tips for applying mindfulness for strategic change”.
Be Mindful On-Line Course
Be Mindful is part of the Mental Health Foundation, which is working to create a world with better mental health for all. ‘We are placing mindfulness at the heart of our work in prevention and self-management.’ The Be Mindful (on-line) course was created so that anyone, anywhere, can easily and effectively learn to practise mindfulness in daily life and enjoy the benefits.
Center for Investigating Healthy Minds
The ‘Center for Investigating Healthy Minds’ website includes resources to explore current research on mindfulness, compassion, and related topics.
Free Mindfulness Resources at the Free Mindfulness Project
Free downloads including guided mindfulness meditations
The Headspace website provides you with the opportunity to learn meditation techniques via online resources, which are also available in an app. There is an animation to illustrate how it works and the website has information about the science of mindfulness and an informative blog.
Mental Wellbeing Benefits of Mindfulness
Mark Williams, Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, outlines the benefits of Mindfulness for mental wellbeing on the NHS choices website.
This site features an online magazine with articles and posts about mindfulness which you can subscribe to for free. It also has a resources section with free downloadable mindfulness exercises.
Mindfulness for people who stutter: 4 guided meditations
“For people who stutter, practicing mindfulness can be transformative, leading to greater awareness of what’s happening in both the body and the mind during a stuttering moment” – this article includes 4 different approaches to try.
Mindfulness Training – The business case & links to research.
Some interesting articles and videos relating to mindfulness practice and the benefits of using mindfulness at work and in life in general.
Mindful Nation UK
Published in October 2015, this All-Party Parliamentary Group report shows the key role mindfulness can pay in health, education, business and the criminal justice system.
The Mindfulnet website includes resources for finding research which are categorised by topics. It also provides information on books and classes and features an interesting ‘Mindfulness at work’ case study based on a programme of training for NHS employees.
Mindful Listening to Enhance Leadership Performance
Fascinating article by an anthropologist who uses mindfulness to help still his mind in order to be open to empathic and active listening. In this article he describes an interview with a Colombian Paramilitary leader and the importance of calming his own own anxieties beforehand so as to have a productive exchange.
Mindfulness practice leads to increases in regional brain grey matter density
The results of this study suggest that participation in MBSR is associated with changes in grey matter concentration in brain regions involved in learning and memory processes, emotion regulation, self-referential processing and perspective taking.
Press links, websites, books and videos all relating to mindfulness.
Palouse Mindfulness Website
A free online mindfulness course curated by Dave Potter which includes a collection of videos and resources to work through in your own time if you are not able to go to a face-to-face class.
A raisin meditation exercise which demonstrates how we are normally quite distracted when eating. Something to watch if you want some guidance on slowing down and being focused on the action of eating. Eating mindfully!
The Healing Power of Mindfulness
A discussion with a panel of experts (Jon Kabat-Zinn, Susan Bauer-Wo and Daniel Siegel) about mindfulness – what it does, how to do it and why it works.
Trait Mindful Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS)
The trait Mindful Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS) can be found here. The document contains a detailed description of the trait MAAS, along with normative score information, including the scale and its scoring.
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