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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”.
How Mindfulness can be applied in the workplace
This report by Liz Hall, Institute for Employment Studies, explores the benefits of mindfulness and details examples of organisations who have created a more mindful workplace. The report concludes with ‘Ten steps to create a more mindful workplace.’
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.
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 Free Mindfulness Project has a section of resources compiled in response to the coronavirus pandemic. They include free, recurring live mindfulness practice sessions from experienced teachers.
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.
Be Mindful Online Course
Be Mindful is part of the Wellmind Health family and their 'Mindful Pathway' online course was created so that anyone, anywhere, can easily and effectively learn to practise mindfulness in daily life and enjoy the benefits. The course is designed to be followed over a 4 week period and there is a video and free introduction on their website to help you decide if this approach is the right one for you.
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 website. The website includes a 'mood self-assessment' quiz to help you reflect on your feelings and point you in the right direction for advice and information.
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.
The Mindfulnet.org resources include a wide range of topics relating to mindfulness origins, research and key approaches. The resources include videos and case studies based on programmes of training for local authority, university and NHS employees.
Mindfulness in social work education and practice
This ‘Insight’ evidence summary report, produced by Dr Pearse McCusker, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, University of Edinburgh, explores the uses and potential benefits of mindfulness in social work to improve stress management, self-care and overall wellbeing. The report draws on policy and research findings as well as Dr McCusker’s experience as a social worker.
The Smiling Mind website features blog articles relating to mindfulness practice at home and in the workplace, with specific articles about mindfulness practice to improve wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic.
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 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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