ABOUT MINDFULNESS

What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is the opposite of running on automatic pilot; it is increased awareness of thoughts so that we can choose our responses in situations rather than merely reacting out of habit. Not only stress reduction, mindfulness trains the capacity of mind not often receiving attention.

What is mindful leadership? It is a different way to lead — a way to be efficient, productive, and innovative without burnout and exhaustion, thereby offering an overall leadership edge. The four fundamentals of mindful leadership are clarity, focus, creativity, and compassion (Marturano).

Why mindful leadership? Research indicates mindfulness practice leads to decreased employee sick time; decrease in reported stress levels and increase in overall sense of wellbeing; increase in creativity, innovation, and collaboration; and a more positive work environment with happier, more engaged employees. (P.S., everyone’s doing it. Companies with mindfulness programs: Google, Harvard, Aetna, General Mills, Intel, Goldman Sachs, Dow Chemicals.) 

 

KEYNOTES/TRAININGS/WORKSHOPS

Stepping Off the Hamster Wheel: 5-Minute Mindfulness for Work, Home, and Life                                      

  • What mindfulness is, the difference between mindfulness and meditation, and how to develop a daily habit to prevent burnout and enhance innovation, creativity, and energy in the workplace.
  • How mindfulness gives us an edge — the mental, physical, behavioral, and spiritual benefits.
  • Mindful communication 
  • Simple ways to destress in the workplace.
  • How to prioritize, cope with challenges, and thrive.

 

One Mindful Tribe: 5-Minute Mindfulness for Busy Women

Whether managing a corporation or a household, women share similar challenges and barriers. Regardless of life phase or occupation we all profit from mindful awareness, learning to be authentic, empowering ourselves and our voices, and uncovering the power to lead. 5-minute mindfulness teaches us how to be the best possible version of ourselves — benefitting our families, our businesses, and the world. 

  • Evidence-based mental, physical, and behavioral benefits of mindfulness. 
  • The difference between mindfulness and meditation. 
  • How mindfulness gives us an edge.
  • Various 5-minute meditations and how to form a daily habit.
  • Ways to be efficient, productive, and innovative without burnout and exhaustion. 
  • How to be more in control of responses to stressful situations, rather than reacting habitually and in less than ideal ways. 
  • How to savor what is already present in life.

 

NEW! One Mindful Tribe Diving Deeper: Women's Mindful Leadership Training (3- 2 hr sessions)                                                         

Session One: The BasicsWhat mindfulness is, the evidence-based research behind it, how it affects our behavior, and why it is vital to successful leadership. Learn simple mindfulness and meditation practices and how to establish a daily habit.

Session Two: The Mindful Woman LeaderLearn the four essentials of women’s mindful leadership and how to apply them to each unique leadership situation. Use mindfulness to guide wise choices. Identify women-specific barriers to empowered leadership and practical tools to overcome them. Determine and commit to a mindful leap as an action step towards larger goals.

Session Three: Mindful Leadership for LifeStrengthen daily practice, including mindful communication, creativity, compassion, inspiration, and efficient use of time. Learn simple ways to integrate mindfulness into the workplace and troubleshoot challenges. Discuss how to continue ongoing mindful leadership journey at work and life in general.

Why mindful leadership specific to women? Although we can all benefit from mindfulness training and much equality has been gained between women and men in the corporate world, women leaders still face challenges such as unequal representation and a deficit in leadership opportunities. Mindful leadership offers women the opportunity to strengthen awareness, their voices, and ability to lead more confidently and successfully.

Marturano, Janice. Finding the Space to Lead: A Practical Guide to Mindful Leadership. New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2014.

 

Losing My Mind(fulness): How to Regain Sanity in Parenthood with 5 Minutes a Day 

  • Stress-reduction practices easily incorporated into a busy life.
  • Simple mindfulness meditations and how to practice with kids. 
  • Ways to stay more calm and aware throughout the day. 
  • How to be more in control of responses to stressful situations, rather than reacting habitually and in less than ideal ways. 
  • How to savor what is already present in life.

 

Mindfulness for Helping Professionals 

  • What mindfulness is, the difference between mindfulness and meditation, and how to develop a daily habit  to prevent burnout and enhance helping skills. 
  • How meditation changes the brain as well as experience various mindfulness practices. 
  • How to present simple mindfulness practices to clients and how to use mindfulness in their own interactions.

 

Belly Full or Mindful: Adventures in Mindful Eating

  • Learn about mindfulness, meditation, and the steps of mindful eating.
  • Learn how to follow your inner compass to guide you on lifelong path of mindful eating.
  • Identify unhealthy eating triggers and various coping strategies.
  • Learn how to cope with unhealthy patterns of thinking and behavior affecting eating.

 

Workshops easily tailored to fit your group’s needs. To schedule your event contact Elizabeth Johnson elizabethj@theexperimentpublishing.com or shonda@shondamoralis.net