This Webinar is designed to help you learn to use your 4 senses to be more present in your life, grounded and connected to your environment and self-awareness.
Definition: Mindfulness is the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally to things as they are. This means paying attention to things are they really are in any given moment not what we want them to be.
WHY MINDFULNESS IN THE WORKPLACE: •Reduced rumination •Stress reduction •Boosts working memory •Increased focus •Less emotional reactivity •More cognitive flexibility` •Prevents burnout •Reduced absenteeism; Enhanced “presenteeism.”
HOW DOES MINDFUL HELP? •Reduced rumination •Stress reduction •Boosts working memory •Increased focus •Less emotional reactivity •More cognitive flexibility •Increases spontaneity •Enhanced creativity
How do you cultivate mindfulness?
Being non-judging: Becoming more aware of the habit of categorizing people and events as good, bad, or indifferent and avoiding these labels.
Developing patience: Gaining the wisdom to know and accept the fact that some things must unfold in their own time.
Fostering a beginner’s mind that is open to life’s experiences: Seeing things as if they were happening for the first time; allowing ourselves to be receptive to all possibilities.
Extending trust: Trusting in ourselves and our own wisdom as well as enabling trust within others.
Becoming non-striving: The ability to deeply experience the present without the tension or goal to achieve….to simply “be.”
Demonstrating acceptance: Receiving things as they actually are rather than how we wish them to be.
Letting go; allowing yourself to not become attached: Allowing thoughts, feelings, and experiences to come and go without getting entangled within them.