1/1/13: Daily Telegraph, UK: Nows the moment for mindfulness Make a fresh start in 2013 with the acclaimed technique that clears your head of information overload and allows you to focus on the present
21/12/12: Guardian, UK: Mindfulness at work: what are the benefits? Everyone from Google to the NHS is practising mindfulness. So, how can it help you and how do you practise it?
12/12/12 How to Build Powerful Mindfulness Exercises Into Your Life. There’s an explosion of interest in mindfulness, which has sprung from recent scientific work on depression. We’re beginning to understand how solving problems is great for getting some kinds of things, like making washing-up machines to was dishes and putting a man on the moon, but we’re beginning to understand that our minds don’t work like machines.
10/12/12: Thriving in change and uncertainty. This new approach to teaching mindfulness in the workplace is based around the latest thinking in MBCT training, blended with the latest workplace related neuroscience. Its tailored to meet the needs of busy people, and taught in a pragmatic, down to earth manner, with an emphasis on developing and embedding the skills you will need to apply mindfulness to your everyday life. Delivered by a specialist in Leadership and Organisational Development with over 20 years experience in the field.
1/12/12: New Mindfulness Training Offering from Oxford. The Mindfulness Exchange Ltd (MEXL) is a spin‐off from the Oxford Mindfulness Centre. It provides mindfulness programmes for the workplace based on cognitive scientific principles using Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World, by Mark Williams and Danny Penman.
At Home in our
bodies: an interview with Jon Kabat Zinn Can
Mindfulness liberate us from the prison of physical pain? How can
meditation help when medicine falls short? Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.,
professor emeritus of medicine at the University of Massachusetts
medical School, speaks to these questions as a pioneer in the use of
mindfulness to treat chronic pain and illness.
De-clutter your mind " Mindfulness is a new, mysticism-free meditation technique that Americans are using to chase away the stresses of daily life. And experts believe it can also help us beat depression - for good" …. Jane Feinmann reports Tuesday, 15 March 2005 for The Independent
Do you know where your mind is? A short course in mindfulness "I think, therefore I am"……worried, perplexed, agitated, confused, preoccupied…..and just plain stressed-out and unhappy. Forget Descartes: You may not know your own mind literally; and that's the problem......"
Don't Worry, Be Happy "Running low on self-esteem? Caught in negative thought cycles? Get to know yourself better and break free"…Emma Cook reports for The Guardian
Knowledge Worker Productivity and The Practice of Self-Management By Jeremy Hunter, Ph.D., with J. Scott Scherer. A chapter from The Drucker Difference: What the World's Greatest Management Thinker Means to Today's Business Leaders published in 2009. The chapter features how to use mindfulness for self management | View free chapter |
Mindfulness in the workplace: Research paper by Donald W. McCormick. This paper examines the effects mindfulness has on people's work lives. Analysis of the interviews suggest that persons who practice mindfulness may have more external awareness at work; be more accepting of their work situation; have more modest,realistic work goals; be more selfless; be less concerned with material acquisition and wealth; have a more internal locus of evaluation; be more likely to derive meaning in life from more sources than just work; be better able to cope and remain calm in difficult work situations; be more likely to experience work difficulties as challenges than threats; enjoy their work more; be more adaptable at work; and have more positive interpersonal relations at work.
Mindfulness exercises may improve mind-fitness Feb 20th 2010 A new study led by University of Pennsylvania researchers has found a positive relationship between mindfulness training (MT) and improvements in mood and working memory. "Our findings suggest that, just as daily physical exercise leads to physical fitness, engaging in mindfulness exercises on a regular basis may improve mind-fitness.
Mindfulness Questions and Answers for GPS is a leaflet with frequently asked questions and answers aimed at GPS, produced by Be Mindful.
Mindfulness pushes bad thoughts to one side From The Times, January 5, 2010
After years struggling with the ongoing trauma of depression and rising doses of antidepressants, Kathy Andrews, 48, found out about mindfulness therapy and spoke to her GP for a referral. Since taking the course more than two years ago, she has yet to suffer a relapse and has been able to cut down her medication.
Carolyn Cheasman at London's City Lit introduces a new course based on the mindfulness approach and describes the value of connecting with the full experience of stammering.Scientists probe meditation secrets BBC News website: Naomi Law's article on the BBC2 programme Alternative Therapies: Meditation " Scientists are beginning to uncover evidence that meditation has a tangible effect on the brain"….
Mindfulness frequently asked questions UCSD Centre for Mindfulness Frequently asked questions and their answers
The Physical and Psychological Effects of Meditation In depth information into the effects of mindfulness and other meditation practices. Has an excellent searchable bibliography with over 4000 references that is updated regularly.
To tame depression, try Buddhism on prescription "A new study suggests meditation is better than medication"….Danny Penman reports for The Telegraph
Towards a Mindful society :New Jon Kabat Zinn Interview. As creator of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Jon Kabat-Zinn has brought the benefits of meditation practice to hundreds of thousands of people and inspired a movement that is changing our society in many ways. In this important interview with the Sun's Barry Boyce, he discusses the philosophy, goals, and promise of the mindfulness movement.Watching the brain switch off 19 April 2006. "Self-awareness, regarded as a key element of being human, is switched off when the brain needs to concentrate hard on a tricky task, found the neurobiologists from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel."...
The Mindfulness clock (Computer download) Our brain needs regular breaks from its constant activity. Taking regular Mindful Breaks is a simple and efficient way of re-focusing and recovering so that we can work more effectively and smartly. A mindful break need not to take more than 30 seconds. By activating the mindfulness clock on your PC, a bell will sound every hour, reminding you to stop, bring yourself back into the present and be mindful for a few moments.
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