27 05, 2014

The Mindful Path: Mixing Mindfulness in Business and Education

2021-05-20T17:42:52-04:00May 27th, 2014|Tags: , , , |

Hello again from guest blogger, Lisa Robinson!  Although I've worked most of my professional life in business, my experience in education inspires me to find ways to offer the best tools for learning and success to students/teachers/administrators and to business professionals.  So, this week’s Mindful Path post presents “The Mindfulness in Schools Project.”  To see the details, click on the link below to see a great TEDx video: https://youtu.be/6mlk6xD_xAQ I hope you enjoyed participating in the exercise presented in the video.  I found it to be an easy and tangible way to experience mindfulness.   Now that you’ve seen the educational part of this post, you might be wondering where the business part is.  The “.b” mindfulness curriculum described in the video was created by using the book “Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World,” which forms the basis for the lessons.  Here’s a link to the book: https://ow.ly/xg7cA This book is not focusing on mindfulness in education.  However, the learning that comes from it has been made applicable for education. How Can You Take Advantage of this Mindfulness Learning? I’ll be working my way through the 8-week program in the book and posting about it here starting in July.  If you would like to join me, please either borrow the book from a library or purchase a copy.  I welcome everyone who would like to participate in actively learning how to use mindfulness.  I look

6 05, 2014

The Mindful Path – Mindfulness in Business

2021-05-20T17:42:54-04:00May 6th, 2014|Tags: , , |

Hello again from guest blogger, Lisa Robinson.  Mindfulness is being discovered in business as a useful tool to help increase employee productivity and engagement.  It’s about time, since changes in the economy and in workplace expectations have created more stress for employees than ever. The site www.whil.com is dedicated to creating peace of mind by sharing 60-second meditation and other tools to help professionals thrive instead of burning out.  At the Whil site, you can read about how Google, Twitter, Prentice Hall, Aetna Insurance, General Mills, Facebook, Intel, and Time Warner offer mindfulness programs https://meditation.whil.com/article/8-companies-meditation-yoga-naps/ . You might wonder how a business could justify implementing a mindfulness program.  Intel implemented their program by making a business case that focused on scientific studies that showed the health benefits of medication.  They created a program that met the needs of their highly skilled technical workforce and connected with their company values of innovation, candor, possibility thinking, risk taking, and moving quickly and decisively. In data gathered from employees who participated in the first year of the program, Intel found that these individuals reported experiencing less stress, more happiness and wellbeing, and also had more new ideas and insights, and could also work more effectively.  https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/price-intel-mindfulness-program-employee In this video, Aetna Insurance CEO Mark Bertolini talks about the importance of mindfulness in business. https://youtu.be/4A87XJ7iPMI This site provides additional resources about mindfulness in the workplace: https://www.mindfulnet.org/page9.htm I welcome your comments, questions, and ideas for future

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