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Image by Jacob Madsen (Unsplash) There is evidence from military settings and other high-pressure, safety-critical environments that mindfulness helps to reduce stress and enhance attention. In this article, Martin Summerfield explores mindfulness in the nuclear sector. Key points addressed:- Mindfulness is effective in reducing stress, anxiety and burnout. ƒ Mindfulness provides such benefits without compromising […]
Image by Aron Visuals (Unsplash) Humanity’s future may depend upon strengthening our agency. Multiple interconnected crises call for skilful response on a global scale – but our capacity for intentional action in our collective best interest is underdeveloped and increasingly undermined. This discussion paper opens a dialogue on the contribution of evidence-based mindfulness training to individual and collective agency. Beyond […]
Technology has superseded what many of us dreamed possible – machines are augmenting human capabilities, and as DeepMind founder Demis Hassabis observes as we start the new decade, “really this is just the beginning”. The 21st century workplace requires transformed and transformative leadership skills and capabilities. According to BP’s CIO of Energy Trading Ayman Assaf, […]
There has been much helpful discussion of the importance of taking care of our mental health in these uncertain and unusual times. I suggest a parallel here with falling asleep. You probably have some experience of trying to fall asleep, but not being able to. As you become more aware of your effort, it often […]
In February 2020 we launched the Mindful Workplace Community at an event hosted by HSBC at their London HQ. It was a very thought provoking morning with impressive and passionate presentations from both Mari Thorman (Chief Enterprise Business Architect and Chair of mindfulness @HSBC Network) and Matt Champion (Customer Innovation Director and Global Mindfulness@SAP). With thanks to […]
Inspired by recent critiques of instrumentalised mindfulness training, Mindfulness Initiative director Jamie Bristow has written a piece for openDemocracy asking why critics paint inner development as a barrier to better systems when, amidst crisis and complexity, we need both. Time for new thinking about mindfulness and social change – openDemocracy, September 3rd 2019.