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MWC member Francisca Paisana from Roche UK has been nominated as a finalist for an Award for Regulatory Excellence under the Inspiration category. This category celebrates mentors offering regulatory leadership and motivation to colleagues. TOPRA said of Francisca, ‘A trailblazer…Francisca links her day-to-day work with the big picture, always keeps patients in the forefront, and […]
Working in the UK Government in senior leadership, I had seen first-hand the impact stress can have on my own productivity and the wellbeing as well as those around me. I discovered mindfulness in 2012, and like many found it transformative and, also like many, kept it to himself for fear of being thought weird. […]
Image by Marcus Winkler (Unspash.com) ABSTRACT: No systematic review had previously been conducted examining the benefits mindfulness or meditation interventions for leaders and managers. However, the literature suggested that such interventions would have a positive impact on leaders’ own well-being, their leadership capability, their “post-conventional” leadership capacity, and their direct reports. The purpose of this […]
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 […]
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.
Mindfulness Initiative Director Jamie Bristow was asked to comment by The Guardian newspaper on the success of mindfulness programme trials in the UK police force. These results are great news for service commissioners seeking to fund training for frontline public services.   Stop and breathe: police staff offered meditation lessons Trial across five forces finds […]