MindfulnessISSN: 1868-8527 • Description • This journal publishes peer-reviewed papers that examine the latest research findings and best practices in mindfulness. It explores the nature and foundations of mindfulness, its mechanisms of actions, and its use across cultures. In addition, Mindfulness features papers that address issues involving the training of clinicians, institutional staff, teachers, parents, and industry personnel in mindful provision of services. • 6Volumes • 27 Issues • 437Articles • 19 Open Access • 2010 - 2015
Mindfulness in East • Vipassana Meditation – Deeply embedded in the teachings of the Buddha • Various traditions • Burmese Masters • Thai forest monastic traditions • Other traditions [ Japan, China, Srilanka, Vietnam] • Meditation Centers and Monasteries – spread across the world
Mindfulness in the East • Applications • Education • Prisons • Police • Business • Governance • Healthcare - addictions
Mindfulness in the West • Insight meditation society [MA] – 1975 • MBSR at Univ. Massachusetts Medical school – Jon Kabat Zinn - 1979 • He removed the Buddhist framework and eventually downplayed any connection between mindfulness and Buddhism, instead putting MBSR in a scientific context……..His secular technique, which combines meditation and Hatha yoga, has since spread worldwide. The course claims to help patients cope with stress, pain, and illness by using what is called "moment-to-moment awareness.“ • Mindfulness has come to be seen as a mode of being, rather than a formal meditation practice, which can be practiced and maintained outside a formal setting.
What is Mindfulness ? • “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non judgmentally." • Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment.
Ellen Langers- Mindfulness • Why there is lack of cognitive processing of stimuli leading to emotions determining our behaviour ? • Mindfulness : as the process of drawing novel distinctions. • Key attributes : creation of new categories, openness to new information, awareness of more than one perspective • The goal of the mindful perspective to increase • cognitive flexibility, • behavioural flexibility • the ability to adapt to one’s current environment in a meaningful manner.
Mindfulness Applications • MBI [ Mindfulness based Interventions] • Healthcare • Counselling • Education • Cultivation of Compassion and Empathy • Business • Prisons • Law • Police and Military [PTSD][Mindfulness-based Mind Fitness Training (MMFT)] • Leadership and Governance • Elder care • Childbirth and parenting • Sports
Mindfulness in Education • Mindful Schools USA • Mindfulness Teacher training Programme- 3 level courses [ participants from 60 countries ] • Association for Mindfulness in education • Mindfulness in Schools project, UK • Europe, USA, Africa, South East Asia • UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teacher Training Organisations • Mindfulness in Education Network - Conference • Centrum voor Mindfulness - NL
Mindfulness in Colleges and Universities • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction - Mindful Living ProgramsUmass • University of Minnesota Mindfulness club • Oxford Mindfulness Centre • Center for Mindfulness - the University of Massachusetts Medical ... • UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center • Mindfulness Meditation Course - Stanford Hospital & Clinics ... • Mindfulness Programs - University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics • Center for Mindfulness at UC San Diego Health System • Guided Mindfulness Practices - University of Missouri System • UVA MindfulnessCenter - School of Medicine - University of Virginia • Mindfulness Research and Practice Initiative - University of Miami http://www.mindfulnet.org/page7.htm
Mindfulness in Colleges and Universities • Antioch University Mindfulness programme Antioch University New England • Mindfulness at UEA, UK The University of East Anglia, UK • Manchester University: Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation • Mindfulness Programs - MonashUniversity • Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University • 2014 Mindfulness Workshop Series - Psychology - University of Exeter • Mindfulness | Brown University Health Education • Applied Mindfulness Meditation - Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social ... http://www.mindfulnet.org/page7.htm
Mindfulness in Colleges and Universities • Mindfulness Meditation Exercises - Counselling - The University of Sydney... • Mindfulness - University of Surrey • Mindfulness Meditation - University of Strathclyde • First International Conference on Mindfulness • May 8-12, 2013 Sapienza – Universita di Roma in Rome, Italy • Applied Mindfulness Conference - West Chester University • Mindfulness in Education Conference 2009 - Association for ... • Institute for Mindfulness based approaches • European Associations of Mindfulness based Approaches http://www.mindfulnet.org/page7.htm
Stanford University: Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education • Developed a Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) protocol and subsequently tested it. A centerpiece in the protocol is meditation, and the study found that “the amount of formal meditation practiced during CCT was associated with increased compassion for others.” • CCT Teacher training: • Deepen your ability to share the science, philosophy and pedagogy of compassion and get certified as a Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) Teacher
Stress in Teaching learning process • Studies on students and teachers • Students: Bullying, Indiscipline, Cut-throat competition, cheating, Inability to handle temptations • Teachers : Inability to handle Indiscipline, parents’ expectations, time pressure: balance work with home, school/college management pressure
Let us Listen to Megan Cowan Co-founder and Program Director : Mindful Schools Mindful Schools was founded in 2007 as a program of a single school in Oakland CA. Today, it is a not-for-profit training organization with online and in-person courses, content, and a network of mindful educators spanning all 50 U.S. states and 100+ countries.
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