Hard Wired to Connect

One of the aims of this blog is to share different voices and their experience of applying mindfulness, meditation and compassion in the workplace. This week I am very happy to introduce a blog from my friend and colleague Darran Trute. I hope you enjoy reading! The training offered by Awareness in Action, provides the vision and ability to apply the techniques of mindfulness, meditation and compassion into our working life.  As well as feeling the immediate helpful benefits of such techniques myself, which is my own direct measure, I also...

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Compassionate Mind

We train in compassionate mind through working with a series of techniques to develop empathy, equanimity, kindness and compassion. This leads to an improvement in communication and social skills, and the ability to work well in a team.

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Overview

We aim to bring the best of our intelligence and skills to our job but are largely unaware of the extent to which our attention is turned outwards into our activity and away from a realistic observation of our own choices and behaviour. In the absence of this level of self-awareness our thoughts and emotions tend to define how we view what is going on around us and how we deal with the people we work with. We develop a habitual way of dealing with our situation, which limits our potential and constrains how we use our minds. The basis...

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