Being and getting the job done

So how do we bring awareness into action and learn to ‘be’ at work—while still getting the job done? One of the biggest misunderstandings in our line of work is when people think that practicing techniques such as mindfulness and meditation can only happen in one’s personal time and if anyone tries it out at work they’ll either get laughed at, or fired for time-wasting! Nothing could be further from the truth. These techniques can be integrated into a working day without taking out time from essential tasks and will actually add to our focus,...

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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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Some mindfulness exercises for your working day

Many of you will be familiar with the wonderful work of Jon Kabat-Zinn and his Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programmes. I recently came across an article by Saki F. Santorelli, one of the MBSR instructors at the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. The article is called, Mindfulness and Mastery in the Workplace. It presents 21 ways to reduce stress during the working day. I picked out a few that suggest more ways we can engage in mindfulness and meditation without drawing a lot of attention to...

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Welcome to the Awareness in Action blog

How often when we meet someone for the first time do we find ourselves asking them what they do and according their reply forming some sort of idea of whether or not we’ll have anything in common? If the person is very young, it’s likely we’ll ask them what they want to do when they leave school, college, or university. In the same way, we often find ourselves explaining our own work to people we meet, and watch them as they try to place us. We’ll provide regular updates for friends and family, because the chances are that the question,...

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Peaceful Mind

We train in peaceful mind through becoming familiar with techniques of mindfulness and meditation, which enable us to develop self-awareness, and stability thus calming the mind and making it easier to work with.

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