The Monthly Mindful: February Edition

Your monthly roundup on the latest news and innovations from MWU, the world of mindfulness and mental health.

Upcoming Webinar: 

Mindfulness & Psychological Capital

Tuesday February 26, 2019 

5 PM ET / 2 PM PT

Dr. Adam A. Kay will join MindWell-U founder Dr. Geoff Soloway to discuss:

What is psychological capital and its relationship with mindfulness and work performance?Evidence that mindfulness improves pro-social behaviour in the workplace and work performance.Whose performance improves from mindfulness training the most and why.

Dr. Adam A. Kay is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Management at the University of Queensland. He is a former biotech business manager, executive coach, and international arbitration lawyer. Dr. Kay earned his Ph.D. on “mindfulness at work” at the University of British Columbia, and he is an award-winning teacher whose research interests extend to wisdom, moral identity, performance, and corporate social responsibility.

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Upcoming Webinar

Being While Doing: Contemplating Mindfulness at Work

Wednesday March 27, 2019 

1 PM ET / 10 AM PT

Dr. Darren Good will join MindWell-U’s Geoff Soloway to discuss:

Mechanisms and Benefits of Mindfulness in the workplace Mindful mode vs. Thinking mode at workIntegration & Impact of training

With a passion for leadership development, executive coaching, and mindfulness, Darren Good, PhD is an award-winning teacher and researcher of applied behavioural sciences. He is considered among the leading scholars addressing the topic of mindfulness in the workplace. Dr. Good is also an assistant professor in both the MBA and MS in Organization Development programs at the Pepperdine University Graziadio Business School and conducts research on various aspects of his field.

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How to Tackle Your To-Do List Mindfully

Contrary to popular belief, multitasking is not the way to be more efficient. In fact, some studies suggest that doing multiple things at once decreases productivity by as much as 40%!

Learn how to approach your to-do list more mindfully with these straightforward steps!

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What Multitasking Does to Your Brain

"When we multitask all day, those scattered habits literally change the pathways in our brains. The consequence, according to Nass’s research, is that sustaining your attention becomes impossible.

If we [multitask] all the time–brains are remarkably plastic, remarkably adaptable,” he says, referencing neuroplasticity, the way the structures of your brain literally re-form to the patterns of your thought. “We train our brains to a new way of thinking. And then when we try to revert our brains back, our brains are plastic but they’re not elastic. They don’t just snap back into shape.”

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Take 5 Moments

Reflections from participants on the Mindfulness Challenge...

"When my world swirls around me, I am able to notice it and take charge by taking 5"

"Take 5 has positively influenced my capacity to calm the anxious thoughts that crowd my mind early in the morning. Focusing my attention on the breath of life I am more aware that the disturbing thoughts are mental events not necessarily facts."

Infolettre mensuelle

Abordez votre liste de tâches avec pleine conscience

Contrairement à la croyance populaire, mener plusieurs tâches de front n’est pas la façon d’être le plus efficace. En fait, des études suggèrent que faire plusieurs choses à la fois réduit la productivité jusqu’à 40 %!

Pratiquer la pleine conscience peut vous aider avoir une meilleure concentration, plus en phase avec la façon dont le cerveau travaille de façon optimale. L’objectif de travailler en pleine conscience n’est pas de ne jamais être distrait(e) – les distractions vont toujours exister. Plutôt, la pleine conscience consiste à remarquer. Remarquer que l’esprit s’est égaré et le ramener à la tâche à accomplir. Cela aide le cerveau à filtrer les informations impertinentes afin de terminer le travail plus efficacement.

Comment aborder notre liste de tâches avec pleine conscience? Cliquer pour en lire plus.

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Comment pratiquer la pleine conscience durant votre journée de travail

« La pleine conscience en action est une excellente alternative à la pratique illusoire du multitâche. Travailler de façon pleinement consciente signifie appliquer les principes de focalisation et de lucidité à tout ce vous faites dès l’instant où vous entrez dans le bureau. Focalisez-vous sur la tâche à accomplir et chassez les distractions intérieures et extérieures au fur et à mesure qu’elles se présentent. De cette manière, la pleine conscience permet d’accroître l’efficacité, de réduire les erreurs et même de donner libre cours à la créativité. »

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Moments Prends 5 

Réflexions de participants sur le Défi pleine conscience ce mois-ci