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The Role of Mindfulness in Fostering Recovery from Work

Updated: Sep 3, 2019

University of Guelph Professor and Senior Research Fellow Dr. Jamie Gruman joined MindWell-U to for a Q&A style webinar to discuss boosting and how it.

What is boosting?

Boosting is when we effectively recover from our weekly obligations. A boost is not just about not feeling tired or exhausted, it's also improving your psychological well-being (happiness), physical health (living longer) and enhancement (you get better at your tasks). If you recover effectively from your weekly demands, whether they be work, taking care of family or getting through school, you can ‘replete’ yourself and get a boost. The way to do that is by filling the three buckets, rebuild, nourish and unhook.

Can you explain what Halcyonic well-being is?

Halcyonic well-being is the idea that we’re content in the present, a state which thoughts, goals, advancement and progress fade in importance in favour of contentedness in the present moment.

Why is it important to pair mindfulness with other trainings?

One of the things that mindfulness does is it helps people overcome their natural impulses of mind and feeling. Some of those [natural impulses] can get in the way of training. For example, if you arrive at a training feeling defensive because you don’t think it’s worthwhile or you think you already know everything there is to know about the topic, those mindsets can interfere with the amount of information you’re going to absorb. You can absorb the information better if you’re aware of those thoughts and able to put them aside with mindfulness. There’s a huge problem with transfer of training in organizations. If people are trained in mindfulness, it can enhance that transfer.

Watch the full webinar with Dr. Gruman below.

Dr. Gruman's book 'Boost' can be purchased here:


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