Mindfulness

Mindfulness involves experiential processing which "permits the individual to attend to a stimulus as it is, without immediate attempts to derive meaning from it." Mindfulness has been shown to improve attention stability, increase cognitive capacity, improve stress regulation and reduce emotional reactivity (Good et al., 2016).


Healing from Within

Bill Moyers reviews meditation techniques used by Jon Kabat-Zinn in a stress reduction clinic at UMass Medical Center.


Contemplating Mindfulness at Work

Evidence suggests that mindfulness is connected to many aspects of workplace functioning.


Mindfulness (Course)

UCLA professor John Ullmen, Ph.D., explains the fundamentals of mindfulness that anyone can use.

Videos

Mindfulness for Life: An Interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mindfulness is an antidote to the tendency to sleepwalk through our days and an invitation to reclaim our lives. Mindfulness-based therapies have been empirically validated as highly effective for reducing stress and preventing relapse in depression and addictions.

Online Courses

Emotional Intelligence: Building Self-Management Skills

Build a proactive approach to emotional intelligence – first with awareness and then self-management. With self-management skills, you nip emotional hijacking in the bud and control the inward interpretations and outward behaviors associated with strong emotions.

Happiness Tips

Coach Chris Croft provides practical, actionable techniques for finding more time for the things you love and maximizing your day-to-day happiness. New tips every Monday.

Creating an Amazing Life

Learn how to define your path and create your own personal advisory board, while dealing with naysayers and negativity. Also learn the importance of connecting and celebrating wins and how to shift and maintain your work/life balance.

Articles

Mindfulness in Organizations

This book chapter reviews the definition and concept of mindfulness; the different forms of mindfulness practice in organizations; and the empirical evidence on the effects of mindfulness on work-related outcomes and processes such as employee performance, employee wellbeing, leadership, and ethical decision making. Additionally, the authors discuss a recently developed self-administered mindfulness training program and the results from qualitative interviews with participants of a corporate mindfulness training program.

Benefits of Mindfulness at Work: The Role of Mindfulness in Emotion Regulation, Emotional Exhaustion, and Job Satisfaction

This research investigated the idea that mindfulness reduces emotional exhaustion and improves job satisfaction. Results revealed that participants in the mindfulness intervention group experienced significantly less emotional exhaustion and more job satisfaction than participants in the control group. Implications for using mindfulness and mindfulness training interventions in organizational research and practice are discussed in conclusion.

Mindfulness Interventions in the Workplace: A Critique of the Current State of the Literature

Research investigating the effects of mindfulness interventions on employee health and well-being has strong practical implications for organizations. This review provides a resource to inform practitioners who are considering implementing a mindfulness intervention for employees.

The Neuroscience of Mindfulness Meditation

Although meditation research is in its infancy, a number of studies have investigated changes in brain activation that are associated with the practice of, or that follow, training in mindfulness meditation. This Review considers the current state of research on mindfulness meditation.

eBooks (available at no cost with your Cal Poly login)

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Mindfulness at Work for Dummies

Explaining how mindfulness can help employers wishing to implement mindful practices into the workplace, this practical book provides leaders and mentors with the tools they need to become more effective leaders and coaches.

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Search Inside Yourself: The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace)

Authored by one of Google's earliest engineers and personal growth pioneer, this practical resource offers a proven method for enhancing mindfulness and emotional intelligence in life and work.

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Overworked and Overwhelmed: [The Mindfulness Alternative]

This book offers actionable hope for today's overworked and overwhelmed professional by making the concepts and practices of mindfulness simple, practical and applicable.

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Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being

Resilience is the ability to face and handle life's challenges, whether everyday disappointments or extraordinary disasters. With powerful, time-tested exercises, this book guides us in rebuilding our core well-being and disaster-proofing our brains.

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Managing Conflict in Projects: Applying Mindfulness and Analysis for Optimal Results

Drawing upon academic research and real-world examples, this highly accessible guide breaks conflict down to its base components and takes an insightful look at the human and process factors involved.

Authors

Centers

UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center

The Greater Good Science Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.

UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center

MARC's mission is to foster mindful awareness across the lifespan through education and research to promote well-being and a more compassionate society. MARC was created to bring to a renowned mental health research institution the ancient art of mindful awareness in a scientifically supported and rigorous form.

UMass Medical School: Center for Mindfulness

The mission of the Center for Mindfulness is to explore, understand, articulate and further mindfulness in the lives of individuals, organizations and communities through clinical care, rigorous scientific research, professional training, and informed public discourse.