Great day – met lots of lovely people, great energy, lots of good will. Even for a non-business person like me t’ was a very pleasant way to spend Saturday!
My own input went down well – the room was full – then why should I be surprised (I was very surprised!) Mindfulness just seems to draw a crowd! And a very nice crowd it was – folks were really receptive and engaged whole-heartedly in the short practice we did. We didn’t actually do the Breathing Space as I had planned – just a 10 minute sit with Mindfulness of Breath.
I did refer to a couple of websites and books and rather regretted that I didn’t have a couple of slides to flag up these references. So here they are:
www.mindfulnet.org – Enormous amount of resources about Mindfulness in different areas: health, education, business etc
www.breathworks-mindfulness.org.uk – use of Mindfulness for chronic pain
‘Buddha’s Brain’ by Rick Hanson – great introduction to the neuroscience of meditation
‘Search Inside Yourself’ by Chade-Meng Tan – light-hearted intooduction to Google’s programme for Mindfulness-Based Emotional Intelligence programme.
And of course if you just google ‘Mindfulness’ you’ll find tons more!
I’m off now to France to spend a week doing a Yoga workshop with my teacher Peter Hersnack and 12 good friends from Ireland and UK – it’s a hard life!