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Braintending: Cognition Across The Bar.


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2016 Tales of The Cocktail Seminar:
We have the technology, we can build them better. Take a look inside the brains of the worlds best bartenders, the deepest needs of our guests, and the subtle and counterintuitive effects of ethanol on our brains and bodies. Join a motley crew of industry experts, booze hounds and nerds as they apply current research in the fields of cognitive science, psychology, and biology to explore the underpinnings of what makes a great night out for our guests, and a great service for you and your team.

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Braintending: Cognition Across The Bar.

  1. 1. Braintending: Cognition Across the bar. #Braintending #F*ckCarl #TOTC2016 Nick Kennedy @civlibto @tendingkennedy Adam Rodgers @jetjocko Gaz Regan @gazregan Andrew Toplak @andrewtoplak Wifi:Talesofthecocktail Password:giveyouwings
  2. 2. Science
  3. 3. 191,643 results, Their body of Research
  4. 4. 9,275 results. Our body of research.
  5. 5. A Post-Mixology World
  6. 6. Development is the process of becoming more complex
  7. 7. Complexification: Integration and Diversification
  8. 8. Where is my Negroni?
  9. 9. The Signs Exhaustion Reduced ability to feel sympathy and empathy Anger and irritability Increased use of alcohol and drugs Dread of working with certain clients Diminished sense of enjoyment of career Hypersensitivity or Insensitivity to emotional material Difficulty separating work life from personal life Absenteeism – missing work, taking many sick days Impaired ability to make decisions and care for clients Problems with intimacy and in personal relationships
  10. 10. ORIGINAL PAPER Mindfulness-Based Interventions: An Emerging Phenomenon Margaret Cullen # Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011 Abstract I offer an overview of the rapidly growing field of mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs). A working definition of mindfulness in this context includes the brahma viharas, sampajanna and appamada, and suggests a very particular mental state which is both wholesome and capable of clear and penetrating insight into the nature of reality. The practices in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) that apply mindfulness to the four foundations are outlined, along with a brief history of the program and the original intentions of the founder, Jon Kabat-Zinn. The growth and scope of these interventions are detailed with demographics provided by the Center for Mindfulness, an overview of salient research studies and a listing of the varied MBIs that have grown out of MBSR. The question of ethics is explored, and other challenges are raised including teacher qualification and clarifying the “outer limits,” or minimum requirements, of what constitutes an MBI. Current trends are explored, including the increasing number of cohort-specific interventions as well as the publication of books, articles, and workbooks by a new generation of MBI teachers. Together, they form an emerging picture of MBIs as their own new “lineage,” which look to MBSR as their inspiration and original source. The potential to bring benefit to new fields, such as government and the military, represent exciting opportuni- ties for MBIs, along with the real potential to transform health care. Sufficient experience in the delivery of MBIs has been garnered to offer the greater contemplative community valuable resources such as secular language, best practices, and extensive research. Keywords Mindfulness . Overview. Potential . Buddhism . MBSR Introduction The interest in mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) has grown exponentially in recent years. Programs are being written and taught by professionals from all walks of life: psychologists, scientists, athletes, lawyers, professors and more. This emergent phenomenon is both promising and perilous as it is increasingly difficult to gauge, not only the quality and integrity of the program, but whether or not the content has anything to do with mindfulness, let alone which definition of mindfulness is operationally applied in and philosophically guiding the curriculum. In this paper, I outline the contemplative practices that are integral to mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), explain the various practices that are taught and examine how they have developed over the past 30 years. I pay particular attention to the use and meaning of the term mindfulness. I provide estimates of the numbers of graduates and programs, support organizations and scope of MBSR both in health care and beyond, including the variety of MBIs that have been spawned by MBSR. Finally, I explore trends, opportunities and challenges facing MBIs in the coming decade, along with the role that MBIs play within the emergence of a larger contemplative movement in America. What is Mindfulness? As the founder of MBSR, the definition of mindfulness by Kabat-Zinn (1994, p. 4) is that which is commonly used: M. Cullen (*) 2535 Buena Vista Way, Berkeley, CA 94708, USA e-mail: Mindfulness DOI 10.1007/s12671-011-0058-1
  11. 11. #F*CKCARL
  13. 13. #F*CKCARL
  16. 16. • Analyze your darkest secrets. • Ask you about your relationship with your mother. • Reveal childhood trauma. • Delve into your deep subconscious. • Ask you about your relationship with your mother.
  18. 18. • Know and be able to produce every drink, ever. • Get you drugs. • Get you free drinks on your birthday. • Make your drink strong, bro. • Ignore your relationship with your mother.
  19. 19. OUR SHARED ROLES • We offer unconditional positive regard • We listen. • Witness major events in their lives. • We might be the best part of their week.
  24. 24. • Neutral ground • No obligation to be there. • Leveler (a leveling place) • No importance on an individual's status. • Conversation is main activity. • Accessibility and accommodation CHARACTERISTICS OF A THIRD PLACE
  25. 25. CHARACTERISTICS OF A THIRD PLACE • The regulars • Set the tone and mood. • A low profile • Never snobby or pretentious. • The mood is playful • Witty conversation and frivolous banter are not only common, but highly valued. • A home away from home • Same feelings of warmth, possession, and belonging as they would in their own homes.
  26. 26. THE QUANTITATIVE BENEFITS • Direct correlation between social network size and strength and immune system function. • Measured increase in self reported happiness, mental health and openness to emotional states.
  27. 27. THE BUILDING OF THIRD SPACE SOCIAL ARCHITECTURE • The conscious design of a social environment to optimize human interactions. • Architects build physical space. • Social Architects design the social space with the physical to smooth and enhance the flow of human interaction. • Flow of Bodies in entry and Exit • Staff situations • Training procedures
  28. 28. DONEC QUIS NUNC SOCIAL ARCHITECTURE • 80% of restaurants in NYC fail. • Poorly managed social architecture for most of these failures. • The worst reviews of failed establishments yield complaints about the service.
  32. 32. THE SKILL SET • L: look interested - get interested • I: involve yourself by responding • S: stay on Target • T: test your understanding • E: evaluate the message • N: neutralize your feelings
  33. 33. BARTENDERS WERE HISTORICALLY: • Highly valued members of the community. • Who’s opinions on community affairs and politics where both sought after and trusted. • Probably had very little to do with their Ice Program or Sick Hard Shake technique.
  36. 36. DONEC QUIS NUNC PAUL TUENNERMAN • “I would rather have shitty drinks from a good bartender then great drinks from an asshole.”
  37. 37. The Psychoactivity of a Couple of Drinks Adam Rogers @jetjocko
  38. 38. Thomas Nashe, 1592
  39. 39. What happens after a couple of drinks?
  40. 40. Finding a placebo
  41. 41. Sahara Breeze • Cranberry juice • Rose’s Lime • Diet Cherry 7-Up • Vodka (sometimes)
  42. 42. Expectancies
  43. 43. Source: Mitchell, Jennifer M, James P O’Neil, Mustafa Janabi, Shawn M Marks, William J Jagust, and Howard L Fields. “Alcohol Consumption Induces Endogenous Opioid Release in the Human Orbitofrontal Cortex and Nucleus Accumbens.” Science Translational Medicine 4, no. 116 (January 11, 2012)
  44. 44. What happens after a lot of drinks?
  45. 45. The Mindful Bartender
  46. 46. “People will forget what you said, People will forget what you did But people will never forget how you made them feel.”
  47. 47. Total Awareness
  48. 48. Mindfulness Leads To
 A Busier Bar
  49. 49. Mindfulness Leads to
 More Tips
  50. 50. Mindfulness Leads to
 A Happier Work Environment
  51. 51. Mindfulness Leads to
 Happier Guests
  52. 52. Mindfulness Leads to
 Getting Laid More Often
  53. 53. Never Take Anything, Including Yourself, Too Seriously
  54. 54. Don’t Beat Yourself Up
  55. 55. Intuition “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift” Albert Einstein
  56. 56. Tao Teh Ching
 by Lao Tse, 6th Century BC “Without going out of your door, you can know the ways of the world.”
  57. 57. Bartender, 2015 “Without turning your head you can know damned well that the asshole at the end of the bar is putting moves on the manager’s girlfriend”
  58. 58. Mindful Communication
  59. 59. Communication is a 2-Way Street
  60. 60. Mindful Phrasing
  61. 61. Anger, Attitude, and Assholes
  62. 62. Change Your Reality
  63. 63. The Prince Rupert
  64. 64. Stix & Tones with Jacko Diamonds
  65. 65. Dusty Springfield & Blosh
  66. 66. David Ridings
  67. 67. How Will You be Remembered?
  68. 68. “People will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou
  69. 69. We Define Post-Mixology. If you hate being called a mixologist, you have more to talk about than just mixology.
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