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Mindful Multitasking

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Dr. Paul Mullen's presentation to the School District 204 community, March 2, 2010.

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Mindful Multitasking

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  4. 4. IQ vs. EQ<br />IQ<br />Verbal Intelligence<br />Non-verbal Intelligence<br />Creativity<br />Interpersonal Skills<br />Social Skills<br />Motivation<br />EQ<br />Self-awareness<br />Mood Management<br />Empathy<br />Motivation<br />Relationships<br />
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  8. 8. “Put all your eggs in one basket, and – WATCH THAT BASKET!”<br />
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  13. 13. Starting here…<br /><ul><li>Positive Psychology
  14. 14. Resilience
  15. 15. Emotional Intelligence
  16. 16. Life</li></li></ul><li>Break-outs…<br />Trends in Adolescent Drug Use <br />Digital Safety<br />Perceptions, Images and Stereotypes<br />Emotional Wellness in Adolescence: There's no “app” for that! <br />
  17. 17. Mindfulness<br />Self-efficacy<br />Relationships<br />Self-Awareness<br />Savoring<br />Gratitude<br />
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  19. 19. Emotional Wellness in Adolescence:<br />There’s no “app” for that!<br />Paul J. Mullen, Psy.D.<br />Neuqua Valley High School<br />March 2, 2011<br />
  20. 20. Mindfulness<br />Self-efficacy<br />Relationships<br />Self-Awareness<br />Savoring<br />Gratitude<br />
  21. 21. Mindfulness<br /><ul><li>Slow things down
  22. 22. Notice body signals
  23. 23. Provide pause cues in daily life</li></li></ul><li>Self-efficacy<br /><ul><li>Don’t focus on self-esteem at the expense of individual efficacy.
  24. 24. Allow children the opportunity to solve their own problems, to fix their own messes.
  25. 25. TCB, baby.</li></li></ul><li>
  26. 26. Relationships<br /><ul><li>Encourage “Friendship FengShui”
  27. 27. Remember the significance of “perceived support”
  28. 28. See out-of-family relationships as evidence of emerging “wings” to compliment the familial “roots”</li></li></ul><li>Self-Awareness<br /><ul><li>Be flexible and creative in the ways you check-in.
  29. 29. Promote the development of a “cohesive narrative.”</li></li></ul><li>Savoring<br /><ul><li>Commit the good moments to your “hard drive.”
  30. 30. Plan ahead for the benefits of reminiscence.
  31. 31. Use technology and conversation to facilitate savoring.</li></li></ul><li>Gratitude<br /><ul><li>One of the most basic secrets of the happy people.
  32. 32. “Well, at least I have…”, or “Thank God I’m…!”
  33. 33. iPhone apps or photo sharing</li></li></ul><li>
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  37. 37. “Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”<br />
  38. 38. Read all about it:<br />The Secret, Rhonda Byrne (2006)<br />The Beethoven Factor, Paul Pearsall (2003)<br />Buddha in Your Backpack: Everyday Buddhism for Teens, Franz Metcalf (2002)<br />The Mindful Child, Susan Kaiser Greenland (2010)<br />Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment, Martin Seligman (2004)<br />

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