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Flourishing with Mindfulness and Character Strengths Practices with Ryan Niemiec

Flourishing with Mindfulness and Character Strengths Practices with Ryan Niemiec

  1. 1. Flourishing with Mindfulness & Character Strengths Practices Ryan M. Niemiec, PsyD Education Director and Psychologist VIA Institute on Character ryan@viacharacter.org www.ryanniemiec.com © Copyright 2013 VIA INSTITUTE ON CHARACTER. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. HP Live July 19, 2013
  2. 2. © Copyright 2013 VIA INSTITUTE ON CHARACTER. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  3. 3. Mindfulness: A Scientific Definition + Self-Regulation Curiosity Openness Acceptance © Copyright 2013 VIA INSTITUTE ON CHARACTER. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  4. 4. © Copyright 2013 VIA INSTITUTE ON CHARACTER. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  5. 5. Catch AP-ASAP © Copyright 2013 VIA INSTITUTE ON CHARACTER. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  6. 6. Character Strengths  What is VIA?  Pathways to PERMA  Signature strengths studies  Strengths-spotting © Copyright 2013 VIA INSTITUTE ON CHARACTER. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  7. 7. Depth © Copyright 2013 VIA INSTITUTE ON CHARACTER. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  8. 8.  Curiosity  Self-Regulation  Perspective Character Strengths Breathing Space © Copyright 2013 VIA INSTITUTE ON CHARACTER. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  9. 9. “We can’t understand what is happening to ‘something’ if we aren’t looking. But nothing is going to happen to that ‘something’ if we don’t look deeply. That’s why so many things with incredible potential go unnoticed because nobody bothers to look.” Integration •Filmmaker, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu © Copyright 2013 VIA INSTITUTE ON CHARACTER. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  10. 10. Ways to Integrate 1.) Strong Mindfulness CS M 2.) Mindful Strengths Use M CS © Copyright 2013 VIA INSTITUTE ON CHARACTER. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  11. 11. Strong Mindfulness 1. Manage meditation obstacles 2. Supercharge your practice 3. Enhance mindful living Bringing more of YOU into the mindfulness experience © Copyright 2013 VIA INSTITUTE ON CHARACTER. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  12. 12. Strong Mindfulness: Obstacle Management  Choose 1 meditation obstacle.  Explore how each of your top 5-7 strengths can help you manage the obstacle. © Copyright 2013 VIA INSTITUTE ON CHARACTER. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Practice Example
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  14. 14. Mindful Strengths Use  Combats strength blindness  Addresses context and balance  Builds a virtuous circle  Manages overuse  Manages underuse  Assists with positive reappraisal © Copyright 2013 VIA INSTITUTE ON CHARACTER. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  15. 15. Mindful Strengths Use: Sample Practices  Target specific character strengths  From mindless to mindful © Copyright 2013 VIA INSTITUTE ON CHARACTER. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Practice Examples
  16. 16. Mindfulness-Based Programs MBSR MBCT DBT ACT MBSP © Copyright 2013 VIA INSTITUTE ON CHARACTER. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  17. 17. Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice (MBSP) 1. Mindfulness & Autopilot 2. Signature Strengths 3. Obstacles are Opportunities 4. Mindfulness in Everyday Life 5. Valuing Your Relationships 6. The Golden Mean 7. Authenticity & Goodness 8. Your Engagement with Life © Copyright 2013 VIA INSTITUTE ON CHARACTER. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  18. 18. Moving Forward – Here & Now  Beginner or expert?  Practice  Priming  “Something with M, something with CS” (MBSP approach) © Copyright 2013 VIA INSTITUTE ON CHARACTER. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  19. 19. MBSP www.viacharacter.org/mindfulness  MBSP research or MBSP practice  Training in MBSP? © Copyright 2013 VIA INSTITUTE ON CHARACTER. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  20. 20. One Survey – Three Reports VIA Survey (www.viame.org) © Copyright 2011-2013 VIA INSTITUTE ON CHARACTER. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  21. 21. Thank You! Ryan Niemiec ryan@viacharacter.org www.ryanniemiec.com © Copyright 2013 VIA INSTITUTE ON CHARACTER. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. VIA Institute www.viacharacter.org www.viapros.org

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