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Mindfulness,the Brain & BusinessManaging and leadingothers with the brain inmindDr Jeffrey Schwartz &Josephine Thomson MCC...
PresentersJeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D.As one of the world’s leading experts in neuroplasticity and theco-founder of the Neuro...
OverviewKey concepts:● Deceptive brain messages● Meta-cognition; meta-attention; meta-  awareness● True self● Your mind● Y...
Deceptive brainmessagesAny false or inaccurate thought or anyunhelpful or distracting impulse, urge, ordesire that takes y...
The brain puts out the call, themind decides whether to listen                             *
● Meta-cognition – thinking about  what you’re thinking● Meta-attention – paying attention  to what you’re paying attentio...
True SelfLiving according to your true self meansseeing yourself for who you really arebased on your sincere striving to e...
Your Wise AdvocateThe aspect of your attentivemind that can see the biggerpicture, including yourinherent worth, capabilit...
Your Wise AdvocateKnows what you are thinking, can see thedeceptive brain messages for what they are andwhere they came fr...
What is mindfulness?●   An activity●   A state of mind     ●   While it eventually can become a way of         being and a...
Non-judgemental?Mindfulness is in fact BOTH non-judgmental and judgmental   ● With respect to thoughts, impulses,     urge...
Components ofmindfulness● Direct knowing and deep experiential  awareness● Being knowledgeable about what is  happening in...
BehaviouralJames Gross has shown that suppressingemotional reactions/responses does notwork:   ● Increases blood pressure ...
MindfulnessA practical way to learnmindfulness...Use the Four Steps                     *
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MindfulnessLets practice                 *
Mindfulness worksIn summary, any approach that allows youto:1. Make mental notes/increase awareness2. Reinterpret the mean...
Mindfulness worksThese brain changes result in:    ● Decreased distress, anxiety and       depression    ● Allowing for mo...
Mindfulness worksUnderstanding that your brain has beenactivating in unhelpful ways and that you,through mindfulness and o...
OverviewKey concepts:● Deceptive brain messages● Meta-cognition; meta-attention; meta-  awareness● True self● Your mind● Y...
Thank you● Sign up for our next webinar if you havent  already done so: www.jeffreymschwartz.  com● Order a SIGNED copy of...
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Mindfulness, the Brain and Business: Presented by Dr Jeffrey M. Schwartz and Josephine Thomson, MCC

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Dr Jeffrey Schwartz and Master Coach Josephine Thomson will introduce you to the neuroscience of mindfulness and show it's sometimes surprising applications in the workplace.

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Mindfulness, the Brain and Business: Presented by Dr Jeffrey M. Schwartz and Josephine Thomson, MCC

  1. 1. Mindfulness,the Brain & BusinessManaging and leadingothers with the brain inmindDr Jeffrey Schwartz &Josephine Thomson MCC *
  2. 2. PresentersJeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D.As one of the world’s leading experts in neuroplasticity and theco-founder of the NeuroLeadership field, Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz isa sought after speaker, and best selling author of Brain Lockand You Are Not Your Brain.Dr Schwartz has been practicing mindfulness within a structuredcultural tradition for over 35 years. He has sustained a formaldaily practice for at least one hour every day for over 25 years.Josephine Thomson, MCCJosie Thomson is an internationally certified master coach, aMiddlesex University neuroleadership graduate, lifestyle author,acclaimed businesswoman and cancer survivor. She partners with her clients toachieve sustainable change and breakthrough business/lifestyleresults. *
  3. 3. OverviewKey concepts:● Deceptive brain messages● Meta-cognition; meta-attention; meta- awareness● True self● Your mind● Your Wise Advocate● Mindfulness – definition● How mindfulness works● Benefits of mindfulness● Guided practice● Q&A *
  4. 4. Deceptive brainmessagesAny false or inaccurate thought or anyunhelpful or distracting impulse, urge, ordesire that takes you away from your truegoals and intentions in lifei.e. your true self. *
  5. 5. The brain puts out the call, themind decides whether to listen *
  6. 6. ● Meta-cognition – thinking about what you’re thinking● Meta-attention – paying attention to what you’re paying attention to● Meta-awareness – being aware about HOW you are being aware * 8
  7. 7. True SelfLiving according to your true self meansseeing yourself for who you really arebased on your sincere striving to embodythe values and achieve the goals you trulybelieve in.It includes approaching yourself, your trueemotions and needs, from a loving, caring,nurturing perspective that is consistentwith how your loving inner guide (WiseAdvocate) sees you. *
  8. 8. Your Wise AdvocateThe aspect of your attentivemind that can see the biggerpicture, including yourinherent worth, capabilitiesand accomplishments. *
  9. 9. Your Wise AdvocateKnows what you are thinking, can see thedeceptive brain messages for what they are andwhere they came from, understands how youfeel (physically & emotionally) and is aware ofhow destructive and unhealthy your habitual,automatic responses have been for you.The wise advocate wants the best for you, itloves and cares for you, so it encourages you tovalue your true self and make decisions in arational way based on what is in your overallbest interest in the long-term. *
  10. 10. What is mindfulness?● An activity● A state of mind ● While it eventually can become a way of being and a state of mind, it does not start out that way. You can’t just be in the zone without effort.● Awareness ● What is happening right now● Focus ● Consciously directing your attention● Acceptance *
  11. 11. Non-judgemental?Mindfulness is in fact BOTH non-judgmental and judgmental ● With respect to thoughts, impulses, urges, desires, interests, preferences and so on, mindfulness certainly is non-judgmental ● However, this does not mean anything goes in terms of our behaviors… we can and should judge our actions and plans *
  12. 12. Components ofmindfulness● Direct knowing and deep experiential awareness● Being knowledgeable about what is happening in this moment as it is happening● Approaching your experiences and feelings through direct observation, rather than through thoughts and concepts that cloud your perceptions *
  13. 13. BehaviouralJames Gross has shown that suppressingemotional reactions/responses does notwork: ● Increases blood pressure and heart rate in the subject ● Decreases memory of events/encoding new memories ● Increases blood pressure of those around you *
  14. 14. MindfulnessA practical way to learnmindfulness...Use the Four Steps *
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  16. 16. MindfulnessLets practice *
  17. 17. Mindfulness worksIn summary, any approach that allows youto:1. Make mental notes/increase awareness2. Reinterpret the meaning or significance of events3. Selectively focus your attention will lead to positive changes in the brain, most importantly… *
  18. 18. Mindfulness worksThese brain changes result in: ● Decreased distress, anxiety and depression ● Allowing for more rational decisions/actions by increasing voluntary, conscious emotion regulation (and symptom management)● Modalities can include meditation, labeling affect, reframing or selective attention *
  19. 19. Mindfulness worksUnderstanding that your brain has beenactivating in unhelpful ways and that you,through mindfulness and other therapies, canchange how your brain function in positiveways.This helps people become more motivatedand empowered to change their brain to workfor them, rather than against them. *
  20. 20. OverviewKey concepts:● Deceptive brain messages● Meta-cognition; meta-attention; meta- awareness● True self● Your mind● Your Wise Advocate● Mindfulness – definition● How mindfulness works● Benefits of mindfulness● Guided practice● Q&A *
  21. 21. Thank you● Sign up for our next webinar if you havent already done so: www.jeffreymschwartz. com● Order a SIGNED copy of You Are Not Your Brain at www.josephine.com.au● Pre-order the You Are Not Your Brain 2.5 hour workshop recording (filmed at Mind and Its Potential Conference last year) at: www.jeffreymschwartz.com● Register your interest in attending one of the upcoming workshops online. Registrations open next month *

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