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Mindfulness,
   the Brain & Business
   Managing and leading others
      with the brain in mind
Dr Jeffrey M. Schwartz & Josephine Thomson, MCC
Presenters

      Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D.
      As one of the world’s leading experts in neuroplasticity and
      the co-founder of the NeuroLeadership field, Dr. Jeffrey
      Schwartz is a sought after speaker, and best selling author of
      'Brain Lock' and 'You Are Not Your Brain'.
      Dr Schwartz has been practicing mindfulness within a
      structured cultural tradition for over 35 years. He has
      sustained a formal daily practice for at least one hour every
      day for over 25 years.

      Josephine Thomson, MCC
      Josie Thomson is an internationally certified master coach, a
      Middlesex University neuroleadership graduate, lifestyle
      author, acclaimed business woman and cancer survivor. She
      partners with her clients to achieve sustainable change and
      breakthrough business/lifestyle results.
Overview
●   Introduction to mindfulness
●   Deceptive brain messages
●   Meta-cognition, meta-attention, meta-awareness
●   True self
●   Your mind
●   Your 'Wise Advocate'
●   Mindfulness defined
●   How it works
●   Benefits of mindfulness
●   Practice
●   Q&A
Deceptive brain messages


Any false or inaccurate thought or any
unhelpful or distracting impulse, urge, or
desire that takes you away from your true
goals and intentions in life
i.e. your true self.
The brain puts out the
call, the mind decides
whether to listen
●   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
True Self

Living according to your true self means
seeing yourself for who you really are based
on your sincere striving to embody the values
and achieve the goals you truly believe in.

It includes approaching yourself, your true
emotions and needs, from a loving, caring,
nurturing perspective that is consistent with
how your loving inner guide (Wise Advocate)
sees you.
Your Wise Advocate


The aspect of your attentive mind
that can see the bigger picture,
including your inherent worth,
capabilities and
accomplishments.
Your Wise Advocate
Knows what you are thinking, can see the
deceptive brain messages for what they are and
where they came from, understands how you feel
(physically & emotionally) and is aware of how
destructive and unhealthy your habitual,
automatic responses have been for you.
The wise advocate wants the best for you, it loves
and cares for you, so it encourages you to value
your true self and make decisions in a rational
way based on what is in your overall best interest
in the long-term.
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
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
Components of mindfulness
●   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
Behavioural
James Gross has shown that suppressing
emotional reactions/responses does not work:
●   Increases blood pressure and heart rate in the
    subject
●   Decreases memory of events/encoding new
    memories
●   Increases blood pressure of those around you
Mindfulness
A practical way to learn mindfulness...

Use the Four Steps:

   1.   Relabel
   2.   Reframe
   3.   Refocus
   4.   Revalue
Mindfulness




Let's practice...
Mindfulness works
In summary, any approach that allows you to:
1.   Make mental notes/increase awareness
2.   Reinterpret the meaning or significance of
     events
3.   Selectively focus your attention will lead to
     positive changes in the brain, most
     importantly...
Mindfulness works
These 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
Mindfulness works
Understanding that your brain has been
activating in unhelpful ways and that you,
through mindfulness and related skills, can
change how your brain function in positive ways.

This helps people become more motivated and
empowered to change their brain to work for
them, rather than against them.
Overview
●   Introduction to mindfulness
●   Deceptive brain messages
●   Meta-cognition, meta-attention, meta-awareness
●   True self
●   Your mind
●   Your 'Wise Advocate'
●   Mindfulness defined
●   How it works
●   Benefits of mindfulness
●   Practice
●   Q&A
The Virtual Masterclass Series


Develop new techniques for
taking control of your brain,
changing bad habits & ending
unhealthy thinking in this five
week masterclass.
Why attend?

● Exclusive access to both of us for
  five weeks
● Become more mindful in your work
  and life
● End the negative self-talk
● Increase your confidence, productivity
  and happiness
● Connect with like-minded people
● Access to webinar recordings
The Virtual Masterclass Series

Commences Monday November
12th at 6:30pm (Pacific time)
Class runs at 1:30pm Sydney time on Tuesdays.
Commencing November 13.
Classes run weekly at the same time each week.
If you miss a class, you can catch up by watching
the recording.

$389 standard price
$289 for today's webinar registrants
Thank you
●   Order a SIGNED copy of 'You Are Not Your Brain'
    at www.josephine.com.au

●   Order 'Simple Meditations for Busy People' for just
    $7.99 at www.josephine.com.au


●   Register for the workshop using the code
    MIND2012 to take advantage of the special offer.
    Offer expires in 24 hours, so be quick!

●   Register at: www.jeffreymschwartz.com

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Mindfulness, the Brain & Business (September) - Presented by Dr Jeffrey M. Schwartz and Josephine Thomson, MCC

  • 1. Mindfulness, the Brain & Business Managing and leading others with the brain in mind Dr Jeffrey M. Schwartz & Josephine Thomson, MCC
  • 2. Presenters Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D. As one of the world’s leading experts in neuroplasticity and the co-founder of the NeuroLeadership field, Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz is a sought after speaker, and best selling author of 'Brain Lock' and 'You Are Not Your Brain'. Dr Schwartz has been practicing mindfulness within a structured cultural tradition for over 35 years. He has sustained a formal daily practice for at least one hour every day for over 25 years. Josephine Thomson, MCC Josie Thomson is an internationally certified master coach, a Middlesex University neuroleadership graduate, lifestyle author, acclaimed business woman and cancer survivor. She partners with her clients to achieve sustainable change and breakthrough business/lifestyle results.
  • 3.
  • 4. Overview ● Introduction to mindfulness ● Deceptive brain messages ● Meta-cognition, meta-attention, meta-awareness ● True self ● Your mind ● Your 'Wise Advocate' ● Mindfulness defined ● How it works ● Benefits of mindfulness ● Practice ● Q&A
  • 5. Deceptive brain messages Any false or inaccurate thought or any unhelpful or distracting impulse, urge, or desire that takes you away from your true goals and intentions in life i.e. your true self.
  • 6. The brain puts out the call, the mind decides whether to listen
  • 7. 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. True Self Living according to your true self means seeing yourself for who you really are based on your sincere striving to embody the values and achieve the goals you truly believe in. It includes approaching yourself, your true emotions and needs, from a loving, caring, nurturing perspective that is consistent with how your loving inner guide (Wise Advocate) sees you.
  • 9. Your Wise Advocate The aspect of your attentive mind that can see the bigger picture, including your inherent worth, capabilities and accomplishments.
  • 10. Your Wise Advocate Knows what you are thinking, can see the deceptive brain messages for what they are and where they came from, understands how you feel (physically & emotionally) and is aware of how destructive and unhealthy your habitual, automatic responses have been for you. The wise advocate wants the best for you, it loves and cares for you, so it encourages you to value your true self and make decisions in a rational way based on what is in your overall best interest in the long-term.
  • 11. 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
  • 12. 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
  • 13. Components of mindfulness ● 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
  • 14. Behavioural James Gross has shown that suppressing emotional reactions/responses does not work: ● Increases blood pressure and heart rate in the subject ● Decreases memory of events/encoding new memories ● Increases blood pressure of those around you
  • 15. Mindfulness A practical way to learn mindfulness... Use the Four Steps: 1. Relabel 2. Reframe 3. Refocus 4. Revalue
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  • 18. Mindfulness works In summary, any approach that allows you to: 1. Make mental notes/increase awareness 2. Reinterpret the meaning or significance of events 3. Selectively focus your attention will lead to positive changes in the brain, most importantly...
  • 19. Mindfulness works These 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
  • 20. Mindfulness works Understanding that your brain has been activating in unhelpful ways and that you, through mindfulness and related skills, can change how your brain function in positive ways. This helps people become more motivated and empowered to change their brain to work for them, rather than against them.
  • 21. Overview ● Introduction to mindfulness ● Deceptive brain messages ● Meta-cognition, meta-attention, meta-awareness ● True self ● Your mind ● Your 'Wise Advocate' ● Mindfulness defined ● How it works ● Benefits of mindfulness ● Practice ● Q&A
  • 22. The Virtual Masterclass Series Develop new techniques for taking control of your brain, changing bad habits & ending unhealthy thinking in this five week masterclass.
  • 23. Why attend? ● Exclusive access to both of us for five weeks ● Become more mindful in your work and life ● End the negative self-talk ● Increase your confidence, productivity and happiness ● Connect with like-minded people ● Access to webinar recordings
  • 24. The Virtual Masterclass Series Commences Monday November 12th at 6:30pm (Pacific time) Class runs at 1:30pm Sydney time on Tuesdays. Commencing November 13. Classes run weekly at the same time each week. If you miss a class, you can catch up by watching the recording. $389 standard price $289 for today's webinar registrants
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