Cultivating Attention: Lisa Capa Feb 1, 2014

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Cultivating Attention: Lisa Capa Feb 1, 2014

  1. 1. Lisa Capa, January 2014
  2. 2.  To understand:  What is your attention?  Why pay attention to your attention?  What are the benefits of cultivating your attention?  What can you do to begin cultivating your attention?  What can you assess for the next 30 days?
  3. 3.  To tend to; to reach toward –Latin  It is the taking possession by the mind, in clear and vivid form, of one out of what seem several simultaneously possible objects or trains of thought. --William James  It is the focus of awareness on one thing at any particular moment. –Lisa Capa  It is the beam of awareness. –Daniel Goleman Capa, L. (2014). The role of attention cultivation in leadership development for sustainable business: A narrative inquiry. California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA. Manuscript in preparation. Goleman, D. (2013). Focus: The hidden driver of excellence. New York, NY: HarperCollins. James, W. (2007). The principles of psychology, Vol.1 (1st ed.). New York: Cosimo Classics.
  4. 4. “My experience is what I agree to attend to.” –William James James, W. (2007). The principles of psychology, Vol.1 (1st ed.). New York: Cosimo Classics.
  5. 5.  Mindfulness is the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally to the unfolding of experience moment by moment –Jon Kabat-Zinn  Flow is happiness in action –Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi  Eco-system awareness and action emphasizes the well-being of the whole –Otto Scharmer Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2008). Flow: The psychology of optimal experience (1st ed.). New York, NY: Harper Perennial Modern Classics. Kabat-Zinn, J. (2006). Mindfulness-based interventions in context: Past, present, and future. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 10, 144–156. doi:10.1093/clipsy.bpg016 Scharmer, O., & Kaufer, K. (2013). Leading from the emerging future from ego-system to eco-system economies. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
  6. 6. Grounding and Center Exercise
  7. 7.  “I feel calmer than before I grounded and centered.”  1 = strongly disagree  2 = disagree  3 = neutral  4 = agree  5 = strongly disagree

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