Over the course of the four days, we will explore the most current
research on mindfulness, including the neuroscience underlying
mindfulness and the effects of mindfulness on work-related skills and
behaviors. Specifically, participants will learn how mindfulness can
help cope with trauma, and enhance leadership and communication.
Mindfulness also …
develops your immune system;
aids with physiological responses to stress and negative emotions;
improves social relationships with family and strangers;
reduces stress, depression, and anxiety;
increases well-being and happiness;
increases openness to experience, conscientiousness, and agreeableness; and
improves your awareness that is more clear, nonconceptual, and flexible.
Research on mindfulness in the judiciary, for example, the
effectiveness of mindfulness in addressing unconscious biases, will be a
particular focus. In addition to the didactic portion of the program,
we will spend a significant amount of time experiencing directly a wide
variety of attention focusing and meditation practices, while leaving
time for thoughtful dialogue and inquiry. By the end of the course you
will have both experience with mindfulness practice along with the
resources to keep your practice going for years to come.