Mindfulness: Developing Agency in Urgent Times
Jamie Bristow (Director, The Mindfulness Initiative), will speak about his new discussion paper which makes a case for training the mind in order to meet more skilfully the manifold existential challenges of our times.
By way of a narrative account of the deeper patterns and mechanics of mindfulness practice, we’ll consider it not as a topical cure for society’s ills, but a way of being in relationship with the world which supports authentic agency: the capacity to act, make choices or exert power. Jamie will propose that the natural human capacity of mindfulness can support our efforts to reclaim and reorient attention towards what matters, reflect more wisely, and act from a place of collective purpose.
Far from being just a ‘nice to have’ wellbeing benefit in the workplace or an alternative to prescription drugs for mental health treatment, cultivating the innate capacity off mindfulness and its essential qualities such as attention control, receptivity, meta-cognitive awareness, cognitive flexibility, embodiment, emotion regulation and compassion through evidence-based training programmes is needed to ‘level up’ individual and collective agency to be equal to complex, 21st Century problems.
Read the DISCUSSION PAPER launched earlier this month for a sneak preview!
Chaired by Andrew McNeill (MI Workplace Policy lead).
5.00 – 5.30 pm: Jamie Bristow – Interview/Conversation
5.30 – 6.00 pm: Discussion and Q&A
This webinar is and free to Mindful Workplace Community Members only.
The Zoom link will be sent to all members who have registered before the event.