Inspired by recent critiques of instrumentalised mindfulness training, Mindfulness Initiative director Jamie Bristow has written a piece for openDemocracy asking why critics paint inner development as a barrier to better systems when, amidst crisis and complexity, we need both. Time for new thinking about mindfulness and social change – openDemocracy, September 3rd 2019.
Technology has superseded what many of us dreamed possible – machines are augmenting human capabilities, and as DeepMind founder Demis Hassabis observes as we start the new decade, “really this is just the beginning”. The 21st century workplace requires transformed and transformative leadership skills and capabilities. According to BP’s CIO of Energy Trading Ayman Assaf, […]
Image by Jacob Madsen (Unsplash) There is evidence from military settings and other high-pressure, safety-critical environments that mindfulness helps to reduce stress and enhance attention. In this article, Martin Summerfield explores mindfulness in the nuclear sector. Key points addressed:- Mindfulness is effective in reducing stress, anxiety and burnout. Mindfulness provides such benefits without compromising […]
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