Calm at the Center

Calm at the Center

Mindfulness Practice for Those Caring for Others

Mindfulness is becoming a part of the day to day experience for many people and organizations. Fortune 500 Companies are teaching and encouraging their employees and successful leaders are embedding mindfulness into the workplace routine.

The exciting news is that not only does the practice benefit employees, it has deep and far reaching benefits for the people they support. How often are we told to remain calm in the face of crisis? Many of us do not have the skill set to do this or to stay calm when things begin to escalate.

Currently, a program is being finalized in Ontario, that focuses on teaching caregivers the practice of mindfulness to better equip them to support others. In this presentation, we will be examining elements of this program and other modalities of mindfulness in the work environment.

Through lecture, examples, video and active learning, participants will begin to understand how this simple tool can make a difference in our own lives and those that we support.

In this session participants will:

  • complete a simple mindfulness practice
  • investigate how the fMRI’s and science are beginning to quantify how mindfulness works.
  • demonstrate how this practice is being used to support those who are perceived as “challenging”.
  • explore ideas for using mindfulness to support ourselves and others when things get difficult.
  • access a number of resources for continued learning and practice of mindfulness.

CALM AT THE CENTER-SLIDES HANDOUT

Bibliography:

Conscious Care and Support for Individuals with Autism & Other Developmental Disabilities

Balancing Body, Brain & Being
by Peter Marks and Gareth Marks
Forward by Shinzen Young
ISBN #978-1-927771-03-7

The Body Keeps the Score

Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma 
by Bessel van der Kolk M.D. (Author)
ISBN-13: 978-0143127741
ISBN-10: 0143127748

Mindfulness Made Simple

An Introduction to Finding Calm Through Mindfulness & Meditation
by Elisha Goldstein

Mindful Living Workbook 

Free Download
By: Carley Hauck, MA

Mindful Movements

Ten Exercises for Well- Being

By: Thich Nhat Hanh

The Blooming of a Lotus

Guided Meditation for Achieving the Miracle of Mindfulness (Revised)

by Thich Nat Hanh

Wherever You Go, There You Are

by John Kabat-Zinn

The Way Under the Way: The Place of True Meeting

by Mark Nepo


Articles


Videos

From “Headspace” App

From Happify.com

From Mindful.org


Links

Peter Marks: Centre for Conscious Care

Wendy Palmer: Leadership Embodiment


Meditation Apps

SEVEN GREAT APPS FOR MEDITATION

Meditation Apps for iOS and Android Teaching Us to Be Mindful