Sunday, July 24, 2016

Mindfulness and Contemplative Practices

The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society
Recently I attended an overview at Longview Community College last week presented by guest Stephanie Briggs on the implementation of mindfulness and contemplative practices in higher education.  Briggs is an active member of the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACMHE).  Be sure to visit the site for more information.

Of course since last week, I've seen mindfulness practices in the news, practiced within law enforcement, in sports for athletes, and in every day living.  It is a proven technique to reaching one's goals and objectives, staying focus and reflective in so many daily jobs.  What is Mindfulness? can be explained here, but I like the term "mental training." And, I've learned in the last week, that many prefer the term "situational awareness" removing any uncomfortable Buddhist reference.  But either way, the goal is the same.

The Huffington Post, offered 13 Things Mindful People Do Differently Every Day. Interestingly, I practice many of these. Guess, I'll be more mindful of these daily practices and the effects in the future.

Be sure to visit The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society.

Kathleen Brandt