Presented by Michael Bunting, best-selling author of The Mindful Leader, A Practical Guide to Mindful Meditation, Extraordinary Leadership in ANZ and the Awakened Mind app.
Introduction to Mindfulness Program
Michael Bunting has been teaching mindfulness to some of the world’s biggest organisations for over 17 years.
This 1-day program is a basic introduction to mindfulness, suitable for large to small organisations and is applicable in the following training contexts: Leadership (basic self-awareness), wellbeing, resilience, mental health, performance, and efficiency.
One day program agenda
Introduction to the presenter, the participants and the agenda.
A reflection exercise designed to help participants realise that the condition of their mind is key to their wellbeing, performance, leadership and freedom from stress.
9:15 Mindfulness Defined
Defining the what and why of mindfulness, with a special emphasis on the difference between presence and mindfulness. Includes some background on the current popularity of mindfulness.
9:45 The Science and Evidence
A short overview of the overwhelming science, neuroscience and evidence behind modern mindfulness practices. Includes unique leadership research data from The Mindful Leader.
10:15 Why Mindfulness?
An in-depth reflection for each participant on why they would want to practice mindfulness. From health to performance, wisdom etc.
10:30 The “how” to practice basic mindfulness
An introduction to basic mindfulness practice. Both the theory and an actual meditation practice.
11:00 Happiness, performance & mindfulness
This is where we join the dots between personal wellbeing, freedom from stress, improved performance and mindfulness. An important “aha” moment for participants.
11:15 Informal Mindfulness Practice
An introduction to the difference between formal and informal mindfulness practice. Includes an informal mindfulness activity.
12:00 Reflection & Summary
This is a time for reflection on the whole morning. Participants are also introduced to the FAQ’s section of the workbook. Session completes with a new meditation practice, which builds off the first meditation practice of the day.
Includes instructions for mindful eating
1:30 The 3 obstacles to mindfulness
An overview of the 3 core habits that rob us of mindfulness and wellbeing (default network, multitasking & technology addiction). Includes exercises & reflections.
2:45 Working with a busy mind
A basic introduction to the skillset needed for working with monkey mind / busy mind.
3:15 Skills Practice
Introduction to formal breath meditation. Both the theory of a meditation object and the skillful use of the breath for longer meditation practice.
3:45 Awakened Mind App
A very brief introduction to the Awakened Mind app. This will support participants to continue their practice, and to stay part of a group.