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Lean mind: Mindfulness & Work

 

Juggling the demands of today’s private and working life is not easy. Evolution has not yet caught up with the 21st-century lifestyles so we need to help our nervous system to cope with stress.

The reason why many organizations and Leaders are turning to mindfulness are the well-documented benefits it brings.

Among the benefits listed by The Mindfulness Initiative, an institute that offers mindfulness teaching in the UK Parliament are:

· Better decision making, giving leaders more freedom to choose informed responses over automatic reactions.

· Boosted creativity & Innovation by improving focus, promoting divergent thinking and increasing the capacity to respond in a novel and adaptive ways to challenges.

· Improved quality of life through higher resilience to stress and the associated mental health problems.

Like with any exercise regimen, regular practice is the key for mindfulness to bring about sustained results.

In this workshop, we will learn a short mindful routine that can be put into practice immediately. To gain the necessary confidence in establishing this new habit, we will investigate exactly why and how it is so beneficial - based upon an explanation of cutting-edge neurobiological models.

This programme, in combination with regular guided practices in the office, is currently running at KPN with success.

Agenda

15:00 - door open - welcome drinks.

15:30 - presentation starts.

17:00 - 18:00 networking after the presentation.

About Davide

Davide is a passionate trainer and mindfulness coach. He has studied contemplative practices for 20 years, spending five years at a traditional Buddhist philosophy college in Nepal as well as time in long practice retreats.

He relies on cutting-edge neurobiological models and translates the often obscure language borrowed from eastern spiritual traditions into precise instructions that anyone can immediately put into practice.

Born and raised in Italy, he now lives in Amsterdam where he makes the benefits of meditation accessible to entrepreneurs and companies like KPN where he runs regular workshops as well as daily guided mindfulness practices for teams.

About the Location

The event will be held at the beautiful Westergasfabriek Villa. The Villa is the summer residence of HOME, a venture dedicated to bringing the heart of meditation into the city.

Please visit www.homeinamsterdam.space and explore HOME’s programme for learning and applying meditation to our modern days' needs.