Monday, October 4, 2010

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION, MINDFUL LEADERSHIP AND GREY MATTER


Read what Bill George, Harvard Business School Professor, former Medtronic CEO, and best-selling author has to say about Mindfulness and leadership.

This is no surprise to those who have been teaching and practising Mindfulness and Mindfulness Meditation for some time now.

Mindfulness is being taught at several leading US law and business schools including Harvard, UC Berkeley and Stanford, as well as at numerous Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and Continuing Professional Education (CPE) workshops and seminars across the USA. In addition, Mindfulness has been endorsed by several US Bar Associations and insurance companies.

We have known for some time now that Mindfulness can not only reduce stress and stress-related medical symptoms. There in now abundant evidence that meditation beneficially alters the actual physical structure of the human brain by increasing the thickness of the brain’s grey matter. The latter is associated with attention, sensation, perception and other cognitive functioning.

For those interested this scholarly journal article is worth reading (and it is just one of MANY such articles attesting to and otherwise reporting on innumerable medical and scientific findings).
All of this is very exciting, to say the least.

NOTE. This blog sets out a simple form of mindfulness sitting meditation.


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