Daily mindfulness matrix techniques™
Mindfulness is now regarded as a practice on par with exercise and eating well in terms of maintaining personal health. For centuries, people have reaped the benefits of mindfulness through a better ability to manage stress and an increased sense of well-being. Creating sustainable high-performance organizations includes mindfulness, because mindfulness develops the brain's capacity to productively engage with complexity, change, and ambiguity. Mindfulness is the canvas upon which all other positive cultural changes in organizations are painted. Mind Atlas® provides mindfulness instruction and practice using the Daily Mindfulness Matrix Techniques™ (DMMT™).
awareness of breathing meditation
"Awareness of breathing meditation" is a practice that serves as the foundation for a mindful attitude. Often guided with the assistance of an instructor, awareness of breathing meditation usually lasts 30 to 60 minutes daily. The objective of awareness of breathing meditation is to cultivate attitudes that are key to self-mastery, such as acceptance, trust, and patience.
Mindful arrival is any activity that is practiced with the goal of focusing a group’s mental awareness in the service of awareness and acceptance. Meetings and the beginning of the workday are excellent opportunities to practice mindful arrival. One example of mindful arrival is guided meditation at the beginning of a meeting. This guided meditation can take as few as three minutes, but it can have profound effects.
Labeling & Reframing
In order to improve how we respond to difficult situations at work one of the specific things we can do is what author and leadership consultant Dr. David Rock calls “labeling” and “reframing” in his book Your Brain at Work. Practicing labeling and reframing improves interpersonal relationships, and increases the ability to deal with change, complexity, and ambiguity.
Pure inquiry is a form of asking questions and eliciting responses without judgmental or loaded feedback. Pure inquiry requires that the person asking the questions keep her attention on the answers being provided, without getting caught up in how she wants to respond.