Workshop at Bowers & Wilkins
Global Headquarters in Redwood City, CA.
Please join us on February 1st @ 3pm in the All Hands Area as we welcome guest speaker Nirali Shah to our office. Nirali will introduce us to mindfulness and discuss how meditation can be a tool for well-being and joy in our life.
To attend, Register here by January 31st, 2018: http://www.niralis.com/bowers
What is Mindfulness Meditation?
“Mindfulness is a capacity of purposefully bringing attention to one’s present moment experience as it arises in the thoughts, emotions or body sensations without judgment; with a willingness to be open and curious.”
Today, mindfulness meditation has become integral to employee well-being at Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. It is also actively taught in hundreds of schools and universities across United States and Europe.
Universities such as Harvard, Stanford, Oxford, Berkeley and UCLA are spending millions of dollars on scientific research that reveals the benefits of Mindfulness Meditation. Most of these colleges also have centers and buildings dedicated to teaching this practice.
Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation?
Modern neuroscience reveals Mindfulness Meditation leads to reduced stress and anxiety and increases concentration, focus and well-being. Mindfulness helps the brain encode its patterns towards greater compassion as well as emotional resilience – some of the most critical qualities for empowered leadership.
An seminal study conducted by Harvard researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) determined that meditation literally rebuilds the brain’s grey matter in just eight weeks. The results of another important study published in NeuroReport show thicker cortical regions related to attention and sensory processing.
Studies show have also shown that rumination and worry contribute to mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety. However, Mindfulness-based interventions are effective in the reduction of both rumination and worry illnesses.