Mindfulness: Developing The Faculty of Attention

Mindfulness Teacher and Author of Into The Heart of Mindfulness

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  • Defining mindfulness: knowing what's happening and acting on that learning
  • The difference between judgment and discernment, the relationship between judgment and self-criticism
  • Being present: how becoming aware of our senses and bodies can offer the possibility of meeting our immediate experience more skillfully
  • Developing an awareness of our thought patterns: how developing a mindfulness practice can help us respond less automatically to habitual thought patterns
  • Common misconceptions about the practice of mindfulness
  • How mindfulness practice can help us take a step back from intense situations and cultivate a sense of equanimity
  • Developing the skill of attention: the difficulties that tend to arise in the practice of guided and unguided meditation
  • The Relationship Between Mindfulness Practice and Self-Mastery
  • Noticing and disarming unproductive automatic responses to difficulty
  • Dealing With Failure: cultivating a mindset where we take interest in failure as a chance to learn
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Ed Halliwell

Mindfulness Teacher and Author of Into The Heart of Mindfulness

Ed is a UK-based mindfulness teacher. He has written three books: Into The Heart of Mindfulness, Mindfulness: How To Live Well By Paying Attention (published in a new edition as Mindfulness Made Easy) and (as co-author) The Mindful Manifesto. He is an associate of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre and Sussex Mindfulness Centre, and regularly speaks on mindfulness-related topics, in the media and at conferences, festivals and other events. He leads public mindfulness courses, workshops and retreats in London, Surrey and Sussex, and has introduced and taught mindfulness in workplaces such as Accenture, UNICEF UK, Imperial College Business School, and the Houses of Parliament. Read more

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Mindfulness: Developing The Faculty of Attention(February 26, 2020)

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