An introduction to Mindful Impact

10 April, 2014 in

Date(s) - 10/04/2014
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Impactory

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When and where? 10th April – 6 p.m. @TheImpactory. Join us for an introduction to mindfulness and a mindfulness course for members and non-members.

“Paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally” – John Kabat-Zinn

Mindfulness is about developing attention. It is about living fully the present. It is about being, before any doing.

Sometimes we get in our way, because we’re too attached to our past failures. Or, we move too fast towards the future, without having observed where we really are in the present. Our body is always with us, but our thoughts are often somewhere else. Sometimes we lose a real connection with our environment, family, friends, community, clients. Sometimes we lose a true connection with ourselves, our values, ideas, projects, objectives.

Mindfulness brings us back to the present moment, to ourselves. It starts from within, and spreads all around. When we are aware, and we live in the present moment, then we’re able to bring out the best of ourselves. We don’t hurry, or worry. We observe and listen more attentively. We don’t judge with old lenses, but experience with a beginner’s mind. We don’t escape or avoid, but we accept and become able to move on with a new understanding, and with less stress and burdening.

Mindfulness grows on a 2,500 years old tradition of meditation, and its positive impact is now supported by many decades of academic research. First applied with extreme success to support patients experiencing depression and anxiety, it has been found to have a valuable impact also in different areas. Companies like Google, Unilever, The Huffington Post, Patagonia, and entrepreneurs in the Silicon Valley, developed mindfulness programs to improve not just well-being, but also communication, trust, interactions, decision making, creativity.

About: Maurizio Cortesi

Maurizio is a trainer and coach, long-standing mindfulness practitioner and certified teacher. Before going freelance, he has worked in administration, management, and academic research (focusing on how trust can impact individual and group performance). He is passionate about learning and sharing, always trying to experiment first hand. He likes to challenge assumptions and perspectives, focusing in the meantime on clear, simple and impacting messages, strategies, and practices. He works with people inside and outside companies and academia to support them in the discovery and development of their personal and professional skills and resources.
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