Center for Mindful Awareness
Director: Ken A. Verni, Psy.D.
Awareness at Work
"Leaders all over the planet are beginning
to understand the benefits of purposefully learning to be more
attentive and focused, non-reactive, and clear.
Cultivating attention and awareness through mindfulness training
provides a way for leaders to live all aspects of their lives with a
greater sense of skill, connection, openness, and balance."
—Saki Santorelli, EdD, Executive Director,
Center for Mindfulness, Umass Medical School
awareness is both an innate capacity for bringing direct attention to
the moment by moment unfolding of events within us and around us and it
is a disciplined, scientific practice of cultivating greater
intimacy with ourselves in such a way that facilitates our
ability to respond skillfully to stressful, constantly changing
situations as compared to getting caught in patterns of
to "turn towards" what is- without reservation, judgment or regret-
enables us to make informed decisions and remain open to deep levels of
intuitive wisdom and creativity that can otherwise be overshadowed by
our notions of how things "should" be. Mindfulness
practice is a direct, practical approach to learning how to stay
closely attuned to the everchanging nature of the present moment.
|"As irrigators lead water where
they want, as archers make their arrows straight, as carpenters carve
the wise shape their minds"
Learning to cultivate Mindful
Awareness can optimize our capacity to :
down or stop the cascade of our automatic and habitual reactions.
ourselves and others more clearly.
deeply and understand situations just as they are.
- Be open
to creativity beyond conditioning.
effectively to complex and/or emotionally charged situations.
competently and ethically.
balance and resilience in our personal and professional lives.
Mindful Awareness at Work
or 1/2 day seminars offered at an organization's location.
Conceptual and experiential introduction to mindfulness and its
relevance and applications in todays fast paced corporate environment.
- Mindful Awareness at Work Course.
program offered on location in 2 hour classes for 7 consecutive weeks
plus one full day. Most effective when open to all levels of an
organization on a voluntary basis.
more information and to discuess possible modifications to the above
programs to meet your organizations needs...
Ken A. Verni,