May 15, 2014
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Includes tuition, course materials, parking and breakfast.
About the Program
This experiential class in mindfulness addresses the stress and pressures that work and life have on our minds, bodies and performance, and how to turn around the negative impact they have on our leadership capabilities, company culture and ultimately business results. Business leaders who attend will actively participate in a variety of mindfulness practices and discussions about ways that mindfulness can play an important role in strategic thinking, leading employees and influencing company culture.
- Experiencing mindfulness practice.
- Discussion: Problems in the workplace, exploring the issues together.
- Understanding mindfulness. What are the benefits for the executive? For the company?
- Performance under pressure.
- Stress and its impact on self and business.
- Mindfulness and compassion in business relationships.
- Experiential components include: seated and walking meditations, mindful eating, mindful movement, mindful communication, mindful awareness and focus.
- Didactic exercises include: shifting perceptions, responding vs. reacting, awareness vs. auto pilot, cultivating a non-judgmental attitude, the distracted brain.
- Discussion: Bringing mindfulness into the workplace and integration into company culture.
- Maintaining the practice. Next steps.
- Mindful leadership in daily business and personal life can inspire:
- Increased awareness of business issues - before they become a problem
- Improved focus and thinking - leading to high level strategic planning
- Decrease in stress and stress related illness – reducing absenteeism and lowering health care plan costs
- Improved business relationships - through compassion for self and others
- Shift in perception and action – finding a more constructive approach that sets the stage for a positive change in company culture
Who Should Attend
This program will benefit those in influential positions in the workplace. In a setting with other executives, you will learn, experience and practice mindfulness techniques.
About the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness
The WorkLife Integration Program (WIP) at the University of California San Diego Center for Mindfulness is dedicated to delivering outstanding customized mindfulness resources that have a positive impact on business, individuals, and culture while integrating personal health and well-being with business success.
The Center for Mindfulness is a program within the UC San Diego Center for Integrative Medicine and Department of Psychiatry. The foundation of our work lies in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Mindfulness. The profound effects of this work are strongly supported by a large body of scientific research, some of which will be shared during this workshop.
Steven D. Hickman, Psy.D.
Executive Director, UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness
Dr. Steven Hickman is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and has a joint appointment as an Associate Clinical Professor in the UCSD Departments of Psychiatry and Family and Preventive Medicine. Dr. Hickman is the Founder and Director of the UCSD Center for Mindfulness, a program of community building, clinical care, professional training and research. Since founding the Center in 2000, he has taught over 40 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses, as well as adapting the program for nurses, medical students and other professional and clinical populations. The Center for Mindfulness has also become a global leader in providing professional training in the burgeoning field of mindfulness-based interventions for professionals of all sorts. Dr. Hickman is also a member of the Executive Committee of the UC San Diego Center for Integrative Medicine. He is married and has three teenage children, affording him ample opportunities to practice what he preaches.
Ellyn Wolfe, MEd
Director of Workplace Initiatives
For the past twenty years, Ellyn has been active in helping corporate America to relax and be mindful. She developed and taught Stress Management and Wellness programs in Fortune 500 companies for the Mind/Body Medical Institute and WFD in Boston, as Work/Life Director at Fleet Boston Financial, and as Human Resources Director at the San Diego Convention Center. Ellyn holds a master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Human Development and Psychology and a Master’s Certificate in Evidence Based Coaching from the Fielding Institute in Santa Barbara. She received Clinical Training in Mind/Body Medicine with Dr. Herbert Benson at the Mind/Body Medical Institute (now the Benson-Henry Institute) in Boston.