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The Mindful Workplace
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Table of Contents

Foreword ix Preface xiii Introduction: The Business Case for Mindfulness Training 1 1 What Is Mindfulness? 13 2 What Is Mindfulness Practice? 31 3 Positive and Negative Stress: Up and Down the Yerkes Dodson Curve 57 4 Approach and Avoidance: Learning New Ways to Be with What Is 73 5 Metacognition: Knowing Your Thoughts as Thoughts 89 6 Respond: Learning Not to React 101 7 Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence: Positive Relationships at Work 111 8 Mindfulness for Leaders 127 9 Mindfulness in Coaching 145 10 Living Mindfully 157 11 Putting on an Eight-Week Mindfulness Course in a Workplace Setting 163 Appendix 1: Good Practice Guidance for Teaching Mindfulness-Based Courses 183 Appendix 2: Review of Significant Mindfulness Research 187 Appendix 3: Further Reading 191 Appendix 4: Further Training and Other Resources 193 Index 195

About the Author

Michael Chaskalson is the UK's leading trainer of mindfulness-based approaches to work, with clients including London Business School, Prudential and GlaxoSmithKline. He is an honorary lecturer at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University, UK, and has more than thirty years experience of Buddhism and formal meditation.

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However, the general mindfulness applicability to therapyis highly welcomed and well written. (BritishJournal of Mental Health and Nursing, 1 July 2012) ... Simple exercises at the end of each chapter andnumerous workplace examples make this it a fascinating, highlyrelevant read for any employee. (ThePsychologist, 1 May 2012)"His book is a skilful weaving together of art, science andpractice, presented with clarity, simplicity and warmth." (Mindful,11 October 2011)

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