“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” – Rumi
There are many ways to incorporate the practice of mindfulness and compassion into our work whatever it may be. Teachings on mindfulness have been freely available since the time of the Buddha 2600 years ago. Recent years has brought a renewed interest in the practice of mindfulness in particular. However, not everyone seeking mindfulness training wants to practice Buddhism.
Working models have appeared such as Mindfulness -Based Stress Reduction (M.B.S.R.) Mindfulness -Based Cognitive Therapy (M.B.C.T.), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (A.C.T.) or Dialectical Behavior Therapy (D.B.T.) that can be used in various settings in community that include health care, schools and prisons. However, not everyone seeking mindfulness wants to study formally to teach these models. At Compassion Field we want to support the continuous evolution of our understanding of mindfulness and compassion in society as a practicing community by supporting people wherever they are on their journey exploring these teachings.
Supporting mindfulness as an appropriate response to be-spoke needs of individuals, groups and organizations Mindful Connections is a collaborative community building initiative supporting people who are interested in cultivating mindfulness practice in their lives through their work. Becoming a member allows access to a private area discussion board in support of sharing resources with other members. You can find out more about what level of membership suits your needs at our
‘How to Get Involved’ page http://www.compassionfield.com/how-to-get-involved/
Mindful Connections is invitation to beginners as well as those at various stages of the journey of formal training to deliver mindfulness training. Coming together in mutual respect and support to practice together, network, meet, discuss, explore needs and share opportunities for practice with others involved in bringing mindfulness into the workplace.
No matter what stage of exploration to incorporate mindfulness into your work, welcome!