Mindfulness

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We live in an age of information overload – we are often working for our minds, rather than our minds working for us! Mindfulness is the foundation stone for all aspects of our personal and work life – making us more integrated, centred and effective.

Mindfulness is ‘the awareness that arises from paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgementally‘ (Dr John Kabat-Zinn 2005). This skill is developed through engaging in systematic meditation based practices.

We incorporate elements of Mindfulness into many of our courses on the basis that it is an important element in terms of individual and group effectiveness.

The ability to be as ‘present’ as possible maximises opportunities for listening, learning and being open to creative ideas.

Roger first explored Meditation in the late 1970s in India and then continued this interest through his Aikido practice over a 25+ year period. He completed his part one Mindfulness instructor training with MTi (Mindfulness Training International) in 2014. Roger was also highly influenced by the work of Dr Carl Rogers and his research on the core conditions that support effective relationships.


  • Thank you for an energising and informative day - a great mix of theory and practical experience which has shown the value of AI. I'm buzzing with ideas of how we can apply this approach across the organisation and we will be setting up an AI collaborative of the attendees at the workshop to explore all applications and cascade the techniques across the museum. Thank you Roger for your expertise and experience in leading us through this invaluable day and for setting us off on our journey.
    Head of Policy & Planning, National Museum Wales (2011)


  • The task of organisational leadership is to create an alignment of strengths in ways that make a system's weaknesses irrelevant.
    Peter Drucker

  • AI can be used as an evaluative technique, but its main purpose is to identify good practice, introduce and implement change successfully.
    NFER report

  • If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
    Abraham Maslow