11 Amity St
Amherst, MA 01002
“Mindfulness helps me stay centered and focused when my work gets chaotic and frenzied” — Gavin Andresen
“How Shalini’s class most benefited me was in reminding me to consider the impact of my words, actions and passion on other people. How we don’t need to stop delivering messages we want to convey – but how we can more thoughtfully consider where the other person is truly coming from, what your situational bias and skewed outlook may be, what you really want and what is the best way to earn the situation that you want.” — Cinda Jones, President, W.D. Cowls Inc., Land Company
Drawing from research in neuroplasticity, emotional intelligence, and management, this workshop introduces 6 mindfulness competencies to thrive in change. Change is the only constant. Yet most of us are uncomfortable with change, especially change that we don’t like. In this experiential mini-workshop you’ll practice staying open, compassionate, and creative in the face of unanticipated changes in our environments.
We live in a culture that is counter to creating space for contemplation. We all want to be creative and efficient. Yet we fill each waking moment with endless activities and to-do lists. There is no space for imagination, connection, and emergence of new perspectives needed to live a creative and meaningful life.
AmherstWorks is co-creating this space with Downtown Mindfulness for local creatives, change agents, and entrepreneurs. This is an opportunity to reconnect with yourself and other like-minded people. You will get to explore and experiment with mindfulness practices to manage change with creativity and ease.
Please RSVP so we can plan the space accordingly.
About The Facilitator
Shalini Bahl, is the founder of Downtown Mindfulness and The Reminding Project. She has a doctoral degree in marketing from the Isenberg School of Management, UMass, Amherst. Her research in the transformative potential of mindfulness to enhance consumer, societal, and environmental well-being along with other papers on self-awareness and mindfulness has been published in a premier marketing and public policy journals.
She has been meditating for over fifteen years and is certified in the Search Inside Yourself program (a mindfulness-based emotional intelligence training that started at Google by a Google engineer). She is also qualified to teach the 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction class (a program started by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, UMass Medical School), which she offers regularly in Downtown Mindfulness. You can check out the upcoming free intro classes and the 8-week classes on the events page for DowntownMindfulness.com.
“It (mindfulness course) has had a positive impact on me personally and professionally, improving my ability to make decisions with enhanced clarity, thoughtfulness, and awareness, attaining positive outcomes.” – Michael J. Sidoti, Chief Learning Officer
“We got to see the difference in our leadership abilities when we were “just going through the motions” and when we were truly present in the moment. It was amazing to see how much more inspiring and effective everyone was when they were mindful and present.” – Jessica Osgood, PhD Candidate in Accounting, Isenberg School of Management, UMass
“Shalini led a great workshop that taught mindfulness practices to reduce stress, and increase happiness and efficiency.” – Sanjay Nawalkha, Professor & Chairman, Department of Finance, Isenberg School of Management, UMass