Author Type

Graduate Student

Location

U-Hall 3-098

Start Date

28-3-2018 10:10 AM

End Date

28-3-2018 11:00 AM

Presentation Type

Panel

Abstract

MAP Mindfulness is a project and organization founded by Sherri Henderson and Erin Sheehan, two recent Lesley University alumni from the Master of Arts in Mindfulness Studies program. They created MAP to serve two main purposes that they will share in this presentation. Their first aim is to curate a dynamic online community for mindfulness professionals to engage in dialogue and collaborative efforts in the emerging field of mindfulness. This group would bring an emphasis on research, ethical standards, and authentic practice.

Their second purpose is to continue their own work in what they call, “Digital Mindfulness.” Their graduate work investigated the intersection of the growing mindfulness momentum with individuals in a strong digital culture. One of the aims of digital mindfulness is to engage the individual in contemplative leadership towards social change. A culture reliant on technology and digital communications creates changes in the way that society engages with their experience in the world with themselves and with others. Examining themes of awareness, presence, pause, and ethics in digital behaviors and interactions can help an individual increases their understanding of self and shape their identity. Bringing a contemplative practice to digital habits allows an individual to lead their experience and not be automatically driven by other social norms or even by the way in which the devices work. At the same time, individuals can also become mindful digital stewards to others with their practice. Parents can act as stewards to their children in bringing digital mindfulness to youth.

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Mar 28th, 10:10 AM Mar 28th, 11:00 AM

Mapping Mindfulness in Digital Culture with Contemplative Leadership

U-Hall 3-098

MAP Mindfulness is a project and organization founded by Sherri Henderson and Erin Sheehan, two recent Lesley University alumni from the Master of Arts in Mindfulness Studies program. They created MAP to serve two main purposes that they will share in this presentation. Their first aim is to curate a dynamic online community for mindfulness professionals to engage in dialogue and collaborative efforts in the emerging field of mindfulness. This group would bring an emphasis on research, ethical standards, and authentic practice.

Their second purpose is to continue their own work in what they call, “Digital Mindfulness.” Their graduate work investigated the intersection of the growing mindfulness momentum with individuals in a strong digital culture. One of the aims of digital mindfulness is to engage the individual in contemplative leadership towards social change. A culture reliant on technology and digital communications creates changes in the way that society engages with their experience in the world with themselves and with others. Examining themes of awareness, presence, pause, and ethics in digital behaviors and interactions can help an individual increases their understanding of self and shape their identity. Bringing a contemplative practice to digital habits allows an individual to lead their experience and not be automatically driven by other social norms or even by the way in which the devices work. At the same time, individuals can also become mindful digital stewards to others with their practice. Parents can act as stewards to their children in bringing digital mindfulness to youth.