Right before doing a half a dozen workshops at the WorkHuman conference in Austin, Pandit Dasa spoke on the topic of Mindfulness for Managing Stress at IBM. While it's true, according to the American Institute of Stress, that 46% of our stress comes from our workplace, however a lot of our stress can be managed by the way we perceive situations and people in our life. If we're quick to jump to conclusions about other people's actions, that perception can cause stress because it may not even be true.
This point was emphasized during the talk, that in order for us to practice mindfulness, it's better to not jump to conclusions and better to give the benefit of the doubt to our colleagues and people in our personal lives. And if negative thoughts pop up in our head about others, then we can counter those thoughts by thinking of their positive qualities and contributions they're making to the workplace....
The WorkHuman conference, a.k.a. the Woodstock of HR conferences brought together celebrities such as Salma Hayek and Ashley Judd and prominent leadership speakers such as Simon Sinek, Shawn Achor, Adam Grant and Pandit Dasa.
This is the fourth year the conference has been active and Pandit Dasa's fourth year of giving speeches on mindful leadership and leading mindfulness meditation workshops for the thousands of HR participants.
Two of the five meditation workshops that Pandit Dasa lead received over 120 people in each of them which was much more than ever before and many were turned back because there was no space to even sit on the carpet. People said they felt more relaxed after the session, were able to let go of negative thoughts, to make peace with difficult people in their lives and overall felt recharged after the session.
Each year that goes by, an increasing number of corporate...
Mindfulness for Work-Life Integration at the SHRM National Conference