As in many walks of life, in mindfulness a key to success is to know the fundamentals: Noticing; Acknowledging; Re-Centering; Meditating; and Practicing. The labels might be familiar, but it’s crucial to understand their specific, specialized meaning as they apply to mindfulness.
- Many consider it the greatest final play ever…in a U.S. college basketball championship game.…In 1983, North Carolina State faced…the overwhelmingly favored Houston team.…It was a tied game, with seven seconds to go,…when a nervous North Carolina State player…threw a wild pass.…A Houston player tipped it with one hand,…and would have won the game with a breakaway layup.…Except, North Carolina State's Dereck Whittenburg,…Whit, as he's called, reached for the ball,…with two hands instead of one,…which caused it to bounce closer to him.…
Three seconds to go, 30 feet away,…he launches the shot.…It's short, but a teammate grabs the ball in midair,…dunks it for the win as time expires,…and the crowd goes crazy.…Later asked about that final play,…Whit credits his coach from many years before,…when Whit was a boy, for instilling in him…the importance of fundamentals,…such as always catching the ball with two hands…instead of one.…Years later, at the crucial moment under pressure,…he did it automatically.…It was a mindful moment. Pivotal. Fundamental.…
UCLA professor and executive coach John Ullmen, PhD, explains the fundamentals of mindfulness and provides step-by-step methods that anyone can use. Every technique is confirmed by research and validated in practice to give you results for dealing with stress, anxiety, fear, worry, and self-doubt, and for increasing confidence, peak performance, and connection with others.
- The fundamentals of mindfulness and practicing mindful meditation
- Dealing with unwelcome experiences, such as stress, fear, and self-doubt
- Strengthening your connection with others
- Mindfulness for peak performance
- Practicing mindful leadership