In week 5 we consider how mindfulness might be applied to communication. We explore stressful interactions and the when/how of bringing mindfulness to these occasions:
We also consider how mindfulness can be brought into other less stressful interactions, potentially enriching our engagement with others and creating greater feelings of connection. We often feel different when we know someone is fully engaged with us, bringing curiosity, openness, acceptance and warmth, and not needing to be anywhere else.
Putting mindful communication into practice
See if you can bring awareness to your interactions this week, whether with colleagues, friends, family or anyone else (e.g. someone who serves you in a shop). What is it like to do this? What do you notice? Can you spot how you might habitually act, and choose to do something different?
As we are coming to the end of this mindfulness introduction course, we are really keen to hear your feedback! Please take a few moments to fill in an evaluation questionnaire.