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Making Choices

The Rushing to Yoga Foundation Team offers workshops and personal one-on-one training to assist university, corporate and organizational leaders in how to make decisions using the elements of Integrative Inquiry. We will guide you through the decision-making process, while incorporating authenticity and compassion towards yourself and others.

> Influencing Change from a Foundation of Authenticity (voice over PowerPoint presentation)
> Influencing Change from a Foundation of Authenticity (pdf presentation) (supplement)
> Managing Politics
> Setting a Personal Foundation for Influencing Change (voice over PowerPoint presentation) (supplement)
> Taking Responsibility
> Un-Empowering Time
> Dr. David Simon on Mindfulness in Communication
> Dr. David Simon on Emotional Communication
> Leading with Compassion Lecture from Mark Lesser at SIYLI
> We Are All Connected
> Emotional Intelligence: How Good Leaders Become Great
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> How to Use Mindfulness to Make Key Decisions -Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute- fantastic tool for making key decisions, including high speed, “on the fly” decisions. Mindfulness can help you filter out mental chatter, weigh your options objectively, tune into your intuition and ultimately make a decision that you can stand behind completely.- August, 2013
> Mindfulness Meditation May Improve Decision Making - Association for Psychological Science - One 15-minute focused-breathing meditation may help people make smarter choices, according to new research from researchers at INSEAD and The Wharton School. The findings are published in the February issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. February, 2014
> Can Mindfulness Improve Decision Making? - Hooria Jazaieri -In a series of studies, researchers found that increased mindfulness—through a brief 15-minute breath meditation—reduces the tendency to think in terms of sunk-costs. - May, 2014
Decision Time -Darma Wisdom - Mindfulness enables you to go beneath the surface level of your moment-to-moment life experience, which is clouded with emotions, to see the truth of what is happening. In daily life, mindfulness helps you see clearly what needs to be done, what you are capable of doing, and how it relates to the larger truths of life.
> Mindful Awareness: Mindful Matters - An Opportunity For Choice And Change - By becoming more aware of our thoughts, feelings, and body sensations, from moment to moment, we give ourselves the possibility of greater freedom and choice.  It also provides the space for releasing “emotional baggage” in an environment of self-caring. December, 2012
> Mindfulness Meditation Can Help You Make Smarter Decisions - According to the researchers, mindfulness meditation was found to be an effective way to break the cycle of "throwing good money after bad" or investing more of a resource to recoup a loss. - February, 2013
> Making the Right Choice - Daniel Goleman, author of the best seller Emotional Intelligence, says the key to becoming a socially engaged consumer is being mindful at the moment when you're deciding whether to buy something. August 2010
> Mindfulness, Choices & Actions - In order for a community, a family or an individual to truly thrive, we need to be mindful of our choices, our behaviors and our actions. The most important components of a thriving life are those of being aware of the world around us, making conscious, educated choices and acting upon them.
> A Neuroscientist-Approved Brain Trick That Can Help You Make Better Career Decisions - Newsweek - Mindfulness exercises allow you to step outside your rational mind and examine what you really want from a perspective that includes important things like your emotions and intuition.
> How to Teach Kids to Make Mindful Choices -- Even When We, Parents, Aren't Around - Karen Salmansohn I love using these specific words: "You're making a good choice." I want my son to become aware that he is in charge of the choices he makes, and it's good to make thoughtful, good choices. -Huffpost Parents - August, 2015

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