Dan Huston, NHTI Professor of English
Dan Huston (Intro to Mindful Communication) has spearheaded and guided the evolution of NHTI’s mindful communication courses and programs for more than twenty years. Many of NHTI's faculty members have studied Communicating Mindfully under Dan’s guidance and worked with him to design curricula, much of which was supported by grants from the Department of Labor, the National Endowment for Humanities, and the Pink House Foundation. Dan has received training at the renowned Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn.
Dan has written extensively on mindful communication. His textbook, Communicating Mindfully: Mindfulness-Based Communication and Emotional Intelligence (August Learning), has helped hundreds of people achieve personal and professional success through an increased capacity to connect with themselves and others. The textbook has been adopted at 15 colleges and universities throughout the country and abroad.
What is mindfulness? What does it have to do with meditation? How can mindfulness help you personally and professionally? This 2-hour workshop is designed to introduce participants to the Communicating Mindfully (CM) approach to mindfulness as it applies to communication at home and at work. CM is an evidence-based curriculum with a 20-year track record of success. It has been shown to increase mindfulness, communication skills, and emotional intelligence. Come to hear more about the foundational logic of CM and how it can benefit your life.
During this introductory workshop, participants will:
Learn the foundations of Communicating Mindfully
Recognize the contextual nature of effective communication
Identify personal and interpersonal communication challenges
Explore the benefits of mindful communication
Practice mindfulness meditation
Set intentions for applying mindful communication to their lives
Discuss how mindful communication can lead to increased happiness
Dates: Wednesday, September 25 or October 23, 10 am – Noon
See also: Communicating Mindfully for the Workplace, Parts I & II