Mindful Teams

  • Do you sometimes find it challenging to be a part of a team in personal, academic, or professional settings?
  • What are the pros and cons of being on a team?
  • What makes a team effective?
  • How can we use mindfulness to enhance our team relationships? 

If you’re curious about these questions and want to learn how to enhance your experience in team-based settings, this workshop is for you!

This Level 2 mindfulness workshop follows-up on the learning experience in Building a Relationship with Mindfulness for Academic, Personal and Professional Settings with a focus on the integration of mindfulness in team-based settings. Theory and experiential learning practices will be threaded throughout that tie to academic, professional, and personal settings.

Prerequisite: You must have taken the "Building a Relationship with Mindfulness for Academic, Personal and Professional Settings" workshop OR you must have a knowledge of mindfulness and have practiced for a least 3 hours in total.

In this interactive workshop, you will:

  • Explore questions including:
    • What is a team?
    • What are the benefits and downfalls of teams?
    • What makes a team effective?
    • What is a psychologically safe team?
  • Examine how the power of vulnerability can support psychologically safe teams and strengthen team relationships
  • Apply mindfulness theories through experiential learning practices that support cultivating caring and productive team environments
  • Practice using mindful communication skills in team-based settings
  • Evaluate your learning experiences through comparative reflections in-class 
  • Create and expand your community network through connecting with your cohort in online discussions

Workshop Facilitator
Rachna Sethi (she/her), Mindfulness Instructor and Mental Health Program Consultant