Mindfulness

Awareness for more mindfulness

To be present does not only affect our presence. Its power goes way beyond. The present moment impacts our past and forms our future. To be present in the moment enables us to respond wisely instead of reacting in old habits. This allows us to make peace with the past and co-create a future that is based on wisdom and compassion.

Furthermore, mindfulness equips us with tools to become aware of our thoughts and sentiments. That in turn brings speech, body awareness, feelings and thoughts in line. Thereby tranquility, sovereignty, wisdom and compassion are cultivated. In that way we do not only change the relationship with ourselves. Through the practice of mindfulness we also transform the relationship with each other and with our environment. 

Scientists like Richard Davidson, Tania Singer and Jon Kabat-Zinn have already proven that mindfulness has a positive impact on our mental health and well-being, and how supportive mindfulness affects our social behaviour.

At Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Science in Leipzig director Tania Singer and her team are researching how positively meditation can influence our behavior and, in a long term, how this changes our brain. This large-scale investigation, called ReSource project, is ongoing since ten years. The study already yielded new insights into meditation and training techniques that help reduce stress, increase the joy of life as well as improve social skills.

Mental empathy training can significantly expand the circle of those I feel compassion and understanding for. It teaches basic skills that everyone needs in order to become responsible, tolerant global citizens. (Prof. Tania Singer, Max Planck Institute Leipzig)

These are the core competencies needed for the future. As a platform for social innovation, GLOBART is addressing the question of what defines humanity in the future, and how coexistence can succeed despite the ever-increasing challenge of globalization, acceleration and digitization. That makes it important for us to set new impulses, to change our educational system in a way that allows us to integrate mindfulness as a core competency in all our lives.

 

Think ahead - Take action - Shape the future- that is GLOBART.

Since twenty years already, GLOBART is organizing interdisciplinary formats. Our goal is to create meeting places, where people off all ages and all cultures, people with different stories come together to share and exchange their very own ideas. We are opening up collective spaces for people to reconnect with themselves and their environment.

When it comes to working with children and adolescents serenity and empathy are essential. Especially today, it is important for young people to be guided towards a mindful way of dealing with themselves in order to master the challenges of growing up.

It is never too early to learn mindfulness.

By getting in touch with John Hunter’s World Peace Game we learned how effective mindfulness training in school education can be. In 2012, with lending out the GLOBART Award to the US- pedagogue “Mindful school” became one of our key concerns.

In the past years, we have achieved to inspire a great number of children, adolescents, pedagogues and parents to a more careful use of resources and a mindful contact with their fellow human beings, various cultures and traditions.

 

A Three-Year Plan

Collaborating with the Center for Teacher Education at University of Vienna and the Association for Mindfulness in Osterloh we came up with a three-year plan. Project Mindful School aimes to install mindfulness as an integral part in teacher education. Thereby all results are scientifically documented.

We designed various formats to train teachers towards a mindful pedagogy. Over the past years we cooperated in the field of education to give the heroes of tomorrow such as John Hunter, Maria Kluge and Gerald Hüther a stage.

Get informed about the possibilities of “Mindful School“.

 

 

Milestones