You created a wonderful container and facilitated the engagement so gracefully. What a great sense of solidarity to be in this conversation with others across the world. Yet, at the same time it felt like an intimate and "close in" space to me.
Mindfulness For Changemakers – Community of Practice
A community of practice for changemakers exploring mindfulness as a driving force for positive change.
Course dates & times:
Every other Thursday
9:00 am ET (USA time zone) | 3:00-3:45 pm CET
About the learning journey
Join the free virtual "Mindfulness for Changemakers" community of practice. Explore the benefits of practicing mindfulness and connecting with other changemakers.
Every alternate Thursday, engage in a 45-minute session crafted for changemakers. Access useful tools and practices tailored to enhance your personal development and leadership skills. Through community participation and focused sessions, develop the capacity for greater presence. Learn techniques for stress management, resilience building, and self-care to mitigate burnout risks. Deepen your emotional intelligence, focus, and productivity through structured learning.
These gatherings will also provide a unique opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals from around the world who are committed to creating positive change and want to share their practices and experiences with each other.
This offer is not hosted by Ashoka. It is an initiative that emerged at Ashoka’s Changemaker Wellbeing Hub. It is a self-organized community stewarded by Adam Molyneux-Berry, Luzette Jaimes, and its active community members. It integrates the advice, wisdom, and support of many changemakers and practitioners in the field of leadership, personal development, psychology, mindfulness and wellbeing.
Interactive Sessions: Foster meaningful connections and collaborations, discussing topics relevant to changemaker leadership.
Meditation and Mindfulness: Learn practical techniques tailored for changemakers, empowering focus and well-being.
Peer Sharing and Experienced Facilitators: Gain valuable insights from experienced facilitators and from other Changemaker peers who are integrating wellbeing in their work and life.
Global Changemakers: Expand your professional network, connecting with changemakers from diverse backgrounds.
Ongoing Support: Join a supportive community, learning to integrate wellbeing and mindfulness practices into daily life and changemaking endeavors.
Who this is for
This community of practice is open to experienced changemakers who are passionate about driving positive change in their respective fields and want to learn about mindfulness and well-being or share practices that have helped them cultivate their presence and well-being.
Whether you are an entrepreneur, activist, nonprofit worker, or a changemaker from any discipline, this community is designed to support your personal development and enhance your leadership skills through mindfulness and well-being practices.
Ongoing community of practice.
Every other Thursday of the month (45min).
9:00-9:45 am ET | Find your time zone here.
This series intends to create a community of learning and practice. We encourage you to register if you can join most sessions. If you can only join a few sessions, please mention it in the registration form.
Why should you apply?
Join a community that will support your self-discovery and transformation.
Cultivate mindfulness and well-being practice to enhance your life and quality of work.
Discover effective well-being practices - stress management techniques, nurture resilience, and embrace self-care practices to prevent burnout.
Develop emotional intelligence, enhance focus and productivity, and cultivate mindful communication for better collaboration and teamwork.
Explore the art of mindful decision-making, while embracing mindful leadership principles to inspire others.
Connect with like-minded changemakers.
Develop your leadership and changemaking skills.
Session 1 - Introduction to Mindfulness
Overview of mindfulness as a practice of being fully present in the moment without judgment.
Session 2 - Mindfulness of Emotions
Observe and acknowledge your emotions without reacting impulsively.
Session 3 - Mindfulness of Body
Cultivate awareness of bodily sensations, movements, and physical experiences.
Session 4 – The Wisdom of Grief
Session 5 – Solution
A practice of dissolving into something bigger.
Session 6 - Gratitude
Appreciating and acknowledging the positive aspects of life. Developing a sense of gratefulness.
Session 7 - Nada Yoga
A practice to get in touch with stillness and spaciousness.
Session 8 - Making friends with your nervous system
Learn to observe your emotions and be with them without reacting.
Session 9 - Loving-kindness or Metta
A practice of kindness for self and others.
Session 10 - Pebble Meditation
A practice to go deeper into your inner world.
More topics to come
Explore Other Wellbeing Opportunities
1. WEEKLY SOCIAL INNOVATION MEDITATION
A free weekly offering led by Ashoka Fellow Bart Weetjens and open to any member of the Ashoka network worldwide interested in practicing meditation. All levels are welcome.
Dates & times:
Every Tuesday 9:00 - 9:30 am ET | 3:00 – 3:30 pm CET.
2. COACHING (PRO BONO OR LOW BONO)
Coaching and mentoring can help you learn about yourself and the way you lead. It can give you tools and resources to amplify your strengths and gifts and to illuminate blind spots that may be holding you back from being the leader you want to be.