HSE Institute Event

Introduction to Mindfulness: Enhancing Resilience, Focus and High Performance

Empowering Ideas Webinar Series

November 3, 2021
Noon - 12:45 pm

Mindfulness is a quality of present moment awareness that is purposeful, clear and available to meet whatever arises moment-to-moment. It is also an evidence-based practice for navigating work and life with more ease, effectiveness and sustained well-being. An article in the Harvard Business Review concludes that: “Mindfulness should no longer be considered a “nice-to-have” for executives. It’s a “must-have”: a way to keep our brains healthy, to support self-regulation and effective decision-making capabilities, and to protect ourselves from toxic stress.”

This program will explore the science, benefits and practice of mindfulness, introduce short mindfulness practices and provide tools and strategies to reduce stress and strengthen the ability to meet the inherent complexities of work and everyday life.

About the Speaker:

Brenda Fingold, JD, MA, has been teaching mindfulness and well-being strategies for two decades. She is a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher and has directed workplace and leadership education programs at the Mindfulness Center at Brown University School of Public Health and the Center for Mindfulness at University of Massachusetts Medical School. Brenda is on the board of the Mindfulness in Law Society and is co-chair of the New England Chapter.

A graduate of New York University School of Law, Brenda spent 17 years at the Boston law firm of Hale and Dorr (now WilmerHale), where she was a litigator and the Partner Responsible for Training and Professional Development. She is a co-founder and former chair of the Professional Development Consortium, a national training organization, and for many years was an instructor at Boston University School of Law.

Brenda teaches mindfulness as a way to enhance focus, resilience, well-being, leadership excellence and the ability to skillfully respond to challenge and change. She works with businesses and legal organizations, and in education, government and non-profit settings. Brenda’s work in the fast-paced and demanding world of a large professional services firm coupled with her equal years of immersion in the science and practice of mindfulness give her a unique breadth and depth of wisdom and experience to guide individuals in integrating mindfulness into their work and lives.

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