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Skip to 0 minutes and 11 secondsCRAIG HASSED: We are social creatures. We have relationships at home and at work. Countries have relationships with each other, so we are social creatures. So a really important topic for mindfulness is, how can mindfulness help us to communicate better to relate better to others? So this session is not just going to involve the theory of mindful communication, but also the informal practise of how to do it in our daily life. As well as exploring some formal practises of mindfulness meditation to particularly hone the sense of hearing-- how to listen better. And particularly when communicating, to notice where our attention's going. So this will be very practical, but hopefully a very important week to consider.

Introduction to week 5

Watch Craig Hassed introduce this week’s topic on the relationship between mindfulness, communication and relationships.

The week’s topics will include the theory of mindful communication but also the informal practice of being mindful while conversing in your daily life and some formal practices aimed at honing listening and reducing the interference associated with default mode.

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This video is from the free online course:

Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance

Monash University

Course highlights Get a taste of this course before you join:

  • Welcome to the course
    Welcome to the course

    In this video, Craig Hassed and Richard Chambers introduce the course and talk more about what you’re going to learn.

  • Introduction to week 2
    Introduction to week 2

    Watch Richard explain the fight/flight response, why it happens, and how to recognise it.

  • Craig and Richard.
    Feedback from Craig and Richard

    Feedback from Craig and Richard is an informal video recorded at the end of each week.

  • Welcome to week 3
    Welcome to week 3

    In this video, Craig Hassed introduces why attention matters so much for learning and performance.

  • Welcome to week 6
    Welcome to week 6

    Watch Richard review the course and talk about how you can continue practising and applying mindfulness.