Grand Marais Public Library
One session I found particularly useful at the Mindfulness in the Library workshop, held at the Duluth Library on Nov. 7, 2014, was the guided meditation. It reinforced mindfulness practices I do on my own. Additionally, it was a strong experience to have a meditation in what felt like a formal work environment. I will hopefully be able to integrate that experience into my work day.
Another aspect of the workshop I found useful was the discussion on availability bias. Being aware of this cognitive bias will help me to recognize it in myself and others to have a more truthful interaction with reality.
My only wish would have been a longer workshop. I was looking forward to some of the techniques that were touched on but we did not have time to explore, such as the loving-kindness meditation and more discussion on the personal assessment activity.