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2013 Leading to Well-Being Conference

2013 Leading to Well-Being Conference

Our world is calling for new ways of thinking about and practicing leadership – processes that are generative, engaging, inclusive, nimble, authentic, mindful, and result in human flourishing. The Leading to Well-Being Conference, initiated in 2010 and co-sponsored by the Center for Consciousness and Transformation (CCT) and Mason Leads at George Mason University, includes notable scholars and industry leaders addressing innovations in leadership and well-being.

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Well-Being Foundations of Personal Transformation Certificate Program

Well-Being Foundations of Personal Transformation Certificate Program

A 100-Hour Cohort-Based Certificate Program co-presented by the Center for Consciousness and Transformation and the Personal Transformation and Courage Institute designed as a powerful and life-transforming experiential program that will support and enhance your inner and outer growth process. It is designed for adults of any age – from recent college graduates to mid-lifers to retirees.

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Study Mindfulness in France This Summer with Beatriz Cuartas

Study Mindfulness in France This Summer with Beatriz Cuartas

New Century College's Center for Consciousness and Transformation and the Center for Field Studies invite you to study the ancient practice of mindfulness. The 3 credit university course is a hands-on field experience, taking place at Plum Village (France,) the center of practice of the famed Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh. Learn more.

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Give And Take: How The Rule Of Reciprocation Binds Us

Give And Take: How The Rule Of Reciprocation Binds Us

Robert Cialdini is an emeritus psychologist at Arizona State University who studies how our behavior is affected by social rules that we're only vaguely aware of but which have incredible power over what we do. One of the rules that most interests him is the rule of reciprocation, which is drilled into us as children.

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Six Habits of Highly Empathic People

Six Habits of Highly Empathic People

The big buzz about empathy stems from a revolutionary shift in the science of how we understand human nature. The old view that we are essentially self-interested creatures is being nudged firmly to one side by evidence that we are also homo empathicus, wired for empathy, social cooperation, and mutual aid.

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Innovation Begins with Perspective Shifts

Innovation Begins with Perspective Shifts

As small minded thoughts pervade the web and media, when it seems as if the sentiment of the world is pessimistic and divisive, I am reminded that behind the scenes there are thought leaders hard at work. Without even knowing it, they are chiseling away at deep rooted life philosophies and will eventually change several of us ever so slightly.