Develop emotional intelligence and skillful mental habits by learning how the mind & emotions function. We all have minds and emotions, but rarely have we gotten an in depth education in how they work. The method used to explore the subject matter is unique in that it not only teaches through explanations from the fields of neuroscience and emotional intelligence, but emphasizes learning about the mind in a “first person” way through a practice called mindfulness. Beaver Brook encourages Mindfulness in Nature as does author Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods,The Nature Principle and Vitamin N. Overview: ● 7 one hour sessions ● Interactive and experiential: focused on building skills you can use from day 1. ● Sessions cover a variety of topics including focused attention, mindful communication, empathy, resilience, self awareness and wellbeing ● Participants will develop tools to bring the benefits of mindfulness and emotional intelligence into daily life. ● Experience and learn a broad range of mindfulness practices. ● Learn resilience Learning Goals: ● Experience and learn a broad range of mindfulness practices. ● Learn resilience practices that promote your own wellbeing and the ability to bounce back from the stresses of work and life. ● Understand emotional intelligence benefits you and others in your life. ● Experience that emotional intelligence consists of a series of trainable skills. ● Learn mindful listening skills that build healthy relationships, ● Understand how the brain works in matters of emotional intelligence and mindfulness to gain insight into how different practices work. Study group facilitator, Jim Fallon, has been practicing mindfulness for several years and has more recently deepened his practice through the Engage program at the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute. Jim has degrees in Philosophy, Psychology and an MBA. Adapted from the work at Google and the Search Inside Yourself Institute.