PSY 250 Stratford University Benefits of Mindfulness Essay

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PSY 250

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Being more mindful can have many advantages! Read the article on the Benefits of Mindfulness.

Consider the following, in your opinion, how is mindful leadership beneficial? Think specifically about the proven scientific benefits of mindfulness, leadership and mindful leadership. This may require some additional research.


Explore Chapter 3 of your Mindful Leadership text (Gonzalez, 2012) and the article on the many Mindfulness Exercises you can try on your own. You may also think outside of the box by exploring some Mindfulness Apps - Mindful and Insight Timer are some good places to start!

Think about how you might apply some of these exercises in the workforce, especially as a leader. Specifically, think about your particular career field. Can these be applied there too? Why or why not? What other Mindful Exercises could you deploy?


Take an opportunity to practice some Mindfulness Exercises via this guided video.


In a 2-3 page essay, (1) discuss your thoughts on how mindful leadership is beneficial, including what has been scientifically proven, (2) discuss how you might deploy some of the mindfulness exercises of the article, especially in your field/workplace. Finally, based on Step 3 (mindful exercise video), (3) discuss your thoughts and experience engaging in mindfulness exercises. Be sure to discuss how beneficial it was to you, and the extent to which you now feel more mindful. Your essay should contain properly formatted citations and be free of spelling/grammar errors.


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The introduction clearly states the main topic and previews the structure of the paper, but is not particularly inviting to the reader.

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Main idea is clear but the supporting information is general. More detail needed to "show not tell" the story.

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Writer makes no errors in grammar or punctuation, so the paper is exceptionally easy to read. Follows APA style.

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Writer makes a few errors in grammar and/or punctuation that catch the reader's attention and interrupt the flow.

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Writer uses vivid words and phrases that linger or draw pictures in the reader's mind, and the choice and placement of the words seems accurate, natural and not forced.

Writer uses vivid words and phrases that linger or draw pictures in the reader's mind, but occasionally the words are used inaccurately or seem overdone.

Writer uses words that communicate clearly, but the writing lacks variety, punch or flair.

Writer uses a limited vocabulary that does not communicate strongly or capture the reader's interest. Jargon or clichés may be present and detract from the meaning.



The conclusion is strong and leaves the reader with a feeling that they understand what the writer is "getting at."

Coherence supported by correct pronunciation, confident enunciation and articulation. Pauses are purposeful and enhance fluency. No noticeable fillers.

The conclusion is recognizable and ties up almost all the loose ends. The "so what" a bit cliché.

Tone fits message, rate and volume are appropriate, pitch seems natural. Careful pronunciation supports coherence. Enunciation and articulation are mostly clear. Minimal audience distractions.

The conclusion is recognizable, but does not tie up several loose ends.

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Running head: MINDFULNESS


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Mindfulness is an intrinsic quality that every human being possesses. This quality is
the ability of one to be fully present wherever they are, not just physically, but mentally as
well. To engage all your senses to pay attention to where one is and what they are doing at
that moment. Mindfulness is not specific to what the individual is doing but also to what is
going on around them (Mindful, 2020). As much as the quality is intrinsic, one needs to
nurture it through practice. One of the most efficient modes of practice is frequent and
consistent meditation.
Being a mindful leader is such a critical thing. Good leadership is a conglomeration of
many qualities. However, I think mindfulness is one of the qualities that helps a leader
optimize on all other attributes. In...

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