4. Approach and Avoidance

Learning New Ways to be with What is

  1. Michael Chaskalson

Published Online: 15 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119976974.ch4

The Mindful Workplace: Developing Resilient Individuals and Resonant Organizations with MBSR

The Mindful Workplace: Developing Resilient Individuals and Resonant Organizations with MBSR

How to Cite

Chaskalson, M. (2011) Approach and Avoidance, in The Mindful Workplace: Developing Resilient Individuals and Resonant Organizations with MBSR, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119976974.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 AUG 2011
  2. Published Print: 26 AUG 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470661581

Online ISBN: 9781119976974

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Keywords:

  • approach and avoidance - learning new ways to be with what is;
  • mindfulness, recognized as a highly effective way - of training the mind;
  • encounter between mindfulness and neuroscience, 1992 - Dalai Lama's interest piqued, on visiting Davidson's lab;
  • EEG and fMRI machines - does consciousness, precede electrical or chemical activity;
  • Davidson's research, that physical damage - to one or another side of prefrontal cortex, having very different consequences on people's moods;
  • Davidson and his colleagues, that activity - in prefrontal cortex detected by EEG, reflects a person's emotion;
  • Jeffrey Gray's two general motivational systems - behaviour and affect, behavioural inhibition system (BIS) and a behavioural activation system (BAS);
  • approach system, sensitive to potential rewards - motivating, one to seek rewards;
  • Davidson's definition of resilience - as maintenance of high levels of positive affect and well-being, in face of adversity;
  • ‘Physical Barometer’ practice - a heightened awareness of feelings into everyday life

Summary

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