Empathy and compassion

  • Australia21: Max Planck Institute
    Relaxing Wishes and all the best for a New Year of social intelligence & cooperation
    Posted: December 21, 2017

    The first year of Australia21’s Mindful Futures Network has provided a jam-packed start to the mapping of mindfulness, empathy and compassion across Australia’s organisations. This last update for 2017 takes time to remind you why the Network focuses on those three things – particularly at a time that can be stressful for many people.

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  • Australia21: Board face-to-face meeting November 2017
    Face to face with Australia21: pot stirring and rich pictures
    Posted: December 20, 2017

    The final Australia21 Board meeting of 2017 was a rare opportunity to meet face-to-face. The time together sowed the seeds for new approaches and themes, while revealing fresh sources of energy and providing a strong foundation for the work to come in 2018.

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  • Australia21 - head sketch
    The mindfulness ‘image problem’: measuring effectiveness
    Posted: October 13, 2017

    Mindfulness research can suffer from poor methodology, with subjective evaluation. The Mindful Futures Network is helping to map the best tests and measures of effectiveness in Australia.

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  • Australia21 - female executive reading document
    We REAP what we sow: How can we expect good outcomes if we don’t build the right skills?
    Posted: September 15, 2017

    Ministers, Agency Heads and CEOs need their executives to REAP more sustainable solutions to deal with the major issues confronting citizens, communities and employees: Respond, Engage, Attend and Produce. That’s the advice of Australia21 Director Peter Yuile, who draws on his long experience and deep understanding of government and the Australian public service to provide insight to senior executives.

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  • Government
    Posted: August 8, 2017

    Mindfulness The Science of Cooperation PROSOCIAL draws upon the sciences of mindfulness-based behaviour change, to develop social practices that work for sustainable cooperation. PROSOCIAL works at three levels to help […]

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  • Community
    Posted: August 8, 2017

    Mindfulness Moving Beyond Trauma Quest For Life aims to provide education to people suffering trauma on how they can reclaim their lives and actively contribute to their healing through meditation, […]

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  • Australia21 - light bulb in thought bubble
    Innovative Australian research showcased by Mindful Futures Network
    Posted: August 3, 2017

    Thinking outside the box, researchers are finding new applications for mindfulness, empathy and compassion at a systems level right across Australia. The Mindful Futures Network is mapping and showcasing their projects and activities to inform, inspire and connect those working in the space.

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  • Chris Ruane, champion of mindful decision-making, returns to Westminster in a victory for cross-party engagement
    Posted: June 9, 2017

    Australia21 congratulations MP Chris Ruane on his return to Westminster. Not because his was the first seat that Labour took from the Conservatives in the unpredictable 2017 UK election, but because Chris has brought about a fundamental change in the way the British Parliament and civil service operates. In May, he took time out from campaigning to help launch Australia21’s Mindful Futures Network.

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