Chimp Paradox - Mindfulness

18th September 2015

Mr Andy Barnett

Principal

At the beginning of term the staff celebrated their minds by engaging in a fascinating day exploring the relative strengths and potential barriers that exist in our minds. The attached video clip offers a brief insight into how by being more self-aware; we can understand our reactions and those of others to a given situation. Whilst not new psychology, it is a very practical, engaging and indeed humbling way understanding what it is to be human!  Greater self-awareness helps us take responsibility for the things we can change and recognise that which we can't. It also gives us a good insight into the potential in us all to better manage our emotions and remove barriers to performance, both in ourselves and those around us by challenging some of the assumptions that limit our thinking.