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Adam Liss - Using Breathing and Attention as Career Navigation Tools

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In order to build a successful and satisfying personal career path, we need to be paying attention.  What’s going on around me?  How am I doing? What do I want?I

This week, our guest is Adam Liss, and he has some very useful skills for figuring out “what’s next”.  Adam teaches the skills of mindfulness, which has been defined as paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.

In the tumult of economic and organizational upheaval, it’s hard to pay attention. So many things distract us: worries about money and job security;  endlessly expanding to do lists; “what if” analyses as we try to predict, prepare or prevent something in the future. Techniques for mindfulness are more important during changes in our lives than ever before.

Adam, Director of Cape Stress Reduction and Optimal Health in Cape Cod Massachusetts, understands that the mind is known to be a factor in stress and stress-related disorders, and that mindfulness meditation exercises can  positively effect a range of autonomic physiological processes, lowering blood pressure and reducing overall arousal and emotional re-activity (that "fight or flight" response).

Adam Liss graduated from of Amherst College with a BA degree in Cultural Anthropology. He established a personal meditation practice back in 1975, when “meditation” had a reputation of being  “far out" of the mainstream practices of health and wellness.

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