Re-factor Your Brain: Meditation for Geeks

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Accepted Session
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Scheduled: Thursday, June 18, 2009 from 6:15 – 7:00pm in Hawthorne

Excerpt

Meditation is the ultimate open source tool. You can do it anywhere and it’s free. It requires only your brain and your body. It’s positive effects are numerous, including increased productivity, better problem-solving and a reduction in overall stress. Learn about long-term effects of mediation on the brain, some meditation techniques and how mediation can help you do your job better.

Description

Meditation is the ultimate open source tool. You can do it anywhere and it’s free. It requires only your brain and your body. It’s positive effects are numerous, including: increased productivity, better problem-solving and a reduction in overall stress.

This talk will include:

  • Presentation of current scientific research regarding the long-term effects of meditation on the brain.
  • An explanation about how these effects specifically apply to OS Bridge participants. E.g., with a meditation practice they will: write better code, solve problems quicker and with greater clarity, communicate more effectively with colleagues, and reduce overall stress.
  • Explanation of different meditation techniques, including a guided practice of select techniques.
  • Suggestions for starting a meditation practice at home/work.

This talk is faith/tradition-agnostic and open to all experience levels. Especially encouraged to attend are those who have never meditated.

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