by Ann Ward
Grand Marais Public Library

One
session I found particularly useful at the Mindfulness in the Library
workshop, held at the Duluth Library on Nov. 7, 2014, was the guided
meditation. It reinforced mindfulness practices I do on my own.
Additionally, it was a strong experience to have a meditation in what
felt like a formal work environment. I will hopefully be able to
integrate that experience into my work day.
Another
aspect of the workshop I found useful was the discussion on
availability bias. Being aware of this cognitive bias will help me to
recognize it in myself and others to have a more truthful interaction
with reality.
My
only wish would have been a longer workshop. I was looking forward to
some of the techniques that were touched on but we did not have time to
explore, such as the loving-kindness meditation and more discussion on
the personal assessment activity.