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Ideas

Ideas

Ideas

A big part of creative processes and innovation comes from generating ideas. Take a look at what David Lynch and Neil Gaiman, two of the world’s creative masters, have to say on this subject via BrainPickings.
David’s book, CATCHING THE BIG FISH, covers many aspects of creativity and discusses how important he finds meditation to the creative process.

Sway: For Ideas

Design Thinking

Design Thinking

What is ‘Design Thinking’?

Design Thinking is a process by which someone can creatively problem solve and/or come up with new ideas.

Click HERE to find out a little more about how it can work in education. There’s also a toolkit that you can download HERE.

Creativity & Innovation

Creativity & Innovation

CREATIVITY & Innovation

We totally encourage people to do their own thing inspired by Circularity, and will share everyone’s creations that are inspired by the album and/or the site.

https://ajmdesignblg.wordpress.com/ houses an amazing conceptual lyric book inspired by Circularity.

Connect with us and send your creations!

In this world of information and data, it is often felt that creativity is given a bit of a back seat and the process is less important than the outcome. However, a growing body of research talks about how a playful and creative approach to learning, work and life can have profound impact. Visit this TED Playlist in order to rekindle your creativity!

TRanscend Limitation

Solving problems in a creative fashion by ‘joining the dots’ is always inspiring to find out about. This project in India takes the traditional bindi and serves an important healthcare purpose. If you know other innovative ways in which people have solved humanitarian issues, then let people know through #circularity!
Mindfulness & Meditation

Mindfulness & Meditation

Mindfulness

Andy Puddicombe’s company, HEADSPACE, has been set up to allow for people to try to build mindfulness into their daily lives. Harvard research has uncovered fascinating insights into the neurological effect of regular mindfulness practice.

Everyday Mindfulness

Download and complete the mindfulness awareness scale to ascertain how mindful you are in your daily life.

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An academic review of Mindfulness can be downloaded from here also, based on research undertaken at Berkeley.

We are working with clinical psychologist, Dr Rachel Chin, in order to promote an approach to adopting a mindful everyday lifestyle. Try all of the activities below and let us know how you get on using #Proud.

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.b

“.b, pronounced [dot-be], stands for ‘Stop, Breathe and Be!’ is the name for the range of courses created by Mindfulness in Schools Project,  a non-profit organisation whose aim is to encourage, support and research the teaching of secular mindfulness in schools.”

The David Lynch Foundation

“I started Transcendental Meditation in 1973 and have not missed a single meditation ever since. Twice a day, every day. It has given me effortless access to unlimited reserves of energy, creativity and happiness deep within. This level of life is sometimes called “pure consciousness”—it is a treasury. And this level of life is deep within us all.” David Lynch
The work of the David Lynch Foundation aims to help people all over the world.

“We are dedicated to helping people of all ages from all walks of life in the UK and worldwide overcome stress, suffering, and hardship, and unfold the full potential of life. As the UK branch of the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-based Education and World Peace (DLF UK), we use stress-reducing programmes that are scientifically proven to promote creativity, happiness, success, and peace.  Our methodologies transform lives from within to create a more harmonious and peaceful world, especially focusing on groups who need it most, such as stressed teachers and students, the homeless, prisoners, and the many thousands of war veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).”

Trancendental Meditation is a particular kind of meditative practice that many people profess to have benefited from. Reduced stress, anxiety, tension and a greater sense of balance and wellbeing are cited as some of the major positive results from regular practice. A video documenting its impact from a 60 day trial can be viewed HERE.

Stillness

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