What does a title like Superintendent of Well-Being at Google actually mean? For Bill Duane it was a chance to take the mindfulness practices that helped him deal with his own anger and grief, and share them in a sustainable way. In this episode of Hack the Process Bill will explain how the practical value of meditation overcame the objections of his rational mind, what processes helped him develop a scalable training program at Google, and why he decided to leave the company after twelve years to create space for new opportunities.
What does a trained social worker do when she’s faced with handling her own child’s emotional issues? For Heather Chauvin, the answer was to look inside herself so she could model the behavior she wanted, and then share what she learned with the world. Now Heather coaches parents on mindfulness for their children and themselves, and hosts a regular podcast called Mom is in Control to help spread the word. In this episode, Heather will tell us how she built a business while parenting three sons, what she learned from battling and surviving stage four cancer along the way, and she’ll share one very simple technique for deciding what you really want and progressively making that your reality.
Lisa Dale Miller is an integrative psychotherapist who uses somatic experiencing therapy to help people deal with trauma, handle internal and external stressors, and learn to become awake and present. She’s also the author of “Effortless Mindfulness,” an academic textbook positioning the clinical work she practices in the context of traditional western psychotherapy. In this episode, Lisa will tell us why engineers are some of her favorite clients, how her years of mindfulness practice and study have informed the work she does today, and what promoted her to change careers and become a trained psychotherapist after 25 years as a pioneering installation artist.