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Sunday, July 23, 2017

The Past helping the Present

Carl Sagan wrote “You have to know the past to understand the present.” Well in my case, it seems that the knowledge of my professional past (IT consultant, Knowledge Management, web development, technical architect....) is enabling me to understand the need to reinvent myself technologically for the present moment - which inevitably will sow the seed for the future.

All this knowing from the past is helping me to get ready to start this new project. To get it out in the open and to be technically ready for the next stage of the process.

It has been a long process. Getting the website code re-engineered, moving the domains to a more stable development environment, engaging and reinventing my social media presence, resurrecting my blog, bringing it all into the new coding paradigm of this decade and optimising the whole lot for search engines. I couldn't believe it when I realised that my old website had not been updated since 2007. That's ten years!!!

So I am now finally technologically up to date. I have considered that I was using this "technical migration" as a means to avoid what I need to do in terms of the project plan - write the white papers, create a teaching plan, etc... But that is not the case, at some point I will have needed to do this. I will have needed to spend time to be ready for the digital world of marketing. So, the time was spent well.

I give gratitude for my previous professional life as I have been able to do all this by myself - even though it has taken months - and I when I work out the (wo)man hours, I know that this would have cost a lot to get someone else to do it. But this has also given me the time and space to look at this offering called "MindfulPlayUK" and see it from a technical and social point of view. Now the hard work begins. Hashtag Happy. :)

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Project status update

Project status: MSc Studies in Mindfulness

In March 2017, I wrote a Professional Enquiry (PE) which posed the question "How does the practice of Mindfulness manifest in the facilitation of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® workshops?" This preliminary study looked into combining both Mindfulness (MBLC) and LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodologies.


LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® is not only a methodology steeped in research and Mindfulness, it is also an activity which should be done mindfully and ethically.

I am extrememly pleased with the outcome of this Professional Enquiry (PE). My current thinking is that I could use this as a case study for the Work-Based Project (WBO) that would be conducted in Year 3 of the MSc Studies of Mindfulness. I will look into the feasibility of setting up and facilitating a "Mindful Serious Play" hybrid workshop and assessing its value. I am going to call this hybrid "MindfulPlayUK".

Once I have designed the course, I would love to take it on a road trip.

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