Communicating Mindfully

Mindfulness-Based Communication and Emotional Intelligence

By Dan Huston

Accessible to a variety of audiences, Communicating Mindfully: Mindfulness-Based Communication and Emotional Intelligence has been used successfully in courses and trainings with the following demographics:

  • College students
  • Teachers and administrators
  • Business leaders and corporate managers
  • College students
  • Teachers and administrators
  • Business leaders and corporate managers

Chapter Titles/Course Progression:

  1. Getting Started: Beginner’s Mind
  2. Conversation and Listening Skills
  3. Becoming Better Listeners
  4. Nonverbal Behavior and Physical Sensations
  5. Self-Talk: Getting to Know Ourselves
  6. Self-Concept: Who Do You Think You Are?
  7. Assertive Behavior: Tell It Like It Is
  8. An End and a New Beginning

Each chapter includes an introduction to a variety of communication concepts, a discussion of those concepts as they relate to mindfulness, access to an accompanying guided meditation, an Application Journal assignment to help readers apply mindful communication skills to their lives, and sample responses from former students.

Adopted at over 15 colleges and universities!

Chapter Titles/Course Progression:

  1. Getting Started: Beginner’s Mind
  2. Conversation and Listening Skills
  3. Becoming Better Listeners
  4. Nonverbal Behavior and Physical Sensations
  5. Self-Talk: Getting to Know Ourselves
  6. Self-Concept: Who Do You Think You Are?
  7. Assertive Behavior: Tell It Like It Is
  8. An End and a New Beginning

Each chapter includes an introduction to a variety of communication concepts, a discussion of those concepts as they relate to mindfulness, access to an accompanying guided meditation, an Application Journal assignment to help readers apply mindful communication skills to their lives, and sample responses from former students.

Adopted at over 15 colleges and universities!

What People Are Saying:

“There are now quite a few books on the applications of mindfulness in educational settings. Among them, I find Communicating Mindfully exceptional in the depth of awareness embodied in its perspective. This is the kind of depth needed in fostering significant development in education.”

Richard Brady

Founder/Director, Mindfulness in Education Network (MiEN)

If you are interested in receiving training to teach Communicating Mindfully,  please contact us to request more information.

    “Dan Huston is doing important work that is grounded in both personal experience and careful research in a field that is growing in importance.

    As the practice of mindfulness extends into the field of education it is important that the integration be done by informed, skilled practitioners. Dan’s book promises to play a critical role in this process, helping to ensure that mindfulness is used by teachers in a way that is consistent with a practice that is ancient and also contemporary, supported by a growing number of research studies on its effects on health and well-being.

    If used wisely, mindfulness has the potential to transform schools by transforming students’ lives—helping them to become more self-aware, less stressed, and more engaged in their education. Communicating Mindfully can play a vital role in making that happen.”

    Melissa Blacker

    MA, Director, Oasis Professional Education and Innovation, Associate Director, Stress Reduction Program Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society University of Massachusetts Medical School

    What People Are Saying:

    “There are now quite a few books on the applications of mindfulness in educational settings. Among them, I find Communicating Mindfully exceptional in the depth of awareness embodied in its perspective. This is the kind of depth needed in fostering significant development in education.”

    Richard Brady

    Founder/Director, Mindfulness in Education Network (MiEN)

    If you are interested in receiving training to teach Communicating Mindfully,  please contact us to request more information.

      “Dan Huston is doing important work that is grounded in both personal experience and careful research in a field that is growing in importance.

      As the practice of mindfulness extends into the field of education it is important that the integration be done by informed, skilled practitioners. Dan’s book promises to play a critical role in this process, helping to ensure that mindfulness is used by teachers in a way that is consistent with a practice that is ancient and also contemporary, supported by a growing number of research studies on its effects on health and well-being.

      If used wisely, mindfulness has the potential to transform schools by transforming students’ lives—helping them to become more self-aware, less stressed, and more engaged in their education. Communicating Mindfully can play a vital role in making that happen.”

      Melissa Blacker

      MA, Director, Oasis Professional Education and Innovation, Associate Director, Stress Reduction Program Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society University of Massachusetts Medical School


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