Zen Juggling Oct 15
Posted October 5, 2016
Zen Juggling with Oded Zohar
All levels welcome
We all multitask. Are you a multitasker? What happens when we multitask?
Doing fewer things or isolating ourselves is usually not an option. Therefore, under pressure, we make mistakes, find it hard to change habits, become stressed and angry, and gradually harm our well-being, health, and relationships. Psychological studies and data from around the world constantly show that what people usually think about multitasking in general, and about their own multitasking behavior, is covered with myths and mistakes. Oded Zohar has been studying this interdisciplinary subject for over ten years, through cognitive science, neuropsychology, yoga and zen Buddhism, and addresses it using a unique, vivid, and experiential method—The Art of Juggling.
People refer to juggling as a metaphor for multitasking. In fact, juggling real objects and "juggling" tasks, thoughts or attractions do have a lot in common, and involve similar mechanisms in our brains, so that when we juggle we experience the same bottle-necks, emotions, and behaviors as in our daily multitasking situations. Juggling not only illustrates what multitasking is, but also allows a fresh perspective and a path to discuss practical coping mechanisms—personal and organizational. Knowing the theory may be interesting, but being it? That's a whole different experience.
Saturday, October 15, 10am–2pm
350 Moffat St.
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