Inside-Outside Presence

An exercise in simultaneous attentiveness to self and other

While many meditation techniques are designed to be practiced in quiet and peaceful environments, it can be challenging to apply these same techniques in the midst of work situations in daily life. Yet in these situations, the ability to be present is a valuable skill that helps to recognise our boundaries and how we relate to our surroundings. 

This tool can be used in any course to help students stay present and self-aware while actively engaging with their surroundings. Particularly useful applications are in interviews or fieldwork, lab experiments, patient interactions, presentations and classrooms where fostering connections between peers is crucial.

Learning outcome

  • The student is able to be in a state of open-ended presence and aware of oneself while actively engaging with their surroundings