This is a 6-week LIVE course that consists of weekly 1.5-hour online sessions. All sessions and practices are led by me. The entire course is based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction principles developed by the great Jon Kabat Zinn. These are considered the “gold standard’ principles of mindfulness that have been successfully used by people from all across the world.
This program not only teaches leaders and professionals like yourself the importance, value, and amazing benefits that mindfulness can have in one’s life, but it also integrates the vital component of compassion as well.
This course will allow you to stand-back in your own awareness and the way you not only respond and react to the outside world (your physical reality), but also your internal world (your own thoughts).
You’ll find that being ok with the present is not only a gift, but that it also opens doors to a more powerful and effective way to be a transformative leader (and a better person) at the same time.
Where am I ? Introducing Awareness & Autopilot
In this session we explore how we arrived here; the history of mindfulness and the neuroscience of the practices.
The art of attention – Being where you are
Living in our heads vs reality – the body as the vehicle . We explore the ways the mind thoughts and emotions work and the key principles of mindfulness. Threats and our biological responses
Our storytelling mind – Gathering the wondering mind – are we there yet and how did we get here?
We look at our natural responses and our habitual patterns of behaviour.
Being with things as they are – Allowing and Responding vs reacting
We explore extending the observing minds ability to accept and give space to whatever arises. Managing our emotions and reactions. Stress and physical, mental emotional reactions to stress.
Recognising aversion – turning towards difficulty
We explore the how to navigate difficult emotions and explore compassion – based practices.
Interpersonal mindfulness & Thoughts are not facts
The art of communication and the ‘movie reel’ recognising where we are in the moment. Connecting through mindfulness with our self and others.
Cultivating Kindness How to best take care of myself – compassion based practice
We investigate self-compassion and awareness of ‘sustains and drainers’ taking in the good –
Moving Forward – Maintaining and extending new practices
How to stay mindful at work and home – the real work of living mindfully Extending our practice in areas of our lives. (integration)
Optional silent day retreat at week 6