Our programs deliver the key Mindfulness & Emotional Intelligence practices and strategies that today’s teams and leaders need.
Self Awareness Effective Leadership
Stress Reduction Optimal Well Being
Emotional Regulation Motivation
Mindful Communication Equanimity
Zone Performance Resilience
Connection with Self & Others Empathy
All Programs are Adaptable to Team Culture & Goals
Programs last from 1-hour to 2-days and are fully adaptable to align with your team’s culture, strategy & goals.
You Get the Neuroscience and Benefits
Many studies have documented the effectiveness of mindfulness practices. We give you the neuroscience and benefits of each practice and technique so you have both understanding and motivation.
Each program teaches short mindfulness micro-practices so you can learn to quickly shift & align with changing scenarios.
1. Introduction to Mindfulness & Emotional Intelligence
The Neuroscience Behind It – Practices & Benefits
WHAT IS MINDFULNESS?
Mindfulness means to be aware of the ever-changing content of your awareness, without being caught up or identified with it, and not judging, resisting, or automatically acting on it.
It also means having good control over your attention: you can place your attention where you want and it stays there; when you want to shift it, you can.
The practices offered in these programs have been scientifically demonstrated to have positive effects in shaping our brains and minds by making us more focused & resilient, and giving access to inner resources of greater self awareness, equanimity, empathy, compassion, and motivation.
WHAT IS EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE (EQ)?
Emotional Intelligence is the awareness and understanding of feelings and emotions, your own and those of others, and their impacts. It includes the ability to regulate your emotions, & respond appropriately to the emotions of others.
HOW ARE MINDFULNESS & EQ RELATED?
The core of mindfulness is a non-judgmental awareness of self and others, and self-awareness is the foundational skill of emotional intelligence. Marc Lessor, the Zen teacher and innovator of mindfulness programs, says both “focus on attention – and the practice of developing our ability to focus and expand our awareness.”
Mindfulness and emotional intelligence are trainable skills that have many positive impacts on our relationship with self and others. Both individuals, and team interactions, benefit from these practices.
Who Said That?
Whole Body Awareness Practice
Quieting the Voices Micro-practice
5-Second Smile Micro-practice
2. Mindful Communication
Benefits & Practice Exercises for Skillful Speaking and Deep Listening
Honest and thoughtful communication is the essence of every effective relationship, business or personal. However, expressing your truth or being heard does not always come easily in a post-Victorian western culture. These practices, based on skillful speech and deep listening, can transform every level of relationship.
Listening From the Heart
3. Self Awareness
Benefits, Principles & Practices
The first challenge of self-awareness is that we are often on auto-pilot – merged, or identified, with our sense of self – lacking the necessary objectivity to be aware, in the moment, of what it is that we are thinking, feeling, or even doing!
A familiar example is black-out driving: you drive five miles to visit someone, and on arriving hardly remember anything about the trip. We might have paid minimal attention to avoid accidents, but what of self-awareness, or awareness of our surroundings?
This also happens during important conversations – when we realize we can’t recall what our conversational partner was just talking about. Or we ‘re drinking coffee or tea or eating food without mindful attention – and we miss the essence and enjoyment of where we are and what we’re doing.
The ‘neuroplastic’ nature of the brain means that we’re always training and shaping our minds, consciously or not – according to what we pay attention to. Mindfulness practices can put us back in the driver’s seat, more fully engaged in what we’re doing, and available to ourselves and others.
‘Empty Out’ Journaling
‘No Preference’ Equanimity Practice
4. Emotional Regulation
Neuroscience of Stress Dynamics, Practices & Benefits
When things start to feel out of control, we need to have tools to calm down and get back on track. With these practices, we can head things off sooner, make course corrections that save time, keep the team working together, spur motivation, and streamline productivity. This contributes directly to health & well being – physically, mentally, emotionally.
In, Out, Deep, Slow
Creating Personal Sanctuary
Return To Calm Micro-practice
Neuroscience and Practices of Self-Leadership & Motivation
Our brains are hard-wired for motivation – learn practices to strengthen and support these essential functions. We also draw on the brain’s motivator – the ACC, or anterior cingulate cortex – for top/down activation of strong intention and followup.
Learn values-based strategies for self-leadership and motivation. By understanding and working with the four factors that determine motivation, and connecting with our values, we forge a powerful way forward. The fun part is learning how, in the midst of a busy day, to include time for key activities that recharge and refresh, keeping motivation alive and well.
Still Power Not Will Power
Core Values Alignment
The Full-Stop Break
3 Breezes Movement Practice
Igniting Intention Micro-practice
Thinking, Feeling, Skills, and Energy
Neuroscience, Practices & Benefits
Empathy is the foundation of any meaningful relationship, and it’s the basis for both effective leadership and communication. It’s also a trainable skill – we have a natural capacity for empathy and can bring it forth with conscious intention. We learn practices that utilize and strengthen the brain’s empathy circuits to facilitate connection and engagement.
Empathy: Connection, not Agreement or Approval
Tracking Feelings & Sensing Thoughts
Deep Down Roots Micro-practice
Warming The Heart
Just Like Me
Conscious Intention for Empathy
Leading Me, Leading You
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