How much time do you spend second-guessing the past? Worrying about the future? And how much stress, anxiety and frustration does this cause you during the day, the week, the month, and beyond? Imagine if you could learn how to turn down the volume and intensity of this during the day, what would that mean to your happiness, satisfaction and peace-of-mind? In this hands-on course, you will practice and learn how to use powerful mindfulness strategies – backed up by decades of research – to better manage the stress you experience during the day. And in the process, enjoy more of the present instead of spending time regretting (or reliving) the past and agonizing about (or anticipating) the future.
• Decades of research that support the powerful psychological and physiological benefits of mindfulness.
• Key strategies for responding more – and reacting less – to the people and situations which cause you uncomfortable stress during the day.
• The important connection between mindfulness and breathing (and driving, walking, eating, cooking, etc.)
• Why it is important to leverage the power of attention, intention and attitude throughout the day, and key strategies for doing more of it.
• The RAIN process for managing stress by cultivating a mindful awareness.
• Key strategies for replacing the techniques of blocking and drowning when experiencing emotional pain or discomfort.
• The importance of forgiving yourself and others, and the best ways to do it.
• Why and how to use a blended approach when dealing with conflict instead of taking an accommodating, demanding or withdrawal approach.
• The power of Japa Meditation as an on demand stress-management tool, and the best ways to harness it for incredible results throughout the day.
• How to leverage the Progressive Principle for managing stress better through greater mindfulness.
• The link between the Stress Response and the anatomy of fear.
• Why “bad” stress is NOT necessarily bad, and how to make it work for you.
• The powerful and important connection between mindfulness and meditation, and how one is a subset of the other.
All levels within an organization.