For the following custom-built mindfulness and neuroscience programs,
contact: Paul Dickinson, IECL, Tel: 8270 0635 or Mandy Geddes, IECL, Tel: 8270-0670
Business Leaders Stream
Introduction to Mindfulness for Leaders, 2-hour session
Mindfulness at Work for Leaders, Day 1 Program
Mindfulness at Work for Leaders, Day 2 Program
6-week Corporate Mindfulness for Leaders Program
Mindfulness Champions Stream
8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program
2.5 hour weekly session + full day session + weekly homework
Kate Mathers - 0413 545 851 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com
Half-day Managing Ourselves, mindfulness and neuroscience training
Kate Mathers - 0413 545 851 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com
Over the last three decades a substantial body of scientific research has repeatedly shown that mindfulness plays a critical role in human functioning – particularly in the arena of wellbeing and purposeful positive change. Ironically, we live in an era that almost encourages mindlessness – the fast pace, relentless pressure and 24/7 connectivity of today’s demanding work environment means that the corporate world needs mindful leaders like at no other time before.
Just as physical training is vital for a healthy body, mind training is vital for a healthy mind. Mindfulness is a form of mental training, that - simply put - is attention training, and it cultivates our ability to observe what’s going on in our own mind. A regular mindfulness practice can literally re-sculpt the brain and carves new neural pathways, enabling us to function mentally, emotionally and physically at an optimal level.
This training and honing of our attention, together with cultivating and increasing resilience, form a critical 21st century skill set needed to help us better manage ourselves, our teams, and our organisations.
heightens the ability to manage and prevent stress
increases self-awareness and self-regulation of emotions
increases wellbeing and quality of life
enhances clarity, focus and attention
cultivates empathy and emotional intelligence
improves performance and effectiveness
fosters creativity and innovation
strengthens cognitive effectiveness and skilful decision-making
improves communication and interpersonal relationships
Balance-Life’s corporate mindfulness training programs are designed to systematically develop powers of awareness, attention and perception that can revolutionise the way we relate to ourselves, to others, and to the way we think, feel and behave – not only at work but in the rest of our lives too.
Mindfulness training enhances mental performance, reduces stress and produces favourable business outcomes.
The best learning occurs through engagement and practice. Mindfulness is not exception, particularly as it is primarily an embodied knowledge, not a cognitive one.
Our mindfulness programs are highly experiential and include short daily homework practice to re-enforce the embodied learning.
We tailor-make each mindfulness training program to fit the needs of a particular organisation. However, our corporate mindfulness training programs are typically delivered as a two-hour introductory session, followed by an in-depth six-week training program. A further alternative, is to have the introductory session followed by one or two 1-day programs. We’re happy to consider other options too, if they would better suit the needs of your organisation.
"Recent research provides strong evidence that practicing non-judgmental, present-moment awareness (a.k.a. Mindfulness) changes the brain, and it does so in ways that anyone working in today’s complex business environment, and certainly every leader, should know about….
…. Mindfulness should no longer be considered a ‘nice-to-have’ for executives. It’s a ‘must-have’: a way to keep our brains healthy, to support self-regulation and effective decision-making capabilities, and to protect ourselves from toxic stress.”
Christina Congleton, Britta E Holzel, and Sara W Lazar, HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW, Jan 2015
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