What will you learn?
There will be an emphasis on two basic and most profound personal and professional development tools: Mindfulness and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming). Our aim is to equip you with all the necessary techniques, tools and strategies that will enable you to create a life full of joy, satisfaction, and fulfillment.
Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to whatever is happening in our lives. It doesn’t eliminate life pressures, but it can help us to respond to them in a calm manner that benefits our heart, head, and body. It helps us to step away from our habitual, often unconscious emotional and psychological reactions to everyday events. It cultivates clarity, insight, and understanding. Practising mindfulness helps us to become fully present in our life and work and improve the quality of our life.
We live in a world that is filled with constant demands, distractions and stress. More and more people are lately earnestly searching for a way of life that brings calm, clarity and inner peace. Mindfulness plays a major role in a search for a better quality of life as it boosts well-being, reduces symptoms of stress and improves mood. It is recognised as an effective treatment for depression and anxiety in patients who are failing to respond to traditional treatments. In addition practising Mindfulness boosts work productivity, reduces work absenteeism and improves social interactions in the workplace. It has beneficial effects on our physical as well as on our mental well-being.
On both, short and long term, Mindfulness elicits changes in our brain that improve our emotional resilience, enhance our ability to regulate our emotional states, fine-tune our concentration and problem-solving skills, and develop compassion and empathy for ourselves and others. These changes allow us to realise more of the potential of our brains and to deal better with the challenges of modern life.
Word Mindfulness is derived from the Pali word SATI, which means awareness. Pali is language in which original Buddhist transcripts were written.
When we refer to Mindfulness we refer to knowing what are you doing as you are doing it. Sometimes we are more aware and sometimes less aware.
Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and the surrounding environment. It involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them—without believing, for instance, that there’s a “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel in a given moment. When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future.
Mindfulness uses a single object as focus, which is normally breath. Breath acts as an anchor to which we return our attention every time we catch our mind wander from its focus point, without giving ourselves a hard time.
There is a misconception that mindfulness demands cleaning your mind. On the contrary, mindfulness requires only attention and noticing what is going on in the mind, nothing else.