Focus - Finding the Space for Success (Mindfulness)
This programme will help you with your calendar, meetings, to do lists, strategic planning and interpersonal challenges. We share with you the principles of mindfulness through specific exercises that address real world situations.
The 'busy-ness' of our interconnected world often distracts us from what's most important. It's easy to find yourself swept away by a tide of thoughts, worries and pressures. We live hurried lives and our minds are focusing on the next task before we have even left the meeting room. We are connected with each other 24 hours a day, seven days a week through smartphones, tablets, computers and social media, its easy to lose focus and direction as well as a sense of self!
Our minds are powerful computers that store vast quantities of information. Many of us go through the day opening one ‘file’ after another and never closing them down. If you do that to a computer, it slows down and eventually crashes. Replacing the hard drive could be costly. In people, overload leads to imbalance and anxiety. This programme will help you with your calendar, meetings, to do lists, strategic planning and interpersonal challenges. We share with you the principles of mindfulness through specific exercises that address real world situations. The results? The benefits of mindfulness are huge and have been widely researched and recorded.
Mindfulness helps us to:
- Make better decisions;
- Have a stronger sense of self;
- Build better relationships;
- Connect and empathise with other people;
- Handle multiple commitments without feeling under pressure; and
- Have clarity and focus.
We are more motivated, energised, positive, confident and resilient, choosing to respond to situations rather than simply react. We're in touch with the world around us and more able to lead a healthy life. With greater resilience we feel more in control, see challenges as opportunity and have greater commitment. All of this helps us feel more balanced, less stressed and able to achieve more – at work and in our personal lives.
The CMBD Focus programme is based on the world renowned Centre for Mindfulness, Bangor University, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programme (MBSR). It consists of eight two hour sessions, once a week over an eight week period and regular practice between sessions. All participants will receive a workbook, meditation CDs and email support during the eight weeks of the course and for four weeks after it ends. The programmer is led by experienced mindfulness teachers with a maximum of 20 delegates per programme and is normally run on an in-house basis.
What You Will Learn
- Pay attention in the moment; and
- Recognise and regulate your feelings, thoughts and behaviours, even in the most stressful situations.
- This will help you respond better, become more aware of your impact on others, and observe and participate in the here and now.
With practice, you will find you:
- Worry less and feel calmer;
- Feel more in control of how you respond to other people and difficult situations;
- Are more able to focus on your tasks; and
- Become more effective at leading others.
Who Should Attend
The course is ideal for anyone looking to develop their self awareness, resilience, creativity, listening skills and decision making, leadership and management capability; work and home balance and for seeking clarity on decision making. The course can stand alone but can also be run in conjunction with the Emotional Intelligence series.
Carroll works with CMBD clients to help enhance their effectiveness in their roles. This achieved through development of non-technical knowledge, skills and awareness of mental models that drive the behavioural changes needed to achieve personal and organisational success. She has recently published a book on Mindfulness and is an expert in her field.
Upcoming Locations & Dates
This course is usually provided on an in-house basis to suit individual clients.