Mindfulness

for clarity
and focus

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Mindfulness: for focus and clarity

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Evidence based scientific research has shown that the practice of mindfulness techniques is an effective strategy to enhance cognitive performance including sustained focus and attention, enhanced clarity and creativity, increased ability to perform under pressure and adaption to change.

Mindfulness practice also enhances personal and corporate wellbeing by decreasing stress, anxiety and absenteeism, increasing resilience, emotional intelligence, enhancing psychological flexibility and improving sleep patterns.

With as little as 20 minutes over 4 days research has shown significant improvements in critical cognitive skills and changes in grey matter have been recorded after only 8 weeks of practice.

This workshop uses techniques from mindfulness based cognitive therapy and positive psychology as well as basic neuroscience to assist you to:

* Apply mindfulness techniques in your daily life
* Reduce the impact and influence of negative thoughts and feelings
* Increase your resilience, wellbeing and improve your sleep
* Respond more effectively in difficult situations
* Organise your optimal workday and remain focused under pressure
* Become more aware of your state of mind and challenge your habitual reactions
* Learn to nurture yourself and bring more joy into your life

In this awakening workshop we share valuable insight into the prolific research on why mindfulness matters and how you can introduce this powerful practise into your life.

Section One : Creating the space to think
• Myths Busting about Mindfulness
• Fascinating facts about Mindfulness and Neuroplasticity

Section Two: How do I do this?
• Mindfulness of the breath
• Body Scan: Progressive muscle relaxation
• Mindful waking: Focus on your feet
• Mindful Strengths use: A mindful pursuit
• Everyday Mindfulness
Savouring: Mindful eating
Mindful experiences
Mindful moments
• Mindful Thoughts
• Mindful Relationships
Practise the loving kindness meditation

So, how exactly is mindfulness practiced?

At a basic level, mindfulness is simply increased awareness and noticing. Taking time throughout your day to notice your body and sensations, thoughts, emotions, and the world around you.
Mindfulness can be practiced for a moment’s time by pausing to notice the sensation of your breath entering and leaving your body. Or, it can be incorporated into your day, by being especially aware of your thoughts and feelings and observe what’s happening around you and the impact on your feeling or thinking. It may also be immersing yourself for a moment, for 10 minutes, or for an hour, just be fully present in the moment - fully present in your life.

Recent Testimonials

Excellent - This should be mandatory for all public servants and everyone. Thoroughly enjoyed this. I learnt new skills and the presenters were excellent.

An excellent workshop. Great examples and easy to follow. The meditations and activities were highly valuable.

This would benefit anyone. There is clearly so many benefits to support mindfulness and a great reminder to deal with life's challenges.

The whole workshop was useful.


Benefits of Mindfulness Practice

> A lasting decrease in psychological symptoms such as stress, anxiety, depression and irritability (Hoffman, Sawyer,   Witt & Oh 2010)

> Helps identify & actualise human strengths (Shapiro, Schwartz, Santerre 2009)

> Improved self awareness and self regulation (Lykins 2009)

> Improved productivity and creativity (Siegel 2007)

> Increased density of gray matter in brain regions linked to learning, memory, emotional regulation and empathy (Siegel 2007)
     
> Enhanced engagement (Gardner 2007)

> Interpersonal sensitivity (Shefy& Sadler-Smith 2006)

> A lasting decrease in psychological symptoms such as stress, anxiety, depression and irritability (Grossman 2004)

> Conflict Resolution (Riskin 2004)

> Job satisfaction & vision (Kriger& Hanson 1999)

> Enhanced memory, increased motivation, improved concentration and decision making (Langer 1997) 
     
     
     


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