Self Awareness and Compassion.
Find the Comfortable Authentic you
My Training Philosophy - The Way I Work With You.
Steve Jobs once said, “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life“
With this in mind, I always try to “lead from behind” in my sessions, so that you can find and adopt your own comfortable philosophies and not be hijacked by others. By this I mean that I have no particular set of views, or philosophes that I believe you need to agree with, before I can help you. I know what works for me, but I am sure that many things that I believe and many things I do will most certainly not work for you. I will offer you a tasting menu of practical and theoretical information to sample, and I hope that some of it resonates with you and that you can comfortably reject much of it, because it does not feel right for you. Many times, being free to reject what doesn’t feel right is as important as accepting new ways forward. In short, I want you to effectively choose how to live your own life and not to become a clone of me.
The emphasis is very much on showing you how to use all that you are, good and bad, positive and negative, to build resilient self awareness. By learning how to accept all that is you, rather than trying to tune out the bits that you don’t like, you become free to trust yourself, build patience and learn to be more realistic and compassionate. This in turn allows you to learn how to respond in new creative ways to life’s challenges, rather than to react in the same old way as you have always done.
Being in control of yourself rather than being run by old beliefs and philosophies that have been forced upon you, is a much more successful and comfortable way to lead your life. Clarity of thought, focus, personal productivity and creativity are just some of the benefits that follow when you feel that you are living by your own rules.
So, if you are looking for a guru who will tell you how to think, what to think, when and how to exercise and what to eat, you have come to the wrong website. If, on the other hand, you want someone to lay out useful information for you to consider and guide and support you in your quest to live your own life, then this website is definitely for you.
Would you and your work colleagues like to rise above the usual daily dose of inspiring quotes, where everything is measured in terms of ‘epic’ and ‘awesome’? Do you feel limited and frustrated by the overused concept of the ‘power of positive thinking’? Mindfully OK offers you a more practical, effective way of dealing with the stresses and challenges of modern living. It will even show you how to look forward to negative thoughts! If you want to go beyond loud, chest thumping, flag waving training and move you and your business towards individually calibrated training that encourages small compounding personal changes that last, then Mindfully OK is for you. Quite simply a person who learns to be comfortable with their strengths and weaknesses becomes more authentic and matches their actions to their core values. The qualities of honesty, compassion and self-awareness that this approach nurtures are becoming more and more valued by progressive individuals and businesses.
This Website is not just another off the shelf personal development site. It is for businesses and individuals who want to benefit from the latest advances in mindfulness training, to enhance their ‘soft skills’ to meet the stressful challenges of an ever changing business world and personal life. The guiding principal of all sessions and workshops is to build expertise that is absolutely relevant to you and your career. Each session is seamlessly adapted to your personal level of expertise, depending on your experience and your goals. The adaption of each session's content, to reflect your particular needs, will make a permanent impression on all aspects of your life.
The training is a refinement of traditional mindfulness that was developed in the 1970s. Whilst we still use many of the traditional practices, they have been adapted to fit in comfortably with the time constraints and challenges of modern living. Many other self awareness and management practices have also been included to add flexibility and variety to your personal style. It must also be emphasised that your existing successful management styles can be easily included within our programme. These sessions are not based on any religious, philosophical or spiritual doctrine. How you choose to use what you learn will be entirely up to you.
Features of Mindfully OK Programmes, Sessions and Courses:
What is Modern Mindfulness?
Modern Mindfulness has been developed in recent years and is much leaner and more time constrained than in its original form. It is regularly the subject of rigorous research into its efficacy and is being adopted by many businesses and medical institutions.
Time pressure is accepted and catered for so that each exercise, or technique can be individually adapted.
Most importantly, each person is encouraged to align and integrate what they learn with their own character and preferences, because it is essential to develop your own comfortable philosophy. You will learn how to make small comfortable changes that you are happy with and that help to build your resilience and your character in a sustainable way.
Continuing Professional Development: (CPD).
Each Part of the Soft Skill and Mindfulness Training Programmes have been fully accredited and awarded Continuing Professional Development Credits. This means that the content and presentation has been externally accredited to assure the highest quality.
The credits for each Part can be carried over to the next one, or held over until all Parts are completed. The maximium number of credits for the completion of all Parts is 55. for both the Soft Skills and Mindfulness Training Programmes.
To qualify for CPD credits at the end of a chosen Part, the participant must complete a number of short assignments to show that they have understood and practiced the exercises.
Flexible Session Times:
Online Sessions usually run for two hours. This gives you enough time to assimilate the content, practice the exercises and ask any questions that crop up. The gap between the sessions is up to you, but it is normally best to give yourself a couple of weeks so that you can practice and evaluate what you have learned.
Booking times are extremely flexible. Sessions are offered 7 days per week between 07:00 - 21:00 British Standard Time so that you can choose a time that suits you best and minimises the disruption to your working day.
Why Choose Mindfully OK?
Geoff Rowe is a very experienced life skills trainer, counsellor, mentor and accredited mindfulness teacher with over 25 years’ experience.
Fully CPD Accredited Courses that will earn you CPD credits upon completion. This is your assurance of quality, as the Programme has been externally verified.
Create your very own personal framework to build a resilient, confident and authentic personality that will enhance your career prospects. Learn personal trust to choose only those things that feel commfortable and relevant to your personal philosophy.
Learning ‘soft skills’ that are vital to any leader, manager, or aspiring manager.
Fully personalised one to one mentoring by a very experienced and skilled professional.
Online one to one Skype sessions, usually 2 hours long giving ample time to cover and practice the subject matter.
Workshops restricted to small numbers to allow time to develop and practice your individual style.
Move at your own pace: The gap between sessions is chosen by the participant to give them time to practice what they have learned.
Email contact with mentor to ask for subject matter to be varied, or for clarification of course content.
Total confidentiality. Allows you to be more relaxed and open than you might be in front of colleagues on a group course.
Sessions flexibility: Easy online booking proceedure. Sessions between 07:00 and 21:00 seven days a week to allow minimum disruption to your working day, or family life.
- Allows natural logical progression from self-awareness to awareness of others and finally the ability to implement what you have learned in a working environment.
- Comprehensive notes and background material to make sure that you have plenty of reference material to backup your one to one sessions.
Who Will Benefit From the Programmes and Sessions?
Businesses who are looking for a way to help their workforce to cope with the daily work schedule.
Progressive businesses who want to educate their employees about coping with their stress and other peoples’s stress, helping them become more productive and more aware of their needs and the needs of others.
Business Leaders, HR personnel and senior managers who would like to enhance and modernise their business ethos and practices by adopting Mindfulness into their company in a similar way to Google, Apple and many other staff focused businesses. Acknowledging the value that their employees bring to the business.
Managers who would like to learn better ways to plan their days, become more effective at communicating with others, run more productive meetings and become better negotiators.
HR personnel who would like to learn how to introduce Mindfulness within their companies.
Individuals who are:
In personal, or work crisis, finding it difficult to cope with the demands of everyday life.
Have depression, or dysthemia, or have ‘lost their direction in life’ and are feeling ‘flat’ and demotivated.
Are suffering from chronic or acute anxiety, perhaps panic attacks, or phobias.
Find that they are always getting angry at the slightest thing.
Would love to build their self confidence, ability to communicate with others and build stronger relationships.
Wants to learn how to help a colleague but don’t know where to start.
Are trying to come to terms with trauma, or loss.
Clearly the needs of the people on this list will vary considerably and that is why the sessions are not delivered in a 'one size fits all' approach. Personal mentoring and content of online sessions will vary in content depending on the needs of the individual.
The Programmes and Sessions can be delivered in your workplace, if located in mainland UK. They can also be delivered as webinars: For more information, click here.
Respond to life's challenges (using your thinking brain) rather than react (using your primitive lizard brain). Move away from daily firefighting and crisis management and becoming more able to lead and to manage yourself and others.
Mindfulness is backed up with an ever growing body of medical research. It allows those who embrace it to take themselves out of autopilot. It builds resilience to the burden of stress and increases self awareness and personal trust. Personal change will be felt even after one session, allowing you to gain confidence to learn and practice at your own pace. The sessions help you to build and modify your personal development and to make the most of your existing professional skill sets. On top of that each course or module will earn you between 10 and 55 CPD credits when you successfully complete the sessions.
Mindfully OK is all about helping you reach your potential as a human being in all aspects of your life. The techniques that you will learn have been thoroughly tried and tested over many years. However this is not just a bag of tricks. Mindfulness will help you to develop a comfortable personal philosophy that will stand up to the rigours of daily life. At the end of the sessions you will still experience stress and professional challenges, but you will have learned many ways to dust yourself off and get back to dealing with daily trials in a much more effective, sustainable manner. In short you will be Mindfully OK.
Make no mistake, The Mindfully OK Programme will change your life.