Stress Management Using Modern Mindfulness. Online One to One Skype Module.
Stress kills, and causes life changing illness. That is a fact of modern day living. Headlines about the ever increasing problems of declining mental and emotional health surround us every day. Even the rich and famous are not immune. We can spend a fortune on gym membership, because we understand the need for good physical health, but we neglect good mental and emotional health. This neglect can ruin a promising career and can be deadly.
You wake up. You are warm and comfortable, you can hear the birds singing, you feel good. Then reality strikes as your brain wakes up too and starts to think about all the things that you have to do today, all the potential problems and possible conflicts that you are going to face. In an instant your mood has changed, your thoughts are racing, you can feel that pain in your back and you are aware of your pulse rate increasing. Welcome to the world of the modern human. You can instantly imagine danger where no actual danger exists. You get out of bed in a panic, or very reluctantly and become a human doing, rather than a human being. And so the inevitable stress starts to take chunks out of you, even if you don't realise it, or try to avoid thinking about it.
If you have had a physical, mental or emotional wake up call that all is not OK, now is the time to act before it gets any worse and the road to recovery becomes even more steep and rocky. Learn how you can take control of your mental and emotional well being, combat stress and make many positive changes to your business and personal life. Mindfully OK offers you two, two-hour live, one to one Skype sessions, to kick start your recovery from stress related ill health.
Is 4 Hours Enough?
It is a very good start and it will prove to you that it is possible to change the way stress affects you on a daily basis.
When we get stressed we react to life’s challenges in predictable ways. Neural pathways in the more primitive parts of our brain are in control. These parts of the brain require less energy because they are in the business of reacting and not thinking. Even if we want to try to respond in new creative ways we are severely hindered because our brains are being held in react mode by the hormones and brain chemistry of the stress reaction.
These four hours are all about giving you practical strategies to actually reverse the stress reaction and give yourself the opportunity to respond differently, because you are engaging different parts of the brain. Small successes help to loosen the hold of your primitive stress reaction. Within the four hours you will start to see and feel the benefits and this will encourage you to learn more and practice more, just as you would do if you started doing physical exercise and started to feel the benefit. Fortunately, during this programme you don’t suffer the pain and stiffness of starting physical exercise!
What will you learn?
You will learn quick, practical strategies, techniques and tips to help you to respond effectively to the challenges and stress in your life. You will learn to introduce choice into your decisions, rather than being swept along by old reactions, prejudices and outdated learning.
Where necessary the practical work will be backed up by theory and you will be able to learn about the latest research into neuroplasticity (building new neural networks), which means you are never to old to learn new ways and build a stronger more reliable framework to maintain your future mental and emotional health.
Where will you learn?
That is entirely up to you. Provided that you have got a good internet connection that can handle a Skype call you can be in the comfort of your home, office, garden shed, top of a mountain etc.
Bookable times are available between 07:00 - 21:00 BST. 7 days per week, subject to availability.
How will you learn?
Each two hour session will be live and one to one. You will share slides that explain the practical techniques that you are learning and you will be able to download these and full course notes after each session. The session does not have to be related to your particular circumstances, unless you wish it to be.
The gap between the two sessions is up to you. You may want to practice the techniques that you have learned for a few weeks, or you may be eager to learn more.
This Course is fully accredited and satisfactory completion will earn you 10 CPD Credits. It is Part One of the Mindfully OK Soft Skills Programme. You may elect to delay receiving the credits if you choose to complete Part Two and/or Part Three of this Programme. (For details of this Programme, please follow the navigation at the top of the page).
To be eligable for the CPD credits you will need to complete a short assessment on completion of the module.
Signs and Symptoms of Stress.
Some Physical signs and symptoms of stress.
Pounding Heart - Constipation - Frequent Colds - Ringing in the Ears - Back Pain - Chest Pain - Muscle Spasms - Muscle Tension - Excessively Cold Hands and Feet - Skin Rashes - Sudden Weight Changes - Dryness of the Throat and Mouth - Chronic Fatigue - Trouble Sleeping - Headaches - Indigestion - Allergies - Excessive sweating - Trembling - Nervous Tics.
Some Mental and Emotional Signs of Stress:
Lack of Forgiveness - Persistent Guilty Feelings - Hostility Towards Others - Self-Abuse in Any Form - Feelings of Hopelessness - Frequent Lapses of Memory - Racing Thoughts - Poor Concentration - Poor Decision Making - Boredom - Constant Negative Self-Talk - Confusion - Pessimism - Phobias - Suicidal Thoughts - Rapid Mood Swings - Anxiety Attacks - Depression - Apathy - Frequent Nightmares - Restlessness - Feelings of Despair - Bursts of Tears.
Benefits of Stress Management Using Modern Mindfulness.
Change and augment normal daily activity to harness the power of neuroplasticity and neurogenesis within your brain,
See how you can change harmful stressful habits by understanding the latest advances in medical research and MRI scans.
Build a resilient and powerful personal framework to help combat stress, but also gives you a strong foundation to tie in with existing life skills.
Practical techniques, exercises and tips to combat the effects of stress and the relentless demands of modern day living.
Learn techniques that will enhance self-awareness and awareness of others to boost your management and leadership qualities.
Informal, relaxed, fun, but ultimately very effective and powerful information to help you make quick and lasting changes to your life.
Examples of real techniques that have been used and refined by your tutor, over 25 years counselling and mentoring practice.
This is Part One of a three part Soft Skills Management and Leadership Programme. It can be completed as a stand alone product, or as part of the overall programme.