Part One. The Mindful Self. Self Awareness
This Part can be easily adapted for someone who is in personal, or professional crisis and is facing burnout or poor mental, emotional or physical health as a result of high stress levels. It can be taken as a stand alone training module and will include the same CPD credits upon completion.
Part One is the most important part of the Programme as it provides the essential foundations upon which the other two modules are based. Content and delivery will be varied depending on the participants level of knowledge and experience. It is focused on the individual at whatever level of management, or leadership they have attained. What you learn about yourself in this Part will be invaluable as you progress onto the next Part, because you will be able to apply it to understanding the thought processes, feelings and emotions of those that you work with.
We go way beyond the usual training courses that you may have attended in the past. Passive suggestions like ‘drink more water’ ‘talk to someone’ ‘breathe deeply’ ‘take more me time’ are pushed aside in favour of techniques, routines and exercises that you can actively use to yield real positive results in a very short period of time. What you learn will be broken down into sections to do with reducing your stress levels with physical exercises, as well as a sections on how to deal with difficult thoughts and feelings and how to turn them to your advantage. Time will also be taken to show you how to choose the most appropriate interventions at different times of the day and at different times of the stress cycle. In short this Part is very practical and revolves around developing robust self-management routines that will stand up to the rigors of modern-day business life. It is centred around understanding how we react to pressure, stress and chronic stress. The emphasis is on being able to change habitual reactions to more measured and effective thought out responses. Learning valuable routines to boost your self-awareness will enhance your personal stress management and self control.
Backed up by theory, where necessary, we set up a variety of simple and quick exercises that can be used at different points during the day to give a new flexibility of response. You will learn to use negative and positive thoughts in a constructive way that will build your confidence and trust in yourself.
You will understand how the mind and body are connected in a positive way and how you can combine feedback from each to sharpen your concentration and focus on any given task.
Following the Programme and practicing the exercises and techniques will help you to discover your authentic character and allow you to strengthen existing talents and modify those that have been holding you back.
The self-awareness and confidence that you gain from this Part will reduce your stress levels, enhance your clarity of thought and boost your productivity. It ‘clears the decks’ and gives you a very strong foundation for what is to come.
Critically - you do not have to devote hours of your day to learning and developing your new skill sets. You choose how much time you can give and many of the techniques have been specifically designed to fit in seamlessly to a busy day.
Subjects Covered in The Mindful Manager:
4 Hours One to One Skype Training. 10 CPD Credits. Or one day Workshop.
Email Support During Training. End of Module Assignments.
Comprehensive downloadable notes and exercises.
Content of Part One:
- Multiple physical and mental exercises to help you to understand yourself and build a successful framework of responses to challenging managerial situations.
- Constructing a personal self awareness regimes to develop your own authentic, professional management and leadership style.
- Defining and understanding the difference between stress and pressure.
- Defining and understanding modern mindfulness and why it is getting the medical world excited.
- The physical, mental and emotional signs of stress.
- A brief look at the underlying biology of stress.
- Understanding how stress affects you and others,
- Learning to ‘respond’ rather than ‘react’ to stress.
- The importance of ‘The Hierarchy of Needs’.
- The ‘Yerkes Dodson’ graph and how to use it to check our stress levels.
- Building our own resilience framework. What works for you.
- Breaking up self management into ‘Before’, ‘During’ and ‘After’. Picking our best response.
- Making a daily management plan in 5 minutes.
- Calming the 'Monkey Mind'.
- Mental Strength - basic meditations to build intent and good habits.
- Physical Habits - basic techniques to reverse the stress reaction.
- Deepening our success with the 7 Habits of Mindfulness.
- What we practice grows stronger. Neuroplasticity for mental strength.